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Genshin Impact 4.3: Release date, banners, and what to expect

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A screenshot of Navia from the Genshin Impact Fontaine Overture teaser.
Credit: HoYoverse

While Genshin Impact dives into Version 4.2, leaks about the upcoming 4.3 update have already begun to surface. The much-anticipated Version 4.3 update promises not only the banner debut of the beloved president of the Spina di Rosula and mysterious 4-star character but also the introduction of a talented Inazuman fashion designer now residing in Fontaine.

Genshin Impact Impact Version 4.2 brought a host of exciting new Fontaine content to the game. From a majestic new Weekly Boss, unique Ascension materials, and the first banner of the beloved Hydro Archon. While the conclusion of the gripping Fontaine Archon Quest storyline in Version 4.2 means that patches from Version 4.3 onwards are what the community dubs as "filler patches", there are still plenty of exciting quests and events to look forward to!

If you're eager to get a glimpse of the latest update before its official release, be sure to check out our Version 4.3 hub below for all the latest details and leaks about what you can expect!

Genshin Impact 4.3 release date

Even though HoYoverse has yet to reveal the official release date for Version 4.3, players can make an educated guess based on the current patch schedule. Genshin Impact is updated every six weeks, with each phase of the update lasting roughly three weeks. The respective version Special Programme Livestreams happen two weeks prior to the actual release date, usually on Fridays.

A screenshot of Navia from the Genshin Impact Fontaine Archon Quest Act 5.
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Credit: HoYoverse

As such, it's highly likely that Version 4.3 will be released on 20 December 2023, following the established maintenance schedule for new updates, with Version 4.3 becoming available at 3 AM (GMT). Please note that due to timezone differences, players in the United States will receive the update on 19 December, at 11 pm EDT.

The Version 4.3 Livestream is anticipated to take place on either 8 or 9 December 2023!

Genshin Impact 4.3 banners

According to reputable Genshin Impact leakers such as UncleYC and kuroo, it’s highly likely that Navia will make her banner debut in Version 4.3.

A recent leak from Uncle Chicken suggests that Navia will probably be the only new 5-star character, setting the stage for exciting rerun banners featuring the formidable vessel of the Electro Archon, Raiden Shogun, the intrepid leader of the Arataki Gang, Arataki Itto, and the brilliant alchemist of the Knights of Favonius, Albedo.

An image of Genshin Impact Navia and Chevreuse by World1mpact on X.
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Credit: World1mpact on X

Genshin players can't wait to pull for Navia, not only because of her gorgeous character design and her heroic involvement in the Fontaine Archon Quest, but also due to the fact that she will be the first Geo character to appear in the game in over 500 days. It is only fitting that her banner will be surrounded by fellow Geo characters!

Another Fontainian, known as Chevreuse, will be introduced as a 4-star unit in Version 4.3. Among the 18 Fontaine characters slated for release, Chevreuse has yet to make an appearance in the game. She is expected to play a big role in the Version 4.3 main event.

The exact sequence of the banners mentioned above remains unknown. Stay tuned as we update this article with more information when it’s released!

To sum up, here are the leaked Version 4.3 character banners:


  • Navia
    • Geo Claymore
  • Raiden Shogun
    • Electro Polearm
  • Arataki Itto
    • Geo Claymore
  • Albedo
    • Geo Sword


  • Chevreuse
    • Pyro Polearm

Genshin Impact 4.3: What to expect

Version 4.2 brought the final act of the Fontaine Archon Quest, culminating in a melancholic and grand final “trial” that revealed the secrets lurking beneath the waters.

As such, subsequent patches from Version 4.3 onward are considered "filler patches," as termed by the Genshin Impact community, bridging the gap until the release of the next nation, the land of Pyro, Nathan. Despite this, HoYoverse has exciting plans for the remaining part of the Fontaine cycle, offering a plethora of quests and events to anticipate!

In addition to the highly awaited debut of Navia and Chevreuse, along with rerun banners, Genshin leaker Genshin_Intel has shared an overview for 4.3:

  • Navia, Chevreuse
  • Two new artifact sets
  • Film Festival event featuring Furina, Yoimiya, Ayaka, Ayato
  • Battle event with two parties per stage
  • Beetle Battle v2
  • Lost Riches, new seelie
  • Liben
  • QoL with artifacts leveling
  • Theater teapot
  • Chiori

That was everything we know about the upcoming Genshin Impact 4.3 update!

It’s important to bear in mind that leaked information can be subject to changes and should be taken with a grain of salt. However, all this information comes from credible leakers who have maintained an impressive track record of accurate predictions regarding the game’s developments.

For more about Genshin Impact, be sure to check out our comprehensive Version 4.2 update guide, which includes the release date, banners, detailed event descriptions, and more. We've also compiled all the much-needed QoL changes coming to Version 4.2 here!

Discover all that you need to know about the 18 new Fontaine characters. On top of that, get ahead of the curve and start planning your Primogem savings for your favourite Fontainian characters with our Fontaine character banner schedule.

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