HoYoverse announced Genshin Impact Version 4.2 “Masquerade of the Guilty” will release on November 8. This update will be the culmination of the Fontaine story line according to HoYoverse’s latest press release.
Previously, HoYoverse postponed the Genshin Impact Version 4.2 Special Program livestream on October 27. The developers finally revealed all the new information roughly one week later on November 3.
Genshin Impact Version 4.2 – Masquerade of the Guilty
The upcoming update for Genshin Impact sees Fontaine on the verge of collapse as the Primordial Seawater attempts to destroy all inhabitants. Players will approach this danger in hopes of saving Fontaine, and a new weekly boss will make its debut. Moreover, the Fontaine map will be expanded with the Erinnyes Forest and Morte Region areas.
Hydro Archon Furina and ace reporter Charlotte will also become brand-new playable characters in Genshin Impact Version 4.2. Fans may also look forward to various new limited-time events in phase 1 and 2 of the new update.
Before diving into the 4.2 update, players may redeem new Genshin Impact promo codes. These promo codes include rewards such as Primogems, Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and Mora. The promo codes will expire on November 4 at 12:00 a.m. (UTC-4).
The latest details about the Version 4.2 update may be found below, courtesy of HoYoverse:
Fontaine is on the brink of destruction in the upcoming Archon Quest. The nation needs all hands on deck, even the Fatui Harbinger, Arlecchino, as the Primordial Seawater which can dissolve all Fontainians comes dangerously close to submerging the nation. The approaching waters are also awakening formidable enemies as well as fearsome monsters. Travelers will face the All-Devouring Narwhal, the new weekly boss that deals massive AoE attacks, as well as The Foul who resides within. Meanwhile, another boss, the Hydro Tulpa, has also emerged from its slumber. It possesses the unique ability to buff itself during combat by absorbing Half-Tulpas.
Two prominent Fontaine figures will become playable in Version 4.2. The Hydro Archon Furina will finally join as a five-star Hydro sword user, and the ace reporter Charlotte will join as a four-star Cryo catalyst wielder. Furina fights gracefully and can switch between two Arkhe alignments, giving her a different look as well as different Elemental Skills that can be used to attack or heal. Her power can be further unleashed upon her Elemental Burst to provide damage and healing bonuses for the whole team. As a reporter, Charlotte integrates photography with combat with her custom Kamera Monsieur Verite, and she can also provide healing and Cryo damage within a field. Furina and Charlotte’s debuts coincide with Baizhu’s rerun in the first round of Event Wishes, followed by Cyno and Kamisato Ayato’s reruns.
In addition, Fontaine’s map extends eastward to Erinnyes Forest and Morte Region. The World Quest “The Narzissenkreuz Adventure” will continue in the Tower of Ipsissimus where the mysteries of the Primordial Sea will be unveiled. In Erinnyes Forest, the land and water are polluted by mysterious contaminated bacterial mats that players can cleanse with the help of the Xenochromatic Ball Octopus. Freminet and a clockwork penguin named Thelxie will also go on an adventure with the Traveler to Erinnyes Island to investigate the rumors of Water Imps.
More events will be arriving with special mini-games and exclusive bonuses. Thelxie, the clockwork penguin, will require upgrades which will be made possible by connecting circuits, collecting colorful shells or corals, or through combat. A new Fungi event will also offer players an opportunity to train them and command them to take down powerful enemies. Last but not least, Fontaine will host its very own photography event which will offer a special Kamera gadget, the Special Analysis Zoom Lens.
Watch the new trailer below.
HoYoverse also hosted another Special Program for its other flagship game, Honkai: Star Rail. This particular livestream detailed the new content arriving in Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.5. Several promo codes were released to commemorate the Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.5 Special Program as well.
Lastly, Genshin Impact is available now for Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Windows and Epic Games Store. HoYoverse is currently developing a Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.