Genshin Impact Switch: Is it coming in 2022?

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Written By Anastasios Antoniadis

(Former) Computer science Ph.D. student, amateur photographer, passionate blogger, SEO-nerd, and tech-enthusiast, Anastasios is the creator of BORDERPOLAR back in October 2020.

Are you looking for the Genshin Impact Switch released date? Genshin Impact is everywhere as it is available on multiple platforms for cross-play and cross-save, including iOS, Android, PS4, and PC. The open-world Breath of the Wild-inspired hack-and-slash action RPG has established a massive player base globally. The question remains the same though for Genshin Impact fans who own a Nintendo Switch. When will be able to play Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch?

Nonetheless, Genshin Impact is still in the works for Nintendo's console as miHoYo confirmed with a tweet back in January 2020. So the good news is that a Switch version is coming. The bad news is that we still don't have an official release date.

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Gensin Impact Nintendo Switch release date

Players on Nintendo Switch are eager to experience Genshin Impact, especially since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (for the lack of an official title name), hits Nintendo's mobile console.

While there was an expectation of an announcement during this year's Nintendo Direct, unfortunately, we got none. However, there are leaks indicating that Genshin Impact's Switch release date will be during late 2021.

Since then, the tweet has been flagged as fake and the account was taken down so we wouldn't read too much into this rumor.

Please note that these are still rumors and there is no official confirmation yet. We will keep you updated with the latest Genshin Impact on Switch news updates so stay tuned for the official Switch port release date.

Genshin Impact Switch release date Nintendo Mihoyo
There is still no official release date for Genshin Impact on Switch

Genshin Impact Switch official gameplay teaser

In the meantime, you can check out the Japanese trailer for Genshin Impact's Switch port. The visuals look like they belong in a Zelda game. On top of that, you can see some of the towns you'll visit during the campaign, as well as some of the formidable foes you'll encounter. We will keep you up to date with the Genshin Impact news and the latest trailers for the Switch version as we learn more.

Genshin Impact Switch version – Official Japanese trailer

What is delaying Genshin Impact Switch version?

There is only speculation about the reasons behind the delay at this point. It is quite possible that there is an exclusive collaboration between miHoYo and Sony that limits availability to Sony's consoles (PS4 for now). Alternatively, porting Genshin Impact to Switch may be a challenge due to the console's hardware specs.

It is hard to read behind all this, as Genshin Impact is already available for lower-end Android smartphones and older iPhones.

How to play Genshin Impact on PC

Genshin Impact is now available for download as a free-to-play game from the App Store and Google Play. PC players can get Genshin Impact for free from the official website.  If you are looking to get started with Genshin Impact (you should), make sure to check our Genshin Impact tier list and the latest Genshin Impact codes for some freebies.

Stay tuned for more Genshin Impact Switch news as we will be updating this page as soon as we have more news about its potential release date, either in 2021 or next year.