What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

Find out how long the current banner will last and who you’ll be able to pull for next

Kokomi standing around a grassy area in Genshin Impact 2.1

Wondering what the next Genshin Impact banner is? Genshin Impact banners adhere to a pretty regular schedule. Each update arrives with a new banner that lasts around three weeks, and after it expires, it’s followed by a second banner which also lasts roughly three weeks, at which point it’s update time once again.

This means even though we hear rumours of new Genshin Impact characters arriving in forthcoming updates, we won’t know their exact release date until we know which banner they will be a part of, and whether it’ll be the first or second banner in the update. Occasionally, banners don’t stick to this schedule – most notably, update 1.3 had three two-week banners, so that Hu Tao’s banner didn’t cross over with the Chinese New Year.

Typically, each limited character banner – or Event Wish – contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters. There’s also a Weapon banner – Epitome Invocation – which runs alongside each character banner, and features different weapons each time. Here’s everything you need to know about the current and upcoming Genshin Impact banners.

Genshin Impact Current Event Banner

The current Character Event Wish is Drifting Luminescence, which is Kokomi’s banner as the featured five-star character. The banner has a drop-rate boost for the following characters:

  • Sangonomiya Kokomi
  • Rosaria
  • Beidou
  • Xingqui

If you’re lucky enough to pull either of the new characters, we’ve got a guide to the best Kokomi build, and the best Rosaria build.

Kokomi preparing an attack in Genshin Impact 2.1

Genshin Impact current weapon banner

The Genshin Impact weapon pity system gives you the chance to pull a five-star weapon on the current weapon banner. The featured items in the current Epitome Invocation are:

  • Everlasting Moonglow (five-star)
  • Primordial Jade Cutter (five-star)
  • The Flute
  • Favonius Greatsword
  • Dragon’s Bane
  • Favonius Codex
  • The Stringless

Genshin Impact's upcoming character Thoma

Genshin Impact next event banner

Judging by the usual Genshin Impact release schedule, a new banner should arrive with Genshin Impact 2.2 on October 13, 2021.

Genshin Impact 2.2 upcoming Event Banners

After that, we expect to see two new banners in the 2.2 update. We believe these will feature Thoma, Gorou, and Yae Miko, as they’re all Inazuman characters that we expect to become playable soon, although this isn’t guaranteed.

Related: get free primogems with these Genshin Impact codes

We’ll let you know as soon as any new Genshin Impact banners are revealed, but for now, we’ve got a guide to the new Genshin Impact Inazuma region, plus Genshin Impact hangout guides, and the best Genshin Impact builds for each character.

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