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    Can you play Genshin Impact offline?

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    Can you play Genshin Impact offline? The JRPG from developer miHoYo is proving immensely popular on PC, PS4, iOS and Android. So popular, in fact, that many players are wondering, "Can you play Genshin Impact without an internet connection?" For anyone who can't stop playing and wants to keep playing in all conditions, read on to learn about Genshin Impact's online requirements.

    Is Genshin Impact Online Only?

    Genshin Impact is not an MMO, but rather a JRPG heavily inspired by Breath of the Wild. Most users would assume this means there is no mandatory Genshin Impact internet connection, although unlike Zelda, it also includes online multiplayer. Of course, this confuses the water a bit, so let's get things right.



    Genshin Impact cannot be played offline. It is an online-only game that requires constant internet connection on PC, PS4, iOS and Android. Although users must be online to play Genshin Impact, it is not an MMO and can be played alone.

    Genshin Impact is likely to require players to be online in the next Nintendo Switch version as well. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll have an Xbox version of the popular JRPG anytime soon.

    Most likely, the Genshin Impact always online requirement is due to the fact that it is free and supported by microtransactions. Players must be online to access the premium store, it also allows developers to make sure no one is cheating or hacking while hiding offline.

    To unlock one of the game's most popular characters, Razor, you need to interact with the Genshin Impact system. Pulling it can take some time, although the anime title's Pity System can help speed up the process.


    Some players are experiencing Genshin Impact connectivity issues on all platforms; bookmark how to fix the error “Failed to verify update” and “UID does not exist” error is recommended.



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