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    How to manually update to Genshin Impact version 1.5 on PC

    The latest version of Genshin Impact will be out in 2 days is out now and is one of the biggest updates yet. miHoYo has been true to their schedule, and we are getting an update every 6 weeks. Similar to previous updates, this one brings new playable characters, quests, and items. The developers have been hard at work to constantly provide new content for players on a tight schedule. Sadly, there still haven’t been any improvements when it comes to the update process. Updating through the launcher is still a hassle, and for the most part, you won’t get the speed you should be. If you want to manually update to Genshin Impact version 1.5, here is how you can do that.

    If you have been following our Genshin Impact coverage, you’ll know that we have provided a manual guide for each update. Aside from that, a common error, which is ‘Game Verification Error’ is also fixable, and updated for each new update.

    Manually update Genshin Impact version 1.5

    Now, if you can get the update through your launcher, that’s the most ideal way. However, for a lot of users, that option simply doesn’t work, and if it does, the download speed is super low. The biggest benefit of manually updating is that you can use whatever download manager you want.

    Before we get started, you need to make sure that you are on version 1.4. You can follow this guide to manually update to 1.4.

    After you have ensured that, you can follow the steps below.

    • Open the Genshin Impact launcher, and make sure it is updated (We are talking about the launcher itself, and not the game. 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 Pause it
    • Close the Genshin Impact launcher, and make sure it is closed from the taskbar as well. Right-click on the icon, and select Exit, as shown below
    Closing the game from the taskbar will allow you to manually update to Genshin impact 1.5
    Genshin Impact in the taskbar
    • After closing it completely, head over to the following location
    C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\
    • After you are done downloading these, copy all 5 zip files to the Genshin Impact Game folder
    C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game\ 

    Important: DO NOT EXTRACT ANY OF THESE zip FILES. If you do this before version 1.5 is live, your game will be unplayable

    • Run the launcher, and it should say Game Pre-Installation Done. If you are following this method when the update is live, you will be able to play the game as you normally would.
    • Run the launcher, and click on Update, it will unzip the downloaded files and install/verify the game.

    [UPDATE: After you have updated to 1.5, you can now update to 1.5.1 by following this guide as well]

    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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    213 Comments

    1. Are these really all of them? because the update says its 15gb….Btw thanks for the links tho you are really helpful

    2. Thank you So so so much!! if i download using the launcher the speed is way too slow.. now i’m ready for the patch tomorrow πŸ˜€

        • hi i just wanted to ask what zip files do we have to delete?? cuz for me, it only shows one zip file that i downloaded yesterday which says GenshinImpact_1.4.0 so do i delete it??

          • hey, did you click the Update button, and then Paused it? It should download a few temp files. To check which files are temporary, those will have the .zip_tmp files extension.

            To enable file extensions, open your File Explorer Options by searching it in Windows Search.
            Then click on the View tab, and uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types

    3. Hi
      Thank you for your efforts
      My question is . If I download these files, will it run the new update normally?
      i mean these files pre-install files I afraid it dont work when the new patch will launch

    4. My Genshin Impact Launcher is updated to the latest version but it is showing the Get game button even though I have the game downloaded. So, how do I connect to the game using the launcher?

        • I’m sorry to trouble you, may I ask how to run it from the executable..? I tried to type its full file name “C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\launcher.exe” in “Window+R” and it still shows “Get Game”
          Please help me! Thank you so much > <

      • Hello, i had the same problem so i tried to connect the luncher to the game, and it worked for me. As for you, go to the settings of the luncher (the icon is next to the minimize icon). In general settings there is written “local files: find game files”. Click on it and then choose the game’s path. It should be “genshin impact/genshin impact game”folder. Don’t forget about the latter, and with that the luncher will be connected to the game. You will be able to see the “game pre-installation” button next to lunch.
        Sorry for my bad english, I hope it works for you as well. πŸ™‚

    5. so i have a doubt, since my launcher is showing game version 1.3.2 even after updating the launcher, so it is not showing pre-installation successful. So should i just unzip these game files (all 5) when 1.5 goes live or what??

        • yes i did, but launcher is still showing 1.3.2
          cause at the time of 1.4 update i downloaded the pre-installation file from launcher but since it was showing file not found when update goes live so i directly unzip it and started using .exe file to launch my game instead of launcher

    6. ” If you do this before version 1.5 is live”
      Sorry but, when is the version update live, also how do you know?
      , so when can i extract the files??

    7. Thanks for this post. BTW may I know from where you get the zip files (or links) for the manual installation.
      And stay safe πŸ™‚

    8. Thank you so much bro! I always have to download updates in other places cuz my internet sucks, you are my salvation πŸ˜€

    9. I’m sorry to trouble you, may I ask how to run it from the executable..? I tried to type its full file name “C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\launcher.exe” in “Window+R” and it still shows “Get Game”
      Please help me! Thank you so much > <

      • Nevermind! I think I found my mistake. I had a “config” file at the same file location-“Genshin Impact” – as the Launcher. The config file is as follow:
        [launcher]
        cps=mihoyo
        channel=1
        sub_channel=0
        game_install_path=C:/Program Files/Genshin Impact/Genshin Impact Game
        game_dynamic_bg_name=34c9f946602f8c56de0308a52ab19614_7130775933778483611.png
        game_dynamic_bg_md5=9e758d15276d2bf2b860ecc2c18a3235
        is_first_exit=0
        exit_type=2
        game_start_name=GenshinImpact.exe

        I moved it elsewhere, and copy the “config.ini” file which you taught us to do and paste in in the “Genshin Impact” file location (Previously I put the “config.ini” file in “Genshin Impact Game” folder, not “Genshin Impact” folder). Then I open the launcher, it still say “Get Game” but when I clicked it, it was at 99% completed. So I just waited for a few minutes and ta-daa the pre-installation update button is there!

        Thank you very much! You really helped us a lot! Have a nice day!

          • Please dont be sorry! You are too kind enough to upload these files for us >< And you even replied to almost every comment! Thank you for your guidance!

            • You’re welcome! You’re downloading the files directly from the server, I just make sure everyone knows how to use them! πŸ™‚

    10. we meet again haha thanks :D, time to download the 1.5 version I’m gonna follow your steps this time since it has 5 files πŸ™‚

    11. Thank you so much!
      The launcher’s downloader sucks for someone like me with unstable internet connection, once it detects a 0 kb/s download speed it pauses but won’t resume automatically. I left it overnight to download but then I woke up only at 5% with a prompt asking whether to retry -_- turns out since my internet is unstable it pauses every 10 minutes or so.

      Downloading now, I hope the downloaded files will work when patch goes live. Thanks a bunch!

      • The files will! You’re downloading from the official miHoyo servers, just using your preferred download manager πŸ™‚

    12. Sorry but may I ask what do you mean in the step 2 *Now, click on the Update button, and then Pause it. Do you mean the pre install update button inside the game launcher or should we wait for the patch 1.5 to be fully release tomorrow and use that big yellow update button in the launcher??? BTW Im playing on PC… Hope you could respond to me ASAP… Thank you

      • NVM my comment im done updating…
        *I FOLLOWED THE STEPS THEN CLICKED THE UPATE BUTTON BUT INSTEAD OF DONWLOADING THE FILES AGAIN IT JUST SAYS DOWNLOADING FOR ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES AND IT VERIFIED THE FILES THAT I PASTED IN THE GAME FOLDER DIRECTORY AND ITS DONE…THANKS AGAIN

    13. although i had downloaded the pre install via launcher, but seeing a lot of positive feedback from ur works I hope you don’t stop helping us every update. you also helped me from the previous post about the game verification error where i had to download the whole game again (1.4) and it works like a charm, hope you update that post as well when 1.5 is released:), I have limited internet so i had to go to internet cafe to download (someone might have the same situation as i am!) so this is a big help. thankyou and have a pleasant day/night^^

      • Hey, thank you for the kind words! I’m overwhelmed by the positive response these posts have gotten! Don’t worry, I’ll update these articles, and provide new ones every time there’s a new error, and update πŸ™‚ I’ll be updating the Game Verification article soon! πŸ™‚ Thank you again for the comment!

    14. I uninstalled the whole game. so should i wait till a full 1.5 update comes and i can download the zip and do the procedures ?

    15. NVM my comment im done updating…
      *I FOLLOWED THE STEPS THEN CLICKED THE UPATE BUTTON BUT INSTEAD OF DONWLOADING THE FILES AGAIN IT JUST SAYS DOWNLOADING FOR ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES AND IT VERIFIED THE FILES THAT I PASTED IN THE GAME FOLDER DIRECTORY AND ITS DONE…THANKS AGAIN

    16. once the patch is out can u pls share the 1.5 zip files ? because i uninstalled the whole game and dont know where to start

    17. Hello! I am currently downloading the patches so if I finish the dl, do I have to unzip each files manually or do I just launch the game after I copy it to the Genshin Impact game folder? Thank you so much!

      • After the update is live, simply click on Update in the launcher, and it will unzip/install/verify the files for you.

      • When the update is live, your launcher will have an Update button. Press that, and it will automatically unzip/verify these files.

    18. Thank you very much, i am having a problem with auto update from launcher because it keeps telling me could not verify the files, the game has already downloaded the files for me and i found them in the folder. so i extracted with the order u presented, i was wondering if there is a fix to my problem whenever install through the launcher it tells me, failed to verify. when i manually verify game (from launcher) it just starts to download from the very beginning the whole game for no reason, noting the folder is the same of the game and i can launch the game through the launcher after the manual update .

      • Hmmm, if you have placed the files, can you make sure that your config file in the following location has the correct version?

        Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game

    19. Thank you so much for this! You helped me lots! Really appreciate the work you do.

      Just putting this out there in case someone has the same issue:
      I had the problem that the download was stuck and it showed this message: “Game files download error. Check your network settings and try again.” But my connection was ok!
      So I deleted all those .zip_tmp files and restarted the launcher and it started downloading again!

      Thanks again! πŸ™‚

    20. I’m getting corrupt files notice when extracting the First Patch File using WinRAR.

      game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU\GenshinImpact_Data\Resources\unity_builtin_extra. The file is corrupt
      game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU\GenshinImpact_Data\StreamingAssets\AssetBundles\blocks\00\00576315.blk. The file is corrupt

      • Yes, you can! After you are done copying the files into the location, simply click on Update in your launcher. It will extract the files, install and verify those

    21. My game keep telling me I need to close it so it can download but every time I click confirm it immediately pops back, and when I finally manage to close my game it reopens instantly with it telling me to close my game so it can update again. So I did everything you said, now I can go has far as downloading everything but when it says verification, the thing pop up again and it just doesn’t work. Idk what to do anymore.

    22. Hello.
      I got a problem in last step. When I press “Update”, it still need a space storage. It requires 13.4 GB or my 8.0 GB space available. Any solution?

    23. Thank you so much for this man. Been running into errors and the DL speed from the launcher isn’t helping. Please continue this for other patches in the future as well as I feel this isn’t going to be a one time thing lol.

    24. bro i followed all ur steps and when the launcher installed the files I got a file verification error. I tried this three times, rebooting my launcher. im so lost omg

    25. After copying the files, and opening the launcher ,it still says to download and is downloading files. No update option.

    26. Thnx man i tryed the auto update twice and when download completed it say “Files verification error” and when i click in retry it redownloading from 22 per cent and when the download completed the same error appear again but after i did download
      your files here it works thnx very much

        • It says “! D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU.zip: Checksum error in D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\GenshinImpact_Data\StreamingAssets\AssetBundles\blocks\00\00464160.blk. The file is corrupt
          ! D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU.zip: Checksum error in D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\GenshinImpact_Data\StreamingAssets\AssetBundles\blocks\00\00469177.blk. The file is corrupt
          ! D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU.zip: Checksum error in D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\GenshinImpact_Data\StreamingAssets\AssetBundles\blocks\00\00500746.blk. The file is corrupt” everytime I extract the files

    27. It says “! D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\game_1.4.0_1.5.0_diff_H8LGSgKU.zip: Checksum error in D:\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact game\Genshin Impact”. It says the files are corrupt

      • Hey, use the in-game repair option to fix it. It should be in the menu πŸ™‚ Checksum errors are pretty common sadly

    28. I had the issue pre-installing from the launcher for 1.5 version a couple days ago (couldn’t check file integrity), so I uninstalled the game completely and then reinstalled from the official website. Got the 1.4 version and then I downloaded the update (from the launcher, again) and it showed file integrity error and then network errors etc… Then I tried this method but launcher doesn’t recognize anything, and it says “get game” when i paste zip patches into the folder. Any ideas what could be the issue?

      • Hey, can you try running the game directly from the executable (GenshinImpact.exe)? It’s in the following location

        Genshin Impact > Genshin Impact game >

      • Another thing you can try, open the launcher and try the following

        Launcher settings -> general settings -> find game files

    29. henlo.. can u help me?
      i tried this step, but idk why it didn’t work. the verified failed.
      and I tried to reinstall the game.. and about to do the same thing u taught us to manually install 1.4 because it worked for me. i still have the 20gb file too. but I couldn’t find that guide again? i mean I forgot about the config.
      help

    30. Please help me, I unpacked the files manually and when I open the launcher, I click start the game and the error “failed to load il2pp” crashes. genshinimpact.exe the same thing

    31. hello!
      thank you for the tutorial. i’ve updated my files into 1.5 without trouble till I launch my launcher and when I click to start the game I got, “version update found. please start the launcher to download the latest version. log in after the completion of this update to immediately obtain 300 primogems.”
      I’ve tried to verify the data twice, and there’s no problem. so I tried to launch again but I get that notice again.
      do you have any solution? thank you!

    32. i tried it before. and i still stuck at the start game:click to begin for a few times.
      after that, i extract the file the first patch file and copy it into the folder.
      i tried it again and finally i can get past it. but now i stuck at the first loading screen and it said,
      “data error, please download latest gamefile from official website and log in again. error code : 31-4302”

      • Copy pasting a comment I wrote for another user. See if it helps you

        “Oh no, that’s a very tricky error to fix.

        There is a method that you can try though.

        Please make sure Windows Security is turned off for this one.

        1. First rename your β€œGenshin Impact Game” folder to β€œGI_old”
        2. After that, make a new folder in the same directory called β€œGenshin Impact”
        3. Open the GI_old folder, and delete β€œblob_storage”
        4. Move everything from GI_old to the new Genshin Impact folder
        5. Inside the Genshin Impact folder, make a new folder inside it called β€œGenshin Impact Game”, your file structure will look like this: \Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game
        6. Drag and drop these files from the Genshin Impact folder to Genshin Impact Game:
        β€œGenshinImpact_Data”
        β€œconfig.ini”
        β€œGenshinImpact.Exe”
        β€œmhyprot2.Sys”
        β€œUnityPlayer.dll”
        7. Move your ScreenShot folder somewhere on the desktop if you have it, if there isn’t one, simply ignore it
        8. Launch the game.

        This is the most effective way to fix the error.

        If it still persists, try deleting the mihoyo folder in \Appdata\Local”

    33. Hey i didn’t tried it yet but still wanna say thanks, I was downloading the files from the launcher and it downloaded the Audio files and Game Files but when the Verification error occured (this was the 4th time since 1.3) the game files were gone and the audio was the only one left, by gone I mean rather than 15 gb it says 0 kb then a few mins it now said 2 gb which I deleted(template file only), I started to lose hope and found this which was helpful, so (1st Q) I’m just wondering if the audio files I downloaded from the launcher would still work to this, also I have another important question, (2nd Q) when 1.6 comes will it still have verification error, cause my wifi is so slow and when it occurs I feel that all my patience were for nothing, if you don’t know it’s ok, but imma say again if 1.6 comes then I got the files for it, will this trick still work? configuration is on the files too… That’s my questions for now and thank you so much for helping us, and by trying hard to solve our problems/replying

    34. how about if i want download the 1.5 version from the beginning without the launcher?
      do you have the link?can you help me?

    35. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this. I was nearly in tears trying to download the new update because it kept saying “Game files download error,” and nothing else was helping. I hope both sides of your pillow are always cold!!

    36. Hello i’m already download all files and also put it on C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game, but when i click UPDATE on my Genshin Impact launcher, is still downloading. How to fix it? Thank you.

    37. hello im on 1,4 version rn what should i do, i follow this step but still download for 7gb, what should i do now? T_T

    38. Hello! I’m having a problem. I already downloaded all 5 patches and I put them on the folder. But when I go to launcher to click update, it downloaded again from 1%. It doesn’t read the files that I put. :((((

      • The problem is, that miHoYo released 1.5.1, really soon after 1.5, and since a lot of users weren’t on 1.5, they are having issues with multiple updates.

        First, try this,

        Delete the temp files again.

        Now, first, copy the files for 1.5 into the location, and then extract those.

        After that, download the files from this guide (for 1.5.1), and extract those in the same location as you did for 1.5.

        After you are done with that, try the launcher again.

        If that doesn’t work you will have to do a fresh installation. You can follow the guide for that here, I’ve updated it for 1.5.1

        https://whatifgaming.com/how-to-fix-the-genshin-impact-game-verification-error-on-pc/

        • Thanks for giving that link. I didn’t download all the files again, I only created a new config.ini and changed the game version into 1.5.1. It works!!!!! 😭✨

    39. Hi please help, Everytime i open Launcher and click GET GAME, the zip file on the Genshin Impact folder is being deleted. What to do?

    40. Hey I have problem, I followed all the steps you mentioned but when I click on update it starts downloading 7gb please help me

      • The problem is, that miHoYo released 1.5.1, really soon after 1.5, and since a lot of users weren’t on 1.5, they are having issues with multiple updates.

        First, try this,

        Delete the temp files again.

        Now, first, copy the files for 1.5 into the location, and then extract those.

        After that, download the files from this guide (for 1.5.1), and extract those in the same location as you did for 1.5.

        After you are done with that, try the launcher again.

        If that doesn’t work you will have to do a fresh installation. You can follow the guide for that here, I’ve updated it for 1.5.1

        https://whatifgaming.com/how-to-fix-the-genshin-impact-game-verification-error-on-pc/

    41. i already following the task but the launcher won’t to extract them. when i click update, it will start from zero. why? fyi : i installed on D not C so i copied all files to D genshin impact game.

    42. Thank you so much!! This is really helps me in consuming my data in downloading such big files into smaller files, thank you! ❀️

    43. hello, im curious, how do you get the newest patch files to manually replace the temp files to manually updates it, if say, i failed to update it… just so i might not depends on you when one day you dont post anymore.. or so i dont need to go here everytime new patch comes out. (not that i hate it here, just in case) >.<

    44. Hey, my IDM free trial has passed, do you know any more 3rd party apps, to download the files, I just cant download all files with a very weak internet

    45. hello . my game version in 1.4 and my luncher is update . I followed the steps but when I click Update it start to download 17 gb file. I deleted the zip temp files and re-opened lucher and click update but nothing changes. all of these 5 files are in the genshin Impact Game folder

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