The Genshin Impact 4.1 update brings lots of content to the already dense game and it will only get bigger from here. The contents of 4.1 were announced in the Genshin Impact 4.1 livestream a few days ago, revealing new character and weapon banners, character re-run banners, events, and the Fontaine map expansion. That said, in this article, we’ll be exclusively looking at all the Genshin Impact 4.1 banners and the characters and weapons that will show up on them. Before we begin, if you’re waiting for Genshin Impact 4.1 to arrive in your country, check out our article on Genshin Impact 4.1 release date countdown timer to know when it will arrive in your country/region.
Genshin Impact 4.1 Banners
|Phase||Characters/Weapons||Start and end date|
|Phase 1 5* Characters||Neuvilette and Hu Tao||September 27– October 18|
|Phase 2 5* Characters||Wriothesley and Venti||October 18 – November 8|
|Phase 1 4* characters||Xingqiu, Fischl, and Diona||September 27– October 18|
|Phase 2 4* Characters||Thoma, Dori, and Chongyun||October 18 – November 8|
|Phase 1 Weapon Banner||5*: Tome of Eternal Flow (Confirmed) and Staff of Homa (Confirmed).|
4*: The Dockhand’s Assistant, Portable Power Saw, Favonius Lance, Favonius Codex, and Mitternachts Waltz
|September 27– October 18|
|Phase 2 Weapon Banner||5*: Cashflow Supervision (Confirmed) and Elegy for the End (Expected)|
4*: Prospector’s Drill, Range Gauge, TBA (Sword), TBA (Catalyst)
|October 18 – November 8|
Like the previous banners, Genshin Impact 4.1 banners are divided into two phases. The 4.1 live stream revealed that phase 1 will feature Neuvilette and Hu Tao along with Xingqiu, Fishcl, and Diona. This phase will last for 21 days and will end on 18th October. Phase 2 characters will replace it starting the same day.
Phase 2 will feature characters Wriothesley and Venti starting October 18 till November 8. However, the four-star characters that will appear in the second half are still unknown.
As for the signature weapons for phase 1, they’re Tome of Eternal Flow and Staff of Homa. The four-star weapons in Phase 1 include The Dockhand’s Assistant, Portable Power Saw, Favonius Lance, and Favonius Codex. The phase 2 weapon banner will feature Wriothesley’s and Venti’s signature weapons — Cashflow Supervision and Elegy for the End. As for the four-star weapons, they’re still unknown.
How do Genshin Impact Banners Work?
When the game was still very recent, new character banners in Genshin Impact with two exclusive characters were added to each version. There were two phases initially, each lasting 21 days and one phase having just one banner.
However, as the character rooster grew and players demanded reruns of their favorite old characters miHoYo added a second banner in each phase and now two exclusive characters appear in each phase. The pity is shared, meaning, if you’re at 40 pity and wish on banner one, the next wish on the other character banner counts as your 42nd wish.
Each Genshin Impact version lasts 42 days give or take and that time is equally divided between both the character banner phases, i.e., 21 days or three weeks for one phase and the same duration for the other banner. However, there was an instance where new banners were postponed and players were stuck with the Ayaka banner for months, and that was due to the Covid breakout in China.
As for the weapon banner, each phase still only has its own weapon banner with the signature weapons of both characters in each phase. Besides, the permanent banner remains the same.