Update 4.1 for Genshin Impact has an official release date and will arrive on September 27, 2023, according to HoYoverse, the studio responsible for developing the game. According to the developer, in Genshin Impact 4.1 we will have the expansion of Fontaine to the north, where the continuation of the main story will take place. In this version we will have new playable characters Neuvillette and Wriothesley, in addition to the Messenger Fatui “Serva”.
HoYoverse announces release date for Genshin Impact 4.1 and reveals new areas and stories. Source: HoYoverse
Genshin Impact Update 4.1 Rewards in Celebration of 3 Year Anniversary
According to HoYoverse, players will be able to acquire several rewards in Genshin Impact 4.1, including 10 Intertwined Destinies, 1600 Essential Gems and 2 exclusive gadgets as HoYoverse celebrates the game’s 3rd anniversary.
New Fontaine area will be released in Genshin Impact 4.1
According to HoYoverse, the new area north of Fontaine, which will be released in Genshin Impact 4.1, will reveal the history and mystery of the nation from a different perspective. In the new location that will be unlocked on the Fontaine map, players will be able to access Meropide Fortress and unravel its mysteries, in addition to starting the new Archon Mission.
Meropide Fortress in the Sea of Fontaine in Genshin Impact 4.1. Source: HoYoverse
The Genshin developer says the “Bodies of Gravitationally Distorted Condensed Water” and ruins will tell the story of a deadly attempt by the Fontaine Research Institute to survive the prophecy of a great flood.
New enemies in Genshin Impact update 4.1
In the new underwater area and ruins, players will encounter the new boss “Millennial Pearly Seahorse” in Genshin Impact 4.1, which is a beautiful creature that deals Electro damage. In addition to him, we will also have another boss called the “Experimental Field Generator”, which is an uncontrolled research device that manipulates gravity, giving the player the ability to jump higher and escape its attacks.
New boss “Millennial Pearly Seahorse” in Genshin Impact 4.1. Source: HoYoverse
Genshin Impact 4.1 and its new playable characters
HoYoverse has announced that it will release two five-star Fontaine characters in Genshin Impact’s 4.1 update. Both are catalyst weapon users and will have story missions for you to get to know them better. The first is Neuvillette, the “Supreme Judge of Fontaine”, who is capable of manipulating a large amount of water to perform attacks and deal Hydro Damage with his Charged Attack.
New character Neuvillette, the “Supreme Judge of Fontaine”, in Genshin Impact 4.1. Source: HoYoverse
The second five-star character is Wriothesley, the “administrator of Meropide Fortress”, who delivers melee attacks to deal Cryo damage. Both he and Neuvillette consume their life to use certain attacks, in addition to recovering the bar shortly after that.
New character Wriothesley, the “administrator of Meropide Fortress”, in Genshin Impact 4.1. Source: HoYoverse
Character Release Calendar in Genshin Impact 4.1
HoYoverse decided to reveal the character release schedule for Genshin Impact update 4.1. The character banners we will have in Genshin Impact 4.1 are:
Genshin Impact 4.1 Phase 1 Character Banner (September 27 – October 18): Neuvillette and Hutao Genshin Impact 4.1 Phase 2 Character Banner (October 18 – November 8): Wriothesley and Venti
Free character from Genshin Impact update 4.1
Although HoYoverse did not reveal the name, it was said that as a reward for the poetry festival minigames in Mondstadt and Liyue, players will win a 4-star catalyst weapon-using character.
Minigames of the poetry festival in Mondstadt and Liyue in Genshin Impact Font: HoYoverse
Launch and availability
Version 4.1 of Genshin Impact will be released on September 27, 2023. It is important to emphasize that Genshin Impact currently has cross-save and multiplayer mode, in addition to being available to play on PlayStation, PC, Android and iOS platforms.
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