Genshin Impact Version 3.4 details: Release date, character banners, more

Hu Tao and Yelan 3.4 artworkHoYoverse

The Genshin Impact 3.4 update is finally here, giving Travelers access to new character banners, map locations, and other exciting content. Here’s everything in Genshin Impact 3.4, including its release date and more.

The Genshin Impact 3.4 update has gone live, which means players can now roll on the game’s Alhaitham banner. Aside from the addition of the new Dendro 5-star, there’s also the release of Yaoyao and the highly-anticipated return of the Lantern Right Festival.

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Players can also get some free Primogems via new Genshin Impact codes, while the long-awaited Ayaka skin and Lisa skin finally make their way into the game. So, if you wish to know everything that’s in Genshin Impact’s Version 3.4 update, then we’ve compiled all the details in one place for you here.


Genshin Impact 3.4 release date

The Genshin Impact 3.4 update was released on January 18, 2023, and gives Travelers plenty of time to claim some free Primogems needed to save for upcoming character banners.

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Genshin Impact 3.4 live stream

On January 6, 2023, HoYoverse held the Genshin Impact livestream via Twitch. If you missed all the official announcements, then you can watch the livestream in its entirety via the YouTube video linked above. Also, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact codes page to secure all the 3.4 livestream Primogems.

Genshin Impact 3.4 banners

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Alhaitham is the main 5-star release for 3.4.

The Genshin Impact 3.4 banners see the release of Alhaitham, a mysterious Dendro 5-star character who wields a Sword — Xiphos’ Moonlight. Alhaitham’s abilities are tailored around creating Light Mirrors, which greatly enhance his damage output and enable him to destroy his enemies with deadly AoE attacks.

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Alhaitham is also be joined by Yaoyao and Xiao in Phase 1, while Phase 2 of the 3.4 update will see Hu Tao and Yelan appear once again. This is great news for any Travelers that have missed out on these banner reruns or simply wish to gain access to their powerful constellations.

Ayaka skin and Lisa skin 

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Ayaka and Lisa finally receive their very own skins in 3.4.

Both Ayaka and Lisa have received their own skins in the Genshin Impact 3.4 update. Ayaka’s alternate outfit, Springbloom Missive, is based on the Fontaine region’s dresses depicted in light novels and is said to “depict the lifestyle of proper ladies” who live in that region.

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Meanwhile, the 4-star Electro mage, Lisa’s outfit (A Sobriquet Under Shade) is inspired by her old uniform from when she studied at Sumeru Akademiya. The outfit is said to be a “perfect balance between practicality and elegance.”

Sumeru map update: Desert of Hadramaveth

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The Desert of Hadramaveth is the latest POI.

The main POI of the 3.4 update is the Desert of Hadramaveth, which is known for its scimitar-shaped ravines that cut across the desert plains. A lost city is said to be hidden within this area, but Travelers will need to navigate through harsh sandstorms and fight the new enemies in order to discover its secrets.

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One of these new enemies is the Setekh Wenut, a deadly snake-like boss that uses its razor-sharp spikes to pummel its enemies into the ground. Travelers will need to come prepared if they wish to vanquish this new beast and claim its rare material drops.

Genshin Impact 3.4 events & Lantern Rite Festival

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Travelers can choose a free Liyue character in 3.4.

Many different mini-games are also available during this year’s Lantern Rite, with the Radiant Sparks being the latest racing game where players have the ability to become part of a beautiful fireworks display. Additionally, there are numerous events taking place across Inazuma.

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First up on the list of Genshin Impact 3.4 events is the Almighty Arataki Extraordinary and Exhilarating Beetle Brawl. As the name suggests, Travelers can battle it in intensive 1v1 fights using their beetle (Onikabuto) to claim prizes.

Meanwhile, the “Warrior’s Spirit” contest will see participants duel using traditional Inazuman sword techniques, where they can take on exhibition matches between a special guest and Kamisato Ayaka in her new outfit.

By completing this season’s events and challenges, rewards including Intertwined Fates,
a four-star Liyue character, and Lisa’s new outfit can all be claimed for free.

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Klee & Beidou TCG cards

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Beidou and Klee will receive their very own TCG cards.

Two new character cards, Klee and Beidou have been added to the Genshin Impact TCG in the 3.4 update. While it’s still too early to tell whether they have what it takes to be featured among the best Genshin Impact TCG cards, HoYoverse did announce that a special rule will be implemented for the TCG during Version 3.4.

The limited-time rule is to skip the Roll Phase and obtain 8 Omni Dice directly. This mechanic aims to shake up the way players approach each match, and should add a lot more explosive combos and plays into the mix.

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So, there you have it, that’s everything we know about the Genshin Impact 3.4 update. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact page for all the latest news and guides. Also, don’t forget to check out some of our existing content below.

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