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Genshin Impact is a huge open-world action role-playing game in which you take on the role of The Traveler, exploring the world of Teyvat, looking for their sibling. Along the way, you'll collect new characters via the gacha system, as you build a party that can face the challenges in store.

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There are weapons and artifacts to grind for, abilities and character combinations to master, and a range of bosses to defeat. Currently, there are four regions of Teyvat unlocked; Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, and Sumeru. There are also two sub-regions; Dragonspine and The Chasm. With so much to see and do it can feel overwhelming. That's why we've got you covered with a huge and ever-increasing range of guides to help you get the most out of Genshin Impact.

Current And Upcoming Banners

Genshin Impact always has a permanent banner, Wanderlust Invocation, that uses Acquaint Fate (blue wishes), as well as one to two limited-time banners that use Intertwined Fate (purple wishes). For those new to the game, you may want to read our gacha system guide which covers wish types, the pity system, and the epitomized path system.

Limited Time Banner: Drifting Luminescence - Runs Until September 27

Five-Star CharactersSangonomiya Kokomi
Four-Star CharactersDori, Sucrose, Xingqiu

Limited Time Banner: Adrift In The Harbour - Runs Until September 27

Five-Star CharactersGanyu
Four-Star CharactersDori, Sucrose, Xingqiu

Weapon Banner: Epitome Invocation - Runs Until September 27

The featured items in the current weapon banner are as follows:

BowAmos' Bow, Rust
CatalystEverlasting Moonglow, Eye of Perception
ClaymoreFavonius Greatsword
PolearmDragon's Bane
SwordSacrificial Sword

All limited-time banners have a 50:50 chance for you to get the featured five-star. If you lose the first 50:50 the next is guaranteed. The featured four-stars have increased odds of being pulled.

All standard banner characters also have a chance to be pulled from the limited-time banner.

Upcoming Limited Time Banners

The next four upcoming banners will feature a boosted rate for new four-star hydro polearm user Candace. The first dual release is new five-star Cyno, an electro polearm user who appears alongside a Venti re-run. The second set of dual banners comprises new five-star hydro sword user Nilou, alongside an Albedo re-run.

Standard Banner: Wanderlust Invocation

On this banner, there are no increased odds for any of the characters. Each has an equal chance to be pulled.

Five-Star CharactersDiluc, Jean, Keqing, Mona, Qiqi
Four-Star CharactersAmber, Barbara, Beidou, Bennett, Chongyun, Diona, Fischl, Kaeya, Kujou Sara, Lisa, Ningguang, Noelle, Razor, Rosaria, Sayu, Sucrose, Thoma, Xiangling, Xingqiu, Xinyan, Yanfei

Current Limited-Time Events

Genshin Impact also has many ever-changing in-game and web events. Here are all the ones currently running.

EventTypeDurationSpecial RewardsEligibility
Tablet AnalyticsIn GameUntil September 26Cauldron
  • Adventure Rank 20
Graven InnocenceIn GameUntil September 28Collei
  • Adventure Rank 20
  • Archon Quest Chapter III: Act I "Through Mists of Smoke"
  • "The Trial of the God of Wisdom"
Fayz TrialsIn GameUntil September 26None
  • Adventure Rank 20
  • Prologue: Act III - "Song of the Dragon and Freedom"

All events have a range of standard rewards including Primogems, Mora, Crowns of Insight, Hero's Wit, and Enhancement Ore. Many also offer talent books and other ascension materials usually only found in domains.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Genshin Impact; including details of the available platforms, system requirements, and where to download it from.

Character Guides

Genshin Impact has over 50 playable characters and the roster is growing all the time. In order to help you get the most out of your characters we've categorised guides for each one by element and rarity. As new characters become available they'll be added to the tables to keep you up to date.

Build guides cover the basics you'll need to know about each character's abilities and roles. We also have lists of the best weapons, as well as the best team compositions for most characters. As you level up you'll need to know where to find the appropriate talent and ascension materials, so guides for those are also included. Finally, pro tips will help you up your game, be it in a DPS, healing, or support role.