Genshin Impact 1.4 Updates: It is finally live

Genshin Impact Version 1.4 is finally here, so you can now jump into the new content and check out the new missions for you to complete.

Now that the countdown to release is over, we've got everything you need to know below about what to expect from the new update, and what has leaked for the future of the game.

Latest - Genshin 1.5 Leaks

Alongside the Genshin Impact 1.4 update being live, some new information for new characters that are coming in update 1.5 have leaked.

Eula is the first one - who is a Cryo Element Claymore character who has a build that makes her a perfect addition to any team looking for a "tank" character.

Then, there's also Yanfei. Little is known about her beyond the fact that she's a Pyro Catalyst character.

Genshin Impact 1.4 Release Date & Time

Genshin Impact 1.4 arrives on Tuesday 16 or Wednesday, 17 March depending on your time zone.

The expected release time will be 11pm ET (16 March) / 3am GMT (Wednesday, 17 March), but this is following five hours of maintenance commencing at 6pm ET / 10pm GMT.

Genshin Impact 1.4 Trailer

Genshin Impact 1.4 Patch Notes

The official 1.4 patch notes have been revealed on the official Genshin Impact website.

New Character

4-Star Character "Thorny Benevolence" Rosaria (Cryo)

  • Vision: Cryo
  • Weapon: Polearm
  • A sister of the church, though you wouldn't know it if it weren't for her attire.
    Known for her sharp, cold words and manner, she often works alone.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - Rosaria arrives with the Rites of Termination
  • Elemental Skill "Ravaging Confession": Quickly manoeuvres behind the enemy (except for some large enemies) and unleashes an attack that deals Cryo DMG.
  • Elemental Burst "Rites of Termination": Casts an Ice Lance into the ground that deals periodic bouts of AoE Cryo DMG.

New Equipment

  • Elegy for the End (5-Star Bow)
  • The Alley Flash (4-Star Sword)
  • Wine and Song (4-Star Catalyst)
  • Alley Hunter (4-Star Bow)
  • Windblume Ode (4-Star Bow)

Take part in the Invitation of Windblume event for a chance to obtain the event-exclusive weapon, Windblume Ode.

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MEET YOUR END - Traveler wields the Elegy for the End bow

During the Event Wish "Epitome Invocation," from after the Version 1.4 update at 3:59pm UTC+8 on 6 April, the event-exclusive 5-star bow Elegy for the End, 5-star sword Skyward Blade, event-exclusive 4-star sword The Alley Flash, and event-exclusive 4-star catalyst Wine and Song will have their Wish drop rates increased.

The Alley Hunter (Bow) will appear in a future Event Wish.

New Events

Take part in Version 1.4's flagship event "Invitation of Windblume" for a chance to obtain the bow, Windblume Ode.

  • Gameplay Duration: 19/3/2021 10:00 – 5/4/2021 03:59 (UTC+8)
  • Event Shop Duration: 19/3/2021 10:00 – 12/4/2021 03:59 (UTC+8)

Take part in challenges during the Windblume Festival to obtain two currencies: Festive Tour Tickets and Peculiar Collab Coupons.

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TIME TO CELEBRATE - The Windblume Festival is ready for your arrival

Spend these currencies at the Event Shop to purchase the event-exclusive weapon Windblume Ode and its exclusive refinement material "The Visible Winds," as well as the Crown of Insight and more.

Festive Anecdotes

  • Act I: 2021/03/19 10:00 – 2021/04/05 03:59 (UTC+8)
  • Act II: 2021/03/22 04:00 – 2021/04/05 03:59 (UTC+8)
  • Act III: 2021/03/25 04:00 – 2021/04/05 03:59 (UTC+8)
  • Act IV: 2021/03/28 04:00 – 2021/04/05 03:59 (UTC+8)

A series of Windblume Festival quests will become available during the event period.

Four acts of "Festive Anecdotes" will unlock over the course of the event, each bringing new quests. Complete these quests to win rewards including Primogems, Character EXP Materials, and Mora.

More events will follow during Version 1.4

New Game Feature

After the Version 1.4 update, the new "Hangout Events" feature will be added to the game.

Travellers who reach the required Adventure Rank and complete the prerequisite quests will be able to unlock Hangout Events for Barbara, Noelle, Chongyun, and Bennett using Story Keys.

(Each Hangout Event requires 2 Story Keys to unlock.)

The Hangout Events feature unlocks at Adventure Rank 26. Story Keys are obtained by completing Daily Commissions.

(1 Story Key is awarded for every 8 commissions completed.)

New Quests

New Archon Quest

You hear from Ganyu and Lan that the Treasure Hoarders of Mondstadt and Liyue have banded together and plan to get involved in some ruins associated with the Abyss Order.

Fearing the chaos that the Treasure Hoarders might cause through their involvement, you take up the commission and investigate...

The Archon Quest "Chapter I: Act IV - We Will Be Reunited" will become available at a later date.

New World Quests

  • A total of 8 world quests will become available over the course of the Windblume Festival.
  • Complete these quests to win Mora, Character EXP Materials, and more!

Quest Walkthroughs and Guides

Windblume Festival world quests will no longer be available after the event ends on 5/4/2021 at 03:59 (UTC+8).

Other Additions


New Elite Monster

  • Abyss Herald - Wicked Torrents

(In Version 1.4, this monster will only appear in the Archon Quest)

New Gadgets:

  • Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon
  • Windsong Lyre
  • Endora

New Recipes:

  • Crispy Potato Shrimp Platter
  • Mint Jelly
  • Mint Salad
  • Minty Meat Rolls
  • Golden Chicken Burger
  • Golden Fried Chicken
  • Fragrant Mashed Potatoes

New Namecards:

  • "Travel Notes: Windblume"
  • "Rosaria: Indenture"

New Achievements

  • Additions to the "Wonders of the World" category

Parametric Transformer: Now lets you add various ores as materials

Liyue NPC Changshun: Now additionally sells Potatoes, Sugar, Cheese, Cor Lapis, and Electro Crystal

Liyue NPC Bolai: Now additionally sells Apples, Sunsettias, Fish, and Starconches


Adjust World Level: After reaching World Level 5, the option to lower your World Level will be unlocked.

Using this function, you can lower your World Level by 1.

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WELCOME TO THE ABYSS - You will face this beast in the Archon Quest

Each time you change your World Level, whether lowering it by 1 or restoring your World Level, you will be unable to change your World Level again for the following 24 hours.

After reaching Adventure Rank 60, any further Adventure EXP you receive will be converted to Mora at a rate of 10 Mora per Adventure EXP point.

Adds a new events/new content summary page to the mobile version of the game.

Co-Op Mode

In Co-Op Mode, Travelers can now see the idle animations of teammates' characters.

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