If you follow the gaming world even a bit, you must have heard about Genshin Impact. It's an open-world RPG game developed and published by HoYoverse that was called miHoYo before the Feb. 2022 rebranding. In Genshin Impact’s main storyline, you will take the role of a Traveler who gets trapped in the fantasy world of Teyvat after he/she gets separated from their twin. 

In addition to this, the game features tons of other content including quests, a variety of characters with different abilities, shiny and powerful weapons etc to keep the players engaged. You can find the complete details of Genshin Impact below to get yourself familiar with the game if you aren’t already.

Genshin Impact release dates

Genshin Impact was released globally on 28th September, 2020 on PC, mobile and PS4 while the PlayStation 5 players got to play it starting from 28th April, 2021. The game is not available on Nintendo Switch and we don’t know if it will ever arrive on this platform or not. 

Genshin Impact PC system requirements

Here are the minimum and recommended specifications that your PC should have in order to run Genshin Impact smoothly.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit (Windows 10 dev builds are not currently supported)

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent

  • Memory: 8 GB

  • Storage: 30 GB

  • Direct X: 11

  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 or better

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit (Windows 10 dev builds are not currently supported)

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent

  • Memory: 16 GB

  • Storage: 30 GB

  • Direct X: 11

  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB or better

How to download and play Genshin Impact

If you have a question in mind about where to get Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact is quite easy to download on all the platforms and all you have to do is follow the steps listed below. 

  • First, go to the official Genshin Impact website and click on the Download button on the top right corner of the website.

  • After that, you will be redirected to the page where you need to first select your platform i.e. PS5/PS4, Windows, App Store (iOS), Google Play Store (Android), or Epic Games Store.

  • Once you click on the platform that you want to play Genshin Impact on, you will be redirected to the download page from where you will need to simply click on the download/install button to get the game.

However, make sure that you have enough space to download and install Genshin Impact as it will require a minimum of 30 GB of free space on PC and PlayStation while the mobile devices will need to have at least 5 GB of free storage.

Genshin Impact storyline 

Genshin Impact begins with a cutscene where Paimon is narrating the Traveler’s story about how he/she (depending on the character you choose) ended up being at Teyvat. According to the story, Traveler and his/her twin fell from another world and when they were trying to leave, a God of one of the Teyvat’s nations blocked their path and took their twin. 

Now, he/she is stuck there as the God cast some kind of a seal and not only this, he/she has lost the powers too. Traveler met Paimon about two months ago from this dialogue and she will be his/her (Traveler’s) companion in the quest of looking for that God and finding the twin. 

During the journey, players will have to fight various enemies, bosses, and Gods and for that, Genshin Impact features various switchable characters having different abilities that you can add to the party to take all of them down.

Genshin Impact characters

At present, there are a total of 48 characters in Genshin Impact and HoYoverse keeps on adding more with each update. While some of these characters are available for free, the others can be pulled from their respective banners using Intertwined Fates. Here is the complete list of Genshin Impact characters available:

  • Albedo

  • Aloy

  • Amber

  • Arataki Itto

  • Barbara

  • Beidou

  • Bennet

  • Chongyun

  • Diluc

  • Diona

  • Eula

  • Fischl

  • Ganyu

  • Gorou

  • Hu Tao

  • Jean

  • Kaedehara Kazuha

  • Kaeya

  • Kamisato Ayaka

  • Kamisato Ayato

  • Keqing

  • Klee

  • Kujou Sara

  • Lisa

  • Mona

  • Ningguang

  • Noelle

  • Qiqi

  • Raiden Shogun

  • Razor

  • Rosaria

  • Sangonomiya Kokomi

  • Sayu

  • Shenhe

  • Sucrose

  • Tartaglia

  • Thoma

  • Traveler

  • Venti

  • Xiangling

  • Xiao

  • Xingqiu

  • Xinyan

  • Yae Miko

  • Yanfei

  • Yoimiya

  • Yun Jin

  • Zhongli