How to manually update to Genshin Impact version 1.4 on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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One of the most anticipated updates of Genshin Impact is version 1.4. It brings a bunch of new features, quests, and fixes that fans have been waiting for, for a while now. The new update is pretty sizeable as well, and ideally, you will be able to update through your launcher. Despite the extensive updates, Genshin Impact isn’t perfect, especially when it comes to the processes outside the gameplay. Installation and update are some of the most annoying parts of the process, and sometimes players have to resort to manually handling it. If you are running into any problems with that, here is how you can manually update Genshin Impact to version 1.4.

Despite our wish for future updates to be more streamlined, it seems that these issues will be present with 1.4 as well. The most common problem is the ‘Game Verification‘ issue, which often requires a complete manual installation. Apart from that, network issues are fairly common too including the error 403.

Manually update Genshin Impact version 1.4

A big reason to opt for manual updates is that you can use your preferred download manager. This will ensure that the file isn’t being downloaded through the slow launcher (for some users), and you will get better download speeds overall.

(Keep in mind that at the time of writing, the patch hasn’t unlocked but is available for download. You will be following the pre-patch method before it is officially out.)

Also, keep in mind that you should have the game at version 1.3.2 for this to work. If you are still at 1.3, you can update to 1.3.2 by following this guide.

After you have ensured that you are on 1.3.2, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Genshin Impact launcher, and make sure it is on the latest version. (We are talking about the launcher here, and not the game itself. It will give you a prompt to update it if there is a new update for the launcher available.)
  • Now, click on the Update button, and then click on the Pause button
  • After this, quit the launcher completely. To ensure this, make sure it is not running in the Windows Task Manager, or in the Windows Taskbar. This is the icon in the taskbar to show it’s running. Click on Exit, if it shows up here.
Closing Genshin Impact from the taskbar is essential when you want to Manually update Genshin Impact to version 1.4
  • After the game has been closed completely, open the Genshin Impact Game folder. This folder is basically in the install location. The default location for most users is the following, but it can be different based on where you installed it.
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\
  • Here, you want to delete the 1.3.2_1.4.0_diff_1P539V4J.zip_tmp file. This is the partial download
  • Now, head over to the following link to download the 1.4 patch (4.29 GB)
  • Copy the zip file (4.29 GB) you just downloaded and paste it into the Genshin Impact Game folder. The default location as we described above is the following. (DON’T UNZIP THE FILE, SIMPLY COPY IT)
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\
  • Run the launcher again, and click Update. This will unzip the file, and install it

Genshin Impact 1.4 Pre-patch

If you are reading this guide before the patch is available, you can still follow the steps mentioned above.

The only difference is that instead of Update, you will see the “Start the pre-download” button. After you are done with the steps and you re-open the launcher, it will say “Game Pre-Installation Done“.

If you have followed the steps correctly, you will be able to play the version 1.4 without any issues.

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

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