Genshin Impact v3.4 Update: Characters, Weapons, Banners, Events, Outfits, More

We'll be going over all the new content that's coming to Genshin Impact in the version 3.4 update.

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Here's a complete guide to the version 3.4 update in Genshin Impact. | © HoYoverse

Version 3.4 is the latest update to land in Genshin Impact. Titled 'The Exquisit Night Chimes', it will celebrate the annual Lantern Rite Festival with various pageantries and in-game content.

This update is the first for the game in 2023 and will bring in new additions such as characters, weapons, banners, events, skins, codes, and more.

It'll be a time like no other in the game as the combination of the yearly festivities and novel content will surely make for an explosive start to the new year in Genshin Impact. Here's an overview of everything that's coming to the game in the version 3.4 update.

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - Release Date

The release date of the version 3.4 update in Genshin Impact is January 18, 2023.

As always, a maintenance period will be held during the update itself and you will be entitled to a Primogem compensation if you were affected by it.

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - New Characters

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Genshin's newest characters: Alhaitham (left) and Yaoyao (right). | © HoYoverse

Alhaitham and Yaoyao are the two new characters that are coming to Genshin Impact in the version 3.4 update.

Alhaitham is a five-star Anemo character who uses a Sword as their main weapon. He's a brilliant man that is currently serving as the scribe of the Sumeru Akademiya. Alhaitham will be available in the'Caution in Confidence' event wish.

Yaoyao is a four-star Dendro character who uses a Polearm as their main weapon. She is a warm-hearted, talented, and considerate character who's beloved by the Adepti. Yaoyao will be available in the 'Caution in Confidence' and 'Invitation to Mundane Life' event wish.

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - New Weapon

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A new five-star weapon will be coming in the new update. | © HoYoverse

'Light of Foliar Incision' is the new five-star sword weapon arriving in Genshin Impact. When equipped, the CRIT Rate is increased by 4%. After Normal Attacks deal Elemental DMG, the Foliar Incision effect will be obtained, increasing DMG dealt by Normal Attacks and Elemental Skills by 120% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will disappear after 28 DMG instances or 12 seconds. You can obtain Foliar Incision once every 12 seconds.

You can obtain this weapon in the phase 1 Epitome Invocation of the version 3.4 update. You can check out the details of this event below:

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - Event Wish

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Alhaitham will have his own event wish. | © HoYoverse

Six event wishes will be taking place in Genshin Impact after the version 3.4 update. These include new banners and reruns of previous ones. Here's an overview of all the event wishes:

Event WishCharacters


Caution in Confidence
  • Alhaitham
  • Yaoyao
January 18 - February 7
Invitation to Mundane Life
  • Xiao
  • Yaoyao
January 18 - February 7
Moment of Bloom
  • Hu Tao
February 7 - 28
Discerner of Enigmas
  • Yelan
February 7 - 28

Keep in mind that there will also be two new Epitome Invocation event wishes. One will be held in the first phase of the version 3.4 update, while the other will take place in the second phase.

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - New Outfits

Two new outfits are coming to Genshin Impact to celebrate the festive occasion: 'Springbloom Missive' Kamisato Ayaka and 'A Sobriquet Under Shade' Lisa.

You can take a look at them below:

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'Springbloom Missive' Kamisato Ayaka outfit. | © HoYoverse

You can get the 'Springbloom Missive' outfit by purchasing it for 1,680 Genesis Crystals. A discounted price of 1,350 Genesis Crystals will be offered between the release of the version 3.4 update (January 18) and February 27.

Lisa New Skin
'A Sobriquet Under Shade' Lisa outfit. | © HoYoverse

You can get the 'A Sobriquet Under Shade' outfit for free if you complete the limited-time Second Blooming event. If you're unable to do so, you will be able to purchase the outfit in the 'Character Outfit' shop for 1,680 Genesis Crystals after version 3.4 is over.

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - Events

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The Lantern Rite event returns to Genshin Impact. | © HoYoverse

Seven main events will be taking place during the version 3.4 update. These include:

  • Lantern Rite 2023
  • Fortuitous Invitation
  • May Fortune Find You
  • Onikabuto Beetle Brawl
  • Overflowing Mastery
  • Second Blooming
  • Warrior's Spirit

Genshin Impact Version 3.4 - Redeem Codes

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Here are the latest available redeem codes in Genshin Impact. | © HoYoverse

Three redeem codes were released during the version 3.4 update special program:

  • NS8TUVJYR4UH – 100 Primogems and 10 Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • NSQTVCKYRMDM – 100 Primogems and 5 Adventurer’s Experience
  • LB8SDUJYQ4V9 – 100 Primogems and 50,000 Mora

There will also be a daily check-in event that will be held in the week after the update is released. You can earn additional free rewards in it.

If you want to read the finer details of the version 3.4 update, you can check it out on the HoYoLab website.

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