Genshin Impact 4.4 update release date, stream, and more

Find out everything we know about upcoming Genshin Impact updates, livestreams, new content, and much more, as we dive into the amazing world of Teyvat.

Genshin Impact update 4.4 key art showing Gaming, Ganyun, and Xianyun in Liyue

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

I you can’t get enough of one of the best gacha games mobile has to offer, we’ve got plenty of other content just like this. Take a look at our Genshin Impact tier list to see where your favorite character ranks, or check out our Genshin Impact codes and Genshin Impact download guides for even more content to consume.

When is the next Genshin Impact stream?

We predict that the Genshin Impact 4.5 livestream will go live on Friday March 1, 2024, six weeks after the previous one. We’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as Hoyoverse announces any further details.

The Genshin Impact 4.4 livestream went live on Friday January 19, 2024, at 05:00 PDT / 8:00 EDT / 12:00 GMT on the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel. The stream is also available on the official Genshin Impact Youtube an hour later.

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What is the Genshin Impact 4.5 release date?

We predict that the Genshin Impact 4.5 release date will be Wednesday, March 13, 2024, with maintenance starting on March 12, 2024. 

As for the current update, the Genshin Impact 4.4 release date was Wednesday January 31, 2024. Before the update, Genshin Impact went into maintenance for roughly five hours starting Tuesday January 30 at 15:00 PDT / 18:00 EDT / 22:00 GMT.

Each time maintenance concludes you receive a minimum of 300 primogems in your in-game mailbox as compensation for the game’s downtime.

What are the Genshin Impact 4.4 banners?

During the livestream, Hoyoverse announced that version 4.4 will feature the following banners:

The Crane Soars Skyward – phase one

The Moongrass’ Enlightenment – phase one

Invitation to Mundane Life – phase two

Everbloom Violet – phase two

We also got confirmation that phase one’s weapon banner features the new, five-star catalyst, Crane’s Echoing Call.

We don’t know who will feature on the Genshin Impact 4.5 banners just yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we find out. In the meantime, you can find out more about current and upcoming banners in our Genshin Impact banner guide right here on Pocket Tactics.

Are there any new story quests in Genshin Impact 4.4?

During the livestream, Hoyoverse announced that 4.4 brings a new story quest for fresh five-star character, Genshin Impact’s Xianyun – otherwise known as Cloud Retainer. Hopefully, we’ll get a little extra lore about this elegant lady.

Will there be a new region in Genshin Impact 4.4?

While there’s no new region, version 4.4 does see a substantial expansion to Liyue, introducing a beautiful new area for you to explore, and a whole lot of adeptal secrets to uncover.

A screenshot of the new Genshin Impact update 4.4 boss, Solitary Suanni

Is there a new Genshin Impact 4.4 boss?

Version 4.4 sees the introduction of the brand new boss, Solitary Suanni. From the livestream, we learnt that “this proud illuminated beast once roamed freely among the wild mountains, looking down disdainfully at other life. To this day it remains concealed in fog, driving away all outsiders who dare to encroach upon its territory with wild mists and furious waves.”

This stunning creature is a part of the new expansion to Liyue, and we can’t wait to learn more about its history and lore. You can get a little glimpse into the Solitary Suanni’s story in the stop motion animation, Tidings of an Auspicious Beast.

Are there any new features in Genshin Impact 4.4?

In version 4.4 we continue to see the optimization of the artifact enhancement experience with the addition of the new fast quip artifact feature, through which we can finally create artifact loadouts for our characters, and even view commonly use artifact loadouts from other players.

What are the new Genshin Impact 4.4 events?

As always, there’s a heap of exciting events in version 4.4, including the highly-anticipated annual Genshin Impact Lantern Rite festival, in which you can get a free Liyue four-star of your choice and a skin for Genshin Impact’s Xingqiu. To keep on top of all the current and upcoming events, keep an eye on our Genshin Impact events guide.

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