HoYoverse has just announced that Version 4.4 of Genshin Impact, Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze is set to launch on January 31.
In this update, the city of Liyue will once again celebrate the annual Lantern Rite. And this time, the festival will be expanding further northwest with a brand-new region, Chenyu Vale to explore. Furthermore, two new characters, Xienyu and Gaming, will be added to the roster.
Chenyu Vale is a beautiful, mist-shrouded area of majestic hills, cascading waterfalls, flourishing villages, and mysterious tales of the adepti. Some of its landmarks include Qiaoying Village, which is famous for its tea cultivation methods that were imparted to them by the adepti.
Further west to the vale, you’ll find Yilong Wharf, a key trading nexus which connects Fontaine with Liyue, distinguished by its remarkable elevator that is powered by the force of water.
To better represent the area, the developers will be implementing new graphical features, such as Global Far Fog (GFF), which allows mist and clouds to change their density and direction along mountains by taking into account altitude, terrain, and other conditions, and Gradient Tint Rock, which tints mountains cyan, green or tan depending on the height, visibility distance, textural characteristics of the rocks, and the structure of each mountain.
Now for the new characters. Xianyun is an Anemo catalyst wielder. She can take a flying leap and dash forward twice in mid-air, or help nearby teammates by boosting the height of their jumps and Plunging Attacks, as well as providing healing.
The other new character, Gaming, is a four-star Pyro claymore user who incorporates his beloved Wushou arts into his combat style. Xianyun and Gaming will be available on the first half of Version 4.4 Event Wishes, alongside Nahida’s rerun while the second half will feature Xiao and Yae Miko’s rerun.
Version 4.4 will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on January 31, 2023. You can watch the Special Program with all the info below: