Genshin Impact 1.4 release date and everything we know

Details about the Genshin Impact 1.4 update release, the Windblume festival, and Rosaria

Rosaria is having a drink at the bar with Kaeya, while Diluc is behind the bar.

Want to know about the Genshin Impact 1.4 update? The next update is right around the corner and there’s a bunch of details out there about what to expect. With this new update comes a new festival, complete with its own side activities and main quests for players to complete, as well as at least one new Genshin Impact character.

The Windblume festival in Mondstadt includes a main story event, alongside separate quests for players, and mini-games. As well as the festival itself, the 1.4 update adds Hangout Events, which is a new system for individual story quests with characters where you select dialogue options for multiple outcomes, with rewards at the end. So far Barbara, Noelle, Chongyun, and Bennet are available, but Mihoyo plans to add more characters.

We’ve gathered a whole bunch of information about everything you need to know arriving in the Genshin Impact 1.4 update, from the release date, to details about the brand new character, Rosaria, and the Windblume festival. There isn’t too much longer to wait until this update drops, so let’s begin with its release date.


The Genshin Impact 1.4 release date is March 17, 2021. After planned downtime to implement the update, the assumed release time is 3am GMT (March 17) / 11pm ET / 8pm ET (March 16).

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Much like the previous update, the Genshin Impact 1.4 update includes the Windblume festival, a celebration which takes place in one of the Genshin Impact cities and towns.

Here are some of things you can do in the Genshin Impact Windblume Festival:

  • Take part in festive challenges based on moving to avoid obstacles, shooting targets with arrows, and gliding through points in the sky
  • Become an expert lyrist in the new rhythm-based Ballads of Breeze minigame
  • Festive anecdotes to complete for rewards


Rosaria has been confirmed as the next Genshin Impact character. Her reveal came during the Genshin Impact 1.4 special program. Rosaria will also be part of the next Event Wish – Farewell of Snezhnaya – with a boosted drop-rate.

We’ve already seen some of her abilities and the skills – Rosaria is a Cryo character with a range of polearm attacks to devastate foes. Here are her talents and skills, but we’ve also collated a full best Rosaria builds guide with all the relevant details if you want to plan ahead.

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What else is coming to Genshin Impact?

Aside from the Windblume Festival and Rosaria, there’s also something called ‘Wishful Drops’. It’s a new event where the water on the border between Mondstadt and Liyue has turned bitter. You will need to team up with an Oceanid to catch other Oceanids to research their properties. During this event, you’ll also fight against a Raging Rhodeia – a more powerful version of the Rhodeia of Loch boss.

When the quest is complete, you’ll get the Oceanid as a pet and plenty of character experience materials. Every time the Oceanid pet grows, you’ll get a Heart of the Spring that can be used to claim rewards from Raging Rhodeia, up to a maximum of five times.

Other events include the ‘Contending Tides’, which is a challenge mode set in Dadaupa Gorge’s Meaty Arena. You can select one of many different combat-focused challenges to complete to earn valuable rewards.

Also in the 1.4 update is a new boss monster called the Abyss Herald, who will appear during the main storyline for now. You’ll also be able to play a new Archon Quest. A merchant from Liyue is also opening a couple of shops in Mondstadt. Marvelous Merchandise looks to have presents of some kind, while Outland Gastronomy is serving up some delicious looking food.

Genshin Impact 1.4 system optimisations

Finally, here are some system optimisations coming to Genshin Impact in the 1.4 update:

  • You will now be able to hold up to five Condensed Resin.
  • Recipes that have auto-cool unlocked can also be cooked manually. This allows you to unlock the achievement for cooking suspicious food.
  • Cooking, crafting, and forging actions are optimised by remembering which character previously crafted/cooked/forged.
  • World Level can be manually lowered by one (unlocked at World Level 5) once every 24 hours.
  • Multiple namecards can be displayed on your profile.
  • You can exit the Spiral Abyss in the character selection screen between two floors.
  • You can check Elemental Resonance of the two teams for floors that diverge in the Spiral Abyss.
  • You can restart the challenge mid-combat in the Spiral Abyss.

And that’s everything that’s coming to the Genshin Impact 1.4 update. We’ve put together a best Genshin Impact Hu Tao build guide to help you pick out an optimal setup if you get lucky enough to pull her. If you’re looking elsewhere, though, we also have a Genshin Impact tier list that ranks all the characters by how effective they are in combat.