Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Release Date, Trailer & More

Waiting for Genshin Impact 1.3 version? Here we've shared everything you need to know about the upcoming major update of the game.
Genshin Impact 1.3

miHiYo has recently released a trailer of the highly anticipated Genshin Impact version 1.3 showcasing “All That Glitters” for the upcoming Lantern Rite event. In this version, Xiao will make its debut. Also, Keqing is expected to receive a rate-up banner after it is released as well. In this post, we are going to keep you informed about the latest Genshin Impact version 1.3, Lantern Rite release date, and other details.

Genshin Impact version 1.3

This new version will be featuring many new events, a new Five-star playable character, a new type of mob, weapons and much more.

Lantern Rite

On February 3rd, 2021 the Lantern Rite event of Genshin Impact will take place. And after about a couple of weeks later on 17th of February 2021, the Keqing’s rate-up banner will be released.

There is a great opportunity for adventurers to return to Liyue for the festival of Lantern and to participate in the various challenges. They will also obtain some rewards exclusive to the events. What is actually coming is not yet known but we will definitely keep you updated by posting a guide about it so that you can follow it. We will do so as soon as the event is launched.

But one thing is for sure that the Ley Line Overflows will provide you extra rewards during the Lantern Rite event. You can claim these rewards for up to three times a day to get some Original Resin.

Xiao Story and Banner

The main story quest of Xiao would be available from the start of version 1.3 and would coincide with the Lantern Rite Event. In similar lines to the Albedo storyline adventurers need not worry about having the keys as you wouldn’t need them.

You can look for the Invitation to the Mundane Life featured character banner for Xiao this coming February 3rd which is along with the version 1.3 update. You can also check out the Xiao ascension materials if you are looking forward to playing Xiao.

Keqing Banner

As already mentioned above that the Keqing’s banner will be available from February 17th after the Lantern Rite event is launched. The chances are high that Adventurers can pull out a Keqing from the new banner, the Dance of the Lanterns.

Five Flushes of Fortune

In this event of Five Flushes of Fortune you can put your photography skills to test by clicking pictures of different enemies, animals, and many more with the Kurious Kamera available within this event.

Primo Geovishaps

A new mob has been designed and it is called Primo Geovishaps and it is scheduled to show up at the new event. When you kill it then it will throw up some new types of rewards or material and yes it would be exclusive to the event. This new MB is menacingly difficult to kill because it has grown accustomed to changes in its elemental environment.

Living Beings Archive

There is a new system in Genshin Impact version 1.3. this new system includes running a log of all the enemies that you have encountered. Now you can view extra stats of how many times you have defeated them and also their stats as well and much more.

Character Showcase

This system of Character Showcase is new as well. This system allows travelers to show off their favorite characters or team compositions.

New Items

There are some new items which are scheduled to make their way in the Genshin Impact version 1.3 update. The list of items are some new weapons and an item allowing you to get your resources converted.


Possibly there are two Legendary weapons with five stars coming to the game. Number one is a one-handed sword with a green glow that can be seen in the hands of Xingqiu and another is a polearm that can be seen in the hands of Xiangling. There is a possibility that there are few more weapons the details of which are not available to us right now.

Parametric Transformer

this new gadget has a new and wonderful capability of allowing players to convert their materials into some other random materials. With this one you can convert 150 materials at onceand convert the unused materials in some useful character and weapon enhancement resources and materials.

Ascension Material Conversion

If you are looking forward to swap character ascension materials between elements then now you can do so with this update. It is a sweet-sounding news for those who have too much of a one type of elemental resource.


Congratulations players, with this new update of 1.3 we expect you to have much more fun and a whole new world for exploration. Hope we already got your adrenaline pumping and make excited for the roll out of the new version. So, stay tuned for more information and guides from our end that we intend to provide you with the Genshin Impact version 1.3 for you to have a smooth and exciting gameplay. Till then, happy gaming😊

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