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Genshin Impact 4.8 release date, livestream, characters, and events

Everything you can expect from the 4.8 Genshin Impact update, including banners, events, and the brand new five-star Dendro character.

Genshin Impact 4.8 release date

What is the Genshin Impact 4.8 release date? This is one of the smallest updates we’ve seen, but with Zenless Zone Zero on the way and a bigger update on the horizon for Genshin Impact, hopefully there’s enough to tide us over until the new region arrives.

Here’s everything you can expect from the next Genshin Impact update, including the release date, the latest on the upcoming five star Dendro character, Emilie, as well as the events coming to the 4.8 update. Also, be sure to keep an eye on new 4.8 Genshin Impact codes for the anime game to redeem free wishes.

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Genshin Impact 4.8 release date

The Genshin Impact 4.8 release date is July 17, 2024, if the update follows the usual six-week schedule. Like all updates, there will be scheduled server maintenance, where we’ll receive goodies for our patience, and hopefully more will be shared in the upcoming livestream.

Genshin Impact 4.8 characters

It appears we’re only getting one character for this update. The Genshin Impact 4.8 livestream has confirmed that the two banners in 4.8 will feature Navia and Nilou in the first half, with Emilie and Yelan in the second half.


Emilie is a five-star Dendro character from Fontaine and is a ‘renowned perfumer’. While Emilie uses a polearm as her weapon of choice, it’s clear she relies on her perfumes to deal damage on the battlefield.

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Genshin Impact 4.8 events

There’s going to be a new region added to the game during 4.8, though it’s unclear if it will stay when Genshin Impact 5.0 drops in August.

Here’s a run-down of all the events you can expect in Genshin Impact 4.8:

  • Emilie’s story quest
  • Kirara’s event containing an unlockable Genshin Impact skin
  • Summertide Scales and Tales event
  • Bing-Bang Finchball Rerun
  • Envisaged Echoes
  • Light novel photography Rerun
  • Energy Amplifier: Lemma Rerun

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