Genshin Impact will be unplayable on Shadow PC

  • 16 September 2020
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Greetings Shadowers.

This post is for all the people wanting to play Genshin Impact.


I sent an email to Mihoyo asking if the game would run on a virtual machine. Here is their answer.


Greetings Traveler!

Thank you for contacting us. ۹⌤_⌤۹

We regret to inform you that the game is currently not available to Virtual Machines. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Please stay tuned for future announcements through our official channels..

Official Website:

Official Facebook Page:

We thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact us once again

for any other inquiries or concerns. Have a nice day! (´v`)


I watched hours of YouTube videos. I have read hundreds of pages about

the game. I took part in all the events. I saved my money to spend on

the game and I planned a whole week after the game's premiere.

Shadow PC is my only platform for gaming.

Sadly I and all people out ther using Shadow PC will not be able to play :(



I should have posted this in the gaming section.



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I have no interest in this game, but I wouldn’t write it off completely yet. Asking a generic question like that, does not necessarily bring a complete answer. Most “virtual machines” do not have modern, capable GPUs dedicated to them, and that might play a role in their answer.

Valorant’s Vanguard anti-cheat variant was specifically designed to not work in any virtual environment, so that one has an explanation.

Rockstar seems to be “punting” on RDR2 running in virtual machines, but I don’t think there has been evidence that the problems are specifically related to virtual machines in a general sense.

The TL;DR is probably going to be, there will be no real confirmation one way or another until the game is released.