Does Genshin Impact have cross-save?

Genshin Impact Hydro Boss
Genshin Impact Hydro Boss (Image credit: Android Central)

Best answer: Yes, Genshin Impact features cross-save/cross-progression between the PC, iOS, and Android versions of the game. As of Version 2.0, cross-save works with PlayStation as well.

How does cross-save work in Genshin Impact?

When you sign up to play Genshin Impact on PC, iOS, or Android, you'll be creating an account and signing in with your email address. This means it's extremely simple to access cross-save on any of these three platforms. Just make sure you're logging in with the same email account that you used on the device you want to continue your progression from, and all your progress will be there automatically.

So, for instance, if you've played for a time on Android and want to continue the same game on PC, simply install the game on PC and log in with the same email and password you used to play on Android. Everything you earned will already be there waiting for you, and you can swap back to Android (or even to iOS) any time you want. Everything is saved to your account and carried over.

So what's the deal with cross-save in Genshin Impact on PS4 and PS5?

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)

As of Version 2.0, players can now link their existing accounts on any platform. Whether you started on PlayStation, PC, iOS, or Android, you can now play on any platform and retain your progress. If you started on mobile or PC, you can link your PSN account to your miHoYo account within Genshin Impact on PlayStation. You'll find the option in the setttings menu under Account > User Center > Link Account. On the otherhand, if you started on PlayStation, the same menu will prompt you to create a miHoYo account, which can then be used to log in on your PC or smartphone.

Note: While you can link your PSN account to your miHoYo account, you can only keep one save. If you've already started multiple saves, the accounts cannot be linked.

Can I play Genshin Impact with my friends from another platform?

Yes! Genshin Impact's cross-platform play is tied to player IDs, which are universal across all platforms. So when you access the co-op feature, you'll be able to connect with friends regardless of the platform you are on or they are on. However, regardless of platform, you must be Adventure Rank 16 to access multiplayer features.

What else do I need to know before I start Genshin Impact?

If you're just starting out in Teyvat, check out our guide to everything you need to know about playing Genshin Impact. But if you're put off by the cross-save options and you want something else to play on Android, here's a guide to other great gaming options available.

Casian Holly