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Genshin Impact 4.2 COUNTDOWN: Release date and launch time

A screenshot of Erinnyes Forest from the Genshin Impact 4.2 Livestream.
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The Genshin Impact Version 4.2 update is just around the corner, and the community is buzzing with excitement for new Fontaine content! Fontaine brought a renewed wave of interest from both veteran and new players, not only opening the doors to a new era of underwater exploration, and also bringing to life some of the 18 new Fontaine characters in their enthralling Fontaine Archon Quest, propelling the game to new heights.

However, there is only so much content to discover before Genshin players start to yearn for more characters to meet and more places to explore. Version 4.2 is poised to deliver, with the highly anticipated banner debut of Hydro Archon Furina, new areas in Fontane to explore, thrilling developments in the narrative, and more!

To be among the first to recruit the flamboyant Furina to your team, make sure to mark your calendars with our Genshin Impact Version 4.2 release date countdown!

Genshin Impact 4.2 release date and launch time

The release of Version 4.2 will follow the usual maintenance schedule for new updates. As such, Version 4.2 will become available on 8 November 2023 at 3 AM (GMT). It's important to note that due to timezone differences, players in the United States will receive the update on 7 November 11 PM EDT.

A screenshot from the "Version 4.2 "Masquerade of the Guilty" Trailer | Genshin Impact" YouTube video.
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Here’s what that entails for your timezone:

Time zone
4.1 maintenance start time
4.1 maintenance end time
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Central Time (CT)
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Central European Time (CST)
Indian Standard Time (IST)
Japan Standard Time (JST) | Korea Standard Time (KST)
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Genshin Impact 4.2 countdown

Here’s the countdown for the much-anticipated launch of Version 4.2, bringing a new chapter to the Fontaine cycle:

Genshin Impact 4.2 COUNTDOWN

Genshin Impact 4.2 highlights

Version 4.2 is set to introduce a slew of thrilling Fontaine content, here is a list of highlights for the newest update:

  • Phase 1 Banners: (5-stars) Furina and Baizhu, (4-star) Charlotte
    • 8 November - 28 November
  • Phase 2 Banners: (5-stars) Cyno and Ayato
    • 28 November - 19 December
  • New 5-star sword: Splendor of Tranquil Waters (Furina’s signature weapon)
  • Archon Quest
    • Fontaine Chapter 4: Act 5 “Masquerade of the Guilty”
  • Story Quest
    • Furina Story Quest Animula Choragi Chapter: Act 1 "The Little Oceanid"
  • Map expansion
    • Erinnyes Forest
    • Morte Region
  • 4.2 flagship event
    • "Thelxie's Fantastic Adventures"
  • New Weekly Boss: All-Devouring Narwhal
  • New World Boss: Hydro Tulpa
A screenshot of Furina's Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact.
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For more about Genshin Impact, we've gathered all available information regarding the upcoming Version 4.2 update, including events, map expansions more! We've also compiled all the much-needed QoL changes coming to Version 4.2 here!

Discover all that you need to know about the 18 new Fontaine characters. On top of that, the 4.3 banners have been leaked! Get ahead of the curve and start planning your Primogem savings for your favourite Fontainian characters with our Fontaine character banner schedule here.

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