Genshin Impact 1.3
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We are two weeks away from Genshin Impact’s third major update release, and with that, we have a lot of things regarding the upcoming Genshin Impact 1.3 update to talk about. Starting with the release dates for the version 1.3 update, Xiao’s and Hu Tao banner, Lantern Rite Festival, and more.

Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Release Date

Genshin Impact Juvenile Jade (1)

The Genshin Impact 1.3 update is set to release on February 3, 2021 across platforms including PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS. Some regions can expect the update to go live on February 2, 2021.

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With Genshin Impact 1.3 update, the developers miHoYo have finally availed the pre-install feature on Android and iOS device, if you are not aware of the steps involved in pre-downloading and installing Genshin Impact 1.3 update on your mobile device – then check out our step-by-step guide – How to pre-install Genshin Impact 1.3 update on Android and iOS.

Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Xiao’s Banner Release Date

Xiaos banner official release date

Genshin Impact 1.3 leaks were nothing less than a Roller Coaster ride. First, it was leaked that Xiao and Kamisato Ayaka were going to be the five-star characters releasing with version 1.3 update. Later a new five-star character – Hu Tao was revealed and soon we came to know that she will be replacing Ayaka’s banner. (update – Genshin Impact version 1.3 will feature Xiao and Keqing banner)

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Even though we had a lot of ambiguity when it came to the new region and second banner for Genshin Impact 1.3 update, we did know that Xiao’s banner is going to be the first to release, post version 1.3 update.

With that being said, Xiao’s banner will release on February 3, 2021, post-Genshin Impact 1.3 update. The banner will be live for 14 days and then we will get Keqing’s banner.

Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Hu Tao’s Banner Release Date

Genshin Impact Hu Tao Abilities

Ever since it was leaked that Hu Tao’s Japanese voice actor is none other than Rie Takahashi – the Genshin Impact, as well as, anime fans were filled with “exxxplooooosssssiiionnnn”. True fans will get what we are talking about, now that being aside, Hu Tao’s banner will release 21 days after Xiao’s banner. (TBA)

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Keeping that in mind, Hu Tao’s banner will probably release on February 24, 2021, at server time. [Update] With the Genshin Impact version 1.3 live stream, we came to know that Xiao and Keqing’s banner will be featured. We will update this article if there are any changes regarding the release dates.

Genshin Impact 1.3 Leaked and Confirmed Events

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Events in Genshin Impact have become a common way of adding new content in the game and keeping the millions of players engaged. With Genshin Impact 1.3 update we are getting a few confirmed events, like – Lantern Rite Festival and Tower Defense Event.

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There is one more event similar to the whose availability is not yet confirmed, its called – Windbloom Festival, a Mondstadt counterpart of lantern rite.

Lantern Rite Festival event is confirmed to come with Genshin Impact 1.3 update. And, the Tower Defense event also has a highly likely chance to be the second major event for version 1.3 update.

We will update the availability and dates if there is any official change.

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Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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