Genshin Impact Version 1.3 is Coming This February

Version 1.3 Promises a New Seasonal Event, a Free 4-Star, and Xiao

Genshin Impact is one incredibly successful game, and that’s just on mobile. It makes perfect sense that miHoYo would release the next update soon to ride that wave of popularity. Even so, it’s awesome to know that version 1.3 is coming out on February 2nd. This expansion will include the Lantern Rite, a New Years’ event held in Liyue; the arrival of the new 5-star character Xiao, the Vigilant Yaksha; and lots and lots of free stuff. Seriously, they’re just giving it away–players will be able to claim 10 free Intertwined Fates through a daily login event and obtain over 1,600 Primogems, plus other cool shinies like the Crown of Insight, by completing other festive events. Plus, you get to choose one of Liyue’s 4-star characters to join your party for free! We’re already in the mood to celebrate.

The press release announces that: “In the upcoming seasonal event included with Version 1.3, Travelers will find themselves welcoming Teyvat’s New Year in Liyue’s biggest annual festival, Lantern Rite. Travelers will be able to immerse themselves in this age-old tradition by assisting Liyue’s locals with various preparations for the festivities and, of course, by attending the grand ceremony on the night of the first full moon of the year. During this ceremony, countless lanterns will light up the night sky, carrying the wishes of every household into the heavens. Meanwhile, the bustling streets of Liyue will be lined with food stalls and festive activities exclusive to Lantern Rite, including an all-new tower defense strategy game — Theater Mechanicus.”

Sounds like a good time! We can’t wait to join the celebration. Fingers crossed that Childe will be there.

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Genshin Impact is free to play right now for PS4, Nintendo Switch, mobile, and PC.

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