Genshin Impact offers a truly remarkable amount of value; it’s a free-to-play RPG that boasts a level of quality to rival many premium games. Still, it’s not perfect and many players are reporting a number of frustrating error codes that aren’t allowing them to connect and play. Here’s what Error Code 4206 means in Genshin Impact and how to fix it.
What Genshin Impact Error Code 4206 Is
“Failed to connect to the server Error code: 4206”
This generic message is the same as a number of other connection errors reported by players, including the one that halted players from joining servers on launch day. But whereas in those instances it was as an issue on developer miHoYo’s end, this particular error is caused by some sort of connection malfunction on the part of the user. Well, the user’s connection that is.
How to Fix Error Code 4206 in Genshin Impact
Unfortunately, just as with Error 4201 that we’ve already covered on the site, the error is sporadic in nature. Sometimes it appears, while later it doesn’t — all without any action on the part of the user.
Comparing notes to other users who have reported this issue, it seems that some are attempting to play on a public Wi-Fi network, or while booting the game with a VPN in use. In both instances, your connection is converting one IP to another, which seems to be messing with the game.
The solution is either to cease using a VPN (which might not be possible if you’re trying to play on an overseas server) or use cellular data if at all possible.
For those playing on PC and PS4, it’s worth connecting to your mobile hotspot if possible to test and see whether that allows you access. If so, you’ll know there’s an issue with your home Wi-Fi connection.
Other than that, there’s not much else we can recommend other than simply waiting it out and trying to reconnect later. Rebooting your router and, if playing on mobile, forcing the application to stop and restarting it are steps you can also try as a last resort.
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