Genshin Impact 1.4: New Ascension Artifacts leaked

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Genshin Impact is going from strength to strength as time goes on.

The BOTW inspired online game has become one of the most popular games currently.

Ahead of the upcoming 1.4 update, some new information regarding Ascension Artifacts has been leaked.

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Here is everything you need to know.


New Ascension Artifacts Leaked

A new material has been leaked ahead of the 1.4 update, which will be acquired during the "Battle Tendency" event.

According to leakers, this material was originally meant to be released during the 1.1 update in November but for some reason was delayed.

The material is set to have four different rarity levels.

  • Sanctifying Droplet (1 star): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 1
  • Sanctifying Water (2 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 2
  • Sanctifying Spring (3 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 3
  • Sanctifying Essence (4 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 4

This should make levelling up artifacts much easier, currently, players need to dismantle spare artifacts to upgrade the required ones.

Farming artifacts is tough as there it is difficult to acquire the original resin needed.

The new material should allow players to build and level up multiple characters at the same time, drastically improving players' teams.

1.4 Update

The Genshin Impact 1.3 update is set to go live on February 3rd.


MiHoYo has stated that the current plan is to release new updates every 6 weeks.

This would put the 1.4 release date at some time around March 17th.


Since the 1.4 update is still quite far away, no trailer or official announcements have been made.

But for now, check out the 1.3 update trailer to get a glimpse at what to expect from future content updates.

Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch port of the game was expected to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.

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BOTW CLONE ON SWITCH?: Genshin Impact has been announced for the system, but no release date has been given.

Unfortunately, this version was delayed and so far there has been no official release date set.

It is expected to be announced after the Genshin Impact 1.3 update with the beta beginning in early 2021 and an expected full release in mid-late 2021.

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Available Platforms

Currently, Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5, PC, iOS, and Android.

The game was released on launch day on PS5 using a backwards-compatible version of the PS4 version.

About Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact has been an utter revelation since it launched.

This open-world action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo was derided when first revealed, a BOTW clone many cried, but here we are.

This free, multiplayer, and fully cross-platform game is arguably one of the biggest break out hits from 2020.


Whilst it might not be coming to Xbox or Nintendo Switch anytime soon, it's got a massive fanbase.

We've written plenty of stories and guides around the game, but if you're looking to start out, you'll need to know some of the fundamentals.

If you want to know how to play Genshin Impact with friends, we've got you covered.

If you're going in dark on your own, knowing how to save the game, how to process ingredients, how to reroll for better gear and how to get more wishes (for more rerolls) are key to playing the game.

A grasp of the character tier list and weapon tier list will stand you in good stead, too.

Or if you want some free stuff, we've got a page with Genshin Impact Promo Codes that's worth bookmarking.

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