Updating version 4.3 for Genshin Impactcalled “Roses and Muskets,” will launch on December 20, developer miHoYo announced.
Here’s an overview of the update, via miHoYo:
With the great Fontaine crisis resolved, version 4.3 will slow down the pace of the adventure and celebrate one of Fontaine’s most important traditions, the Fontinalia Festival. Additionally, Navia, the president of Spina di Rosula, and Chevreuse, the captain of the Special Security and Surveillance Patrol, will join as playable characters. Meanwhile, a number of updates and optimizations will also be added in Version 4.3.
This year, the Fontinalia Festival will be celebrated with a unique film festival, which will not only feature joyous and fun festivities, but will also honor the tradition of commemorating the legendary Lochknights, who welcomed the previous Hydro Archon Egeria to Fontaine . Under Furina’s leadership, an unexpected team consisting of the Kamisato brothers, the Traveler, and Chioriya Boutique’s renowned fashion designer, Chiori, will come together to work on a movie. In addition, the Fontinalia Festival will also offer a series of mini-games, such as designing a short film with different camera angles and narrations in “Into the Frame”, as well as shooting training in an aim-themed game mode. By earning theater tickets during these events, players will be able to earn various holiday rewards, including the 4-star Claymore “Ultimate Overlord’s Mega Magic Sword.”
In this festive atmosphere, two firearms enthusiasts, Navia and Chevreuse, will join the game as playable characters. Recognized as the president of Spina di Rosula, Navia, a 5-star Geo Claymore wielder, is capable of firing “Rosula Shardshots” from her sleek but deadly gunbrella. The number of shots is determined by “Crystal Shrapnel”, which is accumulated by obtaining elemental fragments from Crystallization reactions or your Elemental Blast. Navia’s Elemental Burst also deals solid AOE Geo damage when bombarding her enemies.
Another firearms pro, Chevreuse, will join the team as the new 4-star Pyro polearm wielder. As captain of the Special Security and Surveillance Patrol, Chevreuse can fire bullets from her musket that deal AoE Pyro damage and take care of the team by healing the active character with his elemental ability. She can provide additional firepower with an explosive grenade, which can split into multiple secondary explosive projectiles upon impact. In Event Wishes version 4.3, Navia’s debut and Kamisato Ayaka’s rerun will appear in the first half, while Chevreuse will arrive in the second half along with Raiden Shogun and Yoimiya reruns.
Some permanent game modes and limited-time events will also be updated with new features and rewards. Genius Invokation TCG is getting a major update with more cards, NPCs that can be challenged, and a limited-time intense battle mode. A new Fontaine-style kingdom layout will be available within Serenitea Pot. Apart from that, Itto’s Beetle Battle event and Liben’s daily requests will return with several interesting features and abundant rewards.
Additionally, traveling in Teyvat will be even easier thanks to numerous optimizations. The “one-click feature” will be launched soon, and Travelers will be able to collect rewards from expeditions, as well as repeat them, as well as collect processed ingredients and counterfeit items. Players will also be able to block or unlock artifacts in batches, as well as automatically block existing or new artifacts that match the filter specifications. Additionally, players will also be able to see how other active players choose artifact sets for a given character through artifact set recommendations.
Watch a trailer below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.
Version 4.3 Update Trailer
Version 4.3 Special Program