4.6 Genshin Impact Release Date, Characters Detailed
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4.6 Genshin Impact Release Date, Characters Detailed

Now that the latest Special Program is over, we know the Genshin Impact release date and characters for 4.6. As expected, Arlecchino will be the sole newcomer and five-star when the update arrives on April 24, 2024.

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The first half of the 4.6 update will include two five-star Pyro characters for Genshin Impact. Arlecchino and Lyney will both show up. Arlecchino is head of the House of the Hearth and the Fatui’s Knave. She’s voiced by Erin Yvette in English and Nanako Mori in Japanese. She wields a polearm. She’ll also star in her own character story quest called Ignis Purgatorius Chapter: Act I and show up as a new weekly boss. Meanwhile Lyney is an archer who showed up when the 4.0 update first launched. 

The second half of 4.6 will feature Wanderer and Baizhu. Both wield catalysts. Wanderer is an Anemo type of unit who is focused on dealing damage. Baizhu is a Dendro healer. 

Four of the events for 4.6 were revealed too. Iridescent Arataki Rockin’ for Life Tour de Force of Awesomeness, Specially-Shaped Saurian Search, Vibro-Crystal Applications, and Windtrace: Seekers and Strategy will all show up throughout this version of the game. The next part of Cyno’s character quest will also show up.

Here’s the first trailer for the new update:

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the release date for the 4.6 update is April 24, 2024. People can use and redeem the 4.6 Special ProgramPrimogem codes until the end of the day on April 12, 2024 or they run out. You can also catch the Special Program on YouTube.


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