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The next major content update for Genshin Impact is quickly approaching, and it’s bringing a lot of exciting new things to Teyvat. Travelers can look forward to a swath of new weapons, artifacts, domains, monsters, seasonal events, and much more. While it’s an exciting time for fans of the gacha game, many players are wondering about the Genshin Impact 1.5 Beneath the Light of Jadeite release date and time. Here’s what you need to know.

Genshin Impact 1.5 Beneath the Light of Jadeite release date and time

Genshin Impact 1.5, “Beneath the Light of Jadeite,” releases on Wednesday, April 28, 2020, at 06:00 (UTC+8). Maintenance starts at that exact time and date, so you can likely expect it to be playable within a couple of hours of then, depending on how long the rollout takes. Mihoyo’s official post on the matter estimates about a five-hour downtime, after which they will compensate Travelers with some in-game mail, including 300 Primogems.

How to update to Genshin Impact 1.5

The update process depends on which platform you’re using. If you’re on mobile, you will need to open up your corresponding app store, whether it’s Google Play or the Apple App Store, find the game, and tap on the update button. If you’re on Windows PC, you can open up the launcher and click on the update button. PlayStation 4 players can navigate to their home screen, go into the game options, and select the option to check for updates.

Like previous updates, PC players have the option to pre-load the content so that they can hop into battle as soon as the update rolls out. It is possible from mobile devices if you head into the in-game menu, go to settings, and choose the “Pre-Install Resource Package” option. Pre-loading Genshin Impact 1.5 should be possible on April 26 at 11:00 (UTC+8). PC players should look to update their game launcher after that time to get the pre-installation option.