Genshin Impact developer miYoHo has revealed that you’ll be able to pre-install the game’s forthcoming 1.3 update from next Monday, two days before the full update is available.
Why would you want to pre-install version 1.3? To save time when the real update lands, since you won’t have to download a ton of data (at the same time as millions of other people are also trying to download it). The update itself will arrive on Wednesday, the 3rd of February.
The much-anticipated Genshin Impact 1.3 update will add controller support, as well as introducing a new 5-Star character called Xiao. You can see Xiao in action in the trailer below.
In addition, the launch of the update will be marked by a host of login bonuses, including ten free Intertwined Fates, 1600 Primogems, and an extra slot in your party for an additional 4-Star character.
As soon as the pre-installation becomes available, a button will appear in the game’s title screen, so keep your eyes peeled.
You can download Genshin Impact for free right now on the Google Play Store.