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4.2 Overview

Table Of Contents

4.2 Update - Release Date

Release Date2023/11/08
Second Phase2023/11/28

The 4.2 Update is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2023. The update will start at 6AM Server Time and can last a few hours before it is live.

4.2 Compensations

Maintenance CompensationPrimogems ×300 (60 Primogems per hour the servers are down)
Compensation for Issue With Neuvillette's Lv. 6 Constellation Effect Primogems ×100
Compensation for Other Issue Fixes Primogems ×300 (Please refer to the relevant compensation mail for more details)

4.2 Update - Content Summary

Summary Of 4.2 Update

New Banners
Chanson of Many Waters
1st Phase
11/08/2023 - 11/28/2023
Immaculate Pulse
1st Phase
11/08/2023 - 11/28/2023
Twilight Arbiter
2nd Phase
11/28/2023 - 12/20/2023
AyatoAyatoKiraraKiraraKuki ShinobuKuki ShinobuXianglingXiangling
Azure Excursion
2nd Phase
11/28/2023 - 12/20/2023
CynoCynoKiraraKiraraKuki ShinobuKuki ShinobuXianglingXiangling
Thelxie's Fantastic Adventures
└ Main Event for 4.2 Update
Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta
└ Fight with Fungi and reunite with Bongo Head!
Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log
└ A photo event challenge.
Misty Dungeon: Realm Of Water
└ Rerun of a Dungeon event.
New Quest
New Archon Quests
Masquerade Of The Guilty
New Story Quest
Animula Choragi Chapter: Act I
New World Quests
The Wild Fairy of Erinnyes
Search in the Algae Sea
Savior's Wake
Waking From The Great Dream
Rowboat's Wake
Impromptu Poem Of The Crimson Dawn
Free Verse
Wish-Fulfilling Treasure Hunt
Through The Looking Glass
An Expected Plan
An Expected Lie
Questioning Melusine and Answering Machine
In the Wake Of Narcissus
Happy Birthday
New Enemies
All-Devouring Narwhal
Hydro Tulpa
Local Legends
Deianeira Of Snezhevna
Mageblade Corrouge
Rocky Avildsen
New Weapons
5 Star Limited Weapons
Splendor Of Tranquil Waters
4 Star Weapon
Sword Of Narzissenkreuz
 └ Refine using Drained Conch Cup
New Area & Materials
New Area
Erinnyes Forest
Morte Region
Foggy Forest Branch
Rusty Rudder Questions
Bottled Treasure Map
Hidden Waypoints At Erinnyes Forest
Potential Energy Orb
Harmonious Reed Pipe Puzzle
Mysterious Xenochromatic Crystal
New Achievements
New Achievements
Semnai Sans Shadow
Satisfactory Naval Force
Space Force Cadet
I Fear'd the Fury of My Wind

4.2 Update - New Characters

New Playable Characters

Furina - 5 Star

Perpetual muse of chansons and rondeaux. The absolute focus of the stage of judgment until the final applause sounds
Kit Summary
Elemental Skill: Salon Solitaire
- Furina will invite different guests based on her current Arkhe alignment. Under the Ousia alignment, she will deal AoE Hydro DMG and summon 3 Salon Members: the Ball Octopus-shaped Gentilhomme Usher, the Bubbly Seahorse-shaped Surintendante Chevalmarin, and the Armored Crab-shaped Mademoiselle Crabaletta. Salon Members will attack nearby opponents at intervals and consume the HP of nearby party members, which can increase the power of their current attacks. Under the Pneuma alignment, she summons the Singer of Many Waters, which periodically heals nearby active characters. The Salon Members and Singer of Many Waters share a duration, and when Furina uses her Charged Attack to change the guest type, the new guests will inherit the remaining duration.
Elemental Burst: Let the People Rejoice
- Deal AoE Hydro DMG and cause nearby party members to enter the Universal Revelry state. During this time, when nearby party members' HP increases or decreases, Fanfare points will be granted to Furina based on the amount by which their HP changes. At the same time, Furina will increase the DMG dealt by and Incoming Healing Bonus of all nearby party members based on the amount of Fanfare she has.

Charlotte - 4 Star

Your credible source of the unbelievable truth! Indefatigable reporter of The Steambird, constantly on the hunt for the "truth"
Elemental Skill: Framing: Freezing Point Composition
- When tapped, it deals AoE Cryo DMG to opponents in front of her and applies Snappy Silhouette to opponents hit. Snappy Silhouette will deal Cryo DMG to affected opponents at intervals. When held, Charlotte enters Composition Mode, and during this time, the viewfinder will expand as you hold until you reach a Finisher Frame state. When the hold state ends, Cryo DMG will be dealt to all opponents locked on within the viewfinder, and Snappy Silhouette is applied. If you unleash this ability only after reaching Finisher Frame, you will instead apply Focused Impression, which lasts longer and deals more DMG.
Elemental Burst: Still Photo: Comprehensive Confirmation
- Creates a Newsflash Field that deals one instance of AoE Cryo DMG and restores HP for all nearby party members. While Newsflash Field is active, it will deal Cryo DMG at intervals to opponents within its AoE and continuously restore HP to active character(s) within its AoE.

First Phase - Furina & Baizhu

Featured 5-Star Characters
Chanson of Many Waters
Immaculate Pulse
Featured 4-Star Characters

Second Phase - Cyno & Ayato

Featured 5-Star Characters
Twilight Arbiter
Azure Excursion
Featured 4-Star Characters

4.2 Update - New Weapons & Artifacts

New Weapons

Wish Weapons - Epitome Invocation
5-Star Weapons
Splendor of Tranquil WatersSplendor of Tranquil Waters
- When the equipping character's current HP increases or decreases, Elemental Skill DMG dealt will be increased by 8% for 6s. Max 3 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s. When other party members' current HP increases or decreases, the equipping character's Max HP will be increased by 14% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.2s. The aforementioned effects can be triggered even if the wielder is off-field.
All Weapons List

4.2 Update - New Map & Areas

New Areas In The 4.2 Update

A whole new region containing different areas will be added in the 4.2 Update. This includes the Lakelight & Foggy Forests, and The Terrestrial Sea and Fantomless Tower.

4.2 Update - New Materials

In version 4.2 updates, local specialties and character level-up materials are newly added.

Lakelight LilyLakelight Lily- Specialty found in north of the East Fontaine region.
Spring Of The First DewdropSpring Of The First Dewdrop- Specialty found in south of the East Fontaine region.
Water That Failed To TranscendWater That Failed To Transcend- Character Level-Up Material drops from Hydro Tulpa
Lightless Silk StringLightless Silk String- Character Level-Up Material drops from All-Devouring Narwhal
Lightless Eye Of The MaelstromLightless Eye Of The Maelstrom- Character Level-Up Material drops from All-Devouring Narwhal
Lightless MassLightless Mass- Character Level-Up Material drops from All-Devouring Narwhal
Materials / Items List & How To Get 4.2

4.2 Update - New Enemies

New Bosses

All-Devouring Narwhal

The All-Devouring Narwhal is a multi-phased boss. It's set up that when fighting it, you don't do so head on at first. Once you anger it enough, you will get to fight it.

All-Devouring Narwhal Location & Drops

Hydro Tulpa

The Hydro Tulpa is a new boss made entirely of water. According to its description, it's a human-shaped monster formed from the agglomeration of countless drops of water.

4.2 Update - New Events

Thelxie's Fantastic Adventure

DescriptionOne day, you receive a commission from the Fontaine Fishing Association. In accordance with the commission's requirements, you and Paimon go to Erinnyes to investigate, the curtain rises on a wondrous new adventure...
Thelxie's Fantastic Adventures Event Guide - Release Date

Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiest

DescriptionIn a corner of the Quartier Lyonnais, an old friend has set up a booth, and is promoting an improved tabletop game "Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta". Among Fontainians, who rarely see Fungi, this game is quite a novel indeed.
Lil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta Event Guide - Release Date

Graph Adversarial Technology Experimental Log

DescriptionOn the streets of Fontaine's Quartier Lyonnais, you and Paimon encounter a strange engineer. She is currently researching the profound subject of "Graph Adversarial Technology" and urgently requires the help of Adventurers...
Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log Event Guide - Release Date

Misty Dungeon: Realm Of Water

DescriptionEnemies of unknown origin skulk in a Domain shrouded in mist. Master the Ley Line features and put together the strongest party to plumb these mysterious depths, moving down all who stand in your path.
Misty Dungeon: Realm Of Water Event Guide - Release Date

Ley Line Overflow

DescriptionThe flow of experience and gold within the ley lines has been notable of late...
Use the power of Original Resin to make Blossoms of Wealth and Blossoms of Revelation bloom brilliantly, and bring forth shining Mora and forerunners' experience into the world.
Ley Line Overflow Release Date & Rewards

4.2 Update - New Quests

Archon Quest Chapter IV Act V

Players will be able to play through the new Archon Quest "Masquerade of the Guilty". Based on the trailer, it seems like it will focus on Furina and her position as the Hydro Archon.

Confirmed Archon Quests
- Chapter 4 Act 5 Masquerade Of The Guilty
Archon Quests (Main Story) List Walkthroughs & Guides

New Story Quest

Story Quests List

New World Quest

4.2 Update - New Features

System Optimizations

Quick Start For Weekly Bosses
- With the quick start feature, new and returning players will be able to fight weekly bosses much easier since they don't need to progress through the story anymore
Genius Invokation TCG Update
- Multiple updates to the Genius Invokation TCG
Stellar Reunion Update
- Returning players will be met with an updated version of the Stellar Reunion rewards system
Optimizations Related To Quests & Red Notification Dots
- The quest list will also have its own update so players can keep track of their quests much easier

4.2 Update - Other Updates

New Recipes

  • Café Lutece
  • Fontaine: La Lettre a Focalors
  • Blubber Profiterole

New Character Specialty Dishes

  • Furina's specialty: "Pour la Justice"
  • Charlotte's specialty: "Exclusive Scoop: Gourmet Column"

Spiral Abyss Upcoming Phases

Phase I: Tidal Moon
- When a character's HP increases or decreases, it will be counted. When it reaches a total of 12, a shockwave will be unleashed at the character's position, dealing True DMG to nearby opponents and clearing the count. 1 such shockwave can be unleashed every 4s.
Phase II: Uncanny Moon
- When off-field characters deal Elemental Skill DMG to an opponent, an Uncanny Mark will be placed upon that opponent. When another active character hits a marked opponent with an attack of the same Elemental Type, a shockwave will be unleashed at that opponent's position, dealing True DMG. The Uncanny Mark lasts 5s, and Marks created through different attacks with different Elemental Types can exist independently. 1 such shockwave can be unleashed every 2s. When a character enters the field, the Uncanny Marks placed by that character on opponents will be removed.
Phase III: Soaring Moon
- After a character takes the field, they will gain one stack of Soar every 2.5s. Each stack will increase the DMG dealt by this character by 8%. Max 3 stacks. A character with 3 stacks will unleash a shockwave at an opponent's position when they deal DMG to that opponent, dealing True DMG. This effect will be cleared when the character leaves the field. 1 such shockwave can be unleashed every 1s.

Genshin Impact Event Related Articles

Event & Wish

Current Wish (Gacha) Banners

Character / Weapon
Chanson Of Many Waters
Chanson Of Many Waters

11/08/2023 - 11/28/2023

Immaculate Pulse
Immaculate Pulse

11/08/2023 - 11/28/2023

Twilight Arbiter
Twilight Arbiter

11/28/2023 - 12/20/2023

KiraraKiraraXianglingXianglingKuki ShinobuKuki Shinobu
Azure Excursion
Azure Excursion

11/28/2023 - 12/20/2023

KiraraKiraraXianglingXianglingKuki ShinobuKuki Shinobu
Epitome Of Invocation

11/08/2023 - 11/28/2023

Splendor of Tranquil WatersSplendor of Tranquil WatersJadefallJadefall's Splendor
Sacrificial SwordSacrificial SwordThe BellThe BellDragonDragon's BaneSacrificial FragmentsSacrificial FragmentsThe StringlessThe Stringless
Epitome Of Invocation

11/28/2023 - 12/20/2023

Haran Geppaku FutsuHaran Geppaku FutsuStaff Of The Scarlet SandsStaff Of The Scarlet Sands
Favonius WarbowFavonius WarbowLionLion's RoarThe WidsithThe WidsithFavonius LanceFavonius LanceFavonius GreatswordFavonius Greatsword
beginnerBeginners' Wish


Wanderlust InvocationWanderlust Invocation


All Banner List - Character & Weapon Banner History

Version 4.2 Events

4.2 Events
Misty Dungeon: Realm Of Water Event Guide - Release DateMisty Dungeon: Realm Of Water

Nov. 9, 2023 ~ Nov. 20, 2023

A combat-focused event wherein players have to create teams to defeat the waves of enemies!
Graph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log Event Guide - Release DateGraph Adversarial Technology Experiment Log

Nov. 17, 2023 ~ Nov. 27, 2023

A photo taking event that will be held across Fontaine region!
ThelxieThelxie's Fantastic Adventures

Nov. 17, 2023 ~ Dec. 11, 2023

Upcoming main event for 4.2 update that is consist of 3 mini-games!
LilLil' Fungi's Fun-Tastic Fiesta


Enjoy this upcoming tabletop fungi puzzle game and obtain amazing rewards!

Other Events

Other Upcoming Events
Ludi Harpastum
Web Event List
Web Event ListWeb Event List
Event Tracking Tool
To Do List & Event Calendar
All Events List

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