Genshin Impact version 4.1 update: Expected release date, banners, events, more

Aakash Regmi
Splash art of Genshin Impact 4.1 with all characters posing and Traveller drowning

Genshin Impact version 4.0 is live, but seas in Fontaine are not going to stay calm for long, as version 4.1 of Genshin Impact is around the corner. So, here’s all we know about Genshin Impact version 4.1, including release dates, banners, events, and more.

The theatrics of Fontaine in Genshin Impact will continue with the upcoming updates. Inspired by France with a touch of steam-punk aesthetics, Fontaine has already introduced us to three new playable characters, including the region’s most famed magician, Lyney. 

Besides all the farce and the magic shows, Fontaine doesn’t miss on the usuals of Genshin Impact—more Oculus to collect, chests to loot, and more materials to farm. But the game will continue to bring more content, as version 4.1 will add another highly-anticipated character and region expansion.

So here’s everything we know about Genshin Impact’s upcoming 4.1 version update.

Is there a Genshin Impact version 4.1 release date?

Genshin Impact 4.1 is expected to be released on September 27, 2023. This is based on the game’s normal cycle of releasing new versions every six weeks

That’s also the date when phase 2 of version 4.0 will end and will see Zhongli and Tartaglia re-run along with Freminet saying goodbye to the featured limited banner.

Genshin Impact 4.1 confirmed banners

Neuvillette siting in chair and Wriothesley standing Genshin Impact
A story quest for Neuvillette and Wriothesley will be added in Version 4.1.

Version 4.1 of Genshin Impact will introduce two new playable characters—Neuvillette and Wriothesley.

Neuvillette will be available in phase 1 of version 4.1 and will be paired with a Hu Tao rerun. Meanwhile, Wriothesley will be released alongside another rerun of Venti. 

Both of their signature weapons will also be featured in their respective banners, alongside the Staff of Homa and Elegy of the End. 

So, to conclude, here are all the banners scheduled for Genshin Impact 4.1:

  • Phase 1
    • Character Banner: Neuvillette and Hu Tao.
    • Weapon Banner: Tome Of The Eternal Flow and Staff of Homa.
  • Phase 2
    • Character Banner: Wriothesley and Venti.
    • Weapon Banner: Cashflow Supervision and Elegy of the End.

Genshin Impact version 4.1 story and expansion details

v4.1 of Genshin Impact will bring two brand new areas called the Fortress of Meropide and Fontaine Research Institute.

The Fortress of Meropide – Liffey Region

Underwater shot of Fortress of Meropide looking like a steam-punk pipe in Genshin Impact
Wriothesley serves as a warden in the Fortress of Meropide.

The Fortress of Meropide rests deep beneath the seas of Fontaine, which houses all the exiles who failed to uphold the law in the Nation of Justice. It is not bound by the stringent laws of Fontaine, so our blonde-haired hero will have to sneak under the pretense of false charges. 

Fontaine Research Institute

Fontaine Research Institute floating water cubes in Genshin Impact
Fontaine Research Institute has invented many things that have helped Fontaine.

The institute’s lofty ambitions to sail away from the prophecy set it ablaze, leaving remnants of the old institute embedded in the sky, forever levitating. You can explore the floating parts, as they inhabit aquatic life. Besides its lore significance, details on the involvement of the area in the upcoming Archon quest are unclear.

A 4.1 map showcasing the extended areas of Fontaine was leaked before we had confirmation. We don’t have a full map of the extended Fontaine region other than the leak. 

Keep in mind that the expansion’s main focus is the Fortress of Meropide, which is underwater, and the map only shows the land extension. The expansion will be the continuation of the current Fontaine Archon Quest, adding Act III and IV of Fontaine’s Archon Questline, but it won’t be the finale as it is set to stretch to v4.2.

Genshin Impact version 4.1 new bosses 

There will be two new bosses added in version 4.1 of Genshin Impact:

  • Millennial Pearl Seahorse
  • Experimental Field Generator

Millennial Pearl Seahorse

Millennial Pearl Seahorse doing thunderous jumps i Genshin Impact

The Millennial Pearl Seahorse can be found in the Liffey Region. It’ll hurl thunderous electro-attacks at you while dancing and floating across the battlefield. It is a world boss and is said to be an ancient suzerain of the Fontemer Aberrant who dwells in a cavern.

Experimental Field Generator

Experimental Field Generator making Traveller float in Genshin Impact

The Experimental Field Generator can be found in the other added region in 4.1, Fontaine Research Institute. Fitting to the fate the institute endured, the Experimental Field Generator will generate an anti-gravity field. 

Genshin Impact version 4.1 events and rewards

graphic showing the upcoming Waterborne Event and its rewards in Genshin Impact
Venti and Hu Tao will collab to make a poem in the upcoming event.

The 4.1 update of Genshin Impact will feature the following events:

  • Waterborne Poetry event
  • Dodoco’s Bomb-Tastic Adventure event
  • The Peaks and Troughs of Life battle event
  • Radiant Harvest event
  • 7-day login event

The Mondstadt poetry festival rewards a free Catalyst with Venti and Hu Tao at the center of the stage for the event. Meanwhile, the seven-day login event is an anniversary event similar to last year. Logging in on all days will give you Intertwined Fates ×10, Primogems ×1,600, and 2 exclusive gadgets.  

That’s all in terms of all confirmed content coming to Genshin Impact version 4.1, for more about the game, check out:

How to reroll in Genshin Impact | All Star-Shaped Gems and Seelie locations | How to get more Primogems and wishes | Genshin Impact Sakura Bloom locations | Genshin Impact Sango Peal Locations | Genshin Impact Geoculus locations | Genshin Impact Lotus Head locations | Genshin Impact Fatui Pyro Agent locations | Genshin Impact Philanemo Mushrooms locations | Genshin Impact Valberry locations | Genshin Impact Dandelion Seeds locations | Genshin Impact Ayato building guide | Genshin Impact Chongyun build guide

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Aakash Regmi is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel and primarily covers Genshin Impact, Call of Duty, and major racing games. Before joining CharlieIntel in July 2023, he wrote for Collider, Hard Drive, DualShockers, and Try Hard Guides. You can contact him at [email protected].