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Next Genshin Impact banner: release date, time, and featured characters [Version 3.7]

Current event: Version 3.7 introduces 4-star Kirara alongside Yae Miko and Yoimiya reruns! Up next: Kazuha and Alhaitham reruns

Who is featured on the Genshin Impact banners in Version 3.7, and when will it go live? Genshin Impact works on a gacha system, where players can spend various in-game and real-world currencies to Wish on a character's banner in the hopes of obtaining a playable version of them.

While many characters are permanently available as potential pulls from the gacha, others — usually 5-star characters — are only available during limited periods as part of Character Event Wish banners. Every Character Event Wish banner features one 5-star character and three 4-star characters with a massively increased drop rate, and the 5-star character is often unique to the banner and unobtainable in any other way.

On this page, we've compiled everything we know about Genshin Impact's current and upcoming banners, including release dates and times for the next banner changeover. Further down the page, we've included some information about characters who are available to purchase from the current and upcoming stock in Paimon's Bargains.

The concurrent Character Event Wish banners in Genshin Impact for Version 3.7 (Phase 1) are Tapestry of Golden Flames and Everbloom Violet, marking the first reruns in 2023 for Yoimiya and Yae Miko, respectively. These banners have been available to wish on since May 23rd/24th (depending on your time zone), and are expected to end on or around June 14th, 2023 (end times TBC).

These banners introduce a brand-new 4-star character, Kirara, and feature fellow 4-star characters Chongyun and Yun Jin with a boosted drop rate. Note that while the promoted 4-star characters can be pulled from either banner, the featured 5-star characters can only be pulled by wishing on their own individual banner. However, pity accumulates on and is shared between both concurrent Character Event Wish banners.

See below for full details on the characters with increased drop rates on the current banners:

The "Tapestry of Golden Flames" banner as it appeared in Genshin Impact in May/June 2023, featuring Yoimiya alongside Chongyun, Yun Jin, and Kirara.

Tapestry of Golden Flames

  • Yoimiya (5-star)
  • Kirara (4-star, new)
  • Chongyun (4-star)
  • Yun Jin (4-star)
The "Everbloom Violet" banner as it appeared in Genshin Impact in May/June 2023, featuring Yae Miko alongside Chongyun, Yun Jin, and Kirara.

Everbloom Violet

  • Yae Miko (5-star)
  • Kirara (4-star, new)
  • Chongyun (4-star)
  • Yun Jin (4-star)

Genshin Impact: future event banners

Version 3.7 (Phase 2) of Genshin Impact is expected to launch on or around June 14th, 2023, lasting until approximately July 4th.

Phase 2 will see reruns for Kaedehara Kazuha and Alhaitham, and will not feature any new characters. We'll update this page with details of the featured 4-star characters on these banners nearer to the time.

Paimon's Bargains and the Starglitter Exchange

Wishes and banners aren't quite the only way to increase your party roster in Genshin Impact. There is another corner of the in-game store where you can potentially get your hands on some new playables. Check out Paimon's Bargains for a regularly rotated stock of common 4-star characters you can purchase outright in exchange for Masterless Starglitter, a currency generated from pulling duplicate characters and high-end weapons from the gacha.

The Starglitter Exchange features two characters every calendar month, and though they're a little pricey at 34 Masterless Starglitter each, this is a guaranteed purchase rather than a gamble. For May 2023, the characters in the Starglitter Exchange are Bennett and Lisa.

Paimon's Bargains seem to work on a regular half-yearly rotation, so here's who we can likely expect to see on offer in the Starglitter Exchange over the next few months:

Genshin Impact gets a new event banner every three weeks, so be sure to check back for news about upcoming banners! To get to grips with your odds of actually pulling that elusive 5-star character, check out our page explaining Genshin Impact's pity system. In the meantime, if you're eager to get wishing but have made the commendable choice not to put your real money into a gacha, our guide on getting more Primogems in Genshin Impact can help you to maximise your in-game earnings.

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