How to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.2 on PC

Genshin Impact is one of the most successful action-adventure titles of the past year and continues to improve with more content. The company managed to earn over $2 billion in its first year. Now, the latest version is upon us with version 2.2, which will be available in a couple of days. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.2, you can follow this guide.

The “Gamer Verification Error“ is also one of the most common issues of the game, and you can follow our guide to fix that as well. We will be updating that for version 2.2 as soon as the update goes live.

Manually update to Genshin Impact 2.2

Many users run into issues with updating from the launcher. We highly recommend manually updating, as it makes the process easier, and allows you to use your preferred download manager.

Note: This guide assumes that you are currently on version 2.1.

Required Downloads for 2.2

Download the following files, which are for version 2.2

Note: You don’t need to download all audio files. Only download the ones you need. However, keep in mind that you still need at least one. Also, please make sure to download the audio patch of the language your Windows is set to, meaning, you will need the English pack if that is your default language.

We highly recommend downloading these using a download manager, and not just Chrome.

Updating to 2.2

After you have downloaded the required files, we can now move to the installation process.

  • Open the Genshin Impact launcher, and ensure that it is updated. We are referring to the launcher version, and not the game version. Simply launching the game launcher will let you update it, so do that once.
  • After that, 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.
You need to ensure Genshin Impact isn't running in Taskbar to manually update Genshin Impact to 2.2
Genshin Impact running in 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 the files you previously downloaded in the “Required Downloads” heading, and paste them in the following location (the patch file for 2.2, 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 consider

  • DON’T EXTRACT THE FILES. Please don’t extract the files, because if do so, you won’t be able to play the game until patch 2.2 is live
  • Pre-installation done means that you can keep playing the game until the patch is live
  • If you are following this guide after 2.2 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. I have one question , after the 2.2 patch is live , i still want to avoid using the launcher for installation stuff, mainly because im running a hard disk. So if i manually unzip the zip.tmp files with winrar , will it cause any problems? (i mean after the patch is live ofc)

  2. hello, the file here is just the pre-install version, righ t? so, will you provide the rest of it later when it is out or we shall redownload all of the update again? I’m a bit confused, thanks in advance

  3. I’ve downloaded 3 files: The Patch, EN audio, and JP audio. Put it on the game folder. And at the launcher it says “Game Pre-Installation 92%, (5.82GB/6.30GB)”. Should I download all the audio packs? Tho I only need the EN and JP audio.

  4. Thanks mate ur the best , i cant use the launcher to play the game so i always come to this place , i hope u keep helping us even more

      • yes i know,i play in 2.1 and when i try to preupdate it yes I know, I played the previous version 2.1 and when I wanted to pre update the launcher asked for a 32gb update even though all the game files were complete

  5. thanks for this! btw do i need to delete the 2.1 zip files inside the “Genshin Impact Game” folder? if it is not needed, can i delete them without the game corrupting? thank you for the response:)

  6. Is this legit?
    I downloaded the patch file and it bloated from 5.2GB into 5.4GB after the download was finished for some reason.
    And I couldn’t even copy the zip file to the game folder, so I needed to download the zip file directly into the game’s folder.
    Even then, after I ran the game’s launcher it still forced me to download the game again. The full 27GB game files.

  7. Is this legit?
    The patch file’s size is somehow bigger than during download (5.4GB instead of 5.2GB)
    Even then the game’s launcher won’t recognize the patch files and forces me to download again, and in full 27GB.

    • like this guide “” but in genshin impact v2.2

  8. Thank you for the guide! I just had a question, if I manually extract the files somewhere on my pc, can I just copy the extracted files over to the games directory? Should it replace over the existing files? I can’t seem to up able to install the update using the launcher because it fails after verification and tries to download 22 gigs right after

  9. i’ve updated the launcher but when i open it there’s no button called pre-installation or update, it’s just “get game”. what am i doing wrong?

  10. Previously I found an error failed unzip at the game version update, and it was done after repairing files, but the game didn’t want to run after pressing the Launch button and Run As the exe game file, even on the Task Manager there was no indication of this game is running.
    The question is, can I try like the @Ad2m do?

  11. Hi , I have a problem when I copy the files then run the launcher the launcher write 32G need to download . so I extract the files and run the game using the executable and work .
    the next patch how can I download the update without redownload the game ?

    ps: I redownload the game the previous patch on E disk instead of C disk cuz i havent a big space on it

  12. And one thing that u should add is the naming of the file is important. Even if for some reason u download the file twice and ur pc adds the second file a number at the end e.g 2 to distinguish btw the two identical files and u copy the file to genshin impact game folder when running the launcher the game will start downloading again. So dont download the files twice or use a copy of the files it will mess up the naming

  13. for me the launcher says get game and i was playing the game (2.1) yesterday all normally i even tried preinstalling the patch but it also said i need 26 gb, will this also work?

  14. I dont know why, but I cant find the “required download” section anywhere in my files. I downloaded the two files and put them into the game folder, but the game still says I still need to update and both the files dissapeared? What am I supposed to do?

  15. I followed these steps and i pasted the 2.2 patch files and kept them in .zip but when i opened the launcher it says update, and when i press it , it gives me a 26gb download

  16. do i need to download the whole game first THEN download the patch? also my laucher keps getting errors and im at 97% and it restarts at 16 % help

  17. i am getting this error while extracting
    ! E:\Genshin Impact Game\game_2.1.0_2.2.0_diff_4v9prHYT3QOD628M.zip_tmp: Checksum error in E:\Genshin Impact Game\GenshinImpact_Data\globalgamemanagers.assets. The file is corrupt
    ! E:\Genshin Impact Game\game_2.1.0_2.2.0_diff_4v9prHYT3QOD628M.zip_tmp: The archive is corrupt
    ! E:\Genshin Impact Game\game_2.1.0_2.2.0_diff_4v9prHYT3QOD628M.zip_tmp: Checksum error in E:\Genshin Impact Game\GenshinImpact_Data\Resources\unity_builtin_extra. The file is corrupt
    ! E:\Genshin Impact Game\game_2.1.0_2.2.0_diff_4v9prHYT3QOD628M.zip_tmp: The archive is corrupt
    please help

    • You need to download the files again, or if you can get into the game, try repairing the files by clicking the gear icon in the main menu

  18. After i download all the file, seems like i still need to download a few others from the luncher. the file you provided is 5.16gb while the update file in launcher is 5.48gb. Should i just continue download? Btw, i already download the audio file too. Where should i put the audio file?

  19. hi. thank you for the guide.
    i did all the steps but when i open the launcher , it wants to download 11gb
    i saw that u said to open it using executable. can you explain what that is i would really appreciate the help.

  20. Hi, I’ve done all the steps but when I open the launcher it says “update” then when I click it, it gives 32gb update. I also tried running the game from the executable but then it gives a notice that says “Version update found. Please start the launcher to download the latest version”. Thank you in advance!

  21. Bro, thank you a lot for this solution. BTW, any chance we can get the update file for patch 2.3 as well.
    Anyway, Thanks again 🙂

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