Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact 4.8 Release Date and Characters

▶︎ Zenless Zone Zero is Live!
◆ 4.8: Version 4.8, 4.8 Codes, Nilou & Kirara Skins
◆ Builds: Navia, Nilou, Emilie, Yelan
◆ Events: Summertide Scales, Excerpts of Bliss
◆ 5.0: Version 5.0, Mualani, Kinich, Kachina
◆ Future: Natlan, Natlan Characters

Genshin Impact - Version 4.8 Release Date and Details

Genshin Impact's Version 4.8 was scheduled to release on July 17, 2024, featuring the release of Emilie. See the Version 4.8 speculated release date, countdown, and details here in this guide!

Genshin Impact 4.8 Release Date

Release on July 17, 2024

Genshin - Fontaine still

Genshin Impact Version 4.8 was released on July 17, 2024, following the usual six-week release pattern after 4.7.

Keep in mind, as with previous version updates, a server maintenance that usually takes up to 6-7 hours from the server reset takes place before Travelers can play Version 4.8!

Countdown Until Version 4.8 Release

Phase 1 Version 4.8 is now live
Phase 2 Asia Servers (UTC+8):

EU Servers (UTC+1):

NA Servers (UTC-5):

Version 4.8 Maintenance Dates & Times

Server Release Date and Timezones
North America July 16, 2024 6:00 PM~11:00 PM (UTC/GMT-5)
Europe July 17, 2024 12:00 AM~5:00 AM (UTC/GMT+1)
Asia July 17, 2024 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT+8)
TW, HK, MO July 17, 2024 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT+8)

Version Maintenance Times

Version Calendar

Genshin Impact 4.8 Summary

All New Content in Version 4.8

4.8 News Guides
Everything in 4.8 4.8 Livestream
4.8 Livestream Codes All Redeem Codes
4.8 Banners Free Kirara! HOT
Nilou Skin HOT Kirara Skin HOT
Envisaged Echoes HOT Natlan HOT
4.8 Characters
4.8 Map
4.8 Weapons
Lumidouce Elegy
4.8 Quests
Emilie Story Quest
4.8 Events
Summertide Scales and Tales 4.8 Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens
Bing-Bang Finchball Energy Amplifier: Lemma
4.8 Overflowing Mastery

Version 4.8 Trailer

Genshin Impact 4.8 Banners

4.8 Phase 1 - Navia and Nilou

Phase 1 Banners Banner Dates Rate-Ups
Genshin Impact - Event Wish Preview Navia Banner Start: July 17, 2024
End: August 6, 2024
Genshin - Navia ImageGenshin - Ningguang ImageGenshin - Kaveh ImageGenshin - Kirara Image
Genshin Impact - Event Wish Preview Nilou Banner Start: July 17, 2024
End: August 6, 2024
Genshin - Nilou ImageGenshin - Ningguang ImageGenshin - Kaveh ImageGenshin - Kirara Image
Epitome Invocation
(Phase 1)
Start: July 17, 2024
End: August 6, 2024
Genshin - Key of Khaj-Nisut ImageGenshin - Verdict Image
Genshin - The Bell ImageGenshin - DragonGenshin - Eye of Perception ImageGenshin - Rust ImageGenshin - Xiphos

The 4.8 Banners for Phase 1 are Navia and Nilou's banner reruns, available from July 17, 2024 to August 6, 2024. The 4-star characters for Phase 1, on the otherhand, are the reruns of Ningguang, Kaveh, and Kirara!

4.8 Phase 2 - Emilie and Yelan

Phase 2 Banners Banner Dates Rate-Ups
Genshin Impact - Event Wish Preview Emilie Banner Start: August 6, 2024
End: August 27, 2024
Genshin - Emilie Image
Genshin Impact - Event Wish Preview Yelan Banner Start: August 6, 2024
End: August 27, 2024
Genshin - Yelan Image
Epitome Invocation
(Phase 2)
Start: August 6, 2024
End: August 27, 2024
Genshin - Aqua Simulacra ImageGenshin - Lumidouce Elegy Image

Meanwhile, the Phase 2 Banners for Version 4.8 are Emilie's debut banner, and Yelan's rerun! Both banners are available from August 6, 2024 until August 27, 2024.

Version 4.8 New Map

Simulanka Map Previews

Summertide Scales and Tales Map

Simulanka is the newest map expansion available on Version 4.8, and is also exclusive map for Summertide Scales and Tales Flagship Event! The area features a fairytale-like theme, with astonishing forests, talking frogs, and a magical Train express!

Simulanka Map Guide

Version 4.8 Skins

Nilou and Kirara Skins

4.8 Nilou and Kirara Skins
Nilou Skin Kirara Skin

In Version 4.8, Nilou will get her 4.8 skin, Breeze of Sabaa as a paid outfit from the Character Outfit Shop. Alongside her skin is Kirara's free skin from the 4.8 Flagship event, Summertide Scales and Tales, which Travelers can get by playing through the event!

Version 4.8 Envisaged Echoes

Imaginarium Theater Reward

Genshin - Envisaged Echoes.png

In Version 4.8, Travelers can get the Envisaged Echoes, a new cosmetic feature that adds a visual effect on a character's sprint animation. Envisaged Echoes can be obtained from the Theater Lobby, and by exchanging Keys of Echoes thru Wolfy!

Envisaged Echoes Guide

Version 4.8 Natlan Previews

Natlan Map and Character Teaser

Genshin - Natlan Map and Character Teaser

In the recent 4.8 Livestream, portions of the Natlan overworld map has been revealed, alongside characters that are possibly upcoming playable characters from the region!

Natlan Release Date and Location Guide

Need A Hand YouTube Teaser

Version 4.8 New Quests

Emilie Story Quest

Genshin Impact - 4.8 Emilie Story Quest

Alongside her debut banner, Emilie also gets her Act 1 Story Quest of the Pomum de Ambra Chapter, likely to release on Phase 2 of Version 4.8, alongside Emilie's banner release!

Emilie Story Quest Guide

Version 4.8 New Weapons

Lumidouce Elegy Polearm

Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Lumidouce Elegy Polearm

The newest 5-star Polearm, Lumidouce Elegy, gets its banner release, likely alongside Emilie's schedule on August 6, 2024 until August 27, 2024. Lumidouce Elegy is possibly Emilie's best-in-slot, so if you plan of pulling for her, make sure to check out this weapon, as well!

Lumidouce Elegy Details and How to Get

Version 4.8 New Events

All Events in Version 4.8

Events Description
Genshin Impact - 4.8 New Event - Summertide Scales and Tales Summertide Scales and Tales The Version 4.8 Flagship Event which features a new event-exclusive map, and loads of other goodies and minigames!
Genshin Impact - 4.8 New Event - Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens: Dew-Kissed Chapter Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens Outside the Canvas gets its rerun on 4.8, where Travelers help Asagiri snap the sceneries of Fontaine with her new Kamera!
Genshin Impact - 4.8 New Event - Bing-Bang Finchball Bing-Bang Finchball The 3.8 Tabletop game featuring cute Finches also gets its rerun on Version 4.8 with more exciting and challenging stages!
Genshin Impact - 4.8 New Event - Energy Amplifier: Lemma Energy Amplifier: Lemma Help Hosseini once more with his research in the Energy Amplifier: Lemma, a rerun of the combat event that lets you gain buffs as you collect Motive Force!
4.8 Overflowing Mastery Get double the rewards from Talent domains to help you upgrade your characters' Talents!

Version 4.8 Dev Discussion

All 4.8 Dev Discussion Updates

Update Description
Encounter Points Excess Encounter Points now accumulate called Long-Term Encounter Points, and will last until the next major Version update! Travelers can then convert excess points using a Condensed Resin to claim Daily Commission rewards!
Decreased Boss Respawn Time In Version 4.8, the respawn time of all bosses except Lupus Boreas will be shortened to 10 seconds!
Spiral Abyss Optimization Travelers can now drag characters from in the Party Setup Menu in Spiral Abyss, which makes for easier and more convenient party setup! In addition, Astral Mark Status will be added in Version 4.8 to easily find characters from your roster!
Hide Dialogue and Dialogue Review In Version 4.8, Travelers can now hide dialogues during quests, as well as review dialogue logs to trace back previous conversations between characters!
Hide UI Feature In addition to hiding dialogues, Travelers can also hide the entire UI, for a more immersive experience!
Gameplay and Quest Adjustments
  • The Anti-Raiden Shogun Training quest will have its difficulty adjusted, letting Travelers complete it on any difficulty!
  • License to Glide quest will also have its difficulty adjusted to help new Travelers complete Amber's Story Quest much easier!
  • World Level Adjustment will be made available to new travelers as soon as they reach World Level 3. A new prompt to Lower Difficulty also appears on the screen when they get beaten down by enemies in the overworld!
  • Mondstadt and Liyue Domain Adjustments
  • Several Domains from Mondstadt and Liyue will have their Ley Line Disorders adjusted to decrease their difficulty. The affected domains are the following:
    1. Cecilia Garden
    2. Forsaken Rift
    3. Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula
    4. Domain of Guyun
    5. Hidden Palace of Lianshan Formula
  • Several Domains from the aforementioned regions will also have enemy type adjustments.
  • Quest Resource Management Update To help Travelers manage their device storages to make room for future game updates, Past Quest Resource Management will have a small QoL update in Version 4.8, where a red dot will now appear on Past Quests that Travelers can remove to save-up space!

    Genshin Impact Related Guides

    Genshin Versions Slim


    Version History

    All Genshin Impact Versions
    Genshin - Version 5.0Version 5.0 Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Version 4.8
    Genshin - Version 4.7 Version 4.7 Genshin - Version 4.6 Version 4.6
    Genshin - Version 4.5 Version 4.5 Genshin - Version 4.4 Version 4.4
    Genshin - Version 4.3 Version 4.3 Genshin - Version 4.2 [Version 4.2
    Genshin - Version 4.1 Version 4.1 Genshin - Version 4.0 Version 4.0
    Genshin - Version 3.8 Version 3.8 Genshin - Version 3.7 Version 3.7
    Genshin - Version 3.6 Version 3.6 Genshin - Version 3.5 Version 3.5
    Genshin - Version 3.4 Version 3.4 Genshin - Version 3.3 Version 3.3
    Genshin - Version 3.2 Version 3.2 Genshin - Version 3.1 Version 3.1
    Genshin - Version 3.0 Version 3.0 Genshin - Version 2.8 Version 2.8
    Genshin - Version 2.7 Version 2.7 Genshin - Version 2.6 Version 2.6
    Genshin - Version 2.5 Version 2.5 Genshin - Version 2.4 Version 2.4
    Genshin - Version 2.3 Version 2.3 Genshin - Version 2.2 Version 2.2
    Genshin - Version 2.1 Version 2.1 Genshin - Version 2.0 Version 2.0
    Genshin - Version 1.6 Version 1.6 Genshin - Version 1.5 Version 1.5
    Genshin - Version 1.4 Version 1.4 Genshin - Version 1.3 Version 1.3
    Genshin - Version 1.2 Version 1.2 Genshin - Version 1.1 Version 1.1

    Previous Special Programs

    All Previous Special Programs
    Version 4.8 Version 4.7
    Version 4.6 Version 4.5
    Version 4.4 Version 4.3
    Version 4.2 Version 4.1
    Version 4.0 Version 3.8
    Version 3.7 Version 3.6
    Version 3.5 Version 3.4
    Version 3.3 Version 3.2
    Version 3.1 Version 3.0
    Version 2.8 Version 2.7
    Version 2.6 Version 2.5
    Version 2.4 Version 2.3
    Version 2.1 Version 2.0
    Version 1.6 Version 1.5
    Version 1.4 Version 1.3
    Version 1.2 Version 1.1

    Other Version Guides

    Other Version Guides
    Server Maintenance Guide


    2 Anonymous3 days

    66GB on PS4

    1 Anonymous3 days

    bruh ... on ps5 game want 50GB for update ... and after update finish and i enter the game nothing really change ! just for small event map 50GB update !!!??? why 🙄

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