Genshin Impact 4.3 Update: How to Pre-Install, Update Size, and What to Expect
As the Genshin Impact 4.3 update approaches, players are gearing up for the latest content. To ensure a seamless launch day experience, pre-installing the update is a big help. It allows players to dive straight into the action as soon as the update drops. In this guide, we'll walk you through the pre-installation process on all platforms and insights into the download sizes.
Preparing for the Genshin Impact 4.3 Update
Genshin Impact 4.3 is set to bring new characters, events, and quality of life improvements. To make the most of these features, pre-installing the update helps. The download sizes vary across platforms:
PC: 12 GB (extra 24 GB after final installation)
iOS: 2.2 GB
Android: 3.18 GB
Remember that with the 4.3 update, the PC version of Genshin Impact will surpass 100 GB in total size. Managing your quests and deleting completed ones can reduce the size on all platforms.
Pre-Installation on Mobile Devices
For both Android and iOS users, the pre-installation process is straightforward. Follow these steps:
Launch the game and log in using your credentials.
On the launch screen, locate the "Pre-install resource package" option in the bottom-left corner.
Click on the option and follow the on-screen instructions to start the process. The file size is displayed during this step.
Or, you can pre-install from inside the game's settings:
Open the Paimon Menu and select Settings.
Head to the Resources tab and click on "Pre-install resource package" to start downloading.
Pre-Installation on PC
PC users can perform the pre-installation through the official game client:
Look for the pre-installation option beside the official client's yellow "Play" button.
Follow the on-screen instructions and ensure you have enough space.
Click "Confirm" to start the download process.
Given the large size of Genshin Impact on PC, having an SSD gets faster unpacking times during the launch.
What to Expect in Genshin Impact 4.3
After completing the pre-installation, players only need to wait until the official launch. The game will then unpack the resources, reducing the time compared to downloading and unpacking on release.
The update, titled "Roses and Muskets," will include new characters (Navia and Chevreuse), reruns of Inazuma characters. The update will also include several events, the Fontinalia Film Festival, TCG features, and quality-of-life improvements. With pre-installation, players can dive into the game without delays on launch day.