How to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.5 on PC

Genshin Impact is arguably one of the biggest games on the market, and something continues to grow with each update. The game has come a long way from launch, and is still one of the most accessible titles to pick, and play. Its game design encourages new players to ease into the world and its mechanics while offering a plethora of systems for enthusiasts to dive in. Sadly, updating the game is still a big problem, and the launch still doesn’t work right for many users. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 2.5, 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. Don’t worry, as we’ll be updating that guide for version 2.5 as well. For now, players that want to upgrade from 2.4 to 2.5 can follow this detailed guide.

Manually update to Genshin Impact 2.5

If you have been following our guides for a while, you’ll know that manually updating is a pretty straightforward process now. Ideally, everyone could update the game through their launcher, but there are far too many issues in that. Manually updating also lets you use your desired third-party downloader for maximum speeds as well.

Note: This guide assumes that you are currently on version 2.4.

Required Downloads for 2.5

Download the following files, which are for version 2.5.

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 2.5

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

  • First, run the Genshin Impact launcher, and ensure that it is updated. We mean referring the launcher version, and not the game version. Simply running game launcher 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 2.5, 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 2.4 to version 2.5.

Important things to consider

  • The files provided in this guide are being downloaded directly from MiHoYo servers. This means that these are completey safe, and from the developers themselves.
  • 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 2.5 is live
  • Pre-installation done means that you can keep playing the game until the patch (2.5) is live
  • If you are following this guide after the update 2.5 went live, it will say Update instead of Pre-installation done. Click that, and it will install these downloaded 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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127 Comments

  1. Thanks. Btw the manually is type wrong (manuallly-triple L) in the link. I thought you didn’t update it yet after I change the link from 2.4 to 2.5.

  2. I already download data pra update , but i stop it cause my internet speed so slow , and it just reach 100kb data , so if i donwload this data i must delete data from download earlier or not ?

  3. Thanks like always

    and btw for anyone else, do you need to download again?
    after the log in on the game I need to download another 5.5GB
    is this normal? coz the launcher has like 11GB update which is quite make sense if we downloaded 6.9GB from here before hand and then the rest
    or is it just me?

  4. Hello, thank you so much for this! Also can I ask is it normal then when I follow these guides I dont open the genshin from the launcher anymore? I just click the game itself and it starts.

  5. bro after i downloaded these files and extracted them , i have to download 5gb more files in the game and i have limmited internet can u tell me if there is a way around it or can u upload these files here so i can download them easier please help i realy want to play 2.5

  6. i have 4.32gb more files to update after the installation. i know it’s not a lot, but i have poor internet connection. how to fix this? i downloaded all I need (the patch and 2 audio files i use)

    • This is a known issue. A few other users are running into the same problem. Can you try running the game directly using the executable? It’s the Genshin Impact Game folder. Otherwise, you might have to download the files sadly.

      • i can. but there is still 4gb+ file to download. maybe i should just accept it. thanks btw, would really help if this can be fixed in the future

        • No worries. This new update is a bit buggy. Android users are running into a lot of problems too. For now, your best bet is to download the additional files.

  7. I’ve seen a lot of people have pending 4gb+ to download, but i’m myself doesn’t experience the same. Maybe it’s because i downloaded all the files instead of the patch+1/2 audio files? Anyways, thank you for the update as always!

      • i have done all the things in order to update on the launcher but I have 4gb pending download. if I download all files and want to reset my update, should I delete the files I already paste in the Genshin Impact Game folder?

  8. Updaate on my case, the 8.4GB shet i download
    IT WONT GO PAST 8.1GB like wtf??? it already take 18GB on my meter so it goes like 8188mb then go back to 80xx ON and ON againd until I realized it BURNED my 18GB of data

  9. Hello i found that some 3 files are broke in winrar which are
    12388070.blk
    Banks8.pck.hdiff
    Cs_Inazuma_LQ1203105_YaeMiko_Boy.usm
    Could you upload these files individually please

    • Hey, try going through with these files anyway. You can verify files in the Launcher. Otherwise, you will have to re-download the zip file, as I’m not hosting these anywhere, but providing official links of miHoYo.

    • Try running the game directly using the executable in the Genshin Impact Game folder. When the game launches, simply click the Gear icon in the Menu, and verify your files.

  10. As always, thanks for doing this man! Looking forward to come back in future patches. Really respect these small things you do for us. 🙂

    • Looks like I’m not the only one with this issue.
      I tried both following the steps above and brute-forcing the update by extracting everything directly to the game folders, and neither work to fix the BGM issue.

  11. What download manager do you use? I’m using FDM and I could never finish downloading the files (both game and audio) because of the “Resource changed” prompt. Do you have any idea how to fix this? I already tried restarting 3 times and it always stops at around 5.5 gb and I could no longer resume it.

  12. After an ingame update of 6 gb the game was fine, and now today 02-17 the game has an small update of 14mb my game just corrupted, files corrupted error 31-4302, this update 2.5 is a crap, now i have to reinstall the entire game lol.

  13. I thought this might help my problem, but it seems like I’m just stuck with trying to update the next big update. My problem is that, at some point, the download within the launcher fails, and then it rolls be back to about 2gigs worth of progress. It’s been very annoying.

  14. ye i did use that but i commented on this for some reason
    thanks for reminding me i was gonna use this after the installation is done

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