Genshin Impact 3.4 Maintenance Schedule - Server Downtime & Release Time

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We are just hours away from Genshin Impact 3.4. The update will bring many new stories, events, and characters, including two new Dendro Characters.

But before players get their hands on all the new stuff, Genshin Impact servers will go down for maintenance downtime before the latest patch goes live.

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Here is everything players need to know about the Genshin Impact 3.4 maintenance schedule, server status, compensation, and a summary of what is new in the patch.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 Server Maintenance Schedule

The game servers will go under maintenance for Genshin Impact 3.4 on January 18, 2022, at 6:00 am server time (Chinese Standard Time).

In other time zones, Genshin Impact servers will go down at:

  • EST - January 17 at 5 pm.
  • PT - January 17 at 2 pm.
  • GMT - January 17 at 10 pm

Servers will be down for around 5 hours, and players will receive compensatory Primogems for the time they cannot play the game.

Free Primogems for Server Maintenance

Travelers will receive 60 Primogems for each hour the servers are unavailable, even if they are back online before the 5 hours scheduled. Players will still obtain a minimum of 300 Primogems.

Additionally, miHoYo gives 300 Primogems compensation for all the bug fixes in the previous update. So, travelers who log in to the game after the maintenance receive 600 Primogems, equal to four wishes.

Free Primogems will be delivered to each player by in-game email. In addition, if the maintenance takes more than 5 hours, an extra 60 Primogems for each hour of delay will be added.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 Preload Available Now

Travelers can start preloading the next update; the Genshin Impact 3.4 patch will need 2.38 GB for Android and 2.23 GB for IOS. For players on PC, the version 3.4 file size is around 14.41GB.

Genshin Impact preload pre-install info screen
Genshin Impact 3.4 File Size for Mobile Version will save players some MB

PC users can continue playing while they are downloading files. However, players must wait for files to download on mobile devices. Unfortunately, there is no preload option for Playstation Players.

Genshin Impact 3.4 New Content

New Characters

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  • Yaoyao (4-Star Dendro Polearm)

Character Banners

  • Phase 1
    • Caution in Confidence featuring Alhaitham
    • Invitation to Mundane Life is the rerun banner of Xiao
    • 4-star characters for both Banners: Yaoyao, Yun Jin, and Xinyan.
Genshin Impact first half banners
Alhaitham & Yaoyao will be in together in the first phase banner of Genshin Impact 3.4
  • Phase II
    • Discerner of Enigmas is the first rerun of Yelan, the Electro Archon.
    • Moment of Bloom, the third rerun of Hu Tao.
    • There are no 4-star characters confirmed for these banners yet.
  • New Weapons
  • New Area & Story Quests
    • New Region in Sumeru: Desert of Hadramaveth
    • Alhaitham Story Quest: Vultur Volans Chapter I
  • New Events
    • Lantern Rite
      • Free 4-star Liyue Character
      • 10 intertwined Wishes Login Event
      • 4 intertwined Wishes In-Game Email Event
    • Second Blooming
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  • Free Lisa Skin
  • Warrior Spirits
    • Ayaka wearing her new skin, will be the main character of the event.
  • Almighty Arataki, Extraordinary and Exhilarating Extreme Battle Brawl
    • Onikabuto War Competition

For more details, check our complete coverage of Genshin Impact 3.4 here

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 3.4 Primogems Guide for the Upcoming Update