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    Genshin Impact Version 3.4 Update Launches January 18

    New events, quests, rewards, and a certain Akademiya scribe.

    HoYoverse announced the long-awaited Genshin Impact version 3.4 update titled “The Exquisite Night Chimes” launches on January 18. The new update marks the return of the yearly Lantern Rite festival in Liyue while introducing new playable characters into the fold. Players can also head back to Inazuma to take part in an event held by the Yashiro Commission as well.

    Genshin Impact version 3.4 introduces Alhaitham and Yaoyao into the playable rosters through new event wishes. Further, Hu Tao and Yelan will be available to summon once again during phase 2 of the update. A new area in Sumeru will be available to explore, inviting players to uncover ancient secrets regarding the Sumeru desert’s sandstorms.

    Before heading back into Genshin Impact, players may redeem multiple promo codes ahead of the version 3.4 launch. These codes won’t last long after the conclusion of the special program, however. The latest round of Genshin Impact promo codes may be found here.

    The latest details are available below via HoYoverse:

    The Exquisite Night Chimes

    In this update, players can look forward to the grand annual celebration of Lantern Rite, competitions in Inazuma, elegant outfits, and rich rewards, including a free four-star Liyue character and a total of 13 Intertwined Fates! Two new characters, Alhaitham and Yaoyao will become playable as powerful allies, while in the distant desert of Sumeru, a new area with long-lost ancient remains and mysteries finally reveals itself amidst the sandstorms.

    As the new year in Teyvat approaches, Liyue once again shines in the full splendor of Lantern Rite. This year’s festivities include a music festival featuring guests from afar and a Paper Theater performance, a beloved folk art show performed by local veteran artisans with the help of the Traveler. Many different mini-games are also available during Lantern Rite, e.g. Radiant Sparks, the latest racing game where players have the ability to become part of a rising fireworks display. By completing this season’s events and challenges, rewards including 10 plus 3 Intertwined Fates, a four-star Liyue character, and Lisa’s new outfit can all be claimed for free.

    Reveal Trailer

    Warrior and Dendro Spirit

    In distant Inazuma, many challengers have gathered to take part in two unique competitions; In the “Warrior’s Spirit” contest organized by the Yashiro Commission, contestants will duel using traditional Inazuman sword techniques, and enjoy an exhibition match between a special guest and Kamisato Ayaka in her brand-new outfit. In the meantime, Arataki Itto is setting up the stage for the “Beetle Brawl,” where participants have to duel with their Onikabuto.

    Two more new playable Dendro characters will be available in the upcoming release. Alhaitham will finally be playable as a 5-star sword wielder after his impressive presence in Sumeru’s main storyline. In his Story Quest “Vultur Volans Chapter,” players can find out what the rational and intelligent Scribe of the Akademiya went through after the events of Sumeru’s main story. In combat, Alhaitham can create “Chisel-Light Mirrors” to convert his attacks into Dendro Damage, unleash coordinated attacks, and increase the damage dealt by his Elemental Burst, etc. to make combat easier. The second new Dendro character, Yaoyao is an endearing child from Liyue and can be recruited as a four-star character. In battle, Yaoyao wields a polearm and uses the adeptus-crafted device “Yuegui” to deal more damage or heal her teammates. While exploring, she will not spook nearby creatures when approaching them. Alhaitham, Yaoyao, and Xiao will be available during the first half of Version 3.4’s Event Wishes, and the latter half will feature Hu Tao’s and Yelan’s reruns.

    Sumeru Mysteries and TCG

    However, mysteries and dangers also lurk in the Desert of Hadramaveth, a new area located northwest of the Sumeru region. A perpetual gigantic tornado sits in the center of the desert, bringing turbulent storms and buried secrets back to the surface. Following the World Quest “Golden Slumber,” players can begin another adventure with Jeht from the Tanit Camps, encounter a mysterious Magic Bottle and embark on a quest to find the lost-lost Orchard of Pairidaeza (now referred to as the Eternal Oasis by the desert dwellers), where legend has it that King Deshret froze time here in commemoration of the Goddess of Flowers.

    After Genius Invokation TCG was introduced in Version 3.3, a limited-time game mode with a special rule will be featured in each subsequent update. For Version 3.4, the limited-time rule is to skip the Roll Phase and obtain 8 Omni Dice directly. Also, two new character cards, Klee and Beidou, will be added to the game in this upcoming update.

    Genshin Impact is available now for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Lastly, HoYoverse is currently developing a Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: soul@finalweapon.net

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