Genshin Impact v1.3 Update Brings Event All That Glitter and New Character Xiao

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Genshin Impact is bringing in update Patch v1.3. The main highlights of this upcoming patch update is the introduction of a new character, Xiao, as well as a new event, the Lantern Rite Festival.

Xiao will highlight the new character banner “Invitation to Mundane Life” for this update. This featured 5 star Anemo polearm user will arrive on day one with update 1.3. Stock up on Genesis Crystals with Razer Gold to roll on his banner as soon as he’s available. His attacks are:

  • Whirlwind Thrust
    His six-string basic attack. Charging it consumes stamina to deal an upwards thrust
  • Lemniscatic Wind Cycling
    His E ability. Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path. Can be stacked to be performed twice consecutively and is rechargeable.
  • Bane of All Evil
    His Q ability. He dons a mask and gains a substantial damage buff. His obtains increased jumping capabilities and his attacks deal Anemo damage instead of physical.

To ascend him, players will need to farm Qingxin Flowers, Juvenile Jade from the Primogeovishap, Vayuda Turquoise Essences and Slime Essences.

Xiao will also have his own story quest called All That Glitter, which will also be the main story of the new update.

Genshin Impact v1.3 – Keqing Character Banner and Event Highlight

Keqing is rumored to highlight the next event banner. While many were hoping for brand new character Hu Tao, it seems that that won’t be the case just yet.

Genshin Impact is ushering in the Lantern Rite Festival, with a couple of events featured.

To take part in it, players will need to be at Adventure Rank 23 and above and must complete Xiao’s quest. The Stand By Me event will grant players a free Liyue character upon completion. Additionally, the Five Flushes of Fortune Event requires players to take pictures and exchange them with friends for rewards.

The Xiao Market, which is essentially the event shop, will also be available for a limited time. Here, players can unlock unique items that are exclusive to the event.

Other Changes

There are also changes being made to the game. Zhongli is getting buffed after a slew of complaints filed by players. A new tower defense mode called Theater Mechanicus is being introduced.

There are also new enemies, the Geovishap and Primogeovishap. The will drop ascension materials for future characters.

With all things said, Genshin Impacts v1.3 Update is bringing in a ton! It’s hard to imagine what v1.4 will bring. Maybe more free Primogems from miHoYo? Who knows…

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