Genshin Impact 4.5: Release Date, Chiori Arrives, Geo Daddy Returns & More

Genshin Impact players rejoice! Version 4.5 is just around the corner, bringing exciting new content, character banners, and even a potential graphics upgrade. Let’s dive into everything we know so far:

Genshin Impact 4.5 Release Date & Livestream

Version 4.5 officially launches on March 13th, 2024, at 11:00 AM UTC+8. The download size is expected to be substantial, but fret not, pre-installation will become available before the live release.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Livestream

Before the update drops, you can tune in to the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel on Friday, March 1st for the Version 4.5 livestream. Here’s the schedule:

  • UK, GMT, ET, and PT: March 1st, 12:00 PM (GMT) / 7:00 AM (ET)
  • Other Timezones:
    • West Coast US: March 1st, 4:00 AM (PT)
    • Central US: March 1st, 6:00 AM (CT)
    • East Coast US: March 1st, 7:00 AM (ET)
    • Japan: March 1st, 9:00 PM (JST)
    • Australia: March 1st, 11:00 PM (AET)
    • Europe: March 1st, 1:00 PM (CET)

The livestream will also be available on the official Genshin Impact YouTube channel an hour later at 1:00 PM (GMT) / 8:00 AM (ET).


  • Phase 1:
    • Characters: Chiori (New!), Itto
    • Weapons: Uraku Misugiri (Sword) (New!), Redhorn Stonethresher (Claymore)
  • Phase 2:
    • Characters: Neuvillette (New!), Kazuha
    • Weapons: Tome of the Eternal Flow (Catalyst) (New!), Freedom-Sworn (Sword)
  • Chronicled Wish: For the first time, Genshin Impact introduces the Chronicled Wish banner, featuring a diverse selection of characters and weapons:
    • Characters: Albedo, Diluc, Eula, Jean, Klee, Mona
    • Weapons: Skyward Blade (Sword), Aquila Favonia (Sword), Beacon of the Reed Sea (Claymore), Song of Broken Pines (Claymore), Wolf’s Gravestone (Claymore), Skyward Pride (Claymore), Skyward Spine (Polearm), Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds (Catalyst), Skyward Atlas (Catalyst), Hunter’s Path (Bow), Skyward Harp (Bow)
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What To Expect?

Story and Quest Details

While version 4.5 focuses primarily on adding new characters and events, it also offers a deeper dive into existing characters through dedicated quests. Players can look forward to a Story Quest for Chiori and a Hangout Quest for Lynette.


Version 4.5 brings a variety of engaging events to keep you busy:

  • Alchemical Ascension: Assist Lisa in promoting the achievements of alchemy and earn rewards like the new Dialogues of the Desert Sages (Polearm).
  • The Great Fayz Reaction Debate: Help researcher Jami test his latest invention and claim Primogems, Mora, and other resources.
  • Feline Fortress Furrdyssey: Return to Mondstadt and have some fun with cats at The Cat’s Tail, earning rewards like petting opportunities and in-game resources.
  • Rolling Crossfire: Test the Gardes’ new remote cannon and acquire Primogems, Mora, and other upgrade materials.
  • TCG Card Additions: Collect new cards featuring Neuvillette, Charlotte, and Kirara for the Trading Card Game.
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Quality-of-Life Updates
Several quality-of-life changes are coming to enhance the gameplay experience:

  • In-game Training Guide: A new feature will analyze your character builds and offer suggestions for improvement, guiding you towards optimal builds and highlighting areas that need attention.
  • Highest Graphics Setting: Players can now enjoy the game with even better visuals thanks to the addition of a “Highest” graphics setting.
  • Talent Material Visibility: Required talent materials will be displayed directly in the talent upgrade menu, making it easier to plan and manage your character development.

With new characters, breathtaking visuals, and engaging events, Genshin Impact Version 4.5 promises an unforgettable experience. Gear up, Travelers, and prepare to forge your own legend!