Genshin Impact was one of the best games of 2020 and has easily broken away from the free-to-play Breath of the Wild moniker some people had placed on it. The game has been magnificent since its launch, and the good news is that fans on PC and mobile can pre-install update 1.3. Here you’ll discover how to pre-install and preload Genshin Impact update 1.3 on both PC and mobile in preparation for its launch on February 3rd.

MiHoYo’s roadmap for 2020 confirmed that the game’s newest version would arrive in early February, and it’s poised to be the best version yet thanks to the arrival of Xiao as well as the Lantern Rite event. Not only that, but – although unconfirmed – there’s still a belief that Hu Tao will arrive shortly after the Keqing banner.

Whether Hu Tao comes out or not, below you’ll discover how to pre-install and preload Genshin Impact update 1.3 on PC and mobile.

How to preload Genshin Impact update 1.3 on mobile

You can preload Genshin Impact update 1.3 on mobile starting February 1st.

Simply follow the below steps to preload Genshin Impact update 1.3 on mobile:

  • Open the Paimon menu
  • Proceed to Settings
  • Select Other
  • Click Pre-install Resource Package

You can follow the above steps, or you can simply select the Pre-install Resource Package button on the bottom left of the login screen provided it appears.

While the above will allow you to preload parts of the upcoming version, miHoYo do note that mobile players will still need to update the game via the applicable app store when 1.3 is released. Following the above steps will simply reduce the update time when first entering version 1.3.

Know that you cannot continue playing miHoYo’s game on mobile while preloading unlike with PC.

How to pre-install Genshin Impact update 1.3 on PC

You must update the Genshin Impact launcher in order to pre-install 1.3 on PC.

Provided you’ve updated the Genshin Impact launcher, you can then pre-install 1.3 on PC by selecting Game Pre-Installation found next to Launch.

Those on computer will be able to continue playing miHoYo’s game while the installation happens unlike on mobile.

However, miHoYo do state that it will take up a certain amount of your network’s bandwith, so you will want to ensure you have a good connection.

Once the pre-installation has finished, you will need to open the launcher and click Update when version 1.3 is released.

Check out miHoYo’s official guide if you face any difficulties.