How to manually update to Genshin Impact version 1.3 on PC

Genshin Impact is arguably one of the biggest surprises to come out in 2020. There are many gacha games already on the market, but none have surpassed the numbers, and influence of Genshin Impact. The game isn’t just popular in China, but all over the world and its availability on a variety of platforms have helped quite a bit. Now, the latest version 1.3 is on its way and is scheduled to officially come out today. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact 1.3 on PC, here is how you can do that.

Update 1.3 is one of the bigger ones and brings a lot of new content for fans to try out. The developers are committed to keep fans happy, and engaged with a constant stream of content. This is one of the reasons the game is doing so well, even in 2021.

Manually update to Genshin Impact version 1.3

Now, some players would like to use their own download manager to get the latest update. There is also a chance that some users are running into errors with updating through the client. These are all valid reasons why one would prefer a more manual approach to the update. To do this, you can follow the steps below.

  • First, make sure the launcher is updated to the latest version. This normally happens automatically.
  • Now, you want to click the button to Start the Pre-load, and then click the button again to pause it
  • After this, close the launcher completely, this can be done by right-clicking the icon in the taskbar notification area, as shown below
update Genshin Impact 1.3
Close Genshin Impact from Taskbar Notification Area
  • Now, head over to the Genshin Impact Game folder. This folder is in the install location. The default location is the following, but it can vary based on where you installed it.
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\
  • Here, in the Genshin Impact Game folder, delete the 1.2.0_1.3.0_diff_sBM8DJZc.zip_tmp file
  • Download the patch file from the following link (SIZE: 4.18 GB)
  • Copy the downloaded zip file to the Genshin Impact Game folder (DON’T EXTRACT THIS FILE)
  • Now, re-open the Launcher again, and the status should be Game Pre-Installation Done

Updating the game manually usually ends up being the faster method. This is mostly because the actual game launcher doesn’t always fully utilize the network capacity.

We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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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39 Comments

    • Hey, I’m not sure about that. Make sure your launcher is updated, and follow this method. The file should appear. Otherwise, there might be some other issue.

      • yeah ive notice this for 4 days now after i switched to a new laptop. i cant seem to know how to downlaod the game without it giving me the “file verification error’ ive tried looking for whats wrong and checked even my settings. the only thing ive notice is both the old and new one run with directx12

        • Try disabling your anti-virus, or adding an exception before hitting the Retry button during the error. Otherwise, you might have to reinstall the game :/

  1. hey! my launcher is 1.1 but i already update it the thing is i need to manually download the 1.2 so i can do this o it works either way??

  2. Hey Mr. Ali,

    Do you have a file of the whole game? coz i am currently downloading the game starting from zero and it so slow to download using the launcher, i want to download the game in less than 2 hours so that i can play immedietely. Thanks

  3. I have download it and follow ur steps , it successful but after two hourss i log in it again , it shows error code 31-4302 do u know how to fix it?

  4. Hi, i downloaded the file but right before the end, it keeps saying “full disk” and it automatically get cancelled even tho i have a lot of space.

  5. why the file when i download there is some error file and i can play when launch the game its said failed to download resource file
    should i download the 1.3.2 file again?

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