Celebrate the New Year miHoYo Style in Genshin Impact 1.3 Update

Genshin Impat 1.3 releases soon, adding a new character, a new festival, and plenty of chances for sweet rewards.

Developer miHoYo announced Genshin Impact 1.3 will release February 3, 2021, bringing with it a new festival, a new character, and plenty of chances to earn more rewards.

Genshin Impact 1.3 revolves around the ancient Lantern Rite festival celebrating the new year. In addition to helping prepare for the festival through various quests, players can take part in the main event itself and a brand-new tower defense game called Theater Mechanicus.

Xiao the Vigilant Raksha makes his debut in Genshin Impact 1.3. He's a five-star character who wields a polearm for his main weapon and uses powerful elemental attacks that drain his health with every use. Players may also choose a free four-star character from Liyue as part of the event.

The Lantern Rite Festival offers plenty of additional rewards for Genshin players too. 10 Intertwined Fates are available for free as part of a daily login bonus, and players can earn over 1,600 Primogems and other resources. Stay tuned for more. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 22nd 2021

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