HoYoverse revealed that the launch of Genshin Impact Version 4.4 “Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze,” is scheduled for January 31, 2024. The announcement highlighted that Liyue will commemorate the annual Lantern Rite and extend its boundaries northwestward with the introduction of the new region, Chenyu Vale, for exploration. In addition to the expansion, players will have the opportunity to acquire various rewards, including 10 + 3 Intertwined Fates, a complimentary four-star character from Liyue, and a fresh outfit for Xingqiu.
Dive into Teyvat’s New Year celebration in Genshin Impact Version 4.4
This year’s Lantern Festival introduces a fresh kite theme to usher in a prosperous new year filled with plentiful rewards. Participants can look forward to engaging in new activities, mini-games, and redeemable items, including Xingqiu’s latest attire.
Players will have the opportunity to claim up to 10 Intertwined Fates through the limited-time daily login event, and an additional 3 Intertwined Fates and 2 Fragile Resin will be sent to them via the in-game mailbox, adding to the celebration of Teyvat’s new year. Furthermore, Ganyu and Shenhe’s new outfits will be available at a discounted rate for a limited time in the in-game store, enhancing the festive atmosphere.
Unlock the powers of cloud retainer Xianyun and pyro artist Gaming in Genshin Impact 4.4
In celebration of Teyvat’s new year, the game will introduce Xianyun, a human manifestation of an Adeptus encountered in previous storylines, and Gaming, a young Wushou dancer, as playable characters. Xianyun, also known as Cloud Retainer, is a five-star Anemo catalyst wielder who possesses the ability to take a flying leap and dash forward twice in mid-air.
Additionally, Xianyun can assist nearby teammates by enhancing the height of their jumps and Plunging Attacks, along with providing healing support. Gaming, a new four-star Pyro character, utilizes a claymore and incorporates Wushou arts into his combat style. In the two phases of Version 4.4 Event Wishes, the first phase will showcase Xianyun, Gaming, and Nahida’s rerun, while the latter phase will feature the rerun of Xiao and Yae Miko.
Explore the beauty of Chenyu Vale in Genshin Impact version 4.4
In this version, Chenyu Vale is introduced as the latest expansion of the Liyue area. The region is characterized by mist-shrouded landscapes, majestic hills, cascading waterfalls, flourishing villages, and enigmatic tales of the adepti. The renowned Qiaoying Village is known for its tea cultivation methods passed down by the adepti, while to the west, Yilong Wharf serves as a crucial trading hub linking Fontaine with Liyue. Notably, the wharf features a unique elevator powered by the force of water.
Despite its remote location, Chenyu Vale offers hidden gems. With the adepti’s blessing, players can transform into a special carp, enabling them to soar into the sky and access previously unreachable areas. Throughout their journey, players will encounter legendary beasts roaming the valley, including the formidable and mysterious “Solitary Suanni,” which appears as a boss enemy.
Two noteworthy technical enhancements are set to be implemented to enhance the representation of Chenyu Vale with a touch of shan shui style. The first, Global Far Fog (GFF), enables the adjustment of mist and clouds’ density and direction along mountains, considering factors such as altitude, terrain, and other conditions. The second feature, Gradient Tint Rock, imparts cyan, green, or tan hues to mountains based on factors like height, visibility distance, textural characteristics of the rocks, and the structure of each mountain.