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This is a news article on the Version 1.4 Update for Genshin Impact. Read on for the latest information on patch notes including the new features, characters and banners, release dates, and more!

Update 1.4 Release Date

Update 1.4 Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 1.4
Genshin - Invitation of Windblume
Release Date 2021/03/17

Genshin Impact Update 1.4 is released on March 17th, 2021, along with a new character and a lot of new features and events!

Update 1.4 Characters and Banners

Venti and Tartaglia (Childe) Rerun

Genshin - Venti and Childe Rerun
The livestream confirmed that Venti and Tartaglia are featured Rate Up 5-Star characters for the 1.4 update.

Character Rarity Element Weapon
Venti Image Venti 5★ Wind ImageAnemo Wind Bow
Tartaglia Image Tartaglia 5★ Water ImageHydro Water Bow

Previous Childe and Venti Banners

All Past Wishes
Genshin Impact -Ballad in Goblets GachaBallad in Goblets Rating: ★★★★★

Wish Period:
From 03/17 (After 1.4 Update)
to 04/06 15:59 Server Time
Genshin Impact -Farewell of Snezhnaya GachaFarewell of Snezhnaya Rating: ★★★★☆

Wish Period:
From 10/13 (After 2.2 Update)
to 11/02 14:59 Server Time

Update 1.4 New Character


Genshin - Rosaria Banner

New Character
Genshin Impact - Rosaria ImageRosaria
Rarity: ★★★★

Weapon: Polearm

Element: Cryo ElementCryo

EN Voice Actor: Elizabeth Maxwell
JP Voice Actor: Kakuma Ai

Rosaria is confirmed to be part of the 1.4 update as a 4-star character who wields a polearm and uses the Cryo element. She will be part of Tartaglia's rerun banner.

Update 1.4 Upcoming Weapons

Genshin - 1.4 New Weapons
A new 5-Star Bow will become available in Version 1.4, along with a new 4-Star weapon series and a free weapon from the Windblume Event.

New 5-Star Weapon in Update 1.4
Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
New 4-Star Weapons in Update 1.4
The Alley Flash Image The Alley Flash Alley Hunter Image Alley Hunter Wine and Song Image Wine and Song Windblume Ode Image Windblume Ode

Update 1.4 Upcoming Events

The Windblume Festival

Genshin - Windblume Festival

Mondstadt's Festival of the Wind to honor Barbatos (Venti) has been announced! Get ready for new minigames, rewards, quests, and more!

New Mini Games

The Windblume Festival will feature several new minigames through out the course of the event, including an new rhythm minigame!

View Windblume Festival Guide

Hangout Series - Dating Sim Quests

Genshin - Dating Sim Event

Spend special time with Barbara, Chongyun, Noelle, or Bennett an win their affection in this new dating simulator style event! Other characters could potentially be added in the future!
List of Hangout Event Guides

Wishful Drops

Wishful Drops Livestream.png

A new event to obtain a Mini Oceanid pet has been announced. Similar to the Lost Riches event, players will complete a series of challenges to obtain a mini Oceanid as a pet.

View Wishful Drops Event Guide

Contending Tides

Genshin - Wave Battle Challenge
Can you survive round after round of fighting? This new battle challenge will put your team up against increasing waves of enemies. The longer you survive, the better the rewards!

Contending Tides Event Guide

Marvelous Merchandise

Genshin - Marvelous Merchandise
Once again, Liben returns for another round of the Marvelous Merchandise Event. Be sure to prepare and collect plenty of materials! Who knows what Liben will want this time?

View Marvelous Merchandise Event Guide

Update 1.4 Upcoming Story Quests

New Archon Quest: We Will Be Reunited

Genshin - New Story Quests

You hear from Ganyu and Lan that the Treasure Hoarders of Mondstadt and Liyue have banded together and plan to get involved in some ruins associated with the Abyss Order. Fearing the chaos that the Treasure Hoarders might cause through their involvement, you take up the commission and investigate...

The Archon Quest, Chapter I: Act IV - We Will Be Reunited, will become avaliable later on in update 1.4
View We Will Be Reunited Guide

Story Boss: The Abyss Herald

Genshin - Abyss Herald

The powerful Abyss Herald mentioned in Dainsleif's story quest will challenge the Traveler in the upcoming story quests in version 1.4.
View Abyss Herald Boss Guide

Update 1.4 Upcoming Features

Spiral Abyss Improvements

Re-challenge button

Genshin - Spiral Abyss Retry
Having trouble in the Spiral Abyss? Floors can now be re-challenged without having to exit!

View Spiral Abyss Guide

World Level Difficulty Improvements

Decrease world difficulty level

Genshin - World Rank Adjustment
After reaching World Level 5, the option to lower your World Level will be unlocked. Using this function, you can lower your World Level by 1. Each time you change your World Level, whether lowering it by 1 or restoring your World Level, you will be unable to change your World Level again for the following 24 hours.

View World Level Adjustment Guide

Condensed Resin Improvements

Condensed Resin limit increase

Resin Cap increase
The Condensed Resin cap has been increased from 3 to 5!

View Condensed Resin Guide

Outland Gastronomy - KFC Collab

Genshin - KFC Collab
Mihoyo has teamed up with KFC for a special colloaboration! Get ready for new items, and food recipes!

View Outland Gastronomy Guide

Update 1.4 Other New Features

Other Features
Genshin - CheckNew Recipes: Crispy Potato Shrimp Platter, Mint Jelly, Mint Salad, Minty Meat Rolls, Golden Chicken Burger, Golden Fried Chicken, Fragrant Mashed Potatoes
Genshin - CheckNew Namecards: "Travel Notes: Windblume" and "Rosaria: Indenture"
Genshin - CheckNew Achievements: Additions to the "Wonders of the World" category
Genshin - CheckParametric Transformer: Now lets you add various ores as materials
Genshin - CheckLiyue NPC Changshun: Now additionally sells Potatoes, Sugar, Cheese, Cor Lapis, and Electro Crystal
Genshin - CheckLiyue NPC Bolai: Now additionally sells Apples, Sunsettias, Fish, and Starconches
Genshin - CheckAfter reaching Adventure Rank 60, any further Adventure EXP you receive will be converted to Mora at a rate of 10 Mora per Adventure EXP point.
Genshin - CheckAdds a new events/new content summary page to the mobile version of the game.
Genshin - CheckIn Co-Op Mode, Travelers can now see the idle animations of teammates' characters.
Genshin - CheckOptimizes the cooking function: After unlocking Auto Cook, the option Cook Manually remains.
Genshin - CheckOptimizes the Spiral Abyss challenge: Challenges can be restarted mid-stage; Elemental Resonance effects can be viewed from the character selection screen; adds the option to exit before entering the next floor.
Genshin - CheckCooking, crafting, and forging functions remember your previous character selection.
Genshin - CheckOptimizes the Original Resin replenishment screen: Travelers can view the quantity of Fragile Resin they own and decide which item to replenish Original Resin with more easily.
Genshin - CheckTravelers can download any additional voice-over languages they wish to use from within the game.
Genshin - CheckTravelers that have acheived Adventure Rank 60 will recieve 10 Mora for each 1 exp point obtained past level cap.

Update 1.4 Other Events

TikTok Video Shorts Event

Genshin Impact - TikTok Event

Event Duration March 18, 2021 - April 7, 2021

Publish short video creations for a chance to win a cash prize!

View TikTok Video Shorts Event Guide

Community Photo Event

Genshin Impact - Community Photo Event

Event Duration March 22, 2021 - March 29, 2021

Join the #GenshinImpact #WindblumeSnapshots photography event to win Primogems!

View Windblume Snapshots Event Guide

Update 1.4 Livestream and Special Programme

Update 1.4 Livestream

Genshin - Update 1.4 Livestream

Livestream Date

Livestream Date and Time March 6, 2021
07:00 AM GMT-5
Livestream has ended

The Genshin Impact Update 1.4 Preview was live on March 6th (Saturday) at 7:00 AM.

Version 1.4 Special Programme

Genshin - 1.4 Special Program

Program Date

Special Program Date and Time March 6, 2021
11:00 AM GMT-5
Livestream has ended

Usually, the Special Program contains exactly the same information and Redemption codes as the Chinese livestream, and will let us confirm everything in English. See the summary of the Update 1.4 Livestream and Special Program here:

View Livestream and Special Program Summary

Update 1.4 Developer Discussion and Patch Notes

Genshin - Developer Discussion

Another developer's discussion was held ahead of the 1.4 patch release. While most of the information will be revealed in the Official Livestream, here is a summary of the upcoming content and improvements.

Update 1.4 Developer Notes Summary

1.4 Developer Discussion Summary
Genshin - CheckIncreased Condensed Resin Limit
Genshin - CheckFixed Domain Notification
Genshin - CheckExcess EXP turns into Mora
Genshin - CheckAdjustments to World Level System
Genshin - CheckAdjustments to Weapon Upgrade System
Genshin - CheckImprovements to Crafting Bench Features
Genshin - CheckImprovements to Spiral Abyss Features
Genshin - CheckImprovements to Co-Op Features
Genshin - CheckXiao Skill Clarification

For more information on the new features and improvements in Update 1.4, view our page on the Update 1.4 Developers' Discussion!

View Update 1.4 Developers' Discussion

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