What To Expect From Genshin Impact's Version 4.2 Livestream

Several characters from Genshin Impact are featured in promotional art.
Several characters from Genshin Impact are featured in promotional art.

Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact’s version 4.2 livestream is expected to premiere on October 27 at 8 AM EST. The livestream will cover information regarding the game’s next Banner, as well as reward viewers with some unique codes to redeem.

Set in the fantasy realm of Teyvat, Genshin Impact sees players take control of interchangeable characters with varied abilities. The free-to-play title relies on regular service updates, many of which introduce new characters to the game by way of “Banners.” The latest is expected to be shown off in the upcoming late October livestream, potentially introducing a couple of new characters. Though its monetization mechanics have been a focus of criticism, that hasn’t stopped the game from smashing revenue records.

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  • CST: October 27, 2023, 07:00 AM

  • PST: October 27, 2023, 05:00 AM

  • AEST: October 27, 2023, 11:00 PM

  • JST: October 27, 2023, 09:00 PM

  • GMT: October 27, 2023, 01:00 PM

  • CEST: October 27, 2023, 02:00 PM

If you can’t make the stream at that time, don’t worry; the whole presentation will arrive on Genshin Impact’s official YouTube channel an hour after the times listed above.

During the stream, you’ll also have an opportunity to snag some codes to unlock the game’s premium currency: Primogems. You can redeem these codes on Genshin Impact’s website, although you’ll need to be at least Adventure Rank 10. We recommend turning them in as soon as possible as, based on previous livestreams, they’re likely to expire within 24 hours of the broadcast.

What to expect during Genshin Impact’s 4.2 livestream

Based on posts to Genshin Impact’s official X (once Twitter) account, it seems likely that the charismatic and dramatic Furina will make her expected arrival as a five-star character:

Genshin Impact has also teased polarizing journalist, Charlotte, in a previous post:

Current speculation based on leaks suggests that characters Baizhu, Cyno, and Ayato will also be featured in the upcoming Banner.

While we wait to see exactly who is introduced and featured in Genshin Impact 4.2, be sure to mark the livestream dates on your calendar so you don’t miss out on those codes once they drop.

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