Genshin Impact: How To Fix Error Code 4201

Since its release back in September 2020, Genshin Impact has become one of the hottest games in the world, generating millions of dollars in revenue every day and often topping the charts of the App Store and Google Play Store.

Like everything though, it isn't free of problems and errors.

This is how to fix Error Code 4201.

What Is Error Code 4201

Error Code 4201 states "Failed to connect, please check your network settings."

When this happens players are unable to get into the game.

How To Fix Error Code 4201

The Error Code 4201 can be solved fairly easily, regardless of which platform you're on.

It is related to your internet settings and is usually resolved by double-checking that the device, whether it is mobile, console or PC, is connected to the internet.

Sometimes the internet just drops out and disconnects, or maybe your router is having issues, or even your internet is just completely down.

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IN THE CLOUD: Saves are stored in the cloud, so don't worry about reinstalling.

Another cause can be the use of a VPN.

Many people use VPNs these days and quite often it is easy to forgot that it is activated when trying to play a game.

Some games don't like VPNs being used and they can cause a lot of problems.

So if your internet is working fine, check if your VPN is on next.

Should all that fail, unfortunately, you may need to reinstall the game and then hopefully it will work.

The good news is, all of the save data is stored in the cloud, so you don't need to worry about accidentally wiping your save file.

About Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact has been an utter revelation since it launched.

This open-world action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo was derided when first revealed, a BOTW clone many cried, but here we are.

This free, multiplayer, and fully cross-platform game is arguably one of the biggest break out hits from 2020.

Whilst it might not be coming to Xbox or Nintendo Switch anytime soon, it's got a massive fanbase.

We've written plenty of stories and guides around the game, but if you're looking to start out, you'll need to know some of the fundamentals.

If you want to know how to play Genshin Impact with friends, we've got you covered.

If you're going in dark on your own, knowing how to save the game, how to process ingredients, how to reroll for better gear and how to get more wishes (for more rerolls) are key to playing the game.

A grasp of the character tier list and weapon tier list will stand you in good stead, too.

Or if you want some free stuff, we've got a page with Genshin Impact Promo Codes that's worth bookmarking.

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