How to Claim Your Free 4-Star Character in Genshin Impact's Lantern Rite 2024

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How to Claim Your Free 4-Star Character in Genshin Impact's Lantern Rite 2024

Daniel Royte
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Genshin Impact events play a special part in the player experience. Players eagerly await events, not just for the primogem rewards but for the interactions with the game's characters.
However, one of the events of the game is especially beloved by players, and that is the Lantern Rite event. The Lantern Rites festival in version 4.4 gives players the chance to add a free 4-star character of their choice
Here's how you can claim your free 4-star Liyue character and make the most of this festive celebration.

Genshin Impact events play a special part in the player experience. Players eagerly await events, not just for the primogem rewards but for the interactions with the game's characters. However, one of the events of the game is especially beloved by players, and that is the Lantern Rite event. The Lantern Rites festival in version 4.4 gives players the chance to add a free 4-star character of their choice to their roster through the Friends at the Doorstep event. Here's how you can claim your free 4-star Liyue character and make the most of this festive celebration.

Lantern Rite Event Overview

The Lantern Rite 2024 festivities are in full swing, and players are invited to partake in the "Friends at the Doorstep" event. This event offers players the chance to select one 4-star Liyue character of their choice for their roster.

Earning Festive Fever

To claim your free 4-star character, you must accumulate 800 Festive Fever throughout the Lantern Rite event. Festive Fever is earned by participating in various activities and completing event quests, such as:

  • Paper Shadows A-Foraging: Guide Guoba and Yuegui to gather ingredients for delectable dishes.

  • Joyful Beasts and Their Auspices: Experience the charm of the Wushou Dance in this co-op mini-game.

  • Iridescent Cloud-Striding: Take flight with the "Golden Carp's Leap" amidst exploding fireworks.

Choosing Your Character

Once you've amassed the required Festive Fever, head to the Events overview to claim your reward. You'll be presented with a selection of 10 4-star Liyue characters to choose from, including both established favorites and newcomers:

  • Beidou (Electro)

  • Chongyun (Cryo)

  • Gaming (Pyro)

  • Ningguang (Geo)

  • Xiangling (Pyro)

  • Xingqiu (Hydro)

  • Xinyan (Pyro)

  • Yanfei (Pyro)

  • Yaoyao (Dendro)

  • Yun Jin (Geo)

Top Picks and Recommendations

For players seeking guidance in their selection, certain characters stand out for their versatility and utility. Characters like Xingqiu, known for his off-field Hydro damage and supportive capabilities, and Xiangling, a reliable Pyro applicator, and damage dealer, are highly recommended choices. Additionally, newer additions like Gaming and Yaoyao offer unique playstyles and can enrich any team composition.

Event Eligibility

To participate in the Lantern Rite festivities and claim your free 4-star character, ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 20 or above.

  • Complete Archon Quest Prologue: Act III "Song of the Dragon and Freedom."

  • Complete Archon Quest Chapter I: Act III "A New Star Approaches" and Xianyun's Story Quest "Grus Serena Chapter: Act I" before accepting the quest "Hustle and Bustle."


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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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