Genshin Impact 4.2 Banners: New Characters, Weapons & More!

Genshin Impact 4.2 Banners: New Characters, Weapons & More!

Genshin Impact 4.1 concludes soon after Wriothesley and Venti banners, bringing us closer to Genshin Impact 4.2. With less than a week left for the 4.1 banners, anticipation builds for what’s to come in 4.2. Expect an expanded Fontaine map, the continuation of the last Archon quest, and more as detailed in our Genshin Impact 4.2 leaks and rumors article. For those curious about the characters and weapons featured in the Genshin Impact 4.2 banners, you’re in the right place.

Genshin Impact 4.2 Banners

Genshin Impact 4.2 Banners: New Characters, Weapons & More!
Phase Characters/Weapons Start and end date
Phase 1 5* Characters Furina and Baizhu November 8 – November 29
Phase 2 5* Characters Ayato and Cyno November 29 – December 20
Phase 1 4* characters Charolette, Beidou, and Collei November 8 – November 29
Phase 2 4* Characters Kirara, Xiangling, Kuki Shinobu November 29 – December 20
Phase 1 Weapon Banner 5*: Splendor of Tranquil Waters (Confirmed) and Jadefall’s Splendor (Confirmed).
4*: Unknown
November 8 – November 29
Phase 2 Weapon Banner 5*: Haran Gepaku Futsu (Expected) and Staff of the Scarlet Sands (Expected)
4*: Unknown
November 29 – December 20

As you may know, Genshin Impact banners in each version have two phases — each featuring two characters and one weapon banner per phase showcasing the characters’ signature weapons.

In Genshin Impact 4.2’s first phase, we’ll see Furina, also known as Focalors, and Baizhu. Furina serves as an off-field DPS/Support character, complementing Pyro units well. Baizhu, conversely, fulfills a healing role, though Furina’s banner seems to overshadow his. If you’re set on pulling for Furina, here’s our pre-farming guide for the required materials.

In the second phase, the Yashiro Commission’s current head, Kamisato Ayato, will appear alongside Teyvat’s most humorous figure, despite the contrasting “Mahamatra” title, General Mahamatra Cyno of the Akademia. The weapons banner will showcase Ayato’s Haran Gepaku Futsu and Cyno’s Staff of the Scarlet Sands.

Expect early leaks for four-star weapons within the next two weeks, marking the first instance of all four-star characters leaking a month before a version release.

Understanding Genshin Banners

Genshin Impact features three types of banners: Limited Time Character, Weapon, and Permanent. While the Permanent banner is self-explanatory, the other two are limited. Each version of Genshin Impact consists of two phases, each with two limited-time character banners and one weapon banner. Each phase spans 21 days, and a patch lasts for 42 days.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the Genshin Impact 4.2 Livestream on November 3. Share your excitement for upcoming characters in the comments below. Let us know your plans and which characters you’re saving primogems for.