Genshin Impact 4.4 update: Leaks, character banners & more

While Genshin Impact players are currently delving into the new 4.1 banners and events, that hasn’t stopped details about the upcoming 4.4 update from being revealed. New information about the release of Chenyu Valley and Madame Ping continues to surface, giving travelers a sneak peek before their official release. To get the new characters, you can buy Genshin Impact Crystals here at U7BUY.

So, without further ado, here’s everything we know so far about the Genshin Impact 4.4 update, including the release window, banner characters, and Chenyu Valley debut.


Is there a Genshin Impact 4.4 release date? 

No, HoYoverse has not yet provided details about the Genshin Impact 4.4 release date. However, since each major update cycle lasts approximately six weeks, it’s safe to assume that the Genshin Impact 4.4 update will be released in January 2024.

Of course, this is just an educated guess and the developers could delay or bring the release forward.


Genshin Impact 4.4 banner characters 

According to a recent Genshin Impact leak, Madame Ping will be a featured 5-star in the 4.4 update. Rumor has it that she will replace Cloud Retainer, who was previously considered the main 5-star banner character in the 4.4 update.

A new 4-star character has also been added, currently named Liondancer. While there is no information on either character’s kit, we do know that Madame Ping is an Adeptus and is believed to have fought in the Archon Wars.

Cloud Retainer, meanwhile, is one of the current Adepti in the game, possessing an incredible wealth of knowledge and power. Genshin Impact leaker Uncle A has also described the character’s design, further proving that her release is imminent.

Of course, like all Genshin Impact leaks, we should take this banner message with a grain of salt.


Genshin Impact 4.4 new location 

One of the major new additions in the Genshin Impact 4.4 update is Chenyu Vale, said to be located between Fontaine and Sumeru. It is said that Chenyu Valley is characterized by “numerous mountains and rivers” and a “relatively humid climate”.

According to a Genshin Impact leaker, the new location will also feature a “special offering mechanic” that travelers can use to offer “blue carp” to the Spirit Jade. After completing this task, players will receive special blessings.

The overall size of Chenyu Valley remains to be seen, but for now, these are all the details we have about this new area.


Ganyu skin & Xingqiu skin

Reliable Genshin Impact leaker Tao revealed that both Ganyu and Xingqiu will get skins in the Genshin Impact 4.4 update. This will mark the first time both characters have received alternate costumes, so you may want to start saving those Genesis Crystals. To learn more about Genshin Impact updates and good offers, click here.