Genshin Impact continues to rapidly evolve. The free-to-play game launches a game-changing new update every six weeks. An update can add a variety of things like new characters, events, rewards, and quality of life adjustments. Version 1.3 brought Xiao, Hu Tao, and the Lantern Rite Festival to Genshin Impact. So what comes next for the game? What will occur in version 1.4?
Here's everything we know about Genshin Impact version 1.4 and the game's future.
When is the Genshin Impact version 1.4 release date?
Genshin Impact version 1.4 will debut on March 17, 2021.
Is there a Genshin Impact version 1.4 trailer?
Yes! You can watch the trailer for version 1.4 below.
This trailer provides a rundown of the biggest things expected to be available in version 1.4. It begins by showcasing the new decor in Mondstadt for the Windblume Festival and minigames that you can expect to play during the event. Then the trailer walks you through the new Hangout Events, which let you watch the Genshin Impact roster interact with the world. It seems there will also be opportunities for them to interact with each other. Amber is seen crashing into Noelle. Rosaria, Kaeya, and Diluc can be seen drinking together.
The trailer then formally introduces Rosaria as a new playable character.
The Traveler facing off against an Abyss Herald, a new enemy that will be added in version 1.4. You can fight him during an Archon Quest with Dainsleif. It appears that the Traveller's sibling will show up during the brawl as well.
Following the confrontation, the trailer grants a final look at the new events in version 1.4. It concludes by confirming that Marvelous Merchandise will return for a third round during version 1.4 and that the KFC glider will be available internationally in the future.
Who are the new Genshin Impact version 1.4 characters?
Rosaria, a new character who players met during their time on Dragonspine, will be featured on a version 1.4 banner. They'll be paired with Venti, who isn't a new character but is certainly somebody whose return to the game's promotional banner has been hotly anticipated. Another banner will feature a rerun of the Hydro archer Childe (or Tartaglia).
What is a Hangout Event in Genshin Impact version 1.4?
Hangout Events are a new addition in version 1.4 allowing you to learn about four-star characters in the game. They're similar to story quests but will feature branching dialogue trees and multiple endings. You'll be able to complete them multiple times to unlock every ending.
Each playthrough will cost two Story Keys. You can earn Story Keys beginning at Adventure Rank 26 by completing Daily Commissions. You'll obtain one Story Key after completing eight Daily Commissions. You can hold up to three Story Keys at any given time.
Genshin Impact version 1.4 will launch with four characters available for hangout events: Noelle, Chongyun, Barbara, and Bennett.
What other changes will be in Genshin Impact version 1.4?
MiHoYo revealed via their blog that version 1.4 will feature numerous quality of life improvements.
- Increased cap for Condensed Resin inventory, bringing it up to 5.
- Experience earned after reaching Adventure Rank 60 will be converted to Mora.
- You can now decrease your World Level by one. You can only do this once every 24 hours.
- The Crafting Bench can now be used in co-op mode.
- You can rechallenge the Spiral Abyss with a single button.
- You can now set characters to specific recipes, alchemic choices, and forges. No more scrolling.
- You can now favorite specific pieces of mail.
What are the Genshin Impact version 1.4 events?
Genshin Impact version 1.3 is centered on the Lantern Rite Festival in Liyue. Version 1.4 supposedly focuses on the Lantern Rite's Mondstadtian counterpart, the Windblume Festival. Unlike the Lantern Rite Festival, this event is brand new, so there's no expectation for how it works.
There will be numerous mini-games available during the event. There are two currently known mini-games that will be available. The first one asks players to find and pop a few specific balloons from a massive group of balloons before the timer ends. For the second event, you need to glide down from a cliff, collecting various flowers while descending. Each one collected will add to your total score. A third event will ask you complete rhythm game challenges while using Venti's lyre.
In addition to the Windblume Festival, there will be an event called Wishful Drops. You'll be able to summon a miniature version of the Oceanid to follow you around. Water-based critters will start showing up in the open world. You can destroy them using the mini-Oceanid's spit. If you can complete the event, you'll get to keep mini-Oceanid as a pet similar to the Seelie from Lost Riches.
Another event will be called Contending Tides. You'll fight numerous foes in an arena for a hefty reward.
Will Genshin Impact version 1.4 add Inazuma?
Along with Ayaka, Inazuma has been a highly anticipated addition to Genshin Impact. Zhongli alluded to what's happening in the country during the chapter 1 coda and it's certainly the game's next big destination. Current rumors suggest that Inuzuma won't be ready until version 1.6 at the earliest.
There likely won't be a new region added to the game for version 1.4.
When is the Genshin Impact version 1.5 release date?
Again, by using the six-week metric, Genshin Impact version 1.5 will probably debut around April 28, 2021.