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Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Content, Updates & Fixes

Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse will announce the 4.4 update’s patch notes shortly, outlining all the new content and balance changes.
Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Content, Updates & Fixes
(PIcture: HoYoverse)

Genshin Impact's next content update for 2024 will be released soon with new content and plenty of adjustments and balance changes. The 4.4 update will be available in-game on 31st January 2024, as confirmed in the 4.4 Special Program livestream, which revealed new in-game content.

As we welcome the new in-game content to Teyvat in the 4.4 update, including new characters, events, and banners, plenty of adjustments and bug fixes will soon be added to the game. We'll list all the upcoming content, adjustments, and balance changes detailed in the latest patch notes for Genshin Impact.

31st January 2024 Update: We've updated this guide to reflect the official patch notes for Genshin Impact 4.4 update. Travelers can view the complete patch notes, including adjustments, optimizations, and bug fixes for core gameplay and Genius Invokation TCG. The original reporting continues below.

Genshin Impact 4.4 Update Patch Notes: Content Summary

The next update for Genshin Impact will launch on 31st January 2024; however, we can expect new in-game content, including new banners, weapons, events, and many rewards. Below, we have detailed some of the latest inclusions in the 4.4 update for Genshin Impact based on the announcements made during the 4.4 Special Program livestream.

New Events:

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The Lantern Rite Festival will take centerstage along with two new playable characters in the 4.4 update. (Picture: HoYoverse)

The Lantern Rite Festival is returning in what promises to be yet another spectacular extravaganza with the Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze flagship event. This event features three new mini-game activities in which Travelers can participate and complete to receive Festive Fever in exchange for rewards.

The three mini-game activities to participate in are as follows:

  • Paper Shadows A-Foraging
  • Joyful Beasts and the Auspices
  • Iridescent Cloud-Striding

Exchange Festive Fever to receive Primogems, Mora, Crown of Insight, Hero's Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and more. Additionally, completing Act II of the event quest will award Travelers with a "Special Furnishing Gift" and the Hustle and Bustle quest to gain another furnishing item.

Lastly, like with previous Lantern Rite events, Travelers can invite any 4-star Liyue character to the party for free after meeting its prerequisites. This includes the new 4-star character, Gaming, who is currently available on Nahida and Xianyun's Character Banners.

There are other events in the 4.4 update that Travelers can anticipate as completing them will earn them various rewards, which are the following:

  • May Fortune Find You (Daily Login Event)
  • Of Kites and New Sights (In-Game Mail Event)
  • Receiver of Friends From Afar
  • Journey Through Hilinigmatic Terrain
  • Overflowing Mastery
  • Genius Invokation TCG – The Forge Realm's Temper: Clever Stratagems and Heated Battle Mode: Tactical Formation

New Story Quests:

The 4.4 update may not have included any new Hangout Events; a new Story Quest is available for Travelers to unlock. Xianyun's Story Quest, Grus Serena Chapter is available to unlock using Story Quests earned from Daily Commissions and has met the following prerequisites:

  • Have Adventure Rank 40 and higher
  • Completed the Archon Quest Interlude Chapter: Act I – "The Crane Returns on the Wind"

New Character Event Wish Banners:

As detailed in a separate guide here, new Character Event Wish Banners were announced during the 4.4 Special Program Livestream. Appearing in the update's latest banners, two new playable characters, Xianyun and Gaming, are featured in Phase I alongside the Dendro Archon, Nahida, who gains a banner rerun.

The new 4-star character, Gaming, will receive a boosted drop rate on Nahida and Xianyun's banners for its duration. Phase II of the 4.4 Character Event Wishes sees more banner reruns, in which Xiao and Yae Miko will be featured until the update ends.

Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Adjustments, Optimizations & Bug Fixes

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Plenty of new content, bug fixes, and balance changes are arriving soon to Genshin Impact in the 4.4 update. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Alongside the plethora of new content, including new playable characters, events, and quests added to the game, plenty of quality-of-life improvements address ongoing technical issues to ensure gameplay stability. Some of the notable bug fixes include resolving issues impacting specific Archon quests, various enemies, characters, and Genius Invokation TCG.

Let's take a look at the official patch notes for Genshin Impact's 4.4 update courtesy of developer HoYoverse:

Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Adjustments & Optimizations

Serenitea Pot:

  • Adds new Furnishing categories, reclassifies certain Furnishings, and adjusts the sorting of certain categories.
  • Refactors the filter function in the "Inventory > Furnishings" and "Creation / Furnishings" interfaces, now supporting more conditions and allowing direct searches.
  • When placing Furnishings using the same editing mode, your current position in lists will be remembered. It will not be reset after switching to another Furnishing category.
  • Adds the display of Friendship Levels in the Companion tab on the editing screen. Characters without Friendship Lv. 10 will be displayed in descending order of Friendship Level.
  • Optimizes the sorting of Character Hangout Events and their corresponding Hangout Memories in the Furnishing "Lingering Moment."

Genius Invokation TCG:

  • Standardizes the skill descriptions of certain cards in some challenges.
  • Adjusts the text description for the Talent Card "Rending Vortex" of the Character Card "Dvalin" (actual effect remains unchanged).
  • The original description was: "When your Dvalin, who has this card equipped, is on the field, when Total Collapse attached to opposing active character is removed: Apply Total Collapse to the next opposing standby character."
  • The adjusted description is: "When your Dvalin, who has this card equipped, is on the field, when Total Collapse attached to an opposing character is removed: Apply Total Collapse to the next opposing standby character."


  • Increases the number of party compositions in the "Party Setup > Configure Team" interface from 10 to 15.
  • Renames "Fullscreen" in "Display Mode" to "Borderless" in the "Settings / Graphics" interface in the Irminsul Server on PC (actual display effect remains unchanged; after said adjustment, available options in "Display Mode" in the Irminsul Server on PC are "Borderless" and "Windowed").
  • Adds a red notification dot in the "Adventurer Handbook > Commissions" interface to remind Travelers to go to the Adventurers' Guild and claim Bonus Rewards after obtaining all 4 Daily Commission Rewards every day.
  • Adjust the "Exit Challenge" interface in the "Test Run" event and add the "Other Trial Stages" option.
  • Adjust the "Mystic Offering" interface to support the display of the corresponding Artifacts' 2-Piece Set and 4-Piece Set effects.
  • Adjusts the source descriptions of Character Ascension Materials and adds a shortcut to "Adventurer Handbook > Domains."
  • Adjusts certain button texts in the "Artifacts Filter" and "Artifact Auto-Lock" interfaces.


  • Adds a voice-over trigger scenario: Related voice-overs will be triggered the first time you obtain a character and view their character portrait, as well as the first time you obtain a character's outfit and view their character outfit portrait.
  • Optimizes the "Character/Ascension" screen so that characters' idle voice-overs now stop completely after being interrupted by Ascension voice-overs.
  • Optimizes the Korean voice-overs for certain characters and quests.


  • If related achievements of a Commission Quest are not unlocked yet, the probability of that Commission Quest appearing will increase.
  • The "Dynamic Character Resolution" feature has been added for PlayStation® and some PC devices. This will be activated by default on PlayStation® and no option will be shown. On PCs that support this feature, you will be able to find and enable "Dynamic Character Resolution" in Settings > Graphics (this option will not be shown on PCs that currently do not support it).
  • The text descriptions of some achievements have been fixed (the corresponding Achievement Trophies on PlayStation® cannot be modified currently).
  • After the Version 4.4 update, new UID naming rules will be used for newly registered accounts on the Asia server (existing account UIDs will be unaffected).
Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Genius Invokation TCG Adjustments
  • Adjust the effect of the Event Card "In Every House a Stove" to the following: Draw a number of cards equal to the current Round number minus 1. (Up to 4 cards can be drawn in this way).
  • Adjusts the effect of the Equipment Card "Vourukasha's Glow": Only after triggering its "draw 1 card" effect, its other effect "heal the attached character for 1 HP" can take effect in that same Round.
  • Adjusts the effect of the status "Lightning Rod" for the Character Card "Thunder Manifestation":
    • The effect "While this status is active, can be triggered once: DMG received by the attached character from Thunder Manifestation or its summons is increased by 1." has been adjusted to "When the attached character takes DMG from Thunder Manifestation or its summons: Remove this state, cause this DMG instance to increase by 1."
  • Adjusts the Elemental Dice cost of the Talent Card "Grieving Echo" for the Character Card "Thunder Manifestation", and adds effects:
    • The number of dice required has increased from 0 Electro Dice to 3, and adds the effects "Combat Action: When your active character is Thunder Manifestation, equip this card." as well as "After Thunder Manifestation equips this card, immediately use Strifeful Lightning once."
Genshin Impact 4.4 Patch Notes: All New Bug Fixes


  • Fixes an issue whereby, when the enemy "Black Serpent Knight" was defeated, the defeat animation would not play properly in certain situations.
  • Fixes an issue whereby, when the enemy "Armored Crab" was hit by Chevreuse's Elemental Burst, it would remain suspended in mid-air for an unusually long time in certain situations.
  • Fixes an issue whereby, when different Pneuma- or Ousia-aligned enemies were overloaded at the same time, there was a chance that the enemy "Arithmetic Enhancer Mek" would fail to remove its teammates' Deactivated statuses as it should do.


  • Fixes an issue whereby when Lyney approached opponents after turning into a Grin-Malkin Cat with his Elemental Burst, there was a small chance that he would deal an additional instance of DMG to the same opponent.
  • Fixes an issue with the Traveler (Hydro) whereby, when the Sourcewater Droplets produced by casting their Elemental Skill were absorbed, a special effect would abnormally remain.
  • Fixes an issue whereby, when Sayu and Furina were in the same party, there was a chance that Sayu's Passive Talent "Yoohoo Art: Silencer's Secret" would abnormally fail to take effect.


  • Fixes an issue in the "Adventurer Handbook > Commissions" interface whereby despite still lacking an extremely tiny amount of Encounter Points, it would suggest there were already enough to claim the rewards.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the in-game camera would work abnormally when the character used the drive valve in the Fortress of Meropide: Abandoned Production Zone under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the special effects of the All-Devouring Narwhal would display abnormally in the Living Beings section of the Archive after the Version 4.3 update.
  • Fixes an issue with Artifacts with 1-Piece Set effect whereby the 1-Piece Set effect would display abnormally as activated without being equipped.
  • Removes redundant scene objects under certain lower graphics quality settings.

Genius Invokation TCG:

  • Fixes an issue with the Character Card "Cryo Cicin Mage" whereby while using her Elemental Burst, if she took DMG from triggering "Sparks 'n' Splash," "Fatui Ambusher," and other Combat Statuses, the Shield Points of her Flowing Cicin Shield generated by the Cryo Cicins would be incorrect.
  • Fixes an issue with the Character Card "Layla" whereby the Combat Status "Curtain of Slumber Shield" created by her Elemental Skill lacked the "Shield" tag.
  • Fixes an issue during challenges whereby, when cards imbued with either Pneuma or Ousia energy became Deactivated after casting skills that needed to be prepared, the statuses of these skills would abnormally remain.
  • Fixes an issue whereby, when the Character Card "Alhaitham" had the Status "Chisel-Light Mirror" attached, the text description for the character's Normal Attack abnormally failed to state that DMG inflicted would be Dendro DMG (this was purely a textual error as the actual effect was working properly).


  • Fixes an issue whereby there would be abnormal background noises when enhancing Artifacts.
  • Fixes grammar mistakes and errors with the Chinese voice-overs for certain characters and quests.
  • Fixes an issue whereby Kuki Shinobu and Navia's Korean chat voice-overs did not match their actual idle animations.


  • Fixes an issue in Co-Op Mode whereby the host couldn't use the Xenochromatic Ball Octopus's ability to interact with targets under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue in Co-Op Mode whereby Leisurely Otter (Wildlife) could abnormally swim above the water surface under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue with Hydro Crystalflies in Fontaine's underwater areas whereby there was a chance that they didn't appear or they got startled before the character approached close enough.
  • Fixes an issue in the Serenitea Pot whereby the "Invite" button of the Gift Set "Full Force Forward in the Forbidden Fortress" was being abnormally obstructed by the furnishing model.
  • Fixes an issue whereby, when using a controller to interact with the gadget "Crystalfly Trap" or "Parametric Transformer," the screen for converting Genesis Crystals into Primogems would be abnormally opened in certain situations.
  • Fixes some text errors in certain languages and optimizes text. (Note: Related in-game functions have not changed. Travelers can view the changes in different languages by going to the Paimon Menu > Settings > Language and changing the Game Language.)
  • Text-related fixes and optimizations in English include:
    • Optimizes inconsistencies between certain voice-overs and the corresponding lines in the Version 4.2 Archon Quest.
    • Optimizes certain translations on the Artifact Auto-Lock screen.

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