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Genshin Impact 4.6 UPDATE: Release Date, New Banners, Characters, and More

Genshin Impact 4.6 is just two weeks away, are you ready, travelers? Let's take a sneak peek at what you can expect in this upcoming new version.

By Lynda Sumner


Get ready to brace yourselves as the winds of change blow across Teyvat with the highly-anticipated Genshin Impact 4.6 update. In this update, we're in for a treat with a plethora of new content, including release dates, new banners, new characters, and much more. So, grab your weapons of choice, and let's dive right into the heart of the update.


    Here are all the leaks and rumors we know so far:

    Genshin Impact 4.6: Expect Release Date & Time

    • Genshin Impact 4.6 Expect Release Date & Time: April 24, 2024 at 11 am (UTC +8)

    The servers will require a brief period of maintenance, estimated to last around 6-7 hours. Players have to wait patiently before plunging back into the action. As an apology for the wait, players will receive a generous gift of 600 Primogems. And as soon as the servers are back up, you'll have the first opportunity to experience the new phase banners.

    Genshin Impact 4.6: New Banners

    According to some sneaky leaks, here's what we predict might be available:

    • Arlecchino: A 5-star Pyro character who is making her debut.

    (Image via @GenshinImpact)

    • Lyney: Another 5-star Pyro character, returning for a second rerun.

    (Image via @GenshinImpact)

    • Wanderer and Baizhu: These characters might also make a comeback, although the specific details are still uncertain.

    (Image via @GenshinImpact)

    If you've set your sights on Arlecchino, keep a close eye out for her banner either when the update launches on April 24th, 2024, or around May 14th.

    Genshin Impact 4.6: New Character

    Arlecchino - the highly-anticipated new character in town.

    As the fresh face in Teyvat, she's certainly one to keep an eye on. Rumor has it that she is a 5-star polearm user, ready to unleash her fiery Pyro power as a main DPS. What sets her apart is her ability to enhance her Normal and Charged Attacks with intense Pyro effects, offering players the opportunity to deal devastating Elemental damage and reactions without worrying about skill or burst cooldowns.

    Additionally, Arlecchino also boasts a unique sprint, resembling the sprouting of wings, allowing for swift gliding maneuvers. And as for her weapon, it seems she'll wield something more reminiscent of a scythe than a traditional polearm. Get ready to witness Arlecchino's blazing presence on the battlefield and experience her thrilling gameplay!

    New Character - Arlecchino

    Genshin Impact 4.6: New Area

    The excitement doesn't end with new characters alone. In Version 4.6, we are in for a whole new slice of Teyvat. Prepare your bags as we head south of Fontaine and take a left at Liyue's Chenyu Vale. This fresh addition to the map promises a thrilling exploration experience, offering both underwater scenes and above-ground adventures.

    As for the details of this new area, the information remains mysterious. However, it is speculated to be a Fontaine locale, teeming with captivating story content. Whether we delve into Archon-related quests or embark on thrilling Story and World quests, the specifics are still under wraps. Get ready to uncover the mysteries that await in this exciting new region.

    Genshin Impact 4.6: New Bosses

    The leaks have brought us some thrilling news for Version 4.6 – two new boss battles.

    Firstly, there's a formidable world boss rumored to be hoarding all the necessary rewards for Arlecchino. However, this massive adversary is said to wield a substantial shield, meaning we'll need to put in some serious effort to break through before we can even engage in battle with the Golem Captain, our new friend.

    New World Boss - Colem Captain

    Now, let's hold our breath for the second boss encounter – Arlecchino herself! This weekly confrontation promises shiny rewards to enhance her talents. Given that it's a weekly affair, it is likely that this battle will tie directly into the overarching story, and bring some significant developments to the game's plot.

    New World Boss - Arlecchino

    Additionally, there are whispers about a fresh set of Artifacts that will lead us to a brand-new Domain. Not only that, but a music event is on the horizon, accompanied by several quality-of-life improvements to enhance our Genshin Impact experience in Version 4.6.

    Genshin Impact 4.6: Special Program Preview Livestream

    • Genshin Impact 4.6 Special Program Start Time: 2024/4/12 08:00 AM (UTC-4)

    Last but not least, mark your calendars for the highly-anticipated Special Program Preview Livestream. If history repeats itself as it did with the 4.5 update, we can expect the live stream to take place on April 12th, a Friday, just before the update's grand entrance on April 24th.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity! The live stream will provide an exclusive glimpse into all things 4.6, complete with exciting giveaways. Expect free Primogems and three redemption codes for in-game rewards, making it a truly lucky experience for avid Genshin Impact players. Set your alarms, mark your calendars, and let's get ready to embark on this thrilling journey!

    Genshin Impact 4.6 Special Program

    While there's still so much more to explore in the Genshin Impact 4.6 update, we hope this sneak peek has sparked your excitement.

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