Genshin Impact update: Current version, leaks & future release dates

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If you’re wondering when the next Genshin Impact update will go live, then our handy guide has everything you need to know. 

Every Genshin Impact update adds new events, 5-star banners, and plenty of free Primogems for Travelers to claim. Not only do these Version updates help keep the game fresh, but they also add new story content and even regions to the ever-expanding world of Teyvat. 

While HoYoverse provided release dates for a number of future releases, a new leak has revealed dates all the way up until 4.3. This is obviously extremely useful for Travelers who wish to know when current updates both end and begin.

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After all, being able to plan around specific character releases can greatly increase your chances of securing the Fates needed to Wish on 5-star banners. So, without further ado, here’s when the current Genshin Impact update ends and when future Genshin Impact updates start.  


Current Genshin Impact update

Official artwork of Scaramouche who will be featured in the next Genshin Impact banner.HoYoverse
The Scaramouche banner appeared in the Genshin Impact 3.3 update.

The current Genshin Impact 3.3 update was released on December 7, 2022. This patch added Scaramouche (The Wanderer) and Faruzan to the game, while Arataki Itto, Raiden Shogun, and Kamisato Ayato all received banner reruns. 

Genshin Impact 3.3 is expected to end on January 17, 2022. This means Travelers will have plenty of time to roll on the current banners and play the various events. 

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When is the next Genshin Impact update?

Alhaitham in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
Alhaitham could make his long-awaited debut in 3.4.

The next Genshin Impact update will be 3.4, which is rumored to go live on January 17, 2022. Genshin Impact 3.4 will introduce one of the game’s most highly anticipated characters – Alhaitham

Alhaitham could also be joined by Yaoyao, a 4-star Dendro character who works as Ganyu’s assistant. The leaker also notes that ShenheHu Tao, and Ayaka will all receive banner reruns in 3.4. 

If that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s also the Ayaka skin and Lisa skin releases. Genshin Impact leaker, Uncle DD has stated that both Ayaka and Lisa will be the next characters to receive their own cosmetics

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There’s also the new Sandstorm POI, which sees a new area added to Sumeru that is separated into three layers/subregions. 

Leaked Genshin Impact update timeline

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A new Genshin Impact leak has revealed the dates for upcoming Version releases.

A Genshin Impact leaker has uncovered a timeline of all the upcoming Genshin Impact updates, giving Travelers a sneak peek into the game’s future. Like most Genshin Impact leaks, it’s important to note that the information below could change so be sure to take it with a grain of salt. 

Gesnhin Impact updates Release date
3.4 January 18, 2023
3.5 March 1, 2023
3.6 April 12, 2023
3.7 May 24, 2023
3.8 July 5, 2023
3.9 ???
4.0 August 16, 2023
4.1 September 27, 2023
4.2 November 8, 2023
4.3 December 20, 2023

There you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the current and future Genshin Impact updates. Be sure to check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and updates.

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