Genshin Impact Version 4.4 Patch Notes

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Genshin Impact Version 4.4 Patch Notes

Daniel Royte
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Genshin Impact Version 4.4 is here! Released on 31 January this update brings new features, characters, and events for players.
The update introduces the new Chenyu Vale region, with new areas like Upper Vale, Southern Mountain, and Mt. Laixin.
Let's dive into the comprehensive patch notes to get a glimpse of what's in store for Travelers.

Genshin Impact Version 4.4 is here! Released on 31 January this update brings new features, characters, and events for players. The update introduces the new Chenyu Vale region, with new areas like Upper Vale, Southern Mountain, and Mt. Laixin. The Lantern Rite Festival takes center stage in this update, with various festivities and generous rewards. Let's dive into the comprehensive patch notes to get a glimpse of what's in store for Travelers.

New Characters and Banners

Phase I, kicking off on 31 January introduces three characters to the spotlight:

  1. Xianyun (5-star Anemo): Adept in mechanical contraptions, Xianyun will bring a fresh breeze to your party with her Skyladder skill and healing abilities.

  2. Nahida (5-star Dendro): Though not much detail is given, the introduction of a new Dendro character adds an intriguing element to the roster.

  3. Gaming (4-star Pyro): As the head of the "Mighty Mythical Beasts" Wushou troupe, Gaming wields a claymore and showcases fiery moves to ignite the battlefield.

Phase II, set for 21 February 21 introduces two more characters:

  1. Xiao (5-star Anemo): A fan-favorite returns, bringing his Anemo abilities and aerial prowess to the forefront.

  2. Yae Miko (5-star Electro): The Electro vision user Yae Miko graces the banners, promising electrifying combat skills.

New Story Quests and Region

Xianyun takes center stage in the new permanent Story Quest titled "Grus Serena Chapter: Act I." Delve into the mysteries of the Adeptus as you embark on this captivating journey.

Version 4.4 expands Liyue's map with the addition of the Chenyu Vale region. Brace yourself for new challenges, puzzles, and the elegant overworld boss, Solitary Suanni, residing in the mountainous landscapes.

Lantern Rite Festival

Celebrate the Lantern Rite Festival, one of Genshin Impact's most anticipated events. Here's a glimpse of the rewards and festivities:

  • One free 4-star character from Liyue.

  • Daily login rewards: 10 Intertwined Fates and additional rewards via mail.

  • Free Xingqiu's skin and Primogems from engaging in mini-games.

New Character Outfits

HoYoverse introduces three new character skins to commemorate the Lantern Rite Festival:

  1. Ganyu: Twilight Blossom

  2. Shenhe: Frostflower Dew

  3. Xingqiu: Bamboo Rain

Acquire Ganyu and Shenhe's outfits at a discounted price during the festival, while Travelers can obtain Xingqiu's skin for free by participating in a special event.

Additional Events

Beyond the Lantern Rite Festival, Version 4.4 features other engaging events:

  1. Triumphant Frenzy

  2. Journey Through Hilinigmatic Terrain

  3. Receiver of Friends From Afar

Participate in these events to earn a total of 420 Primogems.

Quality of Life Changes

Developers have listened to player feedback and implemented significant quality of life changes:

  • Artifact loadout feature for quick equipping based on presets.

  • Serenitea Pot optimizations for easier furnishing filtering.

  • Increased party composition slots to 15.

  • Red dot prompt in the Adventurer Handbook for Daily Commission rewards.

  • Borderless mode in PC display settings for enhanced gaming experience.

New Graphics Settings

Two new technical features, Global Far Fog (GFF) and Gradient Tint Rock (GTR), enhance graphics in Chenyu Vale. Experience the beauty of fog and color gradients as you explore this captivating region.

New TCG Cards

The Genius Invokation TCG receives new cards in Version 4.4:

  1. Sayu

  2. Thoma

  3. Cryo Hypostasis

  4. Millennial Pearl Seahorse

Engage in events like "The Forge Realm's Temper" mode and the Heated Battle Mode to win in-game rewards.

Bug Fixes and Optimizations

The update addresses various bugs, audio issues, and introduces balance adjustments to Genius Invokation TCG cards. Additionally, improvements to the Serenitea Pot, Spiral Abyss, and new recipes enhance the overall gaming experience.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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