Genshin Impact 3.4 Leaks, Release Date and More

Al-Haitham's coming, you can rest now.

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It’s time for another Genshin Impact leaks article! For this one, folks, we’ll be covering Genshin Impact’s update 3.4, releasing on 18th January 2023. The update features new characters, weapons, items, quests, monsters, and much, much more!

After an incredible version 3.3, players finally being able to play with Scaramouche (officially known as The Wanderer), new interactive end-game content, artifacts to collect, domains to conquer, and characters to pull for; players are all warmed up to experience Genshin Impact’s newest update. Without further delay, let’s give you an overview of what you can expect with Genshin Impact’s version 3.4!

The update has officially been released! Here are the complete patch notes


The following content is based on user-provided content from Reddit, Twitter, and Honey Hunter Database. Although we have tried our best to provide you with reliable content, these leaks do not indicate the final product and are mere speculations until the update rolls out in its totality.

Version 3.4 “The Exquisite Night Chimes” Trailer | Genshin Impact

Newest Characters In Genshin Impact 3.4

Two new characters, Al-Haitham (5-star) and YaoYao (4-star) are scheduled for release, the reader may find some more information about these character’s below.


Al-Haitham art

Set to release in the first half of version 3.4, Al-Haitham is the newest 5-star character release set to arrive in Genshin Impact’s newest update. According to various sources, both official and non-official, The new character’s weapon of choice is a sword, and he makes use of a Dendro vision when confronted in combat.

According to leaks, Al-Haitham’s DMG capabilities seem to be similar to Xingqiu‘s, and his DPS role seems to be that of an on-field auto attacker who depends on their Elemental skill for maximum DMG. Much like Yoimiya and Childe.

Al-Haitham’s signature weapon is the Light of Foliar Incision.

Here’s a glimpse of Al-Haitham in combat!


YaoYao art

Genshin Impact’s newest character scheduled for release in version 3.4 is YaoYao, titled “Burgeoning Grace”. Her weapon of choice is the polearm, and she is seen wielding Dendro in combat.

The character is known for, *squints at notes*… throwing radishes at people? Oh, she’s careful with her aim though: These radishes are special and will heal your active character, or hurts them if they’re trying to disturb your mid-day walk.

Here’s a full showcase on YaoYao!

Wondering how both character’s work in a team? Worry not!

Newest Weapons In Genshin Impact’s Version 3.4

So far, only one new weapon has been introduced, let’s go over it’s benefits, briefly.

Light of Foliar Incision

As mentioned earlier, this sword is Al-Haitham’s signature weapon. It heavily favours a DMG focused build on the character, thanks to it’s decently high Base ATK, bonus CRIT DMG/Rate, and extra Normal Attack and Elemental Skill DMG.

Character and Weapon Reruns in Genshin Impact 3.4

In the upcoming update, Al-Haitham will debut alongside the original Anemo Archon, Xiao, in the first half of Genshin Impact 3.4. While in the second half of the update, Yelan and Hu Tao will be getting their reruns.

Alongside these characters, some of the games most beloved weapon’s will also be featured in the rerun banners. These include Primordial Jade Winged Spear for Xiao, Aqua Simulacra for Yelan, and the Staff of Homa for Hu Tao.

New Region Coming In Genshin Impact Version 3.4

Sumeru is also getting a new region for players to traverse.

Desert of Hadramaveth

Desert of Hadramaveth. art
Desert of Hadramaveth.

New Boss Coming In Genshin Impact Version 3.4

This region is the abode of a new boss, Setkh Wenut. It uses the power of Anemo to fight and can enter multiple states to make the traveller’s brawl one to behold.

Setekh Wenut art
Setekh Wenut

Kamisato Ayaka and Lisa New Skins

HoYoverse is releasing two new skins, one for Lisa, and the other one for Kamisato Ayaka. The 4-star character’s skin will likely be free from an event, and the 5-star skin will most likely be a paid feature purchased from Paimon’s Shop.

Lisa‘s skin will be available for collection as a reward for completing the Second Blooming Event coming in version 3.4 of Genshin Impact. According to leaks, this event will be based around defeating consecutive combat domains, where players will need to craft a number of teams and overcome the hordes of monsters coming their way.

Genshin Impact 3.4 Events

Lantern Rite

The flagship new years event, Lantern Rite, is making a comeback in 3.4!

The Exquisite Night Chimes art
The Exquisite Night Chimes

Almight Arataki Extraordinary and Exhilarating Extreme Beetle Brawl

Okay, this was a mouthful. Basically, this event is as it sounds. You get to play as a beetle and fight another opponent for some freemogem rewards. This one is new, we’re excited to see how it plays out!

Almight Arataki Extraordinary and Exhilarating Extreme Beetle Brawl
Almight Arataki Extraordinary and Exhilarating Extreme Beetle Brawl
Beetles Fighting
Beetles Fighting?

Warrior’s Spirit

Another combat event! This one, although sounds pretty basic, has a twist. The traveller has to fight an array of enemies solo, but with the added capability to perform parries and unleash powerful sword techniques after you build up enough “spirit”. Looks like it’s going to be a fun one to try out!

Warrior's Spirit event
Warrior’s Spirit

Second Blooming

In this event, players have a chance to play as Lisa in her new skin, Sobriquet Under Shade. The event revolves around combat, and players will have to play with multiple Ley Line Disorders in mind, creating teams that best suit their playstyle and the enemies they’ll be facing.

Second Blooming event
Second Blooming


And that is it folks! We hope you enjoyed this our summary on what you can expect from Genshin Impact’s version 3.4, did we miss anything? How has the Sumeru experience been so far? Will you be pulling for any of the characters in the upcoming update?

While you decide, why not read up on the Wanderer, and the Sumeru Archon, Nahida? Maybe have a snack while you’re at it? Happy reading, and have a geat day!

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By Taimoor
A rookie writer and an experienced player of games. Can be found playing Minecraft, Genshin Impact and LoL. In his free time he writes, plays games, codes, reads books or annoys the people around him.
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