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Genshin Impact Glides to Epic Games Store Next Week

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MiHoYo’s popular free-to-play open-world RPG, Genshin Impact, is coming to Epic Games Store (EGS) next week. Arriving June 9, the launch will mark the first time the game has made been available to download on PC outside of its own website. Starting now, though, you can head over to the Genshin Impact Epic Games Store page to wishlist it before launch.

Existing Genshin Impact players on PC and mobile devices will be able to continue their journey on Epic Games Store. As an added bonus, players who use the in-game redemption code “GenshinEpic” will be granted a free gift to help start them on their journey.

Genshin Impact players are expecting the game’s 1.6 update, Midsummer Island Adventure, on June 9 as well, which will feature such notable additions as the Companion Move-In feature. Along with things like new quests and weapons, update 1.6’s Companion Move-In feature gives players the ability to invite companions to move into their Serenitea Pot.

Genshin Impact launched last year as a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired RPG made by the Chinese developer. The game has seen massive success and launched on PlayStation 5 since then. A Nintendo Switch launch is on the way too, though that version still lacks a release date.

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