Genshin Impact Anniversary 2021: Release date, events, rewards, banners


Genshin Impact is celebrating its big first anniversary in 2021. 12 months on from the game’s hit launch, players will be rewarded with plenty of goodies across the next few weeks. Here’s what we know so far.

Yes, it’s been a year since Genshin Impact launched to much fanfare. Oh how the time flies. From Mondstadt to Liyue to Inazuma, travelers are slowly dipping their toes into all that Teyvat has to offer.

miHoYo are putting on a Genshin Impact anniversary celebration for the occasion. Here’s all the sweet rewards you can grab as part of the upcoming promotion.

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Genshin Impact Anniversary release date

Genshin Impact’s first anniversary will be celebrated on September 28. It’s a set date after all ⁠— the game came out on the same day in 2020.

However, like most in-game anniversary events, players will be able to tap into rewards across an extended period of time. The Genshin Impact anniversary event is shaping up to be an epic week of free in-game goodies and even some new content.

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Genshin Impact’s one-year anniversary is fast approaching.

Genshin Impact Anniversary log-in event and rewards

There will be a log-in event that runs starting from September 28 all the way through to the end of Version 2.1 ⁠— around mid-October. Players will be able to pick up Intertwined Fates, Mora, and other goodies.

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  • Day 1: Intertwined Fate x1
  • Day 2: Mora x80000
  • Day 3: Intertwined Fate x2
  • Day 4: Mythic Enhancement Ore x18
  • Day 5: Intertwined Fate x2
  • Day 6: Hero’s Wit x8
  • Day 7: Intertwined Fate x5

You don’t need to log in on consecutive days, just make sure you return enough times before Genshin Impact patch 2.2 rolls around (and you’re at least Adventure Rank 5).

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The next log-in event coincides with Genshin’s anniversary.

There is also rewards waiting for you in the in-game mail on top of the wishes. There will be four phases, with three of them currently have been revealed.

Unlike the log-in rewards, you’ll have up to a month to collect these ones!

Phase # Date Reward
Phase 1 September 30 400 Primogems & Wings of Shattered Galaxy
Phase 2 October 1 400 Primogems & 2 Fragile Resin
Phase 3 October 2 400 Primogems & 2 Fragile Resin
Phase 4 October 3 400 Primegems & Resonant Melody furnishing

Genshin Impact Anniversary banners

Could there be a special banner for Genshin Impact’s anniversary? Well, it’s unlikely.

We’re a few days past the anniversary and miHoYo hasn’t moved the Kokomi banner off the Wish rotation. With patch 2.2 fast approaching too, just save your Primogems for any future character releases.

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Kokomi’s Genshin Impact release might clash with a potential anniversary banner.

Genshin Impact Anniversary livestream

There will be a livestream for Genshin Impact’s anniversary on October 3, with the developers putting on a concert to celebrate the occasion.

That falls on the same date as the patch 2.2 livestream, set to reveal key details about the next major update.