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Genshin Impact Version 4.6: Full Release Details and Exciting New Features

Set to transform the gameplay, Genshin Impact’s Version 4.6 introduces new characters, expansive regions, and dynamic events. Dive into everything set to arrive with the 4.6 update including the release date and exclusive game content.

Fri Apr 12 2024
Genshin Impact Version 4.6: Full Release Details and Exciting New Features

Release Date Announcement

Genshin Impact’s much-anticipated Version 4.6 is scheduled to go live on April 24, 2024. This update is centered around the intriguing House of the Hearth, introducing its ruler, Arlecchino, as a playable character. Known as “Father” by the children, she governs with a stern hand and harbors many secrets waiting to be unveiled by players.

Introducing Arlecchino and Her Unique Mechanics

Arlecchino is set to make a splash as the first character in Genshin Impact featuring the Bond of Life mechanic. Her elemental skills inflict Blood-Debt Directives on opponents, which can be absorbed through charged attacks or elemental bursts to grant Arlecchino a Bond of Life, enhancing her attack capabilities and converting her attacks to deal Pyro DMG.

Masque of the Red Death
When Arlecchino’s Elemental Skill strikes opponents, it applies Blood-Debt Directives to them for a period of time. When Arlecchino uses a Charged Attack or her Elemental Burst and it hits an opponent when Blood-Debt Directive, she will absorb and clear nearby Blood-Debt Directives. This will grant her a Bond of Life worth a percentage of her Max HP.
Arlecchino enters the Masque of Red Death state when the value of her Bond of Life is equal to or greater than a certain percentage of her HP, where her Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to deal Pyro DMG which cannot be overridden.

Phase 1 and 2 Banner Highlights

The first phase of Version 4.6 features a banner boost for Arlecchino and a rerun for the popular character Lyney. Phase two brings back Wanderer and Baizhu, focusing on versatile DPS and healing abilities.

Phase 1: Arlecchino and Lyney
Phase 2: Wanderer and Baizhu

New Weapon Highlight: Crimson Moon’s Semblance

The release will also feature a new 5-star weapon, the Crimson Moon’s Semblance polearm. Tailored to enhance the combat style of the new character Arlecchino, this weapon promises to add a unique dynamic to the gameplay.

New Story Quests and Gameplay Modes

With the launch of Version 4.6, players will be introduced to new story quests including:

  • Ignis Purgatorius Chapter: Act I – Explore the backstory of Arlecchino and the mysterious House of the Hearth.
  • Lupus Aureus Chapter: Act II – Continue the adventures within the rich lore of Genshin Impact.

Additionally, a new “Focused Experience Mode” will be available, designed to minimize disruptions and enhance storytelling as players navigate through the new content.

Exploring the New Region: The Undersea Capital

The update will also introduce players to the Undersea Capital located in the Lost Homeland of Remuria. This new area, accessible through the Petrichor island, promises rich exploration and unique underwater adventures.

New Boss Challenges and Weekly Boss

Arlecchino not only joins as a new character but also as a formidable weekly boss. This new boss challenge involves the Blood-Debt Directive, demanding strategic gameplay to overcome.

Innovative Events and Gameplay Enhancements

The update is packed with engaging events including:

  • Iridescent Arataki Rockin’ For Life Tour De Force of Awesomeness: A rhythm-based game event on Watatsumi Island.
  • Enhanced gameplay mechanics across various in-game activities.

New Artifact Sets in Version 4.6

Version 4.6 of Genshin Impact introduces two exciting new artifact sets that are poised to enhance gameplay and breathe new life into some of the game’s characters. The artifact sets named Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy and Unfinished Reverie are set to make a significant impact. These sets could notably benefit characters that have been underutilized, such as Dehya, potentially boosting their viability in the tier lists.

Fragment of Harmonic Whimsy

  • 2 Piece Set: Increases ATK by 18%.
  • 4 Piece Set: When the value of a Bond of Life increases or decreases, the character equipped with this set deals 18% increased damage for 6 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.

Unfinished Reverie

  • 2 Piece Set: Increases ATK by 18%.
  • 4 Piece Set: Enhances damage dealt by 50% after leaving combat for 3 seconds. While in combat, if no opponents afflicted by the Burning status are nearby for more than 6 seconds, this damage bonus decreases by 10% per second until it reaches 0%. Conversely, when a Burning opponent is near, the damage bonus increases by 10% per second until it reaches 50%. This effect remains active even if the character with this set is not on the field.

The domains where these artifact sets can be found are expected to be located within the newly introduced zone, aligning with the release of update 4.6. These additions are eagerly anticipated for their potential to shift the current gameplay strategies and character preferences.

New Boss: The Statue of Marble and Brass/Legatus Golem

In the depths of Remuria lies the Faded Castle, where players will encounter the new boss, the Statue of Marble and Brass, also known as the Legatus Golem. This colossal centaur-like figure presents a formidable challenge with unique mechanics that will test players’ strategic combat skills.

Iridescent Arataki Rockin’ For Life Tour De Force of Awesomeness

Join Itto on Watatsumi Island for the Iridescent Arataki Rockin’ For Life Tour De Force of Awesomeness, a vibrant rhythm game event. To prepare for the grand festival, players must complete three crucial tasks:

  • Extreme Carnival Ensemble: Engage in various minigames designed to hone your performance skills.
  • Trillion Trinket Trawl: Collect materials to enhance the festival’s setting.
  • Meeting of Melodies: Attract music enthusiasts to the event and recover lost musical notes.

Participants can earn exclusive rewards, including the new musical instrument, Nightwind Horn, and an opportunity to invite the Canine Warrior Gorou to your roster, along with various other valuable materials.

Windtrace: Seekers and Strategy

The popular hide and seek game mode, Windtrace, returns with a thrilling update. Now, getting caught twice results in permanent removal from the game. Players designated as Hunters must prevent Rebels from repairing six strategic signalling devices scattered across the map. Victory for Rebels comes with repairing four out of six devices, whereas Hunters aim to thwart these repairs or eliminate the Rebels entirely to claim victory.

Specially-Shaped Saurian Search

An eccentric chef recently back from Natlan is on a quest to befriend various formidable creatures. This event features multiple difficulty levels — Normal, Hard, and Fearless — with adjustable negotiation strategies to modify challenge intensity. Tailor your approach to manage the difficulty as you engage with these creatures in captivating encounters.

Vibro Crystal Applications

This new gameplay mechanic involves connecting Transmitter and Receiver Crystals to activate specific buffs and augments. Players can experiment with different harmonic effects to optimize their strategies against a variety of enemies.

Serenetea Pot Optimizations

Enhancements to the Serenetea Pot include:

  • Quick Obtain: Easily acquire replicas and missing furnishings from sets.
  • Enhanced Shopping: Discounts on selected furnishings and blueprints, with increased purchase limits in the Furnishings Shop.
  • Improved Crafting: Upgrades to the Create Furnishing module, including an increase in creation queues.
  • Enhanced Navigation: New filtering and search functions in the Realm Depot’s Furnishing and Furnishing Blueprints tabs.
  • Music Interface: Optimized realm music settings for a more personalized ambiance.

Avatar System and Treasure Compass Updates

  • Avatar System Optimization: Enjoy expanded options for displaying friend portraits as your profile picture, enhancing personalization and social interaction.
  • Treasure Compass Enhancements: Improved functionality with markers now displayed on both maps, providing more detailed information about different map layers to aid in exploration.


Version 4.6 of Genshin Impact is shaping up to be a monumental update with its exciting new character, expansive new areas, and innovative gameplay mechanics. Mark your calendars for April 24, 2024, and get ready to dive into all the new content that awaits.

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