Genshin Impact

Global Illumination Details and How to Activate

Genshin Impact - Global Illumination Details and Where to Find

Global Illumination is a new graphic setting released in Version 4.0 in Genshin Impact. Learn all about where to find it, what it does, and how to activate it in this guide!

Where to Find Global Illumination

Find Under Graphics Settings

Genshin Impact - Global Illumination - Where to Find
The Global Illumination setting can be found under the Graphics settings in between Shadow Quality and Visual Effects. From here, you can activate or deactivate Global Illumination.

Take note that this option is only available for PC and Mobile. For PlayStation users, Global Illumination is activated by default.

System Requirements

In order to activate and take full advantage of Global Illumination on PC, these system specifications are required.

Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Processor 9th Generation Intel® Core i5™-9400F or equivalent
Discrete Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti or equivalent
VRAM 4 GB or more
RAM 16 GB or more

What is Global Illumination

A More Realistic Lighting

Genshin Impact - Global Illumination - Before and After
Global Illumination is a graphics setting that affects the lighting in-game to appear smoother and more realistic, with higher contrast between light and shadow, and defined light streaks whenever light passes through mists and smoke.

Shadows are feathered better, and in-game textures look more three-dimensional.

Released in Version 4.0

Genshin Impact Version 4.0
Genshin - Version 4.0
Release Date August 16, 2023

Along with the nation of Fontaine, Global Illumination was released in Version 4.0 of Genshin Impact on August 16, 2023, along with the Gyro Aiming function.

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