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Genshin Impact Lantern Rite 2024 guide

Find out all about the Genshin Impact Lantern Rite festival 2024, including what rewards are available, and which events are coming up.

Genshin Impact Lantern Rite's statue for the 2024 event

Genshin Impact’s Lantern Rite is a beautiful, annual festival, where the people of Liyue celebrate the beginning of a new year – and guess what? You’re invited! With heaps of fun events and minigames to enjoy, and even more awesome goodies up for grabs, there’s plenty to be excited about. This year, the Genshin Lantern Rite event is called Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze, and welcomes Xianyun and Gaming to the playable roster. You can grab yourself a four-star character, and three new Genshin Impact skins. See you in Liyue!

To keep up to date with everything else going on in Teyvat, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact events and Genshin Impact leaks guides. We’ve also got our list of all the latest Genshin Impact codes to help you on your way.

Here’s everything coming our way in the Genshin Impact Lantern Rite 2024 event.

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What are the Genshin Impact Lantern Rite 2024 dates?

This year’s Lantern Rite event starts during Genshin Impact’s version 4.4 update, on January 31, 2024. It lasts for 20 days, giving us plenty of time to scoop up the rewards and immerse ourselves in the Lantern Rite quest.

As long as you’re above adventure rank 20, and have completed the Mondstadt Archon Quest, you can take part in Lantern Rite.

What are the Genshin Impact Lantern Rite 2024 events?

Lantern Rite is jam-packed with things to do in Liyue. The event lasts for a good portion of version 4.4, giving us plenty of time to grab each and every reward and soak up all the story.

There are a few different events going on during Lantern Rite, including a food-discovery journey starring Xiangling’s Guoba and YaoYao’s Yuegui, a multiplayer battle to score points, and more. Stay tuned for specific details nearer the time.

Paper Shadow Ruminations

In this version of Paper Theater, you need to guide Guoba and Yuegui across a board to reach different ingredients. You only have a limited amount of moves, and certain spaces hold helpful items like keys for you to use. Move carefully!

Just Wushou Dance!

This is a co-op event between you and three other players, where you compete to collect ‘tea bricks’. You can turn into a lion dog-shaped bumper car to bounce opponents out of the way and steal some of their tea bricks. There is no losing, but the more you collect in each stage, the more points you get.

There are different stages with challenges to complete, such as staying on a platform to rack up points or to avoid attacks as they come in.

Iridescent Cloud-Striding

The third and final event involves you shooting through the sky, and collecting Jade Lotus Lanterns. The more you collect, the more points you get. Watch out for ominous lanterns that can harm your score!

The different stages of this event take place in different areas across Chenyu Vale, but are all accessible by nearby teleport waypoints.

Genshin Impact Lantern Rite: A screen showing all ten selectable four-star characters

Get a free Genshin Impact character with Fortuitous Invitation

This year’s Lantern Rite is again giving us the chance to get a free, four-star Liyue character of our choice. And the best part? The fiery newcomer Gaming is one of the options. You can choose a four-star when you reach 800 festive fever by taking part in the Lantern Rite events.

Here are all the free characters you can choose from:

If you’re wondering which free Genshin Impact character you should choose,  it depends on which ones you’ve already got, and who you use.

If you don’t have them, we recommend picking Xingqiu or Beidou. Xingqiu is excellent at applying hydro and popping off reactions, whereas Beidou’s shield comes in very handy. Yanfei is another great choice, especially if you already have a few of her constellations – she gains a shield and some serious power with her later cons!

You can also look at our Genshin Impact tier list to see which characters are performing best and make your decision based on that.

An image showing three new Genshin Impact Lantern Rite skins for Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu

New Genshin Impact skins

In previous Lantern Rite events, we got skins for Ningguang and Keqing – this year, Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu are getting some fancy new threads.

Xingqiu’s skin, ‘Bamboo Rain’, will be available as a redeemable reward during the Lantern Rite update when you reach 600 festive fever, whereas Shenhe and Ganyu’s new outfits – ‘Frostflower Dew’ and ‘Twilight Blossom’ respectively – will come to the store, with a limited-time discount.

And that’s it for our Genshin Impact Lantern Rite guide. If you’re looking for another escape outside the world of Teyvat, be sure to check out our best mobile RPGs to find a new adventure today.