This is a news article on the upcoming Version 1.3 update for Genshin Impact. Read on for the latest information on new features, new systems, new characters, release date, patch notes, and more!
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Genshin Impact Update 1.3 will arrive on February 3rd, 2021 along with a new character and many new features and events.
The long awaited 5-star Anemo character, Xiao, is set to release along with update 1.3 on February 3rd. Be sure to save your primogems!
|Availability Period||2021/02/03 - 2021/02/17|
Xiao's Story Quest will also be availiable at the launch of 1.3 and will coincide with the new Lantern Rite Event. Similar to Albeo's Story Quest, Xiao's Story Quest will require no Story Keys during the duration of the Lantern Rite Event.
Xiao Quest Guide and Rewards
Following Xiao's release, the 5-star hero Keqing will receive their first Rate Up banner on Feburary 17th.
|Availability Period||2021/02/17 - 2021/03/02|
|5 Star Rate-Up Characters|
|4 Star Rate-Up Characters|
|Possible Release Date||March 2, 2021|
The long anticipated 5-star Pyro character Hu Tao will officialy release in the Moment of Bloom Rate-up banner on March 2nd! Prepare your Primogems!
|Availablility Period||Permanent after 2021/03/02|
|How to Unlock||Adventure Rank 40 or above
Complete Archon Quest Chapter I: Act II
Hu Tao's Story Quest, Papilio Charnotis Chapter, will also be avaliable from her release on March 3rd
Several new events are lined up for Genshin Impact update 1.3 with tons of rewards and new challenges.
The Stand By Me event will rewards players with a free 4 Star Character of their choice from Liyue!
Return to Liuye for the Lantern Festival and participate in several festive challenges to receive various rewards. Be sure to check out our guide to the Lantern Rite Event to maximize your rewards!
Lantern Rite Guide and Rewards
Hunt for photos of various enemies, wildlife and more with the new Kurious Kamera in the Five Flushes of Fortune event!
Five Flushes of Fortune Guide
Theater Mechanicus is an event that has a tower defense mechanic. The objective is to eliminate multiple waves of enemies before they reach and inflict damage to the Ley Line Monolith.
New Monsters have arrived: The Geovishap and the Primo Geovishap! Challenge these new enemies in their upcoming event, Vishaps and Where to Find Them, for numerous rewards.
During the Lantern Rite, Ley Line Outcrops will overflow with extra rewards. Players will receive increased rewards when using Original Resin to redeem up to 3 times a day.
A new archive will be added in update 1.3 allowing players to view the character models for all enemies, and creatures encountered in Genshin Impact. Players will also be able to see various statistics such as the number of times a certain enemy has been defeated.
The Character Showcase is a new addition to player profiles allowing anyone to show off their roster or their favorite characters.
The Paramentric Transformer is a new item that will convert 150 various materials in to a bunch of random materials! Players can potentially exchange tones of used materials for Character, Weapon, Talent Enhancement Materials or more!
How to Get Parametric Transformer
From 1.3, you will be able to convert Character Ascension Materials from one element into another, which is good news to all who have a boss they need to farm but always struggle with!
In response to the community, Zhongli's will receive an Talent adjustment in update 1.3 along with Geo Elemental Resonance and shields.
|• Passive Talent Dominus of Earth will add HP scaling to all of Zhongli's Attacks.|
|• Dominus Lapidis' Hold Skill will also summon a Stone Stele if the Max number has not been reached.|
|• Geo Elemental Resonance will grant an additional 15% shield strength and decrease GEO Res of enemies by 20% when they take DMG.|
|• Geo Shields will have 150% Physical and Elemental DMG Absorption instead of 250% Geo DMG Absorption.|
|Availability Period||2021/02/03 - 2021/02/23|
|5 Star Rate Up Weapons|
|Primordial Jade Winged-Spear||Primordial Jade Cutter|
|Availability Period||2021/02/23 - 2021/03/16|
|5 Star Rate Up Weapons|
|Staff of Homa||Wolf's Gravestone|
|New 4 Star weapons|
|Lithic Spear||Lithic Blade|
Four new weapons are set for release with update 1.3! The Primordial Jade Cutter (sword) and Staff of Homa (polearm) will be two 5 star weapons along with the new 4 star weapons, Lithich Spear (polearm) and Lithic Blade (claymore).
List of Weapons
Another Developer Discussion was held ahead of the Genshin Impact Version 1.3 update in order to address a few upcoming features, and issues.
|Link to the Official Discussion post:
Developer's Discussion - 1/19
The Developers have announced some changes to Original Resin usage in update 1.3
So long as there are no Ley Line or Domain challenges, events in update 1.3 will not require Original Resin to participate. The Develpers also stated that the vast majoirty of future events will also not require Original Resin as well.
Sojourner's Battle Pass and Gnostic Hymn will reward 1x Fragile Resin per 10 levels starting at level 5. The amount of Mystic Enhancement Ore rewareded will be adjusted to reflect this change.
|Sojourner Rewards||Gnostic Hymn Rewards|
Mobile players will soon be able to pre-install version 1.3, similar to PC and Console players, which will allow them to play much sooner after the update.
Pre-installation will be available from the login menu, or in-game. Once the new version is released mobile players will just need to grab the latest installation package from the App Store or Google Play Store to apply the pre-installed patch.
As a quality of life update in version 1.3, players can simply hold down a button to increase or decrease the amount of weapon materials consumed during weapon enhancement.
Genshin Impact will support controllers on mobile devices running iOS 14 or higher in version 1.3.
|Supported Controllers in ver1.3|
|Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version)|
|Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2|
|PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller|
|iOS-specialized Bluetooth controllers (partial support)|
Fischl's passive talent, Undone Be Thy Sinful Hex, will no longer be triggered by Xingqiu's Rainswords and Oz if neither Xingqiu or Fischl are the active character. The active character's attacks must be used to trigger the Electro Reactions necessary for Fischl's Passive. Summoning Oz and using Xingqiu's Rainswords to trigger Elctro reactions will no longer be viable in update 1.3
Addtionally, repositioning Oz with an Elemental Skill may cause the effects of Undone Be Thy Sinful Hex to drop. This issue should be fixed in the update.
|Fatui Skirmisher (Anemoboxer Vanguard)|
Though unannounced in the previous 1.2 update, Fatui Anemoboxer Vanguard's ability to counter Geo attacks has since been removed as Anemo character abilities are intended to only react with Pyro, Hydro, Cryo and Electro.
Ganyu's Passive Talent, Harmony Between Heaven and Earth, grants a Cryo DMG Bonus to characters within her Elemental Burst's AoE. This effect does not apply to Ganyu's Elemental Burst and is working as intended.
|1.5 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.5 Update Summary||1.5 Livestream and Special Program|
|Version 1.5 Dev Notes||Housing Dev Notes|
|1.4 Update News|
|Rosaria||Genshin Impact 1.4 Update Summary|
|1.4 Livestream and Special Program||1.4 Dev Notes|
|1.3 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Summary||Lantern Rite Event|
|1.2 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.2 Update Summary||How to Chat|
|1.1 Update News|
|All New Items||Reputation System|
|Version 1.1 Maintenance Update|
|News and Game Info Guides|
|Release Date and Time||Mobile and Console Versions|
|Online Multiplayer||Gameplay and Battle System|
|List of Controls||System Requirements and File Size|
|How to Pre-Register||Pre-Launch Rewards|
|Closed Beta Review||Cross-Platform Play|
|Cross Saves and How to Save||Get Ready for the Road|
|Pre-Load Guide||Language Settings|
|Controller Support for PC and Mobile||Spyware Issues and Official Response|
|When is the Daily Reset Time?||Free Gifts and How to Redeem Codes|
|Nintendo Switch Release Date||Available Platforms|
|Survey with 20,000 Mora Reward||2020/10/22 Server Maintenance Update|
|Survey with 30,000 Mora Reward (October 22, 2020)||List of Mail Promotions|
|Geo Resonance and Zhongli Buff Announcement|
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