Why Genshin Impact Mobile Doesn’t Work With Bluestacks Emulator

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Genshin Impact Mobile is out for two months now, the game is already been through many major and minor updates. More than five new playable characters were added to the game since launch, we got new story missions, quality of life changes, events, free Primogems, characters, and much more.

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In the lapse of just two months, Genshin Impact Mobile has come so far in terms of quality and content, yet there remains one question that is not yet answered. Why can’t players play Genshin Impact Mobile on PC using Bluestacks emulator?. In one of our previous guides, we talked about how many players are keen towards playing Genshin Impact Mobile on PC because of the extra payment options(microtransactions) or because of hardware restrictions like low storage, low-end device, and all that.

Downloading Genshin Impact Mobile using Bluestacks

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Bluestacks is a widely popular PC emulator used for accessing android games and apps. It emerged as one of the best emulators in the market after PUBG Mobile’s augmented popularity.

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When Players try to download Genshin Impact through Bluestacks, they are faced with the message “Not compatible with the current version”. Though, it seems that the problem lied in the version of Bluestacks.

Upon using an X64 bit version of Bluestacks, players were able to download Genshin Impact Mobile on PC.

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Even though players were able to fix the Genshin Impact Mobile download issue, they were faced with an insurmountable wall. The game crashes a few minutes after opening. A few players posted the issue on miHoYo’s official forums and it looks like Genshin Impact Mobile Bluestacks crash problem was not exclusive to one player.

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Soon after that, the community started discussing the reason behind the crash. And it seems Genshin Impact’s architecture is what stopping it from running on Bluestacks emulator. A miHoYo’s Genshin Impact forum user who goes by the name Mazda guy explained why the game is not working on Bluestacks.

He wrote, “Pretty sure the reason that it doesn’t work in Bluestacks or other emulators (Nox, Genymotion, etc…) is that Genshin Impact only works on systems with an ARM architecture.” He continued explaining the clash of architecture on the two platforms, “Majority of mobile phones use the ARM architecture. Emulators run on PC and as a result, use an x86 or x86_64 architecture”.

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At last, he gave proof of why he thinks Genshin Impact Mobile’s ARM architecture build is causing issues with an X64 bit Emulator. He said, “If you try to inspect the Genshin Impact APK, you’ll notice they haven’t been compiled for ARM architectures”.

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Now that you know the reason why the Genshin Impact Mobile doesn’t run on Bluestacks, we feel sad to say that the issue is not yet resolved. We checked Bluestack’s official forums and looks like the people at Bluestacks are trying hard to fix the crash issue. We will update this article once there’s an update.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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