Genshin Impact error code 9908: What does it mean and how can you fix it?

Find out how to fix the Genshin Impact error code 9908.

by Jason Coles
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With Genshin Impact continuing to dominate the gaming market, many people are coming across annoying errors and messages that stop them from playing. It’s frustrating when you want to jump back into “collect your waifu simulator” and instead have to fix an error code.

One of the most frequent and most annoying error codes that continues to pop up in Genshin Impact is error code 9908.

Well, the good news is that what’s broken can nearly always be fixed, and we have the fixes for you.

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So, here’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact error code 9908.

What is Genshin Impact error code 9908?

This is an error code that reads “Failed to download resource files or network error.”

That’s a little vague, but it’s generally related to a general network error and that means connection issues.


Sure, that’s annoying, but we’ve all been dealing with connection issues for a long time now. That means we’ve got a wealth of things to try when trying to get them sorted out.

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How to fix the Genshin Impact error code 9908

As is always the case with these things, the first thing you want to do is simply exit the game and then load it back up again. It’s not flashy and we’re not winning any awards for this suggestion, but it’s a solid thing to try, and it can often fix the error.


If that doesn’t work, it’s worth restarting your router. We’d recommend following standard procedure and waiting a while before turning it back on. This is always a good shout for if the game restart didn’t fix things on its own.

Finally, it might be an installation error, so it’s a good idea to uninstall and reinstall the game. This might seem a bit drastic, but sometimes files get corrupted. If you’re worried about your save date, don’t be. As Genshin Impact is a cross-save game, your progression is saved online to your account, rather than locally.

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Jason Coles