The Genshin Impact 1.4 update has officially been announced by Mihoyo, and it will arrive as soon as 17th of March, just a day after Hu Tao’s banner ends. Without further ado, we present to you, everything that’s added or changed in the upcoming update! From new characters, to new banners, events, and more.
Genshin Impact 1.4 Update
We’ve seen her before, it’s none other than Rosaria. She is a four-star polearm user, who uses the Cryo Vision element. She can be either a DPS or support, depending on how you build her. Her specialty also includes increased movement speed to all party members from 6PM to 6AM.
Invitation To Windblume
In version 1.4, we’re introduced to the “Mondstadt Windblume Festival”, a festival of flowers, and romance. Apart from having the entire town of Mondstadt decorated, there will also be three mini-game events to go along with the “Invitation of Windblume” festivities.
First up, there’s the “Peculiar Wonderland”, where players can take on three different random stages of fun and games to earn buffs, before facing off against a big boss. Next up, there’s the “Festive Challenges”, where players put their shooting skills to the test to win prizes too. Remember, you have to shoot the right kind of balloon to win! In Floral Freefall, players will need to fly through the air and collect flower balls to earn points.
Last but not least, a very new concept to be added to the game – Rhythm game! In “Festive Anecdotes”, players must press the corresponding keys and play along to the tune, keeping every key and beat on point. There are three difficulty levels to choose from to earn higher points.
Do note that co-op is only available on “Peculiar Wonderland” and “Festive Challenges”. Complete all the events in “Invitation Of Windblume”, and exchange for multiple prizes, including the Windblume Ode bow up to refinement rank 5.
On top of that, with the given Event Harp, players will be able to compose their very own songs right from the game itself!
- Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloons
- Windsong Lyre
- Crown of Insight
- Talent Books (Gold and Silver)
- 4-star Windblume Ode Bow
- And More!
You might have seen this before, and it involves the Oceanid! In “Wishful Drops”, players will have to take on the already-difficult Oceanid in a special challenge. Oceanid will be able to attack you directly, while still summoning her own monsters to battle. Defeat these challenges to get more chances to challenge Oceanid again, and you could win:
- Pandora (Mini Oceanid)
- Experience Books (Adventurer’s Advice, Adventurer’s Experience, Hero’s Wit)
A mini Oceanid will be accompanying you in these investigations as well! You will help the mini Oceanid absord different water creatures from multiple areas to earn “Heart of the Springs”. To fight against Oceanid, original resin is required, but having the Heart of the Springs, you can use that to claim your rewards for free, up to five times.
In “Contending Tides”, players will be take on different challenges of different difficulty to win their share of great prizes. In each challenge, there are different monsters for you to fight, you will receive different buffs, and there are three difficulty levels to choose from. In each challenge, you must fulfill three requirements of the challenge to successfully defeat the challenge and claim your prize.
These prizes include:
- Mystical Enchantment Ore
- Talent Books
- Hero’s Wit
Hangout Events – Series 1
Hangout Events is the first of its kind in the game, where the traveler will get a chance to get up close and personal with four of the characters in the first series of this event. These four characters include Barbara, Noelle, Chongyun, and Bennett! You will get to converse with these characters, and have an option of the things you could say to improve your relationship with them. The more you explore, the closer you get, and the more prizes you could win.
Not only that, once you’ve completed a Hangout Event with the character, you could also obtain special “Memory Photo Cards” to commemorate the time you spent with them. Take note that the Hangout Events are permanent, and will stay in the game regardless of future game updates.
- Adventure Rank Experience
- Character Ascension Materials
Marvelous Merchandise is back, and it shares similar mechanics as previous Marvelous Merchandise events. Talk to Liben, and see what you’re offered for the day. Don’t like the reward given in your world? Head on over to your friend’s world in co-op mode to exchange for their Merchandise boxes.
Originally a KFC campaign with Genshin Impact in China, Diluc and Noelle take on “part-time” jobs at KFC, and players will be able to receive food items like KFC friend chicken, KFC burger, as well as KFC mashed potatoes. In China, the campaign offers the limited edition KFC gliding wings. However, Mihoyo has confirmed that they are looking into the matter and will announce an update for these gliding wings for players in other servers by July 2021.
New Archon Quest
Also, we’ll learn more about Dainsleif, and what he has discovered about the Abyss Order. Judging from the trailer, we’ll find a Statue of the Seven that’s hung upside down, and we’ll be facing the new Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents – a hydro Fatui member. Currently, this is a one-time boss, but it seems Mihoyo has plans to make him a weekly boss in the future.
Venti – Ballad of Goblets
It seems everyone’s favourite crowd control king, Venti, will be making a grand return in the Genshin Impact version 1.4 update. It isn’t clear who are the 4-star characters who will be accompanying him in the banner, but he will debut on v1.4’s launch day itself.
Childe – Farewell of Snezhnaya
The next character to arrive in v1.4 after Venti is quite the surprise – Tartaglia Childe. Most people were expecting Jean, Mona, or even Albedo, from the rumors, so it’s a bit of a shock to see Childe returning so soon. Nonetheless, his banner will be accompanied by Rosaria as one of the 4-star characters.
There are a total of five new weapons released in the Genshin Impact 1.4 update alone. There are three bows in total, a sword, and a catalyst as well. One of the bow is a 5-star bow, which is apparently Venti’s signature weapon. The other bow can be obtained for free by completing challenges in the “Invitation of Windblume” event, while the final bow should be acquired from Wishing, along with the new 4-star sword, and catalyst.
- Bow – Elegy for the End
- Sword – The Alley Flash
- Bow – Alley Hunter
- Catalyst – Wine and Song
- Bow – Windblume Ode (From Invitation Of Windblume)
Quality of Life Improvements
- Players can now craft a total of 5 condensed resin, instead of 3.
- Players can change back to manual cooking mode to get “suspicious food” achievements.
- During cooking, crafting, and forging, the best character to perform the task will be auto-selected based on your usual choice.
- Players can now also lower their world level by 1, but it will cost a 24-hour wait time before your world level can restored again. (Unlocks at World Level 5)
- Players will soon get a Name Card Showcase tab alongside their Character Showcase tab. (Showcase up to 9 name cards)
- Players can choose to restart the level directly in Spiral Abyss without leaving the stage.
- Players will be able to exit Spiral Abyss at the character selection page.
- Players can now check on the elemental resonance right from the character selection page.
That’s all, folks! These are all the updates coming to Genshin Impact players in the upcoming Genshin Impact 1.4 update. Will you be pulling for Venti or Childe? Are you excited for the storyline progression, because I think we saw Lumine when the traveler was fighting against the Abyss Herald. Can’t wait for the Genshin Impact 1.4 update, coming on the 17th of March 2021!
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