How to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.4 on PC

Genshin Impact has been out for some time now and is one of the biggest games in the entire world. It is available on a wide variety of platforms and offers tons of free content that players can spend hundreds of hours in. The development studio has increased in size considerably over the year, and a constant stream of content is keeping the title alive, with new fans joining every single day. Sadly, updating the game isn’t as perfect as the content, and to this day, people regularly run into issues when it comes to updating the title through its launcher. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.4, 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. Thankfully, many other issues have been addressed over the updates, but this issue is still fairly common, especially when a new update comes out.

Manually update to Genshin Impact 2.4

Manually updating has become a fairly common process, and users tend to prefer their third-party download managers over the launcher. This allows them to fully utilize their bandwidth speed, and download files directly from MiHoYo servers. We will be detailing every step, and how you can download the files, and update the title.

Note: This guide assumes that you are currently on version 2.3.

Required Downloads for 2.4

Download the following files, which are for version 2.4.

Note: You don’t need to download all the audio files. Only download the ones you need. It should be noted that you need at least one. Also, you will need 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 Windows language.

Updating to 2.4

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

  • First, run the Genshin Impact launcher, and ensure that it is updated. This is referring to the launcher version, and not the game version. When you simply run 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 properly, and ensure it isn’t running in the background. You can also check if it is running in the taskbar, close it from there too.
To manually update genshin impact 2.4, you need to ensure that the launcher isn't during this step
Genshin Impact 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 2.4, 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)
  • After following the steps above, run the launcher again, and it will say Pre-installation done

These are the steps you need to follow to manually update the title from version 2.3 to version 2.4.

Important things to consider

  • DON’T EXTRACT THE FILES. This is very important if you want to keep playing till the update is live. Please don’t extract the files, because if do so, you won’t be able to play the game until patch 2.4 is live
  • Pre-installation done means that you can keep playing the game until the patch is live
  • Now, if you are following this guide after the update 2.4 is live, it will say Update instead of Pre-installation done. Click that, and it will install these files
  • The files provided in this guide are being downloaded directly from MiHoYo servers

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.

Related Articles


  1. Why is the launcher not showing pre installation done after I do the steps, and why does it show a notification that it needs 60+GB for the Pre-installation when I click the cloud at the left side of the launch button?

  2. hey i followed all the steps but when i open the game the screen went black this has never happened before I’ve been following your guide for a while now

  3. Been using these since 2.2 because of the errors, I just wanna say that you’ve really been a great help man. Really appreciate it!

  4. Hello Ali, do you have the guide to download version2.4 from scratch because i am having problem with verification error. tq in advance

  5. Hello there, i wanna try this and end up uninstall my genshin impact. So i try to re-install with my backup file (version 2.3). After the installing and verifying process finish, i just lauch the game and the notification update the launcher still pop up. Any help for that?

  6. Hi, thanks for the guide! I have one issue I can’t figure out: when I finished extracting the files and tried to launch the game directly from the .exe, nothing would happen, and then a .txt file would pop up that said driverError. The .txt file says to disable the firewall/malware protector, which I did. However that doesn’t fix anything and my executable is still a dud, and the launcher insists I still need to get the game. Any idea as to why this happens or how I can fix it?

    • It is possible that your anti-virus software is interfering with it. Can you add the game folder in your exclusions list? That might do the trick

    • Try running Winrar or 7zip as an admin, otherwise you might have to redownload the files. Please try downloading these using a download manager like IDM

  7. Hello, I downloaded 2.4 manually but I have a problem with the moments that the opponents in the game are immortal or their hp bars disappear, it is very annoying and I have the lowest graphics settings, so what should I do?

  8. i have another problem…
    after i copy the files i downloaded here in the game folder i open launcher
    then the launcher starts installing the files and after the installation the launcher starts to verify but when the verifying is finished it says game files verfication error and try again.
    what should i do about this??
    i even tried deleting the game and reinstalling it

  9. Thx for your effort, My launcher always got error and ask to restart download then deleted my patch… So ur web here really help me to download manual and login through exe extension of game…
    I just wanna ask do you make a patch 2.5 as well? that said genshin move their dev from mihoyo to hoyoverse so i wonder if that affect our patch because i because the automatic download method from the launcher actually bothers me

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.