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Genshin Impact 3.4 Banner and event details

The full schedule for The Exquisite Night Chimes.

The Genshin Impact 3.4 Banner and event details have been officially announced for the latest patch, titled The Exquisite Night Chimes.

As always, there are two Banner phases and new time-limited events in the latest update, with the Genshin Impact 3.4 Banners featuring two new characters and three 5-Star reruns.

Below, you can find out who the new and returning characters are, and what the 3.4 Banners and events schedule is for the most recent patch.

Be sure to also check out our Genshin Impact codes and prime gaming pages to get free Primogems that can be used towards unlocking new characters and weapons.

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Version 3.4 "The Exquisite Night Chimes" Trailer | Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact 3.4 Banners

There are two new playable characters making their debut in the 3.4 update: Alhaitham and Yaoyao.

Phase 1 begins with new Dendro 5-Star Alhaitham featured in his Caution in Confidence Banner, and returning Anemo 5-Star Xiao featured in his Invitation to Mundane Life Banner. Additionally, new Dendro 4-Star Yaoyao will be one of the boosted 4-Stars in both Alhaitham and Xiao's Banners.

As usual, the 3.4 Phase 1 banners will run alongside each other, and will be available from Wednesday, 18th January, until Tuesday, 7th February.

In Phase 2 of the 3.4 Banner schedule we have returning Pyro 5-Star Hu Tao's Moment of Bloom Banner and returning Hydro 5-Star Yelan's Discerner of Enigmas Banner. These Phase 2 Banners are expected to run until Tuesday, 28th February.

In summary, all of the new and returning 5-Star and new 4-Star characters you can Wish on during the 3.4 update are:

  • Alhaitham (Caution in Confidence Banner - Phase 1): New 5-Star Dendro character who uses a sword.
  • Xiao (Invitation to Mundane Life Banner - Phase 1): Returning 5-Star Anemo character who uses a polearm.
  • Yaoyao (Caution in Confidence and Invitation to Mundane Life Banners - Phase 1): New 4-Star Dendro character who uses a polearm.
  • Hu Tao (Moment of Bloom Banner - Phase 2): Returning 5-Star Pyro character who uses a polearm.
  • Yelan (Discerner of Enigmas Banner - Phase 2): Returning 5-Star Hydro character who uses a bow.

To keep up to date with who to other boosted 4-Star characters and weapons will be, and all other Banner changes, check out our next and current Banners page!

As for weapons, there's one new one coming in the Epitome Invocation Banner in Phase 1, the Light of Foliar Incision sword, Alhaitham's signature weapon.

As a reminder, all the Phase 1 Banners will be available from Wednesday, 18th January, then will be switched out for the Phase 2 Banners starting on Tuesday, 7th February. Phase 2 is then scheduled to end on Tuesday, 28th February, when the time will come the day after to prepare for a new update with a new set of Banners in version 3.5.


Version 3.4 is here! Redeem new codes and Prime Gaming rewards for Primogems to pull Alhaitham and Xiao, and check them out on our tier list. You'll need luck from the Pity and 50/50 systems to Wish with Fate for them and future Banners, and you always need the right Adventure Rank for events. We've also got tips and tricks for beginners, Dendroculus locations, fishing locations, and Genius Invokation TCG card locations. For help in Sumeru, check out Sumeru Reputation, Tree of Dreams, and locations for Sand Grease Pupa, Jueyun Chili, Starconch, and Silk Flower.


Genshin Impact 3.4 events

In addition to login rewards, the new Desert of Hadramaveth area, Alhaitham's Story Quest, new World Quests, new boss, a Genius Invokation TCG mode, Overflowing Mastery with double drops for Talent materials, and costumes for Lisa and Ayaka, we're getting four limited-time events during the 3.4 update to Genshin Impact.

Remember to check your mailbox starting 19th January for free rewards during the 'May Fortune Find You' login event, and during another login event starting 5th February called 'Iridescent Splendor'.

Here's everything you need to know about the events and their rewards in version 3.4:

Genshin Impact Lantern Rite Festival 2023 event

You can find the full rewards and challenge details in our 2023 Lantern Rite page.

Lantern Rite (the Exquisite Night Chimes) starts on Thursday, 19th January and ends on Monday, 6th January. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 28 and and have completed the Chapter 1, Act 3 'A New Star Approaches' Archon Quest in order to take part.

It's also recommended to complete the Act 1 Archon Interlude Chapter 'The Crane Returns on the Wind' and Yelan's Story Quest 'Umbrabilis Orchis Chapter: Act 1' to fully follow the story. If you haven't completed these quests, you can still take part by selecting 'Quick Start' from the main events menu.

In 2023's Lantern Rite, the story of Exquisite Night Chimes focuses on experiencing the festival and listening to stories with Ganyu.

As for the activities themselves, we've got four to experience during the latest Lantern Rite Festival:

  • Paper Theatre
  • Radiant Sparks
  • Vigilance at Sea
  • Behind the Scenes

Taking part in each of these activities will reward Festive Fever, which can then be used to get any of the nine 4-Star Liyue characters for free - including new character Yaoyao. If you pick a character you already have, you'll get their Stella Fortuna instead.

Paper Theatre is a 2D minigame where you must move objects to change the actors' paths to complete challenges.

We've got all the correct placements in our Paper Theatre puzzle solutuons page!

Radiant Sparks is a parkour minigame where you can race to collect gold coins, but this time there's firework buffs to take advantage of to help you navigate the course in style.

Vigilance at Sea is a sailing challenge where you need to collect Challenge Coins in Liyue's high waters. There are additional obstacles and puzzles to solve this time round, and it can be played solo or in co-op.

Behind the Scenes is a combat challenge instead, and it looks like a basic 'kill all enemies' affair.

All the rewards you can earn from the 2023 Lantern Rite event include:

  • A free 4-Star Liyue character
  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Crown of Insight
  • Character Ascension Materials
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Talent level up materials
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore

Genshin Impact Second Blooming event

Second Blooming starts on Thursday, 31st January and ends on Monday, 13th February. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 20 and have completed the Prologue Act 3 Archon Quest 'Song of the Dragon and Freedom' and Lisa's Story Quest 'Tempus Fugit Chapter: Act 1' to take part.

Second Blooming is a team challenge event where you can get a new Lisa outfit for free by completing challenges to reach 10,000 points.

You need to create three separate teams and complete consecutive combat challenges, but you can take advantage of the 'Linked' mechanic. Look out for the line connecting characters in the party composition menu of the event, as this means the character you put here will appear in multiple rounds. They will also benefit from bonus effects.

Don't worry if you don't have multiple teams to use, as there will be trial characters available during the challenges.

The rewards you can earn from the Second Blooming event include:

  • New costume for Lisa
  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Weapon Ascension Materials

Genshin Impact Warrior's Spirit event

Warrior's Spirit starts on Thursday, 9th February and ends on Monday, 20th February. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 30 and have completed 'Ritou Escape Plan' as part of the Chapter 2, Act 1 Archon quest 'The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia' in order to take part. It's also recommended to complete Raiden Shogun's Story Quest 'Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act 2' to follow to story of the event. If you haven't completed Raiden's Story Quest, you can still take part by selecting 'Quick Start' from the main events menu.

Warrior's Spirit is a martial arts combat competition being held in Inazuma - but you won't be able to use your elements during any of the challenges!

Instead of relying on Elemental Reactions, you need to parry and use sword techniques to win duels in normal, hard, and pro difficulties. Your opponent can use these same techniques, so you'll have to be careful.

Warrior's Spirit also introduces Ayaka in her new outfit that you can buy from the in-game shop at a reduced price during 3.4.

The rewards you can earn from the Warrior's Spirit event include:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Weapon Ascension Materials
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Talent Level Up materials

Genshin Impact Almighty Arataki Extraordinary and Exciting Extreme Beetle Brawl event

Arataki Itto returns with a new ridiculously long event name.

Exciting Extreme Beetle Brawl starts on Thursday, 16th February and ends on Monday, 27th February. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 30 and have completed 'Ritou Escape Plan' as part of the Chapter 2, Act 1 Archon quest 'The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia' in order to take part. It's also recommended to complete the Act 2 Archon Interlude Chapter 'Perilous Trail' to fully follow the story. If you haven't completed it, you can still take part by selecting 'Quick Start' from the main events menu.

The Exciting Extreme Beetle Brawl event sees you take control of Onikabuto to fight other beetles with special abilities in Friendly Spar, Honed Will, and Fanatic Passion difficulty modes. It looks a bit like a basic mix of a fighting and strategy game.

You need to position your beetle correctly and then charge and unleash special moves to defeat your opponent, but you'll need to be careful you don't open yourself up to attacks from the other Onikabuto.

The rewards you can earn from the Almighty Arataki Extraordinary and Exciting Extreme Beetle Brawl event include:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Talent Level-Up Materials
  • Character EXP Materials

Genshin Impact 3.4 release date and time in UK, GMT, CET, EST and PST

Genshin Impact 3.4 will release on Wednesday, 18th January. It follows the usual maintenance schedule for new updates, with 3.4 releasing approximately five hours after server downtime starting at 6am (UTC +8), so will be available from 11am (UTC +8).

For other time zones, the Genshin Impact 3.4 release dates and times are:

  • UK: Wednesday, 18th January, 3am (GMT)
  • Europe: Wednesday, 18th January, 4am (CET)
  • East Coast US: Tuesday, 17th January, 10pm (EST)
  • Central US: Tuesday 17th January, 9pm (CST)
  • West Coast US:Tuesday 17th January, 7pm (PST)
  • Australia: Wednesday, 18th January, 2pm (AET)
  • New Zealand: Wednesday, 18th January, 4pm (NZST)
  • Japan: Wednesday, 18th January, 12pm (JST)

As this is only an approximate time for how long the servers are down, you might be able to play the 3.4 patch a little before or after the times above - although previous update estimates have been fairly accurate.

You can pre-install some 3.4 content now on PC and Mobile devices in advance to save time when the actual patch is available.

If you play on Mobile, either press the 'Pre-Install Resource Package' icon in the bottom-left corner of the login screen, or go to the Paimon Menu and select 'Settings', 'Other', and finally 'Pre-Install Resource Package'.

How to pre-install 3.4 on Mobile devices.

When the full update arrives, those on iOS devices must enter the App Store and tap 'Update'. Android users can open the game and follow the directions on-screen or open Google Play and tap 'Update'.

If you play Genshin Impact on PC, you can pre-install some of the 3.4 update by updating the Genshin Impact Launcher. After updating the launcher, a 'Game Pre-Installation' button will appear to the left of the 'Launch' button. Click 'Game Pre-Installation' to download the 3.4 resources.

Hope you have fun during version 3.4! Don't forget to login regularly to recveive free rewards from login events during Lantern Rite.

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