Genshin Impact version 2.2 is on the cusp of coming out and travelers on mobile and PC can now preload the update.

MiHoYo’s free-to-play epic is one of the most popular games worldwide and the Chinese developers have already revealed what’s coming next. While the forthcoming version will be home to Childe and Hu Tao reruns, patch 2.3 will see the arrival of a catboy and a hunky oni with washboard abs.

While two reruns isn’t particularly exciting, the good news is that the Hu Tao character event wish will come with a playable Thoma.

Genshin Impact | Version 2.2 Trailer

Genshin Impact | Version 2.2 Trailer

How to pre-install Genshin Impact update 2.2 on PC

You can preload Genshin Impact 2.2 on PC by opening the game’s launcher and finding the pre-installation button.

If the button isn’t there, simply update the launcher. Provided the option is available, all you need to do is select it to download the latest game resources.

As always, the download will continue and completely finish on the release date of the patch.

How to preload Genshin Impact update 2.2 on mobile

There are two methods that you can follow to preload Genshin Impact update 2.2 on both iOS and Android.

The first step is to simply select the download Resource Package button found on the bottom left of the login screen. It’s the cloud with the downward arrow.

MiHoYo’s other option is to follow the below steps:

  • Open the Paimon Menu
  • Select Settings
  • Choose Other
  • Click Pre-Install Resource Package

MiHoYo note that iOS users will need to update via the App Store on October 12th/13th. As for Android users, they will be able to follow directions on-screen after opening the game (or they can update via the Google Play Store).

Release date and events

The release date for the version is October 12th/13th and miHoYo has outlined some events to anticipate.

It will start with the banner rerun for Childe, and then Hu Tao is expected to arrive on November 3rd. There will be a Labyrinth Warrior’s occasion featuring Xinyan, and there will be another celebration of music named Tuned to the World’s Sounds.

MiHoYo are also introducing more Hangout events and this time they will feature Sayu and Thoma. These will become permanently available after 2.2 begins.

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