Free 4-Star Character Coming With Lantern Rite


Genshin Impact Lantern Rite Festival 2023.
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As Version 4.3 sets sail, the Lunar New Year beckons on the horizon, bringing with it the eagerly awaited return of Genshin Impact's Lantern Rite Festival in Version 4.4!

According to credible leaks, it appears that in this iteration of the Lantern Rite, players will not only have the opportunity to obtain a 4-star character for free but also have the chance to select a 4-star skin of their choice!

Lantern Rite 2024

Genshin Impact players are in for a treat with the upcoming Lantern Rite festival, as credible leaks from Mero and HXG suggest that players will have the chance to not only select a free 4-star character, but also an opportunity to claim a free 4-star skin!

A screenshot from the Genshin Impact 2023 Lantern Rite Festival.
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It is worth noting that the 4-star skin selector is expected to be part of a bundle. However, it remains uncertain whether it will be obtainable as a reward in the Lantern Rite event or if it will be featured in a separate event.

All free 4-star characters and skins

Below is a list of all 4-star characters and 4-star skins that players will have the chance to obtain during the upcoming Lantern Rite Festival 2024.

As per tradition, the 4-star characters that can be obtained for free will be from Liyue, the vibrant backdrop for the celebrations. The new 4-star character, Gaming, will most likely be featured in the lineup.

4-star characters:

  • Beidou
  • Chongyun
  • Ningguang
  • Xiangling
  • Xinyan
  • Xingqiu
  • Yanfei
  • Yun Jin
  • YaoYao
  • Gaming

4-star skins:

  • Jean (Sea Breeze Dandelion)
  • Barbara (Summertime Sparkle)
  • Lisa (A Sobriquet Under Shade)
  • Ningguang (Orchid's Evening Gown)
  • Keqing (Opulent Splendor)
  • Ayaka (Springbloom Missive)
  • Klee (Blossoming Starlight)
  • Kaeya (Sailwind Shadow)
  • Fischl (Ein Immernachtstraum)
  • Ganyu
  • Shenhe

All Genshin Impact Character Outfits, excluding Diluc's, are 4-star items, so all of them are likely to be available as options in the skin selector. This includes the upcoming new skins for Ganyu and Shenhe, which will be released in Version 4.4.

Additionally, Xingqiu will receive a Lantern Rite skin in the upcoming 4.4 update, and players will be able to obtain it for free by completing the Lantern Rite event.

Beyond the freebies, the Lantern Rite Festival itself promises an immersive experience. A vibrant celebration of the real-world Lunar New Year, Lantern Rite stands as Liyue’s most significant annual event, reuniting familiar faces for a grand feast of festivities, including fun-filled events, a breathtaking fireworks display, and the mesmerising sight of Liyue Harbor illuminated by an endless array of lanterns!

A screenshot of Xianyun in her Crane form in the "Story Teaser: Echoes of the Heart | Genshin Impact" YouTube video.
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For more about Genshin Impact, be sure to check out our comprehensive Version 4.3 and Version 4.4 update guide, which includes banners, detailed event descriptions, and more. We've also compiled all the much-needed QoL changes coming to Version 4.3 here!

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