Fixing the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error on PC

If you are a fan of Gacha titles, then you are probably familiar with Genshin Impact at this point. It is one of the biggest games of the year and has become a worldwide phenomenon in a matter of weeks. This is because it has a generous reward system, is available on a variety of platforms, and is free to play. Now, with each update, there are a few technical problems that make their way into the game as well. If you are on PC and are running into the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error, here is how you can fix that.

For most users, the game works fine, and the moment you hit launch, it should ideally install all prerequisite software as well. However, for various reasons, this isn’t always the case for some users.

Fixing the Genshin Impact Game Verification Error [EDIT 2: The guide has been updated for version 1.3 1.3.2 1.4 1.5 1.5.1 1.6 1.6.1 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.1]

This is one of the most common problems in the game and has been there in a different form since it launched. Now with the latest 1.2 1.3 1.3.2 1.4 1.5 1.5.1 1.6 1.6.1 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.1 version, some users have reported running into the Game Verification Error. The error prompt is shown below.



Now, obviously, you can try clicking the Retry button a few times, but if it doesn’t work, your game files are corrupted. This typically happens if you have an unstable internet connection or if you have paused the download. Here are a few things you can try to fix this.

1. Disable your anti-virus
2. First, make sure you have closed the game in the task managerDisable your anti-virus
3. Rerun the launcher, and see if the error goes away
4. Manually download the game (Version 3.1)

You could try redownloading the game the usual way, through the launcher, but manually downloading will ensure you don’t run into an error like this again. It also allows you to use a third-party downloader, like IDM, which will net you higher speeds.

Required Downloads

To start, you need to download the following files. Everything we provide will be downloaded directly from MiHoYo’s servers. These are safe and official files that we haven’t tampered with in any way.

1. Genshin Impact version 3.1 main zip file (Size: 37.89 GB)
2. Genshin Impact launcher from the Official Website

Now, you need to download the language files. You need to download at least one language pack your computer’s region is currently set to from the following links. If you want more than one, feel free to download it.

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1. Chinese (8.19 GB)
2. Japanese (10.45 GB)
3. Korean (8.07 GB)
4. Everywhere else – English (9.46 GB)

Setting up version 3.1

After you have downloaded all the files, follow the next steps.

1. Open the launcher, and set your installation location. The default location is the following.
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game
2. Now, in the Launcher, click on the Get Game/Update button, and wait for 10-20 seconds.
3. Click on Pause
4. Close the launcher, and make sure it isn’t running in the task manager/taskbar
5. Head over to the following location
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game)
6. Here, you want to delete all the zip_tmp files (like GenshinImpact_3.1.0.zip_tmp) Also, delete the _tmp file of your chosen Audio file (Example: Audio_English(US)_3.1.0.zip_tmp)
7. Make sure to delete it permanently and double-check the recycle bin
8. Now, copy the zip files you downloaded in the first step (, and the language audio file/files (Example: Audio_English(US) and paste both of these into the following location
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game)
9. After this, extract both zip files (Audio and Game) here using 7zip or Winrar (Run as admin)
10. Now, on your desktop, create a new text file, and paste the following content inside it
[General] channel=1
11. Now, save this as config.ini and make sure you select All files in the “Save as type” Setting file type
12. It should look like this
Config file for 3.1
13. Now, copy/cut and paste this file into the following location and replace the existing config.ini file (it doesn’t matter if there isn’t one here)
C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game (or wherever you installed the game)
14. Now, rerun the Launcher, and if you followed the steps correctly, it should say Launch. It might also say Get Game; in that case, click that, and it will install the files. This should fix the problem for you, and if you are sure that your internet connection isn’t the problem, you can also install the game using the launcher.

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

Updated at 12:25 - 31/07/2023
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