How to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.3 on PC

Genshin Impact is one of the biggest games in the world and is available on a variety of platforms. Every few weeks, a new update is released, which adds tons of new content, characters, and things for players to do and collect. Now, the latest version is available for download. f you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.3, you can follow this guide.

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

Manually update to Genshin Impact 2.3

The launcher, sadly, is still very unstable for the most part. Many PC users have to rely on manually updating, or installing their game from scratch. One of the biggest advantages of the manual update is that you can use the download manager of your choice, which can most likely improve the download speed quite a bit.

Note: This guide assumes that you are currently on version 2.2.

Required Downloads for 2.3

Download the following files, which are for version 2.3

Note: Keep in mind, you don’t need to download all audio files. Only download the ones you need. It should be noted that you need at least one. Additionally, 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 your browser, like Chrome.

Updating to 2.3

Now that you have downloaded the required files, we can move on to the installation process.

  • Open the Genshin Impact launcher, and ensure that it is updated. Here, we are referring to the launcher version, and not the game version. By simply running the game launcher it will automatically update itself, 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.
Ensuring that the game isn't running in the taskbar will make sure that you can easily update to genshin impact 2.3
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 2.3, 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 2.3 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 2.3 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 man thanks for always updating. i have one question though, i’ve downloaded the whole genshin impact 2.1 (the 20/21gb file) here before. wasn’t able to update to 2.2 because i played on my phone, but now im planning to update it to 2.3. how do i update it after downloading the 2.3 file and the audio file? there is no launcher from the 21gb file. hope you can answer! thank you

  2. thank u so much !
    been following this since 2.0
    without you i will never be able to play this sick game :0
    i mean no way i can download 30 GB every update lol
    thx again mate !!!

  3. hi, i want to update the 2.3 file but didn’t have the pre-installation update option, it only says ‘get game’ . How can I still update to the latest version.

  4. una pregunta, que hago si me quiere descargar el launcher de la 2.1 a 2.3, ya que cuando estaba descargando la 2.2, salio la 1.3, donde defrente me mando a descargar la 2.3, intente descargar los de la 2.2 para que una vez actuazlize, poner los de la 2.23, pero me sigue descargando como si no hubiero puesto nada, ayuda banda :’v

  5. Hi
    Do you have a telegram channel? Can you upload files there please?
    After spending seven hours downloading the patch file, it said that the download could not be completed
    if you uploaded the files somewhere else too please let me know
    and thanks

  6. Hey Ali!

    Thank you so so much for your easy-to-follow guide! I have been having trouble with the Genshin launcher all holidays and I just came across your fix a few days before Christmas so I’m really happy it is finally working – because of you! Thank you again so much for sharing this with us all. Best wishes to you xoxo

    • Hey!

      Thank you so much for the kind words, I’m really happy the game is working for you, and I was able to help you in whatever way I could! 🙂

      Best wishes to you as well! Enjoy the game! 🙂

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