Genshin Impact 4.5, 4.6, 4.8 Release Dates, Banners, Events: Arlecchino, Lyney, Wanderer & Baizhu

This article will go over all Genshin Impact leaks about the upcoming banners in the next updates, which are 4.5, 4.6, and beyond.

Genshin Impact 4.6 Leaks

Release Date

Based on the current update schedule, Genshin Impact 4.6 is expected to be released on April 24, 2024, at 11:00 AM (UTC+8). This translates to:

  • Europe (April 24, 2024)
    • Western European Time: 3 am
    • Central European Time: 4 am
    • Eastern European Time: 5 am
  • America (April 24, 2024)
    • Pacific Time: 7 pm
    • Mountain Standard Time: 8 pm
    • Central Standard Time: 9 pm
    • Eastern Standard Time: 10 pm
  • Asia (April 24, 2024)
    • Indian Standard Time: 8:30 am
    • Chinese Standard Time: 11 am
    • Philippines Standard Time: 11 am
    • Japanese Standard Time: 12 pm
    • Korean Standard Time: 12 pm


Leaks suggest that a new character, Arlecchino, will be the star of one of the Event Banners in version 4.6. Joining her will be reruns of popular characters and weapons:

Phase 1 (April 24, 2024)

  • Arlecchino (5-star Pyro)
  • Lyney (5-star Pyr)
  • Arlecchino’s Signature Weapon: Crimson Moon’s Semblance (Sub-Stat: CRIT Rate)
  • Lyney’s Signature Weapon: The First Great Magic (Bow)

Phase 2 (May 14, 2024)

  • Wanderer (5-star Anemo)
  • Baizhu (5-star Dendro)
  • Wanderer’s Signature Weapon: Tulaytullah’s Remembrance (Catalyst)
  • Baizhu’s Signature Weapon: Jadefall’s Splendor (Catalyst)


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Element & Weapon

Leaks point towards Arlecchino wielding the power of Pyro. This fiery element aligns with her affiliation with the Fatui, known for their manipulation of elemental energies. As for her weapon of choice, she’s rumored to be a skilled user of the Polearm, allowing her to excel in mid-range combat.

Abilities & Gameplay

This highly anticipated character is a 5-Star Pyro user who wields a polearm. Leaks suggest she excels in the role of a Pyro DPS, particularly in compositions that don’t rely on healers. This is because Arlecchino possesses a unique self-healing mechanic tied to her kit. Here’s a breakdown of her leaked abilities:

  • Element: Pyro
  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Weapon: Polearm

Passive Talents

  • Cinders Alone Shall Nourish: Grants Arlecchino a 40% Pyro damage bonus while in combat. Additionally, her healing is restricted to her Elemental Burst, Balemoon Rising.
  • Agony Alone May Be Repaid: Blood-Debt Directives function as follows:
    • Defeating an enemy marked with a Directive grants Arlecchino a Life Bond, restoring 70% of her max HP.
    • After five seconds, Directives transform into Blood-Debt Dues. Absorbing these grants a Life Bond worth 70% of her max HP.
    • Life Bonds acquired through these methods have a cap, not exceeding the limit set by her Elemental Skill, All is Ash.
  • Strength Alone Can Defend: Boosts Arlecchino’s Elemental and Physical Resistance by 1% for every 100 Attack exceeding 1000, up to a maximum of 20% bonus Resistance for each type.

Normal Attack: Invitation to a Beheading

This attack consists of up to six consecutive strikes. Her plunging attack functions similarly to most characters. However, holding the attack button consumes stamina and unleashes a charged dash towards an enemy, followed by a single cleave. Holding the button further allows Arlecchino to maintain a high-speed movement state for up to three seconds.

When Arlecchino’s Bond of Life (a unique HP-based resource) reaches 20% or higher, she enters the Masque of the Red Death state. In this empowered form, her normal, charged, and plunging attacks transform into fiery assaults, dealing devastating Pyro damage. However, this fiery transformation consumes a portion of her Bond of Life with each hit.

Elemental Skill: All is Ash

Arlecchino summons Balemoon Bloodfire, dealing Pyro damage to nearby enemies and performing a dashing cleave against a single target, dealing additional Pyro damage in an area. Enemies hit by this attack receive the Blood-Debt Directive status, which is as follows:

  • Lasts 30 seconds and deals periodic Pyro damage over time.
  • Absorbed by Arlecchino through charged attacks or her Elemental Burst (Balemoon Rising).
  • Each absorbed Directive grants her Bond of Life, up to a maximum based on a duration window.
  • Using the Elemental Skill again resets the duration and Bond of Life gain limit.

Elemental Burst: Balemoon Rising

Arlecchino unleashes the power of Balemoon Bloodfire, dealing Pyro damage in an area, clearing the cooldown of All is Ash, and healing herself based on her Bond of Life and attack stat.

New World Boss: Golem Captain

Based on leaks from HomDGCat and Team Mew, the Golem Captain appears as a colossal centaur clad in imposing mecha armor. Towering over Arlecchino by a factor of three, this metallic monstrosity boasts a fearsome arsenal. Brace yourselves for:

  • Weapon Charging: The boss charges its weapon, presumably unleashing a devastating attack.
  • Burning Blade Toss: It throws giant, flaming blades at players, demanding swift dodging skills.
  • Ground Burn: The boss creates a scorching structure on the ground, inflicting damage within a circular area.

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The Golem Captain’s most noteworthy feature might be its ability to generate a potent Geo shield. This shield is rumored to increase the boss’s resistance by a staggering 100%. Leaker HomDGCat estimates this shield to be considerably stronger (around 30%) than the Geo Hypostasis’ pillars.

New Artifact Sets

Two new artifact sets are rumored to arrive in version 4.6. One set is believed to be specifically tailored for the upcoming character, Arlecchino, while the other focuses on Elemental Mastery (EM). Here’s a possible breakdown of the EM set:

  • 2-piece Set: Potential EM increase of 80, similar to existing sets.
  • 4-piece Set:
    • Triggering the Burning reaction boosts EM for the entire team.
    • Hitting an enemy affected by Burning further increases your own EM.
    • This effect can be activated even when the character is off-field.

Map Expansion

First up, we have exciting additions to the main map. Leaks suggest the arrival of Bayda Harbor, a new port nestled north of Sumeru’s Vanarana region. This bustling harbor could offer new quests, shops, and perhaps even a friendly face or two. But before venturing onward, be sure to explore Petrichor Island, a seemingly solitary island rumored to be much more than meets the eye.

Before/After comparison of 4.6 map
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While Petrichor may appear insignificant at first glance, leaks hint at a hidden connection to two intriguing locations. Dive into a mysterious pool on the island, and you might just find yourself exploring the sunken depths of The Faded Castle. This multi-level structure promises a unique underwater adventure, with areas like the “Faded Ancient Castle – Exhibition Hall” potentially revealing forgotten secrets.

The leaks also showcase new desert-themed areas within the Sumeru region. These areas boast unique architecture reminiscent of ancient Egyptian temples, including intricate sculptures and shrines that likely tie into the Sumeru storyline. The rumors hint at exciting content within the underground section of Sumeru as well.

The excitement doesn’t stop there. Leaks also point towards the reveal of the much-anticipated region of Remuria, also referred to as the “Sea of Yore.” Here, players can delve into an ancient city filled with Hydroculus to collect and secrets to uncover. Unlike other explorable areas, Remuria is rumored to exist on a separate map, similar to the Chasm Underground, offering a condensed yet potentially multi-layered experience.

4.6 more Remuria map via UTeyvat
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Thanks to reliable leaker Hexenzirkel, details about Version 4.6’s major events have surfaced. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Arataki Life Rock Rainbow Grand Tour (Flagship Event): This event, seemingly centered around our favorite beetle-loving oni, Arataki Itto, is poised to be the main attraction of Version 4.6. Following tradition, Flagship Events often reward players with a free 4-Star character. Consider saving your Primogems for other banners unless you’re aiming for a specific character on the Chronicled Banner.
  • Vibro-Crystal Applied Research: This event, making its third appearance, will challenge players to clear time-limited domains filled with enemies.
  • Windtrace: The Scheme of a Certain Strategy
  • Chronicles of the Dragon of Unique Form in Search of Battle

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Genshin Impact 4.7 Leaks


Clorinde & Sigewinne

While their precise arrival date remains a mystery, rumors point towards a grand entrance in Genshin Impact 4.7. Depending on the patch’s phase, these dynamic duo could grace Teyvat as early as June 5th, 2024, or as late as June 26th, 2024.

Clorinde and Sigewinne aren’t just powerful individually; leaks suggest they might be the ultimate Electro-Charged duo. Clorinde, the 5-star Electro swordswoman, promises to redefine team strategies with her unique approach. Meanwhile, Sigewinne, a 4-star Hydro archer, will specialize in amplifying the Electro-Charged reaction, showering enemies with potent electrical storms.

Clorinde’s Kit

Clorinde promises to inject a new dimension into team strategies. Leaks suggest she’ll be more than just a damage dealer, potentially offering:

  • Talent 1: An enhanced Elemental Skill, potentially adding another layer of attack, similar to Childe’s Riptide mechanic.
  • Talent 2: A supportive side, granting energy recharge to allies when their HP falls.
  • Talent 3: A damage buff for both Overload and Electro-Charged reactions within the team, turning every spark into a destructive inferno.

These leaked details hint at Clorinde’s potential as an “energy support DPS,” a role that could revolutionize team compositions. Imagine unleashing devastating Electro-Charged combos while simultaneously recharging your team’s energy for even more explosive attacks.

Genshin Impact 4.8 Leaks

A Summer Surprise and New Outfits Await

Mark your calendars, Travelers! Version 4.8 marks the arrival of a brand-new limited-time map, brimming with engaging activities and a stellar cast of characters: Emilie, Navia, Nilou, Wanderer, and Kirara.

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However, Klee’s absence from this summer event might leave some fans disappointed. But fret not, fashionistas! New outfits for Kirara, Nilou, and Wanderer are on the horizon, with at least one being a prestigious 5-star rarity. With the release date estimated around July 16th or 17th, 2024, the wait won’t be too long.

Another leak, brought to us by @Maltose371027, throws fuel on the fashion fire. They claim HoYoverse will unveil three exquisite skins in Version 4.8, slated for July 17, 2023. Two are said to adorn the lovely ladies of Teyvat, while the third one will grace a dashing male character. Sadly, the leaker keeps the names under lock and key, leaving us to speculate and dream.

Genshin Impact Banner Leaks – Characters with Unknown Versions


Shrouded in the abyss, Skirk, Tartaglia’s enigmatic sword master, awaits her turn to shine. This 5-star Sword user’s skills and release date are yet to be unveiled, but her connection to the enigmatic Abyss Order promises an intriguing story arc.

Image via HoYoVerse


Fontaine’s renowned perfume designer, Emilie, might find herself collaborating with you in future adventures. While her element, weapon type, and rarity remain secrets for now, her connection to Chevreuse (another upcoming character) hints at exciting investigative scenarios. Keep your nose peeled for news of Emilie’s arrival!


Hidden in the mists of future updates lies M, a 4-star character shrouded in enigma. Nothing, aside from their rarity, is known about this character yet.

Mummy Girl

Emerging from the sands of Sumeru comes the enigmatic Mummy Girl. Leaks suggest this Hydro Bow user will add a touch of mystery and elemental mastery to your party. However, her arrival date and version remain unconfirmed, so wait patiently for her sandy reveal.

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Remember Dahlia, the mysterious figure entrusted with crafting Rosaria’s birthday letter? This Hydro Catalyst user, briefly introduced during Rosaria’s character quest, might soon be joining you on your travels. While her debut date and version remain shrouded in secrecy, keep an eye out for this intriguing Hydro character.


According to a recent update from renowned Genshin Impact leaker Tao via Uncle A, exciting news awaits players as Guizhong is set to join the playable roster.

Though speculations about herplayability have circulated before, this new update seemingly solidifies their imminent debut in the game.

As of now, no specific release window has been provided for the inclusion of these two characters.


Dainsleif was officially introduced by Hoyoverse during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show; however, no specific release date was provided. While his voice actor has been announced, the exact timing of his arrival remains unknown.

Iansan & Murata

Iansan, a character briefly glimpsed in the Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview, offers a preview of the fiery temperament that characterizes the upcoming Natlan region. With her long white hair and fierce disposition, Iansan is poised to introduce a dynamic and distinct energy to the game’s roster.

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Furthermore, the enigmatic Murata, the Pyro Archon, is expected to wield considerable influence in shaping Natlan’s narrative trajectory.


Iansan was also unveiled in the Teyvat Chapter Storyline video, featured within the Natlan section. Although details about her are scarce, it is believed that she wields Pyro abilities.


Despite being mentioned by various in-game characters, there is currently no definitive information on when Varka will be made available. Presently, Varka is away on an expedition, leaving Jean in charge of the Knights of Favonius. Although he lacks an in-game model, fans eagerly anticipate his eventual appearance.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Leaks

Release Date

As Genshin Impact enthusiasts eagerly await the official release date for Version 4.5, leaks point towards a potential launch on March 13, 2024. While these dates are subject to confirmation, they offer players a valuable timeline to prepare and strategize their wishes for the upcoming banners.


The upcoming version 4.5 is rumored to introduce two phases of character banners:

  • Phase 1: Featuring Chiori and Itto, alongside 4-star characters Xingqiu, Gorou, and Yun Jin.
  • Phase 2: Highlighting Neuvillette and Kazuha.
  • Chronicled Wish:
    • 5-Star Characters: Eula, Mona, Albedo, Klee, Diluc, and Jean
    • 5-Star Weapons: Skyward Blade, Aquila Favonia, Beacon of the Reed Sea, Song of Broken Pines, Wolf’s Gravestone, Skyward Pride, Skyward Spine, Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, Skyward Atlas, Hunter’s Path, and Skyward Harp
    • 4-Star Characters: Mika, Rosaria, Sucrose, Diona, Noelle, Bennett, Fischl, Amber, Razor, Kaeya, Barbara, and Lisa
    • 4-Star Weapons: The Alley Flash, Lion’s Roar, Sacrificial Sword, The Flute, Favonius Sword, Rainslasher, Sacrificial Greatsword, The Bell, Favonius Greatsword, Favonius Lance, Dragon’s Bane, Wine and Song, Eye of Perception, Sacrificial Fragments, The Widsith, Favonius Codex, Mitternachts Waltz, Alley Hunter, Rust, Sacrificial Bow, The Stringless, and Favonius Warbow
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Spiral Abyss: Geo to Swirl and New Threats Emerge

Version 4.5 of the Spiral Abyss promises a stage for Geo characters to shine! The first two blessings will boost their damage, while the final one favors the power of Swirl. Prepare to face the returning Black Serpent Knight and the ever-present Dirge of Coppelia. But brace yourselves, for the first time ever, a Local Legend awaits: the Automated Supercomputing Field Generator.

Spiral Abyss 4.5 Floor 12 Enemy Line Up via HomDGCat Wiki
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Chiori’s Abilities

The whispers surrounding Chiori’s kit are music to the ears of support-hungry Travelers. Leaked details from PTL and Mr. White suggest she’ll excel as an off-field support, perfectly complementing Albedo’s battlefield dominance. Prepare to witness her elemental skill unleash instant Geo damage, while her burst bathes the entire party in a Crystallize-amplifying aura. As a Geo character, mastering elemental reactions will be crucial to unlocking Chiori’s full potential.

Elemental Skill

Chiori’s Elemental Skill introduces a unique scissor-summoning mechanic that cuts through enemies and groups them together. This Geo damage-dealing skill comes with both Press and Hold variations, offering players versatility in combat. The Press version generates energy particles, while the Hold version may expand the area of effect, providing crowd control capabilities.

Elemental Burst

Continuing the scissor motif, Chiori’s Elemental Burst summons three small scissors that unleash area-of-effect (AoE) damage to nearby enemies. The climax of the burst involves a mysterious floating scissor, leaving players intrigued about its potential effects. The leaked animations suggest a visually appealing burst that aligns with Chiori’s distinctive combat style.

Chiori’s Story

Chiori is a character whose existence was first hinted at in Kirara’s voice lines in Genshin Impact Version 3.7. Originating from Inazuma, Chiori is currently known to run a clothing shop named “Chioriya Boutique” in Fontaine. Despite the community’s curiosity about her, little is known about Chiori’s background or her personal story, as concrete details remain scarce at this time.

Chiori’s Elemental Affiliation

One of the most intriguing aspects of Chiori is her elemental affiliation. According to recent leaks shared on platforms like Reddit, Chiori is expected to be a 5-star Geo character. If this information holds true, she would be only the second character with a Geo vision introduced in Fontaine, the first being Navia.

Cinnabar Spindle’s Return

The leaks also shine a light on Albedo’s best-in-slot weapon, the Cinnabar Spindle. This exclusive 4-Star Sword, previously obtainable through a limited event, is currently inaccessible to newer players. While HoYoverse isn’t obligated to rerun event weapon rewards, the possibility of introducing viable alternatives in Version 4.5 could incentivize pulls for Albedo and further entice the community.

Story and Expansion Details

Version 4.5 is characterized by its lighter narrative content, with no substantial story additions or expansions on the horizon. However, players can look forward to a Story Quest for Chiori, marking their playable debut in the game.

Quality-of-Life Updates

Version 4.5 is set to introduce a plethora of quality-of-life (QoL) improvements to enhance the gameplay experience. Notable updates include the ability to pet cats in the Teapot realm, improved map tracking functionality, and a new in-game training guide feature to optimize character builds. Additionally, a new graphical setting labeled “Highest” will be introduced, alongside enhancements such as displaying required talent materials in the talent detail menu.

But perhaps the most intriguing leaks surrounding version 4.5 revolve around the introduction of exciting new side activities that promise to add depth and variety to the gameplay experience. One such activity appears to be potion crafting. Players will reportedly gather three mints to craft potions that can provide various benefits when consumed.

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Version 4.5 is expected to introduce a diverse range of events, including:

  • Alchemy shop sim event.
  • Fayz Trials rerun.
  • Cat cafe event in Mondstadt.
  • Cannons vs. Slimes event.
  • Lynette hangout.
  • Introduction of Neuvillette, Charlotte, and Kirara Cards for TCG enthusiasts.

With a variety of engaging events on the horizon, players can look forward to immersive experiences and lucrative rewards in version 4.5.

That’s everything we know about the upcoming banners leaks in Genshin Impact.