Genshin Impact 3.4 Patch Notes and Maintenance Schedule

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Genshin Impact 3.4 Update Featured

While Genshin Impact’s social media is all about their Drip Marketing for future characters, there’s still a whole update before the newcomers Dehya and Mika can arrive. The game is now entering its 3.4 version “The Exquisite Night Chimes” and released its official Patch Notes, announcing every single major change and content introduced with it.

Alongside new characters, we’re also receiving new areas, weapons, enemies, quests, and lots of events, including 10 free Intertwined Fates for log-in attendance during a whole week. That’s the magic of the New Year patch.

Genshin Impact 3.4 Maintenance Schedule and Compensation

The game will start maintenance on January 17th in North America at 17:00 (UTC -5) and should last for about 5 hours. The update happens on January 18th, 06:00 (UTC +8) in Asia instead, with the same downtime length.

In compensation for the server downtime, players will receive x300 Primogems through their in-game email, alongside 300 more for bugfixes for a total of 600 extra rolling fuel. There’s also an extra of x60 more Primogems for each unscheduled hour the server continues to be offline, but that’s a pretty rare occurrence, so don’t expect it to happen.

Genshin Impact 3.4 Official Patch Notes

The version features the introduction of two new additions to the Dendro cast: Alhaitham and Yaoyao, which will both be featured in the first banner of this update. They’re introduced alongside the new Light of Foliar Incision 5-star sword, Alhaitham’s signature weapon. 

If you want a new field for taking them into action, the Desert of Hadramaveth is your place for that. The new area brings a ton of new enemies such as new types of Eremites and the Consecrated Beasts, as well as the Setekh Wenut boss which drops the items Alhaitham needs for ascension. 

The Lantern Rites event makes yet another return, but this version’s not only about repeating events. With many new events such as the Beetle Brawl organized by Arataki Itto, we get to see the characters in many new situations and even appearances.

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Related: All Materials Required for Ascending Alhaitham in Genshin Impact

New Outfits for Ayaka and Lisa are being made available and will be featured in their own events throughout the update. Lisa’s skin will be given for free while Ayaka’s is only available through the store, although at a discounted price.

Below is the remaining information, which includes bugfixes, balance updates for the TCG mode, and QoL changes.

● System

In “Mystic Offering,” the selected Artifacts will not be cleared after switching the Artifact Strongbox.

In “Mystic Offering,” a second confirmation pop-up window has been added when selecting an enhanced Artifact.

Optimizes the filtering criteria of Artifacts in “Mystic Offering.”

In “Mystic Offering,” Artifacts can be selected in batches by scrolling.

● Audio

Optimizes the sound of some Elemental Reaction effects in Genius Invokation TCG.

Adjusts the playback logic when characters’ weather-related and standby voice-overs are triggered at the same time.

● Characters

Optimizes the appearance of Yelan’s hands in her model.

Adjusts the appearance of Dori’s legs in her character illustration.

● Genius Invokation TCG

Adds a function to end turn using a controller when playing Genius Invokation TCG. While using a controller, when the cursor is hovering, hold the X button on the PC and PS4™ or the Circle button on the PS5™ to end the turn (using the Dualsense™ and DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controllers as examples).

Adds L1 and R1 button prompts when using a controller to play Genius Invokation TCG (using the Dualsense™ or DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controllers as examples).

Adjusts the number of charges and Elemental Dice required, as well as DMG dealt by the Elemental Burst for the Character Card “Yoimiya” in Genius Invokation TCG: the number of charges required has increased from 2 to 3, the number of dice required has increased from 3 Pyro Dice to 4, and “Deals 3 Pyro DMG…” has been adjusted to “Deals 4 Pyro DMG…”

Adjusts the DMG dealt by the Elemental Skills “Blustering Blade” and “Frosty Assault” of the Character Card “Maguu Kenki” in Genius Invokation TCG: these two Elemental Skills will no longer deal DMG, and will only summon “Shadowsword: Lone Gale” and “Shadowsword: Galloping Frost,” respectively.

Adjusts the effect of the Event Card “Minty Meat Rolls” in Genius Invokation TCG: this effect can now trigger up to 3 times.

Adjusts the number of uses for the Team Combat Status “Catalyzing Field” in Genius Invokation TCG: the number has decreased from 3 to 2.

Adjusts the number of Elemental Dice required for the “Floral Sidewinder” Talent Card in Genius Invokation TCG: the number required has been increased from 3 Dendro Dice to 4.

Optimizes the appearance of some Character Card faces in Genius Invokation TCG.

Optimizes the special effects of the shielding effects for cards when playing Genius Invokation TCG on mobile.

Optimizes the animation effect when a new Character Card is played in Genius Invokation TCG.

● Other

Adjusts the description of the achievement “A Well-Trained Archaeologist.”

Adjusts the number of Teleport Waypoints required to unlock the achievement “Over Sandstorms and Mirages (I).” The original total number of Teleport Waypoints required to be unlocked is 26, and is now adjusted to 27 (if the achievement has been completed, the completion status of the achievement remains unchanged).

Adjusts the rules for obtaining the Elemental Resonance effects: when there are four characters in your party, or four or more characters in your party due to trial characters, Elemental Resonance will take effect as normal, with the specific Elemental Resonance effect determined by the corresponding elements of the first through fourth characters in your party (prior to the adjustment, Elemental Resonance would not take effect if a Trial Character was present).

Removed the second confirmation pop-up window for skipping the cutscene for the second phase of the “Shouki no Kami, the Prodigal” boss fight. Now, clicking “skip” will directly skip the cutscene without a need for confirmation.

Adjusts the height range for triggering some Random Events.

Related: All Materials Required for Ascending Yaoyao in Genshin Impact

And that’s all for the patch notes of the 3.4 version. For more info about characters, quests, and much more, keep scrolling through Prima Games as we got you covered on those.

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