Genshin Impact 2.3 Livestream, Shadow Amidst Snowstorms: Everything you need to know

The next Genshin Impact update is almost here, and it's shaping up to be another significant expansion from miHoYo.

So here's a summary with all the announcements and new pieces of content revealed during the Genshin Impact version 2.3 Livestream.

How to Watch 2.3 Livestream

For those players who miss the Genshin Impact 2.3 Livestream, the VOD version can be found in the Official Genshin Impact YouTube Channel.

What to Expect

Genshin Impact 2.3 will be a Geo-heavy update, with at least three different Geo characters and, for the first time, three 5-star heroes.

Genshin Impact Itto and Gorou
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MIDRIFF: Get ready for lots of it

New Story Quest

The story will continue, following the steps of the new character Arataki Itto in the Story Quest called: Taurus Iracundus.

Based on the trailer, we can see that Arataki Itto will confront old enemies in a mysterious realm.

New Banners

Genshin Impact fans should expect a patch full of Geo element and two new characters Itto and Gorou.

  • Two re-runs are coming on November 24, 2021. Albedo and Eula will be featured in two different banners.
  • Gorou and Arataki Itto, two new Geo Characters, will be featured in the second banner of Genshin Impact 2.3 coming on December 13, 2021
  • So far, there is no information on what other 4-Star characters will run on the two Character Event Banners.
  • New character: Arataki Itto, a 5-star Geo Claymore User
  • New Character: Gorou, a 4-star Geo Bow User

New Events

These are the new events coming for Genshin Impact 2.3

  • Hangout Events IV Series
    • Beidou and Gorou will have new Hangout Events in Genshin Impact 2.3, allowing players to know these characters more personally.
    • Rewards: 120 Primogems, 30 Hero's Wit, Ascension Material.
  • Beastly Rift
    • Players will battle the new boss, Golden Wolflord, The king of the Rifthounds.
    • Travelers will discover the origin of the Rifthound Creatures.
    • Rewards: Riftborn Regalia and Geo Characters Level-up Materials.
  • Misty Dungeon: Realm of Light
    • Each dungeon will have a set of available Trial characters that players can use even if they don't own them.
    • Each Trial will focus on an elemental reaction: Thundershock, Freezing, Windswept, Desirous, Amplifying, Transformative, Lightbringer.
    • Rewards: Primogems, Hero's With, and Ascencion Materials
  • Marvelous Merchandise
    • Liben's an NPC will appear in different locations offering a Box of Marvels with rewards in exchange for World Materials.
    • Marvelous Merchandise is a recurring event. It is the third time Liben has been part of Genshin Impact.
    • Rewards: Primogems, Hero's With, and Ascencion Materials
  • Shadows Amidst Snowstorms
    • Players will participate in training sessions in this new adventure event, where players will fight mob camps and practice parkour.
    • In the final stage, players will battle Fel, an enhanced colossal Whopperflower boss.
    • Rewards: Cinnabar Spindle 4-star Sword, Components for Sereniea Pot Snowmen
  • Bantan Sango Case Files: The Warrior Dog
    • In this event, players will rescue wild creatures catching them with the Ubiquity-Net gadget and bringing them to safety.
    • Rewards: Omni Ubiquity Net, Kageroumaru
  • Energy Amplifier Event
    • This event is the continuation of the Genshin Impact 1.5 event of the same name.
    • Players have to collect mutation stone fragments called: Fractured Fruit.
    • After the end of each act, a Deceitful Domain will unlock. Players can select the difficulty and conditions of each domain.
    • Rewards: Primogems, Hero's With, and Ascencion Materials

New Weapons and Artifacts

Players can expect at least two new weapons to arrive in Genshin Impact 2.3, and possibly more, as there has not been any info on the signature weapons for both Itto and Gorou.

New Weapons

Redhorn Stonethresher
Crit DMG
Gokadaiou Otogibanashi: DEF is increased by 20%/25/30%/35%/40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by28%/35%/42%/49%/56% of DEF
Cinnabar Spindle
Spotless Heart: Elemental Skill DMG is increased by 40%/50%/60%/70%/80% of DEF This effect last 0.1s after and enter in a 1.5s Cooldown

New Artifacts

  • Husk of Opulent Dreams:
    • 2 pieces passive: DEF +30%
    • 4 pieces passive: The on-field character's Geo damage grants +6% DEF and +6 Geo damage, up to one stack every 0.3s for max 4 stacks.
    • Geo DMG off-field gained one stack every 3s. The stacks get lost after 6s of no more stacks accumulation.
  • Ocean Hued Clam
    • 2 pieces passive: Healing Bonus 15%
    • 4 pieces passive: Healing Effect Generates a Healing Bubble, once every 3.5s. Healing Bubbles will accumulate Stacked Healing (SH) as characters get healed.
    • Healing Bubbles burst after 3s, healing nearby characters (50% of SH), and damaging nearby enemies (90% of SH)

Genshin Impact 2.3 Promocodes

These are the Livestream promo codes. Make sure to redeem before November 13, 2021, at 12 am EST.

  • KB6DKDNM7H49 - 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • BSNDJC747Z7D - 100 Primogems, 5 Hero's Wit
  • AS7CJDP4NG7H - 100 Primogems, 50000 Mora


For more information on what to expect in Genshin Impact 2.3, check out Genshin Impact 2.3 Information Hub.

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