Genshin Impact 4.4: Updated Character Banners and Who Should You Pull
The natural cycle of Teyvat continues and the next stop in Genshin Impact is Version 4.4. The information we have teases new characters and enticing banners for fans. Leaks have shown us the characters we can expect and the new Chenyu Vale region. Here's an insight into the banners of Genshin Impact Version 4.4 and the characters you might want to consider.
Genshin Impact 4.4 Release Date and Time
The 4.4 upgrade should release on 31st January 2024, in time for the Lantern Rite event and the Lunar New Year. To allow for simultaneous releases across all servers, maintenance usually starts at 6 am (UTC +8) and ends at 11 am (UTC +8) based on previous releases.
For the convenience of players in different regions, local release times have been outlined:
America (31st January, 2024): Varies from 7 pm to 10 pm across different time zones.
Europe (31st January, 2024): Ranges from 3 am to 5 am in Western, Central, and Eastern European Time.
Asia (31st January, 2024): Starts between 8:30 am and 12 pm in India, China, Philippines, Japan, and Korea Standard Times.
After the update, players will receive a compensation of 600 Primogems for the maintenance period.
Characters and Banners
According to leaks, characters making their appearances or reruns in 4.4 are Xianyun, Gaming, Xiao, Nahida and Yae Miko. Although there are no announcements to confirm this, the banners are speculated as follows:
Phase I (31st January 2024): Xianyun + Xiao
Phase II (21st February 2024): Nahida + Yae Miko
Gaming, the new 4-star Pyro unit, will debut during the Lantern Rite festival. Although it has not been announced which banner he will be a part of.
Assessing Character Pull Value
The choices for character pulls in Version 4.4 will bring questions among players. According to community opinions and speculations, certain characters are deemed invaluable:
Nahida: Revered for her role in enhancing elemental mastery and amplifying reaction damage, Nahida's support and compatibility with various team compositions make her a vital addition.
Yae Miko: A versatile Electro character known for her off-field applicative abilities, Yae Miko holds significance in reaction-based teams, especially for Electro Charge and Superconduct combinations.
Xiao: A seasoned Anemo DPS character, Xiao's simplicity in build and good damage output solidify his position as a consistent pick for Abyss clears and endgame challenges.
Xianyun and Gaming: While the exact nature of their roles is uncertain due to ongoing beta adjustments, both characters remain potentially impactful additions.
These rankings are speculative, but serve as a guideline for players in Genshin Impact's upcoming 4.4 update.