How to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.0 on PC

Genshin Impact has been out for a while now and continues to grow into one of the biggest games in the world. The game has been updated several times, with new content, features, quests, and customization items. Now, 2.0 is upon us, which is one of the biggest updates so far. While we wish miHoYo had streamlined the update process, most players will run into various issues with the launcher. Due to this, players running into launcher issues will have to download the files manually. You can now manually update to Genshin Impact 2.0 by following this guide.

Another common error with the game is the “Gamer Verification Error“, you can follow our guide to fix that. We will be updating that as well, as soon as 2.0 is officially live so players can download and install the game from scratch.

Manually update to Genshin Impact 2.0

If you’re running into problems with the launcher, manually updating is your best bet. This means that you will have to download the patch files for 2.0 and update your game. One of the biggest benefits of manual downloads is that you can use any third-party software to get maximum download speeds, like IDM, or JDownloader.

Note: This guide assumes that you are currently on version 1.6.1.

Required Downloads for 2.0

Download the following files, which are for version 2.0

Note: You don’t need to download all audio files. Only download the ones you need. You still need at least one.

Updating to 2.0

After you have all the files, you can start the updating process.

  • First, open the Genshin Impact launcher, and make sure it is updated. This means, that the launcher version is updated, and not the game version. This is automatic, and you will be prompted.
  • Now, click on the Update button, and then click Pause, after a few seconds.
  • Close the launcher, and make sure it isn’t running in the background. You can also check if it is running in the taskbar, close it from there too.
If you want to update to Genshin Impact 2.0 manually, you will need to close the launcher from the taskbar as well.
Genshin Impact running in the taskbar

Now, head over to the following location

C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\
  • In this location, delete all the .zip_tmp files (temp files that were downloaded when you hit the Update button)
  • Copy all the files you downloaded in the “Required Downloads” section, and paste them in the following location (the patch file for 2.0, and the audio files)
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\ (or wherever the game is installed, just make sure it is in the Genshin Impact Game folder)

Open the launcher, and it will say Pre-installation done

Important things to note

  • DON’T EXTRACT THE FILES. If you extract the files, you won’t be able to play it until 2.0 is live. We recommend you don’t do that.
  • Pre-installation done means that you can keep playing the game until the patch is live
  • If you are following this guide after the patch is live, it will say Update instead of Pre-installation done. Click that, and it will install these files

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

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.

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  1. hey i already put the files in game data folder but the launcher doesnt said pre installation done T.T can u help??

  2. i just using one audio -japanese and in-game setting i delete another audio, so i just have one japanese audio. when update 2.0 coming, i download main files & only japanese audio . then i follow tutorial until Pre-installation done and play as usual, My question is, will be download it again later additional audio files in launcer or in-game login page ??

  3. That was fast, even the game still not maintenance yet.. thanks for your hard work!
    you’re lifesaver for genshin PC user… lol

  4. Hi Ali! Thanks for sharing the manual patch!. It really helpful! Really
    I already used your article links to update the recent patch, like 1.5 and Golden Archipelago
    But one little thing that i might wanna to add, can you please put the “Important Notice” section BEFORE the “Installation Links”? Because some of a readers, including me, ussually forget to NOT Extract the patch before the official update came out in there.
    Thank You

  5. I’ve tried download only one audio & it doesn’t says that pre-installation complete & keep downloading. So I download all the files & it’s done now. Regardless, thank you as always.

  6. and what do i do if i dont have the ‘update’ button on my launcher? it says download instead
    btw I’m pretty sure that this is the latest launcher ver

  7. Is it normal that after downloading and installing these files, when I go to log in and play there is a 2322 mb update still? Or is it something im missing?

  8. i could enter the game and it downloaded resources until 90% and then an error said “failed to download resources” and there’s no problem with my network.. what should i do now?

  9. Thanks a lot
    This website was the only reliable one I could find for downloading genshin impact and was thoroughly explained . I had lots of trouble with the file verification. Manually updating and downloading Genshin Impact was the only option and you made it possible

  10. I am quite confuse. Where am I suppose to put all the downloaded files? I’m so sorry I am so lost right now. Haha I cannot find a Required Downloads anywhere on my Genshin Impact Folder.

    • Hi, not a problem. There is no required downloads in the folder, simply paste the files in the Genshin Impact Game folder. I was referring to the “Required Downloads” heading above.

  11. Hi when you said delete all .zip_tmp files you mean the folder with zip icon? Im sorry I am not very familiar in this. Hope you can read this.

    • Hey, yes, just make sure the file extension is .zip_tmp.

      To enable file extensions in Windows

      >Type Folder Options in Windows Search
      >Open File Explorer Options
      >In the View tab, uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types”

  12. I downloaded all files but when I open the launcher it downloads all files again. I tried to run it with exe but this time it says missing update.

  13. existe alguna forma de descargar relativamente manual genshin impact es que
    creo que tengo problemas con los archivos del juego no se si me faltan archivos o que pasa pero no se me abre el juego me sale esto en un archivo
    The program is abnormal. Please close the antivirus software and other blocking software and try again(type 1)
    pero igual tengo el antiviruz desactivado

  14. I found out that my game version is at 1.6 :/ what should I do? Could I just download and extract the 1.6.1 files as well? I found the 1.6-2.0 patch files a little too late so I wanted to avoid needing to download them if still possible :/

  15. Thanks for the tutorial!
    I did all the steps and opend the game then it asked me to download more resources..
    Is it possible for u to upload the resources?

    • Try running the game directly from the executable. Either that, or extract the zip files, and then launch it from first the launcher, and then the executable.

  16. Hey i just had a problem with my genshin is the error code:31-4302 and that happened after i finished play and come back later plz help

  17. installed this and followed all your steps, and game was running fine yesterday today it just gives me a “Data error please download game file from official website and log in again”
    error code is 31-4302
    game wont run and im really sad

    • Possible fix for Error code: 31-4302
      1) Change your config.ini file version to 1.6.1
      2) Make sure you have your update zip files inside the game folder
      3) Open your launcher and click update, it should unzip the packages and update the game

  18. Hi, Ali. Need help for this problem. I entered the game and this dialogs showed up. ‘Data error, please download latest game file from official website and login again’. I’ve tried deleting blob_storage files but still not working 🙁
    Can you help me with this?

  19. Excuse me, I have updated the game, played it yesterday and somehow there is new update because of the new event. Is there a file for that?

  20. Excuse me, I have updated the game, play with with but there’s an error said update the game? Is there new update files?

  21. Awesome – you saved my day! (and a lot of my mobile GBs and my nerves, after to many downloads, breaks with user validation and coming back to 23% of downloading…)

    Thanks a lot!

  22. Will this fix my game saying “Failed to unzip Files: Please try again” every time I download it because I can’t seem to fix that.

  23. OMG! I already used up like almost 80gb of data downloading before I found your website because when I install it the game verification error comes out. I also tried to install again from scratch still the error comes out. Just when I was loosing hope, I found this website and you saved me! It worked! Thank you so much! May you always win 50/50 in banners!

  24. I followed the guide y’know but even after i add the zip file the launcher says to “get game”.
    I retried the download like 3 times and I can’t do that anymore. Any suggestions?

  25. because now I can play through your tips, can I also download data from the launcher??

    and if a new version update has come and I want it to download automatically do I have to re-download the game data?

    • Ideally, everything should be downloadable from the launcher. However, if there’s any new patch, I will make a guide for it.

  26. Each time I download the link manually it stops at about 4gbs and says “Failed – Disk full”. My disk isnt full I still have 599 gbs of space. I then tried to delete things so I can install it but it still wont work… How do I fix this problem?

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