Genshin Impact Cross Progression: How Does it Work?

Genshin Impact Cross Progression: how does it work and how to take advantage
Genshin Impact Cross Progression: how does it work and how to take advantage / miHoYo

Genshin Impact's Cross Progression feature is a step directly into the future of gaming.

Developer miHoYo is clearly taking advantage of cross-platform and cross-progression advances in recent years with their new fantasy RPG, Genshin Impact. No matter what console they main, players will be able to switch playstyle, platform, and party without any issues.

Here's how it works.

Genshin Impact Cross Progression: How Does it Work?

The system itself is actually fairly simple. Players have their save data connected to a single account stored in the host server. From there, any device connected to that account is eligible to retrieve that data on any of the compatible platforms.

Here's the catch. Not all the platforms that can play Genshin Impact are available for cross-progression support—specifically, the PlayStation 4. There hasn't been a notable reason for this confirmed by either developer. Unfortunately, it appears that PS4 players will have to exist on an island until a definitive decision is reached.

Fortunately, the game does support cross platform play, so PS4 players may still be able to connect with their friends across the divide. The optional paywall does not impact your pool of players, either.

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, iOS, Android, and PlayStation 4. MiHoYo hopes to bring the title to the Nintendo Switch soon.