The Genshin Impact 4.4 Special Program confirmed the release dates for Xianyun and Gaming, revealed new skins for Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu, and what else is in the new version of the game.
While the contents of Genshin Impact patch 4.4 were leaked in December, the content wasn’t officially confirmed for some time. Now, the release date for the patch and details on new characters have finally been confirmed. The event also revealed the characters that will have a returning banner as well as showing the new skins.
Players will have a load of new options for things to spend Primogems on. Here’s everything that’s coming in Genshin Impact 4.4 update and when it’s coming out.
Release dates for Genshin Impact 4.4, Xianyun and Gaming, and Yae Miko and Xiao banners
Genshin Impact 4.4 will launch on January 31, 2024, and will include new characters Xianyun and Nahida in the first phase alongside the new 4-star character Gaming.
These banners also feature their signature weapons, including the new 5-star catalyst, Xianyun’s best-in-slot weapon. Gaming will also be included in these banners and will have a substantial drop-rate boost. On the weapons banner front, Crane’s Echoing Call and A Thousand Floating Dreams banners will also be available alongside Xianyun and Nahida.
Later, Xiao and Yae Miko banners will be available on February 21, 2024, at the start of the second phase of Genshin Impact 4.4. Alongside these characters, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear and Kagura’s Verity will also be in the weapon event banner.
Xianyun and Gaming weapons, elemeents
Xianyun and Gaming will be the new characters that players can try to acquire in Genshin Impact after the 4.4 update.
Xianyun, the cloud retainer, is a new 5-star anemo character that will be released in Genshin Impact version 4.4. She uses a catalyst as a weapon while periodically healing and supporting the team with her elemental skill. Her burst makes the squad leap higher, giving characters with high plunge attack multipliers a chance at dealing massive damage.
On the other hand, Gaming is the new upcoming 4-star playable character that uses a claymore and the Pyro element to deal damage. His kit is perfect for the Marechaussee Hunter artifact, which revolves around decreasing and increasing his health points. The Genshin Impact 4.4 livestream also mentioned that he uses plunge attack to deal damage, making him a good damage dealer alongside Xianyun.
New character skins in Genshin Impact version 4.4
Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu will receive new skins in Genshin Impact version 4.4 the Twilight Blossom, Frostflower Dew, and the Bamboo Rain, during the patch 4.4 of Genshin Impact.
Ganyu and Shenhe’s new outfit release is fitting, as the Lantern Rite event is just around the corner. Ganyu’s “Twilight Blossom” outfit features short, braided hair and a black and blue dress. On the other hand, Shenhe’s “Frostflower Dew” outfit features Shenhe in a black and white dress with red accents.
Moreover, Xingqiu will take a Fontainian look with his new “Bamboo Rain” skin. With this new outfit, many players have pointed out that he looks similar to the Hydro Archon, Furina. The black and dark blue colors of his top, paired with the white shorts, proved to be the look-alike of the Pneuma version of Furina.