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Genshin Impact 2.3 update to add new Character Event Wish-2 mechanics

Genshin Impact will introduce a new mechanic for the game’s current Wish banner system. Here’s how it works.
miHoYo announced a huge batch of content that will be coming to Genshin Impact in the 2.3 update, “Shadows Amidst Snowstorms”. While this will be keeping us entertained right through the Holiday Season, we also saw some significant changes that will be added to the game.

While it was overlooked amongst all the amazing announcements, miHoYo will be introducing a new Wish banner type, Character Event Wish-2, with the next update. The mechanic has left players perplexed on how it will work; however, you can find the answer below.

Genshin Impact 2.3: Character Event Wish-2

Outlining the mechanics of Character Event Wish-2, miHoYo has explained that there will be two-character Wish banner events running concurrently, as we also saw during the 2.3 Special Program livestream, and there will be a shared guarantee count between both of them.

Since Travelers use their Primogems towards Wish banners, players are almost guaranteed a 5-star character based on the number of wishes they make. Now with this new type of Wish banner, this progress will be shared between the two Wish banner types; however, this won't happen with other banner events including Weapon Event and Standard Wish banners.

How does the Character Event Wish-2 work?

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The Character Event Wish-2 banners for Albedo and Eula. (Picture: miHoYo)

The developers detailed how Travelers will be rewarded with 5-star characters through the Character Event Wish-2 banner. “If you fail to obtain a 5-star character after making 50 Wishes in ‘Character Event Wish’ and continue to wish in ‘Character Event Wish-2’, within a maximum of 40 Wishes made in ‘Character Event Wish-2’, you will be guaranteed to obtain a 5-star character from ‘Character Event Wish-2’ they explained.

Furthermore, if Travelers do not receive a 5-star character that isn’t featured in the Character Event Wish but wishes to transfer to Character Event Wish-2, Travelers are guaranteed the promotional character featured in the Character Event Wish-2 banner.

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If players lose out on the Albedo banner, they are likely to obtain Eula from the next banner. (Picture: miHoYo)

To put this into practice, if Travelers make Wishes against the Albedo banner can switch over to Eula’s banner to continue making Wishes. Since the Wishes are shared between the banners, Travelers will likely lose 50/50 on one banner but are guaranteed to obtain a 5-star character on the next banner if they make the required Wishes.

The Character Event Wish-2 banner type will only feature “previously released characters”, which will be available for a limited period. As to the release date of future Event Wish, banners will be announced by miHoYo, likely on social media closer to the time.

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Featured image courtesy of miHoYo.