Genshin Impact Calendar 2023: Updates & banner schedule


genshin impact banner schedule for 2023

The launch of Fontaine has propelled the open-world RPG Genshin Impact to new heights, not only introducing a whole new cast of captivating characters, advancing the storyline with gripping Fontaine-style trials but also opening the doors to a new era of underwater exploration.

Very soon, players will enter the first large update for Fontaine, Version 4.1. The Hydro Nation promises exciting new changes, both in lore and gameplay. Based in XIX century France, the land of justice is a region with advanced technology and a steampunk aesthetic.

In this piece, we present you with the road ahead with a detailed calendar for 2023. We will be adding more information as soon is published. However, some parts are based on leaks, so we recommend taking some info with a grain of salt.

Genshin Impact banner schedule 2023

After a hiatus due to COVID last June, Hoyoverse got back on track with their 42-day-long patches in Genshin Impact 3.3. Therefore, we can more accurately predict the release of future patches! Be sure to mark your 2023 Calendar with the release date for the upcoming updates and banners.

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Genshin Impact Archons

Besides listing the release date for patches, we have added details about upcoming characters and the most thrilling changes based on official information and leaks.

For this year's calendar, we also add the birthdays of all the characters in the game. Travellers can check Genshin Impact Social Media on those days to obtain Unique Artwork of their favourite characters.

Genshin Impact 3.4

  • Release Date: 18 January 2023
  • Character birthdays:
    • Wamderer (3 January)
    • Thoma (9 January)
    • Diona (18 January)
    • Rosaria (24 January)
    • Beidou (14 February)
    • Kokomi (22 February)

Bennet is known for his bad luck; this year is no exception. He will not have a birthday in 2023, as he was born on February 29.

New Characters in Genshin Impact 3.4
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Yao Yao & Alhaitham are the two new Dendro Characters in Genshin Impact 3.4
  • New Characters:
    • Yao Yao and Alhaitham
  • Character Reruns:
    • Xiao, Hu Tao, and Yelan
  • Map Region: Hadramaveth Desert in Sumeru

Genshin Impact 3.5

Genshin Impact 3.5 was released on 1 March 2023.

  • Character birthdays:
    • Qiqi (3 March)
    • Shenhe (10 March)
    • Jean (14 March)
    • Noelle (21 March)
    • Ayato (26 March)
    • Xiao (4 April)
  • New characters:
    • Dehya and Mika
New Characters in Genshin Impact 3.5
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Mika & Dehysa are the two new Characters in Genshin Impact 3.5
  • Character reruns:
    • Cyno, Ayaka, and Shenhe

Genshin Impact 3.6

Genshin Impact 3.6 was released on 12 April 2023.

  • Character birthdays:
    • Yelan (20 April)
    • Diluc (30 April)
    • Candace (3 May)
    • Collei (8 May)
    • Gorou (18 May)
    • Yun Jin (22 May)
  • New characters:
    • Kaveh and Baizhu
  • Character reruns:
    • Nahida (Dendro Archon), Nilou, and Ganyu
  • New region:
    • Gavireh Lajavard within Sumeru's Girdle of the Sands
Kaveh in Genshin Impact
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Kaveh is a character introduced in Genshin Impact Dendro Archon Quest

Genshin Impact 3.7

Genshin Impact 3.7 was released on 24 May 2023.

  • Character birthdays:
    • Fischl (27 May)
    • Paimon (1 June)
    • Arataki Itto (1 June)
    • Lisa (9 June)
    • Venti (16 June)
    • Yoimiya (21 June)
    • Cyno (23 June)
    • Raiden Shogun (26 June)
    • Yae Miko (27 June)

June is tied with July as the month with more birthdays in Genshin Impact, with characters sharing the same day as Paimon and Arataki Itto.

  • New characters:
    • Kirara

Genshin Impact 3.8

Genshin Impact 3.8 was released on 5 July 2023.

  • Character birthdays:
    • Paimon (1 June)
    • Itto (1 June)
    • Lisa (9 June)
    • Venti (16 June)
    • Yoimiya (21 June)
    • Cyno (23 June)
    • Raiden Shogun (26 June)
    • Yae Miko (27 June)
  • New characters:
    • There will be no new characters in this update
  • Phase 1 banner
    • 5-stars: Eula and Klee
    • 4-stars: Mika, Thoma, Razor
  • Phase 2 banner
    • 5-stars: Kokomi and Wanderer
    • 4-stars: Rosaria, Yanfei, Faruzan
  • New region: HoYoverse deviated from the annual summer visit to the fan-favourite Golden Apple Archipelago and instead introduced a new limited-time region known as Mirage Veluriyam.

There are rumours Hoyoverse is launching a Genshin Impact 3.9 version. But, we consider this unlikely, as the company likes cyclical releases, and the current schedule makes version 4.1 arrive one day before the third anniversary.

Genshin Impact 4.0

Genshin Impact 4.0 was released on 16 August 2023.

  • Character birthdays:
    • Faruzan (20 August)
    • Ningguang (26 August)
    • Mona (31 August)
    • Chongyun (7 September)
    • Razor (9 September)
    • Albedo (13 September)
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Lyney & Lynette are the only Fontaine Characters Officially Introduce in Genshin Impact
  • New characters:
  • Version 4.0 Phase 1 banner
    • 5-stars: Lyney and Yelan
    • 4-stars: Lynette, Barbara, Bennett
  • Version 4.0 Phase 2 banner
    • 5-stars: Tartgalia (Childe) and Zhongli
    • 4-stars: Freminet, Sayu, Noelle
  • New Region: The debut of the Hydro Nation Fontaine.

Genshin Impact 4.1

A screenshot of Genshin Impact Neuvillette from the Fontaine 4.0 trailer "Overture Teaser: The Final Feast".
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Credit: HoYoverse
Genshin Impact Neuvillette
  • Release date: 27 September 2023
  • Character birthdays:
    • Ayaka (28 September)
    • Xinqiu (9 October)
    • Xinyan (16 October)
    • Sayu (19 October)
    • Eula (25 October)
    • Nahida (27 October)
    • Kazuha (29 October)
    • Xiangling (1 November)
  • Version 4.1 Phase 1 banners
  • Version 4.1 Phase 2 banners
  • New Fontaine map expansion:
    • Fontaine Research Insitute
    • Fortress of Meropide

Genshin Impact 4.2

  • Release Date: 8 November 2023
  • Character Birthdays:
    • Keqing (20 November)
    • Sucrose (26 November)
    • Kaeya (30 November)
    • Ganyu (2 December)
    • Nilou (3 December)
    • Layla (19 December)
  • New characters:
    • Furina, Hydro Archon Focalors (5-star Hydro Sword)
  • New Fontaine map expansion:
    • Lumidouce Harbor

Genshin Impact 4.3

  • Release Date: 20 December 2023
  • Character Birthdays:
    • Tighnari (28 December)
    • Zhongli (31 December)

The Geo Archon celebrates his birthday on the last day of the year, although Hoyoverse follows the Chinese calendar that celebrates the new year on January 21-22.

  • New characters:
  • Possible new game mode?
    • The last major update of Genshin Impact in 2022 introduced a new mode called Genius Invokation, a TCG based on the characters in the game
    • We may have a new mode that allows PvP competition next year

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