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

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The next Genshin Impact banner will see new characters return and join the game, here’s everything we know.

Like most gacha games, Genshin Impact has rotating banners that players can use to recruit the game’s powerful five-star characters. Not only do these banners enable Travelers to experiment with different team comps and playstyles, but they can also have a huge effect on the best Genshin Impact characters tier list and pick rates.

The Sumeru region arrived with the release of Version 3.0, but now more characters have been introduced with the new 3.1 update – as have some returning favorites. Whether you’re aiming to spend your Primogems on the newly released characters or wish to try your luck at Genshin Impact’s banner reruns, there is always something for everyone.


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Phase One of 3.1 will introduce Cyno and Candace, while also bringing back Venti.

Genshin Impact 3.1 banner

The current Genshin Impact banner released on September 28, 2022. Travelers will be able to unlock 5-star characters Cyno and Venti, alongside the new four-star character Candace.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the Genshin Impact 3.1 banners will also include the following 4-star characters:

  • Candace (Hydro)
  • Sayu (Anemo)
  • Kuki Shinobu (Electro)

Phase Two of the 3.1 update will also bring back Albedo and debut Nilou — the upcoming Hydro Sword unit.

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Phase Two of 3.1 will introduce Nilou and see the return of Albedo.

When does the current Genshin Impact banner end?

The Cyno and Venti banners will end on October 14. This gives Travelers time to save up Primogems and spend them on their banners. Having said that, we’ll update this section should the developers extend this date further. 

Genshin Impact weapon banner

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The Epitome Invocation banner enables Travelers to unlock rare weapons.

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

5-star weapons

  • Staff of the Scarlet Sands (Polearm)
  • Elegy for the End (Bow)

4-star weapons

  • Favonius Warbow (Bow)
  • Sacrificial Fragments (Catalyst)
  • Lion’s Roar (Sword)
  • Favonius Lance (Polearm)
  • Makhaira Aquamarine (Claymore)

The next Genshin Impact weapon banner will also end on October 14, 2022. This means you’ll have the opportunity to unlock the Staff of the Scarlet Sands, so make sure you spend your Wishes if you want to add this Polearm to your collection. 

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

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