How to fix the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error on PC

If you are a fan of Gacha titles, then you are probably familiar with Genshin Impact at this point. It is one of the biggest games of the year, and become a worldwide phenomenon in a matter of weeks. This is because it has a generous reward system, available on a variety of platforms, and is free-to-play. Now, with each update, there are a few technical problems that make their way into the game as well. If you are on PC and are running into the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error, here is how you can fix that.

For most users, the game works fine, and the moment you hit launch, it should ideally install all prerequisite software as well. However, for a variety of reasons, this isn’t always the case for some users.

Fixing the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error

This is one of the most common problems in the game and has been there in a different form since it launched. Now with the latest 1.2 version, some users have reported running into the Game Verification Error. The error prompt is shown below.

Genshin Impact Game Verification
Game files verification Error

Now, obviously, you can try clicking the Retry button a few times, but if it doesn’t work, chances are, your game files are corrupted. This normally happens if you have an unstable internet connection, or if you had paused the download.

Manually download the game

You could try redownloading the game the normal way, through the launcher, but manually downloading will make sure you don’t run into an error like this again. It also allows you to use a third-party downloader, like IDM, which will net you higher speeds.

C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game
  • Now, in the Launcher, click on the Get Game/Update button, and wait for 10-20 seconds
  • Close the launcher, and make sure it isn’t running in the task manager/taskbar
  • Head over to the following location
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game
  • Here, you want to delete the GenshinImpact_1.2.0.zip_tmp file (make sure to permanently delete it and double-check the recycle bin)
  • Now, copy the zip file you downloaded in the first step and paste it in the following location
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game)
  • After this, extract the zip file here using 7zip or Winrar
  • Now, on your desktop, create a new text file, and paste the following content inside it
[General]
channel=1
cps=mihoyo
game_version=1.2.0
sub_channel=0
  • Now, save this as config.ini and make sure you select All files in the “Save as type”
Setting file type
  • It should look like this
Genshin Impact Game Verification
config.ini
  • Now, copy/cut and paste this file into the following location, and replace the existing config.ini file
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game)
  • Now, run the Launcher again, and if you followed the steps correctly, it should say Launch

This should fix the problem for you, and if you are sure that your internet connection isn’t the problem, you can install the game using the launcher as well.

We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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