Genshin Impact 4.0 update: Release date, characters, banners, events, and more

A screenshot of Arlecchino Lyney and LynetteHoYoverse

The Genshin Impact 4.0 update has arrived and the Fontaine region is now available for players to explore in the game, alongside a handful of new characters, weapons, and artifacts. Here’s a rundown of all the available content you can enjoy in the update. 

HoYoverse has just released the highly anticipated Genshin Impact 4.0 update which means players can explore the new Fontaine region, spend their hard-earned Primogems on the latest banners and take part in a handful of new events and quests.

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There are some great banners in this latest update which include the new Fontaine characters Lyney, Lynette, and Freminet in Phase 1 and 2 respectively. Alongside the new banners and region, players can take on some exciting challenges and boss battles.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the new content in the 4.0 update.


Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream

The official Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream took place on August 4, 2023. It featured a number of details about upcoming content that is set to release during the 4.0 update.

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If you missed the livestream, you can watch it back via the game’s official YouTube channel using the link below.

Genshin Impact 4.0 release date

The Genshin Impact 4.0 update was released on August 16, 2023.

Phase 1 will run from August 16, 2023, to September 5, 2023, and then Phase 2 will begin, so Travelers have plenty of time to reroll on the current banners.

Genshin Impact 4.0 trailer

A trailer for the 4.0 update was shared during the livestream event on August 4, 2023. The 5-minute clip shows footage of brand-new characters in action, as well as a handful of the environments players can visit across the Fontaine region.

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You can check out the trailer below.

Version 4.0 Banners

An image of the current Genshin Impact banner.HoYoverse
The current Genshin Impact banners feature some new Fontaine characters.

The latest Genshin Impact update has introduced three new Fontaine characters, the 5-star Lyney, and the 4-stars Lynette and Freminet.

Phase 1 of the 4.0 update features a Yelan rerun banner, as well as the debut of Lyney alongside the following 4-stars:

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An image of upcoming Genshin Impact banner characters.Phase 2 4.0 banners will feature some reruns as well as a new character.

It was revealed during the official 4.0 livestream that Phase 2 of the update will see the debut of the 4-star Freminet, alongside Zhongli and Childe rerun banners.

Fontaine region

An image of the Fontaine region in Genshin Impact.HoYoverse
Fontaine is a region surrounded by water.

The biggest addition to the 4.0 update is the brand-new Fontaine region.

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The official description from HoYoverse details Fontaine as a water-surrounded region that “offers a one-of-a-kind underwater adventure in some of its areas.” An underwater traversal mechanic has been added to the game specifically for the new region where “players will not run out of oxygen thanks to a special blessing granted to them but instead consume Aquatic Stamina when sprinting.”

An image of a boss in Genshin Impact 4.0.HoYoverse
The Emperor of Fire and Iron is one of the bosses in the 4.0 update.

Combat can now be performed underwater in the areas of Fontaine and some characters can even absorb abilities from aquatic creatures to utilize in battle.

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You’ll definitely have to make use of these new mechanics when taking on the new Fontaine bosses, which include a dancing clockwork meka duo, and the heavily Armored Crablord “Emperor of Fire and Iron”.

Genshin Impact 4.0 update events

Finally, a handful of new events are also available for players to enjoy throughout the 4.0 update.

These include the “Mega Meka Melee” where you’ll be aiding the local Clockwork Workshop to prepare for a big commission by playing a number of mini-games. These games include the Torrential Tuberlant Charge where you’ll have to swim past various obstacles within an allotted amount of time. Travelers will also have to defeat a number of Fontaine enemies in the Efficacy Testing Simulation and take part in a rhythm game where you have to control Toy Adventures.

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Once you complete all of the mini-games in the Mega Meka Melee event, you will be rewarded with a free copy of Bennett.

For those looking for more of a combat challenge, the ‘Verdict of Blades” event tasks you with battling against legions of powerful enemies. Each stage will feature a Blade Mirage mechanic which players can take advantage of to make combat easier.

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact 4.0 update. For more content on the game, check our out guides below:

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