Genshin Impact is the game from the Chinese developer miHoYo. The wide range of platform it caters combined with its awesome action-based open world adventure has made the game very popular with millions of downloads across platforms. But, as the game is currently witnessing a large surge of players certain servers errors are likely to occur. The most recent to trouble gamers is the Genshin Impact “Failed to check for updates” error. Stick around and we will share all you need to know about the error and what you can do about it.
Fix Genshin Impact “Failed to check for updates” Error
The Genshin Impact “Failed to check for updates” error is not a serious problem and often resolves after a simple reboot of the game. When you encounter the error, the first thing you should do is either close the game and suspend its running tasks from the Task Manager or simply close the game and reboot the system.
Before you launch the game again, you need to update it. Go to the directory where the game is installed and look for a file update.exe. if you don’t see the file, restart the system again. Double-click on the file and it will force the game to update with the error. Once the update completes, you should be able to play the game without any issue.
If you are playing the game on mobile device, go to the respective store – App Store or Google Play and search for the game. When you locate the game, click on Update and the game should download the necessary updates to run the game smoothly.
If you are playing on PS4 and seeing the “Failed to check for updates” error. You must also download the latest update, but after you have performed a reboot of the game. Close the game completely and relaunch it. As the troubleshooting option on PS4 is quite limited compared to PC, if the error persists, you will have to reinstall the game and that should resolve the error. PS4 players must also ensure that your internet connection is not to blame and is able to download the necessary updated.
The main culprit for this error is a lot of people attempting to download the game. If you can wait a few days, the error will resolve on its own as the traffic to the servers reduce overtime. That’s all we have in this guide, hope you have resolved your error with Genshin Impact.