Genshin Impact 3.4 Live - Date, Time and What to Expect
If that release is imminent, the Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream should be near. Here's when it happens and what players can expect.
The Genshin Impact 3.4 stream will share exciting news about the next major update for HoYoverse RPG, and players can already guess when the content will go live and when the 3.4 stream will take place. The new content will likely continue to expand to the Sumeru region, the Nation of Wisdom, which is also the home of Archon Nahida (Buer) and its ruling element, Dendro.
While the Hydro Nation Fontaine is on the horizon, it will likely follow the game's roadmap and will only be added in patch 4.0. The Fontaine is expected to be released in Genshin Impact in 2023, but it won't arrive just yet. According to HoYoverse's calendar, the 3.4 update is expected to arrive between January 17 and January 18, which also indicates when Genshin Impact's 3.4 livestream could happen.
Genshin Impact 3.4 Livestream Date & Start Times
Considering the timeline of previous patches, Genshin Impact streams are usually held sometime during the weekend, two weeks before the patch release. Patch 3.3 was released on December 7, 2022, and the livestream happened almost two weeks ago, on November 25, 2022. Therefore, Genshin Impact's 3.4 livestream should happen between January 6th and January 8th, if The release date for the next version follows the six-week update schedule that Genshin Impact usually has.
Most broadcasts happen on Fridays, so January 6th seems like the most likely date for a Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream. Given that these occur in the morning, the most likely time is 7AM ET, although this sometimes changes between updates. Based on this information, the most likely date and time for the Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream is January 6, 2022 at 7AM ET. HoYoverse has yet to officially confirm this, though.
Genshin Impact 3.4 Livestream: What Characters & Banners To Expect
Thanks to some announcements and some unconfirmed leaks, players already know what to expect in Genshin Impact's 3.4 livestream regarding characters and weapon banners. As previously announced by HoYoverse, 5-star Alhaitham and 4-star Yaoyao will be added to the game via wish banners. While Alhaitham was revealed via Archon Quest in patch 3.0, Yaoyao has been waiting since Fall 2020.
As seen in multiple Genshin Impact 3.4 character and weapon banner leaks, some fan favorites will be re-run throughout the patch. Anemo DPS powerhouse Xiao should share the character spotlight with Alhaitham in the first half Featured five-star character, Yaoyao appeared as one of the three-flags and four-star featured heroes. The other two 4-star characters have yet to be revealed via the Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream. Weapon banners should also reflect featured 5-star characters, so Alhaitham's Leaf-cut Light and Shaw's Primordial Jadewing Spear may be featured 5-star weapons in the first part of the patch.
According to the leak, Genshin Impact's secondary DPS Yelan will also return in part two of patch 3.4. Another character banner is Hu Tao, the popular Pyro Polearm DPS. When the second half of Genshin Impact 3.4 begins, the weapon banners will also be updated to reflect the new 5-star character banners, so the featured weapons could be Yelan's Aqua Simulacra and Hu Tao's Homa Staff. Of course, all of this will be confirmed or denied during the Genshin Impact 3.4 livestream.
Genshin Impact's 3.4 livestream may also show planned events and activities for that version. One of the anticipated events is Genshin Impact 3.4's Lantern Ceremony, which will give players any 4-star Liyue character for free, including Yaoyao. Genshin Impact Leak Has been reliable through past patches, but it is recommended to wait for actual confirmation from HoYoverse.
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