Genshin Impact 4.8: Leaks Reveal Release Date, New Character, Events, and More!

Genshin Impact’s next update, version 4.8, is on the horizon, and leaks are swirling like autumn leaves. Here’s a breakdown of everything we know so far about the Fontaine finale:

Genshisn Impact 4.8 Release Date

While miHoYo hasn’t officially confirmed the release date, adhering to the usual six-week update cycle, Version 4.8 is expected to arrive on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024.

Following tradition, the official Version 4.8 livestream is likely to happen on Friday, July 5th, 2024. This will be your chance to get a firsthand look at the upcoming content from miHoverse themselves.

New Characters and Banners

Genshin Impact 4.8 is also expected to bring two new playable characters to the roster. The first half of the update might feature:

  • Navia: A powerful Geo claymore user, rumored to be a formidable DPS unit.
  • Nilou: A Hydro sword user, potentially specializing in Bloom elemental reactions.

The second half might see the arrival of:

  • Emilie: The first-ever Dendro polearm user, a brand new element introduced in Sumeru. Emilie is speculated to be a five-star character, potentially a game-changer for Dendro team compositions.
  • Yelan (re-run): The elusive Hydro bow user might grace players with her reappearance on the character banner.

Character Skins: Wanderer, Kirara, and Nilou?

The rumor mill churns, hinting at a new skin for Wanderer in Version 4.8. This aligns with the trend of characters receiving skins during their involvement in limited-time events, just like Klee and Kaeya in Version 3.8. But that’s not all! Leaks suggest a free Kirara with a matching skin, and a purchasable princess-themed skin for Nilou might be gracing the in-game store.

Summer Festivities and Event Reruns

Genshin Impact 4.8 promises a summer to remember with the “Summertide Scales and Tides” event as the centerpiece. This flagship event is rumored to grant a free 4-star Dendro character, Kirara, to all participants. Perfect for bolstering your elemental reactions!

But that’s not all! The update is also rumored to bring back several beloved events:

  • Bing-Bang Finchball
  • Light Novel Photography Event
  • Energy Amplifier Event

Each of these rerun events is expected to offer 420 Primogems, giving you a chance to bolster your wishes for upcoming character banners.

A Permanent Fixture Emerges

Genshin Impact 4.8
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Beyond the limited-time event, version 4.8 is poised to introduce a brand new permanent event. While specifics remain shrouded in mystery, rumors suggest it revolves around keys earned through the Imaginarium Theater, a new Abyss feature. By conquering challenges, players can unlock unique character trails, granting the following heroes dazzling visual effects when dashing:

  • Diluc: Blazing Red Feather
  • Jean: Dancing Dandelion
  • Qiqi: Spectral Companion
  • Fischl: Midnight Raven (Kirara’s name seems like a placeholder)
  • Ningguang: Jade Screen Elegance

With a new character, reruns, a captivating event, and a permanent addition to the game, Genshin Impact 4.8 promises to be a thrilling update for travelers eager to conquer Teyvat’s secrets. Stay tuned for further leaks and official reveals as we inch closer to the release date!

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