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Genshin Impact banner: What is the current banner & who will be next?

Published: 5/Jan/2022 7:40 Updated: 6/Jan/2022 0:20

by James Busby


The next Genshin Impact banner will see a new character make their debut in the game, so find out when the new banner will release, when the current one will end, and what re-runs will return.  

Like most gacha games, Genshin Impact has a rotating banner which players need to use to recruit the game’s powerful five-star characters.

Not only do these new releases — which are often shoved into banners — enable travelers to experiment with different team comps and playstyles, but it can also have a huge effect on the best Genshin Impact characters tier list

With Genshin Impact update 2.4 having arrived in January 2022, and leaks for update 2.5 already abound, many Genshin Impact players will be wondering what the next banner will be.


Whether you’re aiming to spend your Primogems on newly released characters or wish to try your luck at Genshin Impact’s banner re-runs, there is always something for everyone. 


Current Genshin Impact banner

Shenhe banner with Yun Jin, Chongyun, and Ningguang in Genshin Impact
Shenhe’s banner is now live in Genshin Impact.

There are currently two Genshin Impact banners active. The first is called The Transcendent One Returns, featuring the newly-released Shenhe.

In it, you can get the new Cryo Polearm who thrives at buffing up her fellow Cryo users, as well as rate-ups on Yun Jin — also new in Version 2.4 — and a handful of other Liyue characters.

  • Chongyun (Cryo)
  • Ningguang (Geo)
  • Yun Jin (Geo)

The second is the Invitation to Mundane Life banner featuring Xiao. It is the adeptus’ first re-run since his limited release back near Genshin Impact’s launch. The Anemo Polearm also features the same rate-up characters — Yun Jin, Chongyun, and Ningguang.


Xiao rerun banner with Yun Jin, Chongyun, and Ningguang in Genshin Impact
Xiao got a re-run in Genshin Impact update 2.4.

When does the current Genshin Impact banner end?

Both the Shenhe and Xiao re-run banners in Genshin Impact launched on the same day as Genshin Impact update 2.4 — January 5, 2022 — and will be active until January 26, 2022

You’ll have three weeks to roll for the five-stars before they get replaced by the Ganyu and Zhongli re-runs for the second half of Version 2.4.

Current Genshin Impact weapon banner

Genshin Impact update 2.4 weapon banner
Genshin Impact’s first weapon banner of update 2.4 features Shenhe’s and Xiao’s signature polearms.

The current Genshin Impact weapon banner is Epitome Invocation. This banner includes the following weapon rate-ups: 

5-star weapons

  • Calamity Queller (Polearm)
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (Polearm)

4-star weapons

  • Favonius Warbow (Bow)
  • Favonius Greatsword (Claymore)
  • Lithic Spear (Polearm)
  • The Flute (Sword)
  • The Widsith (Catalyst)

The current Genshin Impact weapon banner will end on January 26, 2022 — the same as the first rotation of update 2.4 banners.

Next Genshin Impact banner release date

Ganyu standing in Genshin Impact
Ganyu is getting a re-run later in Genshin Impact update 2.4.

The next Genshin Impact banner will release on January 27, 2022, which will see re-runs of popular Liyue characters Ganyu and Zhongli


Both are incredibly strong characters, listed among some of the best in Genshin Impact. Between Ganyu’s best-in-class DPS alongside Zhongli’s impressive damage-blocking capabilities, they are also a strong duo in unison. Expected of Liyue’s adepti, really.

Both banners will feature the same four-star rate-up characters:

  • Beidou (Electro)
  • Xingqiu (Hydro)
  • Yanfei (Pyro)

Those re-runs are set to last until the end of Genshin Impact’s Version 2.4 update, which is set to wrap up in late-February.

Genshin Impact banner reruns

Kazuha looking out to sea in Genshin Impact
Kazuha is primed for a re-run in Genshin Impact update 2.5.

Past the re-runs in the second half of Genshin Impact update 2.4, no characters have been confirmed to make a return.

However, leakers are confident both Kazuha and Raiden Shogun re-run banners will make an appearance in the February update, alongside new Electro Claymore character Yae Miko.


So, there you have it, everything we know about the current and next Genshin Impact banner. Make sure you check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest leaks and info

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