Genshin Impact Steam: everything you need to know

Looking to grab Genshin Impact on Steam? Here's how to add the popular anime game to your library

Genshin Impact Steam library

Are you still trying to get Genshin Impact on Steam? Most PC gamers are pretty keen on avoiding adding yet another launcher to their SSD, so it’s no surprise that a huge number of people are looking for a Genshin Impact Steam download. The hit open-world RPG game had a terrific launch, boasting the biggest global launch of any Chinese game ever.

However, if you search for Genshin Impact on Steam you’ll find there’s no dedicated page for the game. At the time of writing, Genshin Impact isn’t officially available on Valve’s platform. On PC, the only place you can grab the game’s launcher is directly via Mihoyo’s website or via the Epic Games Store, although the anime game is also available on Android, iOS, and PS4 if you’d prefer those platforms.

In addition to this, there’s absolutely no word on whether Genshin Impact will ever get a Steam release date – so holding out for one is perhaps not the best use of your time. There are ways to get Genshin Impact into your Steam client, however, so read on.

How to get Genshin Impact on Steam

Fortunately, there is a way to get Genshin Impact on Steam, allowing you to access all of Steam’s features without needing to be officially integrated. By utilising Steam’s ability to add non-Steam games to the platform, you can run practically any game on the platform while gaining access to chat and unique controller setups.

First, you’ll need to download Genshin Impact and its launcher, so follow the link below.

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Once that’s all downloaded and installed open up Steam and log in. If you’re in your library or store view, look to the bottom left corner for the ‘add a game’ option. Click this and then choose the top option: ‘add a non-Steam game’. Scroll through the list of apps until you find Genshin Impact and then click the check box on the left, and finally ‘add selected programs’.

And that’s it. It’s not the same as a dedicated Steam page, but it helps you keep everything in one spot, plus you can even add your own custom artwork so Genshin Impact looks the part in your library.

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If you’re not bothered about Steam there is still the Epic Game Store, as mentioned above. Unsure whether you can run the game? Check the Genshin Impact system requirements on PCGameBenchmark.