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How to fix Genshin Impact error code 4201

A guide on how to attempt to fix the error code 4201 in Genshin Impact.

Like any game, bugs can occur, which is frustrating when all you want to do is play. The most common error code in Genshin Impact is 4201, and here's what you can do to fix it.

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How to solve Genshin Impact error code 4201

The following steps will likely help if you're playing Genshin Impact on PC. If that doesn't work, I'm afraid you'll have to wait it out until the servers are fixed.

Run as an administrator

The first thing to try is running Genshin Impact as an administrator. If you haven't changed the game installer's file location, the location should be Local Disk C > Program Files > Genshin Impact > Genshin Impact Game.

Genshin Impact installation folder
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  1. Right-click on the GenshinImpact.exe; at the bottom of the menu that appears will be Properties.
  2. Click on Properties, and you should see six tabs at the top.
  3. Click on the tab called Compatibility.
  4. Click on Change high DPI settings.
  5. Choose Run this program as an administrator.
  6. Click on the words, and a tick mark should appear inside the box.
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The last thing to note is when you go to play Genshin Impact, a small window will appear saying: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click on Yes, as clicking No will close the game.

Change your DNS settings

If you're still trying to learn how to fix server-related error 4201 in Genshin Impact, there is one more approach. It's a more complicated solution that involves changing your VPN. Doing this might make it so you can play the game, but you'll have super high ping, which will cause the game to feel like it's lagging; it will not be smooth at all. To use this option, having really good internet is a requirement!

The method that I'll show you is not a VPN service. You do not have to download a VPN client; however, this method might not work as effectively as getting one.

  1. In the Windows search bar, type in Network.
  2. Click the best match at the top, which will be Network Status.
  3. Click on the Change connection properties.
  4. Scroll down to where it says IP Settings, but first, take note of the numbers that appear to your right; there'll be a set of two sets of 4 numbers, for example, Write these numbers down! For you to be able to change it back if this solution does not work for you.
  5. Click on the Edit button and where it mentions Preferred DNS.
  6. Delete the number inside the box, and type in In the Alternative DNS, delete the numbers in the box and type These numbers are Google's Public DNS IP.

This method may or may not work, but if it does work, the gameplay isn't going to be as buttery smooth as you're bouncing signals all over the place instead of only your modem. You need excellent internet for this method to be effective. We'll update you if any new information is found about this error!

What is Genshin Impact error code 4201?

Genshin Impact error code 4201 is a server-related error that can occur on PC, PS4, and mobile devices. The error typically occurs when the Genshin Impact servers are down or overloaded. Most error codes from the 4000 are either your VPN (Virtual Private Network), network region location, or it's server-related.

For more help with Gensin Impact errors, look at Genshin Impact Error Codes List (and how to fix them)here at Pro Game Guides.

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Nebojša Prijić is a senior staff writer at Pro Game Guides with over 25 years of experience in journalism, screenwriting, and copywriting. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Maxim Serbia magazine and the IGN Adria website. Nebojša is an old-school gamer who loves real-time strategies, shooters, and RPGs, but most of all, he plays Roblox and mobile games with his son. He remembers the first Diablo, PC games on a single floppy disk, and playing Mortal Kombat on the keyboard.


How to fix Genshin Impact error code 4201

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