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How to fix Genshin Impact Failed to Update Error on PC

Genshin Impact Failed to Update Error
Genshin Impact Screenshot

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play, open-world action role-playing gacha video game from miHoYo.  The game is now available on PC, and the PS4, as well as mobile devices. If you are on the PC version and are running into the Genshin Impact Failed to Update Error, here is how you can fix it.

The game is also available on both Android and iOS mobile devices for free.

Genshin Impact Failed to Update Error

If for some reason you can’t seem to update the game, here are a few things you can try to fix it, and get the latest updates to play the game.

Fix 1: Manually Update

  • Head into the location where your game is installed
  • Here, you will see a updateProgram folder, open it
  • Inside this folder, you can find the update.exe file, run it
  • This should ideally update the game for you

Fix 2: Run the internal launcher

If the first fix didn’t work for you, try the following.

Head to the location where the game is installed, and run the launcher file directly. Try running it as admin as well.

Genshin Impact Failed to Update Error
Launcher.exe

Fix 3: Restart your PC

Another fix that worked for a few players is to simply restart your PC, and running the game again.

Fix 4: Run the game directly

  • Inside the installation folder, look for the Genshin Impact Game folder, and open it
  • Now, run the GenshinImpact.exe directly

One of these methods should work for you, and the game will update accordingly.

While you are, make sure you check out our other guides as well.

The game is available to download for free on PCPS4AndroidiOS, and the Nintendo Switch version is planned for later release.

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