A new update for Genshin Impact is here and is now available to download and install for PC as well. Each new update brings a host of new content, characters, and quests to do, and miHoYo continues to improve and expand the game to new heights. Despite the constant stream of new content, though, the state of actually updating the game is still quite bad, and that is the reason why so many users resort to manually performing the task. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 3.2, you can follow this guide.
Manually update to Genshin Impact 3.2
We’ve been covering each update this way, and the biggest benefit of this method is that you can use the download client of your choice. You can download the files individually and ensure that you get full speed as well.
Please keep in mind that this guide assumes you are on version 3.1.
Required Downloads for 3.2
Download the following files, which are for version 3.2.
Note: Downloading all audio files isn’t required. 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.
- 3.2 Patch (6.52 GB)
- Chinese Audio files (536 MB)
- English Audio files (662 MB)
- Japanese Audio files (652 MB)
- Korean Audio files (521 MB)
Updating to 3.2
After you have the files required, we can move to the installation process.
- First, run the Genshin Impact launcher, and ensure it is updated. We are referring to the launcher version here and not the game version. Simply running the game launcher will automatically update itself, so do that once.
- Now, click on the Update button, and after a few seconds, click the Pause button.
- Please close the launcher properly, and ensure it isn’t running in the background.
- You can also check if it is running in the taskbar and close it from there too.
- You can also check the Task Manager to see if it’s not running there.
- Now, head over to the following location.
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\ (or wherever you installed the 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 into the following location (the patch file for 3.2 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)
- After following the steps above, run the launcher again, and it will say Pre-installation done/Update (Refer below)
These are the steps you need to follow to ensure that Genshin Impact is updated from version 3.1 to 3.2.
Important things to consider
- DON’T EXTRACT THE FILES. If you want to keep playing till the game is live, you’ll need to ensure that you don’t extract the files manually.
- Please don’t extract the files because if you do so, you won’t be able to play the game until patch 3.2 is live
- “Pre-installation done” means that you can keep playing the game until the patch (3.2) is live
- If you are following this guide, after update 3.2 has gone live, it will say “Update” instead of “Pre-installation done“.
- Click that option, and it will install these downloaded files.
- The files provided in this guide are being downloaded directly from MiHoYo servers.
- This means that these are completely safe and from the developers themselves.
We hope this guide was helpful and you were able to manually update to Genshin Impact 3.2. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.
Enjoy the update! 🙂
Bro can you provide manual update method for Apex legends pc version
Fast as always, You’re the Best !!
Thank you for the kind words! Enjoy 🙂
Ty very much man you doing such a great job and helping those with unstable internet connection like me .. i was always keep doad the update again when its almost done like 98% last time.. its always doing this with me when suddenly lost connection.. man you life saver 👍🏼
Glad I could help! Have fun with the new update 🙂
Thank you very much, You’re the best
Do you also update honkai impact(PC version)?
hi man do we need to download the en va ? my pc language is en and i use japanese va in the game do i need to download both ?
Hey, you’ll need to download both, yes! 🙂 One that corresponds to your Windows’ language, and the other for in-game.
do you need to change the config file from 3.1.0 to 3.2.0 or he will change himself ?
Waooow very fast update…
This website helps many people.
Glad I could help! Enjoy the update 🙂
I download update files on mobile for pc using wifi data of public library
this is the reason why I’m able to play this game, thx mate ✌️
You’re welcome! Glad I could help 🙂
Thank you so much kind sir! My download progress in the launcher got cut off at 90% and I have to re-download everything again. This time I choose to download manually from your page since it had helped me for the past few times ^-^ have a good day!
thank you very much my stupid game launcher wont detect the game so i have to keep updating it manually
hey do you remember 2 patches earlier I asked you that 600 mb were still missing ?
I think I know now what happened , actually I also had japanese audio files in my game and I was only installing the english ones and not the japanese ones ….so that 600 mb files were nothing but the japanese files
Sorry, for late reply as I didn’t had the answer back then
I did everything Those 2 zip files are in the folder too, but my game did’t updated itself to 3.2
Can u help maybe?
Now that the update is live, try extracting the zip files manually
not working 🙁
After I extracting the zip files manually, why I need to download -+10GB again?
First, try running the game directly using the executable in the Genshin Impact Game folder. Also, please make sure that you download the correct audio files as well. If you had previously used a specific language, you will need the language packs for that voice again.
Hello, What do you mean by “need the language packs for the voice” do I have to download the full size of the voice pack which is the 8gb one in the 3.2 full files? I downloaded both english and Japanese packs in 3.2 (which were in my Game in 3.1) but after that I have the same problem as this guy above where I need to download 10gb files, Its already been 2 days now I cant play 🙁 .
Hey, yeah, it’s likely that you might have to download the additional 10 GB in-game. Can you try the config.ini steps, just in case? You can read those here.
I have same problem like in 3.1, the update error notif came out, and now I have to download the update again, I did all the instruction
How big is the update? First, try running the game directly using the executable in the Genshin Impact Game folder. Also, you need to ensure that the correct audio files correspond to your original settings. This means that if your game ever had Korean or Japanese, you will need to download those. The additional download is likely that.
I downloaded english and japanese, I did all the instruction, i need to download 11gb of data in game
It’s possible that you might just have to download the additional 11 GB. It’s a common bug for most of these updates.
Or maybe my hdd storage dont have enough space ? My hdd has 50gb left
if i download amd extract in genshin impact 3.1 folder can i play 3.2 without launcher?
in this momemt i play with the executable version
hey i want to download hole game so where can i find??
You can download it from scratch here: https://whatifgaming.com/how-to-manually-install-genshin-impact-from-scratch-on-pc/
Or maybe my hdd storage dont have enough space ? My hdd has 50gb left
I keep getting an error that says failed to unzip game files. I don’t know what to do anymore
Try to unzip the files yourself, in the folder
doesn’t work. After that my launcher still says Update and if I click it the same error appears
Launch the game using the executable in the Genshin Impact Game folder
now it says Failed to load il2cpp..
This might be related to your anti-virus/windows defender. Can you add the folder you have installed it in to the exclusions list?
hello, there’s something I’d like to ask. I have genshin 3.1 in my laptop and when I want to update to 3.2, the launcher says Get Game instead of Update, and it says insufficient storage space. disk space required is 98.9gb, as if it asks to download the whole game from version 1.0. is there any way to solve this problem other than installing in another disk with larger storage? my disk is only 128gb, and the genshin 3.1 I have right now is 48.8gb, so there is only 79gb storage left :'(
Hey, I recommend doing a clean install, just in case. That way you won’t have to worry about the extra storage requirement.
hi, thanks for the reply. I did reinstall the game, but then there’s a new problem. I tried to log in but the captcha didnt appear, it was just a blank white window. I have also tried to solve problem according to this page https://www.hoyolab.com/article/267815 and change my wifi, but still they didnt work. do you have any suggestion for this? thank you
Hey, can you ensure that your DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are in order? Black/White screens are related to that at times.
it was the directx thing! I can play genshin now. thank you very much for the help
I knew it! Glad it worked for you.
still the same error
In the Launcher, click on Settings and then Repair Game Files
the thing is grey, I can’t click it
ok just letting u know that I will just try reinstalling the game manually. thanks for ur help tho 🙂
Hope that works out!
I pre-installed previously and it said pre instllation done.But now after verifying the files I started downloading those 7 gb again.
Even if I change the config to 3.2.0 and use the exe file it still downloads the same amount.
Yeah, I think you’ll have to download that much. This is a bug I’ve seen with previous updates as well. A part of the update is always downloaded again.
So after downloading the additional files the launcher launched as expected and after logging in it downloaded an additional 280mb.But then it verifies the files again and showes Error 9908!
Is there anyway to fix it? or do I have to download the game from scratch (which I don’t want to)?
Hey, try running the game directly using the executable in the Genshin Impact Game folder
what should i do if it starts to download 10gb when i run the game (i run it from execute)
Yeah, I think you’ll have to download that much. This is a recent bug I’ve seen in previous updates as well.
It doesn’t work. The problem is with the game menu.
do you have ini file ?
Yeah, I’ve mentioned that here:
Now I have to download 10GB files ingame lol. You should also put the ini guide on this page, just a suggestion.
Hey! Usually, that isn’t required for manual updates because it’s automatic, but sure, I’ll add that too. The in-game download thing is also limited to some users sadly, it’s just one of those things mihoYo still hasn’t fixed.
Can you make manualy update for honkai impact 3 pc client please??
Hey, do you have the updated scratch files? I havent update the game in a while
Yes, these are updated 🙂
can we locate the game files with louncher?
You can locate your game files with the desktop shortcut as well. Right-click on it and select “Open File Location”
I followed the steps and it updated correctly, the problem is that the audio is no longer heard and they ask me to download 46GB, do you know what I can do?
Can anyone help me on this problem please it’s long so please read it carefully
So i haven’t played Genshin since the 2.7 version of the game ( I know it’s really old) but now I wanna back to the game
So to save sometime and storage I found the official Direct download links to update from 2.7 to 3.0
And from 3.0 to 3.2 (both zips is separated) then I extracted them on genshin impact game folder
Then made the config.ini file but whenever click launch on the launcher the game literally freezes on white screen after showing their logo can anyone help on this ?
Hey, try updating DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables 🙂
I did but Still same problem
Your better than me on this things so I have to ask is direct Updating from 2.7 to 3.0 that means the zip file have 2.8 and 2.9 updates files too ?
If you are behind on so many updates, then I recommend installing it from scratch. You can follow this guide:
Hello sir. I’m using the PC that used by my brother and it got genshin version 2.6.0. when I tried to update it apparently it need me to update with file size 47GB which is the size of the full game of version 3.2 I guess? is there a way so I can just download the rest required files from 2.6 to 3.2, so I can save my limited bandwidth?
Hey! Apologies, but these guides require that you have the previous version. This means you needed 3.1 :/ Honestly, I recommend you download it from scratch to avoid any issues or rely on the in-game update process.
ok. thanks for the Reply UwU
Bro 3.3 pre-install when?
You can visit the guide for 3.3 below
When update to version 3.3?
The guide for 3.3 is up now, here you go!
Hey can you provide a link for a fresh installation
Hey! Sure thing. You can install the game from scratch by following this guide. There might be some additional files you’ll have to download though, so keep that in mind.
Can you plz provide a link for a fresh installation
No , I mean you have not updated this :
Yeah, but this one is, with 3.3, the latest version. I wrote this guide specifically for this. The Verification article has the same content, but isn’t updated.