Genshin Impact 4.3 Update: Roses and Muskets Bring New Banners, Events

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Genshin Impact 4.3 Update: Roses and Muskets Bring New Banners, Events

Genshin Impact Update 4.3 brings news events, banners and a plethora of new content to the game.

The massive 4.3 update for Genshin Impact adds two new characters, Navia and Chevreus, alongside banners, items, and introduces brand new events that will grants players many rewards, and more.

Navia (Geo)

Navia is a new five star character.

Elemental Skill: Ceremonial Crystalshot

When a character in a party with Navia obtains an Elemental Shard created from the Crystallize reaction, Navia will gain Crystal Shrapnel. When she fires, Navia will fire multiple Rosula Shardshots that can penetrate opponents, dealing Geo DMG. The more Rosula Shardshots that strike opponents, the greater the DMG dealt to them. Unleashing Navia's Elemental Skill will consume accumulated Crystal Shrapnel stacks, and the number of Rosula Shardshots and DMG dealt by “Ceremonial Crystalshot” will be increased based on the number of Crystal Shrapnel stacks. Holding this very specific skill will allow the player to enter into Aiming Mode and thus, collect all the adjacent Element Shards located around the player.

Elemental Burst: As the Sunlit Sky's Singing Salute

Call for a magnificent Rosula Dorata Salute. Unleashes a massive cannon bombardment on opponents in front of her, dealing AoE Geo DMG and providing Cannon Fire Support for a duration afterward, periodically dealing Geo DMG. When cannon attacks hit opponents, Navia will gain 1 stack of Crystal Shrapnel.

Chevreuse (Pyro)

Chevreuse is a 4 star character, and has the Polearm as her weapon.

Elemental Skill: Short-Range Rapid Interdiction Fire

Fires at her opponent(s), dealing AoE Pyro DMG. If a nearby character in the party triggers an Overloaded reaction, Chevreuse gains 1 Overcharged Ball, increasing the AoE and DMG of her Elemental Skill. After the new character fires a single shot, this will enable to an active character toin the field around her to regain hP continously.

The new character has a ‘Ring of Bursting Grenades’ as her Elemental Burst. Ring of Bursting Grenades allows the new 4-star character to fire an explosive grenade at the enemies, which in turns deals AoE Pyro DMG. After the projectile hits, it will split into many secondary explosive shells. These shells will then proceed to burst after a short interval, dealing Pyro DMG.

The update also adds a new story quest for Navia as a character to complete, in Act 1,”Braving the Tides Together. To unlock the quest, players need to reach Adventure Rank 40 or above.

The game also features two new lunar Phases, and they’re detailed below. The first phase is titled Sturdy Moon. After a character obtains an Elemental Shard created by the Crystallize reaction,they will gain the Redoubtable state. All the characters in the Redoubtable in this state deal 15% increased DMG. This state lasts for 8s and can stack up to 3 times, with the duration of each stack counted independently.

The second phase, AKA Phase II is titled, Bursting Moon. The second phase of the lunar moon occurs right  a character obtains an Elemental Shard created by the Crystallize reaction, it will be counted. When the count reaches 3, a shockwave will be released at the character's location. Upon having 3 elemental shards, the player releases a shockwave dealing True DMG to nearby opponents. Triggering a shockwave resets the count. Every 6 seconds, player can trigger a shockwave.

Genshin Impact Update 4.3 Event

As you may know, Genshin gives players a free character in its even releases and a free weapon in odd releases, Genshin Impact 4.3’s flagship event will give us a free four-star weapon,

Here is the complete list of all the evens in Genshin Impact Update 4.3

  • Marvelous Merchandise (Liben returns with more Natlan lore, hopefully)
  • Dance of Deeply Pondering, Resolutely Spinning (Free Claymore)
  • Gun Spear and Roses
  • Lost Riches
  • Arataki Splendid and Resplendent Beetle Training

Genshin Impact Update 4.3 Release Date and Maintenance Schedule

The game will offers 300 primogems as compensation for the 5 hour downtime. The maintenance downtime will last for 5 hours as listed above and once the servers are back up and running, the reward can be collected from the in-game mailbox. The reward must be collected within 30 days or it will expire. Travelers who reached Adventure Rank 5 and above before 2023/12/20 06:00 (UTC+8). are eligible to receive the compensation.

Here’s the full maintenance schedule for the game.

North America December 19, 2023

  • Pacific Standard Time: 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Mountain Standard Time: 3 pm to 8 pm
  • Central Standard Time: 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Eastern Standard Time: 5 pm to 10 pm

Europe December 19-20, 2023

  • Western European Time: 10 pm WET to 3 am WET
  • Central European Time: 11 pm CET to 4 am CET
  • Eastern European Time: 12 am EET to 5 am EET

Asia – December 20, 2023

  • India Standard Time: 3:30 am IST to 8:30 am IST
  • China Standard Time: 6 am CST to 11 am CST
  • Philippine Standard Time: 6 am to 11 am
  • Japanese Standard Time: 7 am to 12 pm
  • Korea Standard Time: 7 am to 12 pm

Genshin Impact Update 4.3 File Size

PC: 12 GB (extra 24 GB after final installation) On Apple mobile devices, however, the update has a file size on 2.2 on iOS and iPadOS. However, on Android the update receive a slight increase in file size as compared to iOS 3.18GB.
PC Players need to note that with the 4.3 update, Genshin Impact’s overall file size will exceed 100GB.

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