Genshin Impact, the popular open-world action RPG game, has revealed the details of its upcoming version 4.1 update, also dubbed the Anniversary update. It is scheduled to launch on September 27 and last until November 8, 2023. The update, titled “To the Stars Shining in the Depths”, will introduce new characters, areas, events, weapons, and more to the game.
The version 4.1 update will continue the story of Fontaine, the sixth region of Teyvat, which was introduced in version 4.0. Players can explore a vast underwater fortress called the Fortress of Meropide, where Fontaine exiles its criminals. There, they will encounter Childe, one of the Fatui Harbingers, who has a mysterious connection to Fontaine’s history. The update will also feature the subsequent acts of the Archon Quest Chapter IV – Act III and Act IV.
Two new playable characters will debut in version 4.1: Neuvillette and Wriothesley. Neuvillette is a 5-star Hydro Catalyst user, the daughter of Fontaine’s Grand Duke and a talented poet. She can summon water droplets that deal Hydro damage and heal her allies. Wriothesley is a 5-star Cryo Catalyst user who is a mysterious traveller from another world. He can fight through his ice fists that deal with Cryo damage and freeze enemies.
The version 4.1 update will also bring back two fan-favorite characters: Hu Tao and Venti. Hu Tao is a 5-star Pyro Polearm user who directs the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She can switch between normal and spirit mode, dealing more Pyro damage with her HP as the tradeoff. Venti, on the other hand, is a 5-star Anemo Bow user known as the God of Freedom and one of the Seven Archons. He can create wind currents that lift him and his allies into the air and summon a storm eye that absorbs elemental attributes and deals Anemo damage.
The version 4.1 update will feature several new events for players to enjoy. One is the Waterborne Poetry Festival, which celebrates Fontaine’s culture and literature. Players can participate in various mini-games as a part of the event. These include Hundred-Pace Hurling, Rites of Inspiration Eruption, and Mending Painting Prospects.
The version 4.1 update will add four new weapons to the game, including one 5-star Tome of the Eternal Flow, Neuvillette’s signature Catalyst. Cashflow Supervision is one of the upcoming 5-star weapons in the game, alongside Tome of the Eternal Flow. Genshin Impact 4.1 is adding seven new weapons to the game, which include Dockhand’s Assistant (4-Star sword), Portable Power Saw (4-Star claymore) and Ballad of the Boundless Blue (4-star Catalyst).