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Genshin Impact - Initial Release Date and Time Guide

Genshin Impact was officially released on September 28, 2020 for iOS, Android, PC, and PS4. Find out what time and date the game came out, and more details with its first anniversary!

When was Genshin Impact Released?

Genshin Impact Release Date

Genshin Impact Release Date

Release Date September 28, 2020
Release Time 10:00 AM (UTC+8)

Genshin Impact is a free, online, open-world gacha game that was released on September 28th, 2020, at 10:00 AM (UTC+8) and is now available for iOS, Android, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5!

Available Platforms

Server Open Time at 10:00 AM UTC+8

Genshin Impact had a worldwide release at the same time for all players. This means that players around the world first experienced the game at different times of day, with players in some western countries able to play starting on September 27th. Refer to the chart below to find when the game was made available in your time zone.

Time Zone Local Release Time
Eastern Daylight Time (US) 10:00 PM, September 27th
Pacific Daylight Time (US) 7:00 PM, September 27th
British Standard Time (UK) 3:00 AM
Japan Standard Time 11:00 AM
Australian Eastern Daylight Time 1:00 PM
New Zealand Daylight Time 3:00 PM

Source: Genshin Impact Official News

Mondstadt and Liyue Regions Available on Release

Region Map Guides
Genshin - Mondstadt Location
Mondstadt Guide
Genshin - Liyue Location
Liyue Guide

Two out of the 7 known nations in Teyvat were made available upon Genshin Impact's initial release, Mondstadt, and Liyue. Other areas like Dragonspine and Inazuma were released in later patch updates.

All Nations and Regions of Teyvat

Nintendo Switch Release

Genshin - Nintendo Switch Online
The game supports crossplay between iOS, Android, PC, PlayStation 4, and Playstation 5, and will presumably allow for crossplay with the Nintendo Switch when it is released for that console as well. Release info for Nintendo Switch is still to be determined, so check back for more news!

Nintendo Switch Release Date

Genshin Impact First Anniversary Celebration

1st Anniversary Events and Rewards

Genshin Impact - One Year Anniversary Guides
Genshin Impact celebrated its first anniversary on September 28, 2021, with plenty of events and daily mail rewards for players. Check out all the anniversary details in our guide:

First Anniversary Guide

Genshin Impact Related Guides

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PlayStation 5 Release

Genshin Impact - PS5 Release Date and News Slim Banner

Genshin Impact PS5 Release Date & News

List of Game Info Guides

Genshin - Version 2.7

Genshin Impact 2.7 Updates and News

Version 2.7 News Guides
2.7 Livestream 2.7 Banners & Dates
2.7 Redeem Codes Delay Updates
Delay Compensation
2.7 Characters
2.7 Equipment
2.7 Quests
2.7 Events
Spices From the West Perilous Trail, Realms of Guile and War
The Arataki Drumalong Festival A Muddy Bizarre Adventure
Core of the Apparatus

Update 2.7 Release Date & Patch Notes

Genshin Impact 2.6 Updates and News

Genshin Impact - Version 2.6 Guide

2.6 Characters
2.6 Equipment
2.6 Locations
2.6 Quests
2.6 Events
Hues of the Violet Garden Spices From the West
Outside the Canvas Vibro-Crystal Research
Theater Mechanicus Rerun Ley Line Overflow Rerun

Update 2.6 Release Date & Patch Notes

Genshin Impact 2.5 Updates and News

Genshin Impact - Version 2.5 Guide

Version 2.5 News Guides
2.5 Banners & Dates 2.5 Livestream
Version 2.5 Highlights
Genshin - Yae Miko Yae Release Genshin Impact - Raiden Shogun Raiden Rerun Genshin Impact - Kokomi Kokomi Rerun

Update 2.5 Release Date & Patch Notes

Past Version Updates and News

Gensin Impact Past Version Updates and News
Version 1.1 Version 1.2
Version 1.3 Version 1.4
Version 1.5 Version 1.6
Version 2.0 Version 2.1
Version 2.2 Version 2.3
Version 2.4

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