Genshin Impact 4.5 release date, 4.5 Banner and event details

The Genshin Impact 4.5 banner and event details have been officially announced for the latest patch, titled Blades Weaving Betwixt Brocad.

As always, there are two Banner phases and new limited-time events in the latest update, with Genshin Impact version 4.5 introducing a new 5-star character and three 5-star Banner restocks. We also got details of a new type of Banner: Chronicled Wish.

Below you can find the 4.5 release date and time, who the returning characters are, and what the 4.5 event and banner schedule is for the next patch.

Be sure to also check out our Genshin Impact codes page for free Primogems that can be used to unlock new characters and weapons.

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Genshin Impact 4.5 Release Date and Time

Genshin Impact 4.5 will be released on Wednesday, March 13. It should follow the usual maintenance schedule for new updates, and version 4.5 will be released at 3 am (GMT). Due to time differences, 4.5 will be released in the United States on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 pm (PT).

For other time zones, the Genshin Impact 4.5 release date and time is:

  • US East Coast: Tuesday, March 12, 10 pm ET
  • Central US: Tuesday, March 12, 9 pm (CT)
  • US West Coast: Tuesday, March 12, 7 pm (PT)
  • Australia: Wednesday 13 March, 2pm (AET)
  • Japan: Wednesday, March 13, 12 pm (JST)
  • Europe: Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 a.m. (CET)
  • UK: Wednesday March 13, 3am (GMT)

As this is only an approximate time of how long the servers will be down, you may be able to play patch 4.5 a little earlier or later than the times above, although estimates from previous updates have been fairly accurate.

Aether speaking with Jean and Lisa at the Alchemical Ascension event during Genshin Impact version 4.5.
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Genshin Impact 4.5 Banners

Version 4.5 Banners introduces the new 5-star character, Chiori. There are no new 4-star characters in version 4.5, but a new type of Banner is being introduced: Chronicled Wish. For more details, see our explanation of the Chronic Wishes Banner.

Continuing with the regular event banners, Phase 1 of the 4.5 Banner Schedule begins with the new Geo 5-Star Chiori, appearing on her Of Silken Clouds woven banner, and the return of Geo 5-Star Itto, appearing on her Oni’s Royale Banner.

As usual, Phase 1 4.5 banners appear side by side and should be available from Wednesday, March 13 to Wednesday, April 3.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Phase 1 banners in the live stream showing Chiori and Itto.
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In Phase 2 of the 4.5 Banner schedule, we will be returning Anemo 5-Star Kazuha’s Leaves in the Wind Banner and Hydro 5-Star Neuvillette’s Decree of the Depths Banner.

These Phase 2 banners should go live from Wednesday, April 3 to Tuesday, April 23, the day before the expected release date of Update 4.6.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Phase 1 banners in the live stream showing Neuvillette and Kazuha.
Image credit: HoYoverse

In summary, all the new characters and returning 5-star characters you can wish for during 4.5 in Genshin Impact are:

  • Chiori (Of Silken Clouds Woven Banner – Phase 1): New 5-star Geo character who uses a sword.
  • Itto (Oni’s Royale Banner – Phase 1): Returning 5-star Geo character who uses a Claymore.
  • Kazuha (Banner of Leaves in the Wind – Phase 2): Returning 5-star Anemo character who uses a sword.
  • Neuvillette (Banner of the Depths Decree – Phase 2): Returning 5-star Hydro character who uses a catalyst.

There will also be a new weapon in Phase 1 of Weapon Banner Version 4.5: Chiori’s signature 5-star Uraku Misugiri sword.

Chiori's signature sword is shown in the Genshin Impact 4.5 live stream.
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To stay up to date on who the upgraded 4-star characters and weapons will be, and all other changes to the Banner (including the new Chronic Wishes Banner), check out our regularly updated Banner schedule page.

Patch 4.5 with Chiori is almost here, but in the meantime, during patch 4.4, you can unlock Rainjade Oblation for rewards. If you’re still exploring the Hydro nation, our Fontaine guide can help you with Fontaine reputation and the Fountain of Lucine, and you can also redeem new codes for Primogems and check out our regularly updated tier list. You need luck from the Pity and 50/50 systems for Wish with Fate of characters in Banners, and you always need the correct adventure rank for events. Elsewhere, we have tips and tricks for beginners and Dendroculus locations.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Events

Genshin Impact 4.5 update includes:

  • New chronic wish banner.
  • Chiori’s first story mission.
  • Lynette Hangout Quest (fatometer reward).
  • Training guide function.
  • Genius Invokation TCG update (new cards, events and challenges).
  • Ley line overflow event.
  • More system optimizations (such as viewing talent upgrade materials from the character menu).

The Training Guide menu is introduced in Genshin Impact version 4.5, showing tips on what players should do with their characters.

Art announcing Lynette's Hangout Quest in Genshin Impact version 4.5 during the 4.5 livestream.

Wish Banner characters and weapons narrated as revealed in the Genshin Impact 4.5 livestream.

Chiori's character's Talents menu with her Talent leveling materials is shown before the Talent description on the left for Genshin Impact.
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In addition to this content, we will have the usual four events during 4.5. Here’s everything we know about each limited-time event in Genshin Impact 4.5:

Alchemical Ascension

We return to Mondstadt for the main event in patch 4.5, when Lisa opens a potion shop that you can run. This is similar to other management simulation minigames that Genshin has had. This time, you can also complete requests from well-known characters to make the event easier and earn more rewards, such as a new 4-star polearm, The Dialogues of the Desert Sages.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Alchemical Ascension event details and artwork from the 4.5 live stream.
Image credit: HoYoverse

Feline Fortress Furrdyssey

Cyno would be a big fan of the event’s name, but ignoring the questionable spelling for now, Feline Fortress Furrdyssey actually seems like another simulation-type management minigame. Wanting a break from all their adventures, the Traveler and Paimon return to Mondstadt to set up homes for cats and feed them to eventually play with them.

If all the cats become friends, a “special friend” will appear.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Feline Fortress Furrdyssey event details and artwork from the 4.5 live stream.
Image credit: HoYoverse

Rolling crossfire

Rolling Crossfire takes place in Fontaine and begins by talking to two guards, one of whom is a genius, naturally. This guard gives you a remote canon, and you must use this canon in Rolling Crossfire to hold off an endless barrage of Slime enemies. It looks like a fun version of Space Invaders, but with a Genshin twist, as you can use elemental reactions to score more points and collect power-ups from the field.

Aether uses a cannon to shoot colorful Slimes in the Rolling Crossfire event in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Rolling Crossfire event details and artwork from the 4.5 live stream.
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The great debate over Fayz’s reaction

Fayz returns for another combat event at The Great Fayz Reaction Debate. This time you can manipulate time after using a Skill, as if you don’t move after using a Skill, everything freezes and you can take pictures while you are in this state. As for the rest of the combat, you’ll build up Phase Force as you fight, which can help you complete challenges for more rewards.

Genshin Impact 4.5 Event Fayz Big Reaction Debate Details and 4.5 Live Stream Artwork.
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I hope you have fun during version 4.5!

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