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MiHoYo reveals Genshin Impact 2.5 update pre-installation date and time

MiHoYo has revealed the date and time for the pre-installation of Genshin Impact 2.5 update.

Genshin Impact 2.5 update pre-installation

Yae Miko is arriving in Genshin Impact soon and Travelers have got one more thing to rejoice about. The developers have finally announced the date and time of the Genshin Impact 2.5 update pre-installation. This function will allow the players to download the update before it gets released.

Genshin Impact 2.5 update named “When the Sakura Bloom” is scheduled to hit the servers on February 16,2022 marking the end of Zhongli and Ganyu’s rerun banners in the game. Both of the banners made splendid sales and now Travelers look forward to the release of Yae Miko, the close friend of Raiden Shougun who will also get her limited banner in the second phase.

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Genshin Impact 2.5 update pre-installation date and time

Genshin Impact 2.5 update

Perhaps one of the best feature of Genshin Impact is the pre-installation function which helps the players to download most of the content of the new update before release. MiHoYo has revealed that Genshin Impact 2.4 update pre-installation function will be available from February 14,2022 11:00 (UTC+8) which comes two days before the official release.

Players can look at the process of pre-installing in their Android/iOS and PC. There are two different methods to pre-install the update on Android/iOS devices. On the other hand, downloading the update beforehand on PC has a different procedure.



  • Open Genshin Impact on your device and head over to Paimon’s Menu.
  • Click on Settings> Other > Pre-Install Resource Package.
  • Click on Pre-Install now to download the resources. Make sure you have enough space on your device to download the resources.


This method is quite easy as players need to open the game and click on the cloud icon present at the left side of the screen in order to pre-install Genshin Impact 2.5 update.


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For pre-installing Genshin Impact 2.5 update on PC, players need to update the Game launcher and click on the game pre-installation feature that will be displayed as a yellow cloud icon. This will speed up the download process once the update rolls out officially.

When the update gets released globally, players should head over to their respective device’s store and click on update to download the rest of the content. Pre-installing the update would save a considerable amount of time. However, it is also important to note that players will not be able to play the game once they pre-install the new update.


A total of three character banners will be provided in the Genshin Impact 2.5 update. Many new events as well as rerun of old events such as the Hyakunnin Ikki event will also be available once the update is rolled out.

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