How to play on PC

Genshin Impact is one of the most popular video games created in recent years. The role-playing game (RPG) was created by Shanghai-based game developer miHoYo and is one of the first Chinese games to become an international hit. In fact, it raked in over $2 billion in its first year, setting a record for mobile games, according to Sensor Tower.

But what sets Genshin Impact apart from many of its popular rivals is the fact that it’s cross-platform, meaning players using Genshin Impact on mobile can play with someone playing on PC. or on a console.

If you want to download and play Genshin Impact on a PC, here’s how you can download and play the game on your computer and what are the minimum system requirements you need.

System Requirements For Genshin Impact

If you want to play Genshin Impact on your PC, you will need at least the following minimum specs on your device:

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
RAM: 8 GB
Graphic card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 or better
DirectX version: 11
Storage space: 40 GB reserved space

But miHoYo recommends the following specs as a minimum for gameplay:

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent
RAM: 16 GB
Graphic card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6 GB or better
DirectX version: 11
Storage space: 40 GB reserved space

How to Download Genshin Impact for PC

To download Genshin Impact on PC, go to miHoYo’s official download page for the game at genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/download. Once there, click on the “Windows” download. With this, you will download the installer, which will be an .exe file. Once the .exe file is downloaded, proceed to download and install the game.

If you don’t have an account yet, you might want to create one first by tapping the “Login” button at the top right of the screen and selecting “Register Now”.

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