While Genshin Impact Phase 2 of Version 4.2 is underway, the upcoming 4.3 update is right on the horizon. The much-anticipated Version 4.3 update promises not only the banner debut of the beloved president of the Spina di Rosula and mysterious 4-star character but also the introduction of a talented Inazuman fashion designer now residing in Fontaine.
Genshin Impact Version 4.2 brought a host of exciting new Fontaine content to the game. From a majestic new Weekly Boss, unique Ascension materials, and the first banner of the beloved Hydro Archon. While the conclusion of the gripping Fontaine Archon Quest storyline in Version 4.2 means that patches from Version 4.3 onwards are what the community dubs as "filler patches", there are still plenty of exciting quests and events to look forward to!
If you're eager to get a glimpse of the latest update before its official release, be sure to check out our Version 4.3 hub below for all the latest details and leaks about what you can expect!
Genshin Impact 4.3 release date
Even though HoYoverse has yet to reveal the official release date for Version 4.3, players can make an educated guess based on the current patch schedule. Genshin Impact is updated every six weeks, with each phase of the update lasting roughly three weeks.
As such, it's highly likely that Version 4.3 will be released on 20 December 2023, following the established maintenance schedule for new updates, with Version 4.3 becoming available at 3 AM (GMT). Please note that due to timezone differences, players in the United States will receive the update on 19 December, at 11 PM EDT.
Genshin Impact 4.3 banners
Genshin Impact players will finally have the opportunity to welcome the elegant and strong-willed president of the Spina di Rosula, Navia, to their roster in the 4.3 update!
Phase 1 of Version 4.3 will feature Navia alongside a rerun banner for Ayaka, the refined daughter of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan.
Genshin players can't wait to pull for Navia, not only because of her gorgeous character design and her heroic involvement in the Fontaine Archon Quest, but also due to the fact that she will be the first Geo character to appear in the game in over 500 days!
Further down the line, in Phase 2 of Version 4.3, players will get the chance to pull for Raiden Shogun, the formidable vessel of the Electro Archon, and Yoimiya, the jovial "Queen of the Summer Festival"!
Another Fontainian, known as Chevreuse, will be introduced as a 4-star unit in Phase 2 of Version 4.3. Among the 18 Fontaine characters slated for release, Chevreuse has yet to make an appearance in the game. She is expected to play a big role in the Version 4.3 main event!
To sum up, here are the leaked Version 4.3 character banners in each phase:
Phase 1 (5-stars):
Phase 2 (5-stars):
Phase 2 (4-stars):
Genshin Impact 4.3 new weapon
Version 4.3 will introduce a brand-new 5-star Claymore called Verdict. This Claymore serves as Navia's signature weapon.
Genshin Impact 4.3 new Story Quest
In the upcoming update, players will have the chance to learn more about Navia, the president of the Spina di Rosula!
- Navia Story Quest (Rosa Multiflora Chapter: Act 1)
4.3 flagship event
The flagship event of Genshin Impact Version 4.3 will be "Roses and Muskets"!
In Version 4.3, Travellers will get the chance to experience the prestigious Fontanalia Film Festival. This festival was established to commemorate the Lochknights who searched for the Oceanids and eventually welcomed the Hydro Archon Egeria to Fontaine. This festival is one of the most important events in Fontaine, like what the Windblume Festival is to Mondstatd and the Lantern Rite to Liyue.
There will be four activity booth challenges that players can enjoy:
1. Thousand-Pace Interdiction Arcminute Sharpshooting Zone
The first booth presents the opportunity for Travellers to experience the thrill of target practice, courtesy of Fontaine’s security force Special Patrol unit. Travellers will use the Special Security and Surveillance Patrol simulation device to practice targeting and shooting a variety of enemies.
2. Trick Shots, Tricky Lights
Step into the spotlight for a combat challenge where Travellers utilises the studio's special lighting effects to film a fight scene. Players are encouraged to take advantage of the buffs brought about by the special lighting effects to defeat an endless stream of opponents and obtain a higher score.
3. Xtreme Drive
At the third booth, join forces with a contract employee to appease her demanding client! Your task: Navigate through the obstacle course, chasing and herding "Stabilisation Mekaballs" into designated target zones. These Mekaballs are more agile than they appear, automatically manoeuvring away from participants by moving in the opposite direction of their movement. Use the jump boosters to gain the upper hand!
4. Into the Frame
Unleash your creativity and embark on a foray into filmmaking. Experiment with various camera angles, narration techniques, and visual storytelling elements to craft engaging scenes. Brace yourself for constructive feedback, as players will receive a level of reception upon submitting their creations!
4.3 other events
Along with all the exciting new quests, character banners, and flagship event minigames coming with the 4.3 update, there will be two other events for players to enjoy and collect valuable rewards from in Version 4.3!
1. Arataki Blazing Armor Beetle Battle Boot Camp
Join Itto and Grand Master Hanakado in the “Arataki Blazing Armor Beetle Battle Boot Camp” held in Liyue! Return to Liyue to face off against a mysterious new Beetle Battle master, and discover new strategies for battle. While movement and charge mechanics remain unchanged, players can now command onikabuto to use "guard," providing defense against Electro bullets and Jetstream attacks.
2. Lost Riches
Ulman arrives in Fontaine, bringing his treasure map and treasure-seeking Seelie along! Help restore the Seelie's vitality by absorbing energy from the locations that are marked on Ulman's treasure map. In return, the Seelie will guide players to the locations of buried treasure. By collecting Ancient Iron Coins, players can exchange them for rewards, including mini Seelies in their preferred colours.
3. Dance of Resolute Will
This combat challenge features two rounds per stage. One of your chosen characters must be used in both rounds but no other character can be repeated. Upon completing a Blaze Dance objective during the challenge, you will receive a Heightned Verve buff. Defeating opponents while Heightned Verve is active will grant you bonus points.
4.3 QoL updates
As Version 4.3 approaches, the Genshin Impact community is abuzz with excitement as the recent 4.3 Livestream and Developers Discussion HoYoLAB post reveal a plethora of long-awaited quality-of-life updates, including one-click expeditions and a quicker enhancement process.
Learn everything you need to know about the 4.3 QoL updates in our "All QoL Changes Coming to Genshin Impact in Version 4.3" article here!
Serenitea Pot: new Fontaine layout
A new Fontaine-style realm layout, "Swirling Scene in a Bottle", will be added to the Serenitea Pot! Simply purchase it from Tubby to unlock it. This will be an unwater realm with several islands that Travellers can travel to using Ocean Currents. Some islands even have ponds that Travellers can use to keep fish.
That was everything we know about the upcoming Genshin Impact 4.3 update!
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