In the build-up to the new version of the game being launched, Mihoyo will have to take servers down for around five hours.
This will means gamers being unable to complete core functions, or play on live servers until it’s completed.
The good news is that we know when Genshin Impact servers will be going down and when update 1.4 will be available to play.
According to Mihoyo, Genshin Impact servers will be going down at 10pm GMT on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Genshin 1.4 maintenance will last five hours and will happen across all platforms, including PS4, Mobile and PC.
Mihoyo has also confirmed that there will be compensation to players, 60 Primogems for every hour the servers are down.
A message from the development explains: “To ensure all Travelers have the best-possible Genshin Impact experience, our developers will soon begin performing update maintenance. After this is complete, the game will update to a new version.
“After Travelers install the new game client, they will be able to continue playing. It is recommended to install the update over a Wi-Fi connection owing to the large file size.
“Update maintenance begins 2021/03/17 06:00 (UTC+8) and is estimated to take 5 hours. Precise timings are subject to change. Players may also experience disruption outside of this period.”
Mihoyo has also shared early patch notes for Genshin Impact 1.4, including news regarding new features and the upcoming character banners:
GENSHIN 1.4 PATCH NOTES
New Feature: Hangout Events
After the Version 1.4 update, the new “Hangout Events” feature will be added to the game. Travellers who reach the required Adventure Rank and complete the prerequisite quests will be able to unlock Hangout Events for Barbara, Noelle, Chongyun, and Bennett using Story Keys. (Each Hangout Event requires 2 Story Keys to unlock.)
You hear from Ganyu and Lan that the Treasure Hoarders of Mondstadt and Liyue have banded together and plan to get involved in some ruins associated with the Abyss Order. Fearing the chaos that the Treasure Hoarders might cause through their involvement, you take up the commission and investigate.
New World Quests – A total of 8 world quests will become available over the course of the Windblume Festival.
Elemental Skill “Ravaging Confession”: Quickly maneuvers behind the enemy (except for some large enemies) and unleashes an attack that deals Cryo DMG. Elemental Burst “Rites of Termination”: Casts an Ice Lance into the ground that deals periodic bouts of AoE Cryo DMG.
New Weapons: Elegy for the End (5-Star Bow), The Alley Flash (4-Star Sword), Wine and Song (4-Star Catalyst), Alley Hunter (4-Star Bow), Windblume Ode (4-Star Bow)
During the Event Wish “Epitome Invocation,” from after the Version 1.4 update – 2021/04/06 15:59, the event-exclusive 5-star bow Elegy for the End, 5-star sword Skyward Blade, event-exclusive 4-star sword The Alley Flash, and event-exclusive 4-star catalyst Wine and Song will have their Wish drop rates greatly increased!
Take part in Version 1.4’s flagship event “Invitation of Windblume” for a chance to obtain the bow, Windblume Ode.
Take part in challenges during the Windblume Festival to obtain two currencies: Festive Tour Tickets and Peculiar Collab Coupons. Spend these currencies at the Event Shop to purchase the event-exclusive weapon Windblume Ode and its exclusive refinement material “The Visible Winds,” as well as the Crown of Insight and more.