Pre-Installation for V1.3 will begin on 2021-02-01 11:00:00 (Before updating to Version 1.3, UTC+8). To do this, turn on the launcher and select the "Game Pre-Installation" button. Players on PC can still play the game while Pre-Installing, while mobile players will not be able to.
To begin Pre-Installation for mobile, turn on the game and go to the game's main settings menu, then select the "Other" on the bottom left side of the screen, then tap the "Pre-Install Now" button on the bottom. You will need to update the app through appstore once the maintenance ends.
Since this process can take a long time to finish due to the large file sizes, it's recommended to use up your resins first before doing this. Make sure to also properly charge your battery and have a stable internet to avoid potential issues.
Officially announced in the V1.3 livestream, Xiao will be the new character to be released in the coming update. Xiao is an Anemo polearm damage dealer that mainly uses plunge attacks to deal damage. His elemental burst will empower his damage and make it easier to perform a series of repeatable plunge attacks at the cost of HP drain.
The previously announced Zhongli changes/buffs is confirmed to go live with the coming update. There is no mention of a returning banner from the stream.
Keqing will be getting a side story quest, and her own banner on the 17th of February.
There are no mentions of Hu Tao in the livestream. However, the two confirmed banners for 1.3 are only 2 weeks each, this means that the last 2 weeks is still a mystery. Hu Tao's namecard is already available in the game for all players to see, suggesting that she could potentially be released in the last 2 weeks.
Datamine leaks shows that her character story will be released on March 2 (most likely with the character release as well), which is right after Keqing banner.
Five Flushes of Fortune Event After maintenance ~ 2021/02/10 03:59:59 Use the Kurious Kamera gadget to take requested photos of interest to earn some rewards.
All That Glitters The Origin of the Lanterns: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59 Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns: 2021/02/14 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59 Light Upon the Sea: 2021/02/18 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59 Xiao Market Duration: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/03/07 03:59:59
Stand by Me Event 2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/03/07 03:59:59 Reach the Festive Fever stage "Glow of a Thousand Lanterns" and spend 1,000 Peace Talismans in "Stand by Me" to receive one of the 4 star Liyue characters.
May Fortune Find You Event 2021/02/11 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/26 03:59:59 Log in for 7 days to get a total of 10 Intertwined Fates and other rewards!
Ley Line Overflow 2021/02/26 04:00:00 ~ 2021/03/05 03:59:59 During this event period, Ley Lines will give double the drop rewards.
The event has 3 stages. Complete requests from Lantern Rite Tales, to raise Lantern Rite Festive Fever. Once it reaches the set requirement, it will automatically unlock new quests and storyline, as well as new items in Xiao Market, which is the event's exchange shop. Earn Peace Talismans to exchange for items in the event shop by doing the tower defense minigame "Theater Mechanicus".
Defeat monsters in the area and earn some "Veneficus Sigils" to build, or upgrade some towers. The towers will attack enemies automatically. Different towers have different effects, and elemental damage. Use the towers to defend against enemy waves so they don't destroy the Ley Line Monolith. This event can be done in solo, or up to 2 players.
Take photos of wildlives out in the world to get different colored photos. Once you get 1 of each color, you can exchange them for rewards. You can also gift your colored photos to other players if you want to help them out, or get some help by requesting for the ones you don't have.
During this event, Katheryne will post 8 different expedition commissions each day, and you can complete up to 4 each day. In each expedition, you can send out more than 1 character at a time. You can also add in 1 extra character from a friend as a support. Certain characters will have increased rate of getting bonus rewards if sent out on the expeditions, shown by the up arrow of on the bottom left of each character.
Completing the expeditions can unlock "On the Hunt" challenges to track down some Geovishaps and be able to fight them.
Ley Line Overflow
2021/02/26 04:00:00 - 2021/03/05 03:59:59
During this event period, Ley Lines will give double the drop rewards.
"After many years, the awesomely powerful Ancient Geovishaps grow accustomed to changes in their elemental environment."
Primo Geovishap will be a new boss enemy that costs 40 resin. It will have a new mechanic that can change elements, and you will have to defend yourself using the appropriate elemental shields.
The updated archive will have "living beings" category, which shows all the enemies, as well as npcs and animals that are available in Genshin Impact. We will also be able to view their 3D models and can be rotated.