Genshin Impact update 1.5 – release date, leaks, and more

Eula! Venti banner! Rosaria! Windblume Festival! More!

Hu Tao surround by three other characters

March 17, 2021: Update 1.4 is available now, and 1.5 leaks have started to surface.

Are you having trouble keeping up to date with the frequent Genshin Impact updates? Well, sit back, relax, and let us fill you in on everything you need to know. Mihoyo generally drops an update for the popular title every six weeks, meaning you never have long to wait for some fresh content.

The latest Genshin Impact update is version 1.4, which takes place in Mondstadt and features the Windblume Festival, much like the Lantern Rite festival did with 1.3. Read below for full details of the new update, including new characters, events, challenges, monsters, and much more.

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Genshin Impact 1.5

Mihoyo hasn’t formally announced Genshin Impact 1.5 yet, because 1.4 is barely out of the door. However, we do know a little of what to expect in the form of a brand new character, Eula.

You can read more about Genshin Impact’s Eula in our character guide. It’s worth noting that until Mihoyo announces anything official, you should take new characters and leaks in general with a pinch of salt.

Genshin Impact 1.4 release date

Genshin Impact 1.4 launched on March 17, 2021. We learned about the release date, and the following details, during a livestream, which took place on March 6 at 16:00 UTC.

GENSHIN IMPACT 1.4 Windblume Festival

Genshin Impact 1.4 features the Windblume Festival, taking place in Mondstadt. This will feature a series of challenges you have to complete, which, judging from the trailer, feature flying, musical, and archery course minigames – as well as a full-blown obstacle course.

Complete these challenges and you can earn permanent rewards, including a playable Lyre and commemorative balloon. It will also feature an event story, which will allow you to choose which of a variety of flowers goes by the titular ‘Windblume’ name.

It’s sort of a new version of the Lantern Rite Festival, which launched alongside version 1.3 back in February. While that drew inspiration from the Chinese New Year, Windblume is spring-themed.

Genshin Impact 1.4 new character

Genshin Impact 1.4 features new character Rosaria, a polearm-wielding Cryo character that can teleport behind and freeze characters, as well as deal blasts of Cryo AoE damage.

One of her talents increases her critical chance while attacking from behind, making her an ideal assassin-style character, perfect for taking on challenging characters.

She’s also an effective support character, who can increase the movement speed of the entire party during night in-game.

GENSHIN IMPACT 1.4 hangout events

New hangout events allow you to get to know the variety of characters you’ve unlocked. You can chat to them, with a variety of dialogue options leading to different rewards depending on how the conversation goes.

You can replay these events to unlock different rewards each time, and earn postcards that you can collect.

GENSHIN IMPACT 1.4 Venti banner

Due to popular request, the Venti banner is returning as part of version 1.4, which will allow you to get another chance at one of the game’s most popular characters.

GENSHIN IMPACT 1.4 Abyss Herald monster

A brand new monster, the Abyss Herald, was teased during the livestream on March 6. Mihoyo was pretty coy about this monster, preferring us to learn about it, and the Abyss, for ourselves when update 1.4 arrives later this month.

GENSHIN IMPACT 1.4 maximum adventure rank increase

Mihoyo has confirmed in a recent developer’s discussion that any excess adventure experience you gain after hitting adventure rank 60 will be converted into Mora when update 1.4 is released.

If you’re thinking about trying a new game before the next Genshin Impact update, take a look at our list of the best mobile RPGs on iOS and Android.

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