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Genshin Impact 4.2 Release Date and Banners

Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Release Date and Banners

Here's a guide to all banners and content in Genshin Impact 4.2, including the area expansions for Fontaine, and the conclusion of the Hydro Archon Quest! Check out all new features and Patch Notes here!

Genshin Impact 4.2 Release Date

4.2 Release on November 8, 2023

Genshin Impact Version 4.2
Genshin - Version 4.2
Release Date November 8, 2023

Genshin Impact 4.2 was released last November 8, 2023, immediately following Version 4.1. Get ready to know more about the rich story of Fontaine, and other areas of Teyvat in this version!

Version History and Roadmap

Countdown Until Version 4.2 Release

Version 4.2 is now live!

Maintenance Date and Times for Version 4.2 Release

Server Release Date and Timezones
North America November 7, 2023 6:00 PM~11:00 PM (UTC/GMT-5)
Europe November 8, 2023 12:00 AM~5:00 AM (UTC/GMT+1)
Asia November 8, 2023 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT+8)
TW, HK, MO November 8, 2023 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT+8)

Version Maintenance Times

Version Calendar

Genshin Impact 4.2 Banners

4.2 Phase 1 - Furina, Charlotte, and Baizhu

Banner Rate Up
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 1 Furina BannerChanson of Many Waters
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 1 Baizhu BannerImmaculate Pulse
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 1 Weapon BannerEpitome Invocation - Phase 1
November 8, 2023 - November 28, 2023

The banners for Version 4.2 Phase 1 are Furina's release banner and Baizhu's rerun banner, from November 8, 2023 to November 28, 2023! Both banners also feature Beidou, Collei, and the new 4-Star Cryo character, Charlotte.

Jadefall's Splendor was also in Rate-Up in the Epitome Invocation banner at the same time, along with the new 5-Star weapon, Splendor of Tranquil Waters.

4.2 Phase 2 - Cyno and Ayato

Banner Rate Up
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 2 Cyno BannerTwilight Arbiter
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 2 Ayato BannerAzure Excursion
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Phase 2 Weapon BannerEpitome Invocation - Phase 2
November 28, 2023 - December 19, 2023

The Version 4.2 Phase 2 Banners are Cyno and Ayato's rerun banners, which started from November 28, 2023 to December 19, 2023.

Their best-in-slot weapons, the Staff of the Scarlet Sands and Haran Geppaku Futsu, are also the featured 5-star weapons for Epitome Invocation!

Next and Current Banner Schedule

Genshin Impact 4.2 Summary

All New Content in Version 4.2

4.2 News Guides
Everything in 4.2 4.2 Livestream
Quick Challenge Feature Free Freminet
Stellar Reunion Update Genius Invokation Update
4.2 Characters
4.2 Map
Erinnyes Forest Morte Region
Sealed Ruined Tower
4.2 Quests
Archon Quest Chapter 4: Act 5 Furina Story Quest
4.2 Events
Thelxie's Fantastic Adventures Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log
Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta Misty Dungeon: Realm of Water
4.2 Ley Line Overflow
4.2 Items
Special Analysis Zoom Lens
4.2 Weapons
Splendor of Tranquil Waters Sword of Narzissenkreuz
4.2 Enemies
All-Devouring Narwhal Hydro Tulpa

Version 4.2 Trailer

See which characters appear in the latest Story and Event Quests, Furina and Charlotte's abilities, and a sneak peek for all the new events in this trailer!

Genshin Impact 4.2 Events

All Events in Version 4.2

Events Description
Genshin impact Version 4.2 Event - Thelxie
Thelxie's Fantastic Adventures
Help Thelxie, the Automaton Penguin, empower itself in the Version 4.2 Flagship event! Collect enough Thelxie Badges, and exhange them for goodies, as well as a free copy of Freminet!
Genshin impact Version 4.2 Event - Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log
Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log
Take Photograph samples and collect Research Rewards! Obtain the Special Analysis Zoom Lens gadget from this event, too!
Genshin impact Version 4.2 Event - Lil
Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta
Play the new and improved Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta tabletop game!
Genshin impact Version 4.2 Event - Misty Dungeon
Misty Dungeon: Realm of Water
Return to the Misty Dungeon and challenge domains with special features and trial characters!
Genshin impact Version 4.2 Event - Ley Line Overflow
4.2 Ley Line Overflow
Get double the rewards using your Resin in Version 4.2's Ley Line Overlow event rerun!

List of Events and Schedule

Genshin 4.2 Map Expansion

New Fontaine Areas in 4.2

4.2 Fontaine Areas
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Morte Region
Morte Region
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 Erinnyes Forest
Erinnyes Forest

Another map expansion for the Fontaine Region was introduced in Version 4.2! The Erinnyes Forest, located east of Fontaine was mentioned to be the primary setting of the World Quest, The Wild Fairy of Erinnyes!

Conversely, the conclusion for the Narzissenkreuz World Quest, takes place in Morte Region, as well as the World Quest, Search in the Algae Sea, which focuses on the Sealed Ruined Tower!

Fontaine Map Guide

New Enemies and Bosses

All-Devouring Narwhal Weekly Boss

Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 New Weekly Boss

A new weekly boss is introduced in Version 4.2, the All-Devouring Narwhal! As mentioned during the 4.2 Livestream, this boss has two phases, first one being the Whale Boss, the second one, being the Humanoid boss.

The first phase of the All-Devouring Narwhal boss is similar to the Whale shown during the Act 4 of Chapter 4 of the Archon Quest, Catalcysm's Quickening, as it is connected to Tartaglia's disappearance!

All-Devouring Narwhal Boss Guide

Hydro Tulpa Boss Enemy

Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 New Boss

The Hydro Tulpa is a water monster and new field boss in Version 4.2! This Hydro monster boss summons Half-Tulpas to aid it in battle!

Hydro Tulpa Boss Guide

Genshin Impact 4.2 New Permanent Content

Wish-Exclusive Weapon

New 4.2 Weapon
Genshin Impact - Version 4.2 - Splendor of Tranquil Waters
Splendor of Tranquil Waters

A new wish-exclusive sword is also available in Version 4.2, the Splendor of Tranquil Waters! This weapon is the Hydro Archon, Furina's best-in-slot weapon!

List of Weapons

Archon Quest Chapter 4 Act 5

Genshin Impact - Masquerade of the Guilty Quest Guide

Masquerade of the Guilty, Act 5 of the Chapter 4 Archon Quest is released in Version 4.2! This act is also the final act of the Fontaine Archon Quest! This Archon Quest also features, one of the long-awaited characters in the game, Tartaglia's master, Skirk!

Masquerade of the Guilty Quest Guide

Furina's Story Quest

Quest Name Type
Furina Story Quest Act 1 Story

Furina gets her own Story Quest in Version 4.2! Players will get to find out more about the current Hydro Archon through her quest.

List of Story Quests

Trounce Domain Quick Challenge Feature

Genshin - Version 4.2 Developers Discussion - Trounce Domain Shortcut

Unlock Single-Player Weekly Bosses at AR 40

Once Version 4.2 hits the live servers, travelers who have reached Adventure Rank 40 or above, can challenge Weekly Bosses right off the bat without completing their prerequisite quests! Players can only do this in single player mode and through the Adventurer Handbook.

The open world entrance to these Trounce Domains will only open after completing the prerequisite quests.

Adventurer Handbook Guide

Story Quest Unlock and Start Separated

Genshin - Version 4.2 Developers Discussion - Unlock and Accept Story Quest

It was also announced for this version that unlocking and accepting a Story Quest will become two separate actions after Version 4.2. This means that travelers can unlock a story quest without having to immediately see it in the Quest Journal!

Unlock Conditions Listed

Genshin - Version 4.2 Developers Discussion - Quest Prerequisites

Players are also able to see a list of prerequisite conditions for locked Story Quests or Hangouts, and easily navigate the conditions from there.

List of Story Quests

Genius Invokation Optimizations

Genshin Impact Dev Discussion Changes for 4.2

Accelerate Duel Feature

The Accelerate Duel feature isintroduced in Version 4.2's Genius Invokation TCG! When enabled, this feature will increase the speed of dice rolls, round hints, and other interface animations. Decks are also increased from 10 to 20!

Deck Sharing Code

Genshin - Version 4.2 Developers Discussion - TCG Deck Code Sharing

Players are also able to share their decks in the form of codes in Version 4.2, as well as use decks shared by others, with the Deck Sharing Code feature.

Genius Invokation TCG Guide

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