Today, HoYoverse just announced the latest info about their first Genshin Impact Version update of 2023, arriving on January 18th. With Version 3.4, the Lantern Rite celebration and a series of bonus rewards are back, in addition to a brand-new desert area added in Sumeru. Meanwhile, Alhaitham and Yaoyao will become playable.
Highlights of Version 3.4 “The Exquisite Night Chimes”:
- Seasonal events and games include a music festival and a traditional Liyue performance to celebrate Teyvat’s New Year.
- New area “Desert of Hadramaveth” amid sandstorms bringing more adventures and new World Quests.
- New five-star Dendro swordsman Alhaitham and four-star Dendro polearm user Yaoyao.
- New Limited-Time Mode for the card game
- Free-to-claim rewards include a total of 13 Intertwined Fates, Lisa’s new outfit, and a 4-star Liyue character upon completion of certain events.
- Kamisato Ayaka’s new outfit is available in-store with a limited-time discount.