Genshin Impact 1.3 update adds Xiao to the game along with new quests, events (free 4-star character), Parametric Transformer gadget, ability to convert Character Ascension Materials and adjustments to Geo.


Here’s a list of notable additions and changes:

  1. New 5-Star Character Xiao
  2. New Character banner (Xiao) and Weapon banner (5-Star Sword Primordial Jade Cutter)
  3. New Standard Banner (Keqing) coming soon
  4. New Events (Free 4-Star Liyue Character of your choice!)
  5. New Battle Pass (now includes Fragile Resin rewards)
  6. New Story Quests (Xiao)
  7. New World Quests
  8. New Monsters (Geovishap, Primo Geovishap)
  9. Added Parametric Transformer Gadget to convert Enhancement Materials to Mora, Character EXP Materials (eg. Hero’s Wit), Talent Books, Enhancement Ore, Character Level Up Materials (the coloured crystals) and Weapon Ascension Materials
  10. Crafting Bench can now be used to convert Character Ascension Materials using Dust of Azoth
  11. Character Adjustments (Zhongli and Mona)
  12. Changes to Spiral Abyss Floor 12 (Monster Lineup and Ley Line Disorder)
  13. Changes to Geo Elemental Resonance
  14. Changes to Geo Shields

See full update from official announcement.

I. New Character

From after the Version 1.3 update to 2021/02/17 15:59:59

5-Star Character “Vigilant Yaksha” Xiao (Anemo)

  • Vision: Anemo
  • Weapon: Polearm

Rate Up:

  • Xiao (5-Star)
  • Diona (4-Star)
  • Beidou (4-Star)
  • Xinyan (4-Star)

II. Rate-Boosted Characters

From 2021/02/17 18:00:00 – 2021/03/02 15:59:59

5-Star Character “Driving Thunder” Keqing (Electro)
◇ Vision: Electro
◇ Weapon: Sword

Rate Up:

  • Keqing
  • Ningguang
  • Bennett
  • Barbara

More character event wishes to follow during Version 1.3.

III. New Equipment

From after the Version 1.3 update to 2021/02/23 15:59:59

  • Primordial Jade Cutter (5-Star Sword)
  • Staff of Homa (5-Star Polearm)*
  • Lithic Spear (4-Star Polearm)*
  • Lithic Blade (4-Star Claymore)*

*Will appear in future event wishes.

IV. New Events

Take part in Version 1.3’s flagship event, Lantern Rite, for the chance to obtain a free 4-star Liyue character of your choice!

  • Gameplay Duration: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 – 2021/02/28 03:59:59
  • Event Rules: No Original Resin needed to take part. During the event period, Travelers can claim a 4-star Liyue character of their choice in “Stand by Me.” Complete challenges in “Theater Mechanicus” to obtain Peace Talismans, which can be spent in the Xiao Market on rewards including Crown of Insight and a new namecard style “Celebration: Lantern-Light.”

Lantern Rite Questline

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

Lantern Rite Tales

Unlock Criteria:
Lantern Rite Tales I: Complete “The Origin of the Lanterns” to unlock.
Lantern Rite Tales II: Reach the Festive Fever stage “Guests Flock From Afar,” complete the questline “Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns,” and complete all requests in “Lantern Rite Tales I” to unlock.
Lantern Rite Tales III: Reach the Festive Fever stage “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns,” complete the questline “Light Upon the Sea,” and complete all requests in “Lantern Rite Tales II” to unlock.

  • Complete requests in “Lantern Rite Tales” to win Primogems and increase Festive Fever. Increase Festive Fever to progress through the Lantern Rite.
  • After the event gameplay ends on 2021/02/28 03:59:59, requests will no longer be available to complete.

Theater Mechanicus

Unlock Criteria:
Complete the quests “The Origin of the Lanterns” and “Liyue: Theater Mechanicus” to unlock

  • Each attempt at Theater Mechanicus costs 1 Xiao Lantern (regardless of whether or not the challenge is successful). Xiao Lanterns can be crafted at a Crafting Bench, and the required crafting materials can be obtained by gathering plants and ore, or by defeating specified enemies.
  • Progressing through the stages of Festive Fever unlocks new maps, new mechanici, higher upgrade levels, and increased difficulty levels.
  • Progressing through the stages of Festive Fever unlocks new Theater Mechanicus challenges. Complete them to win Peace Talismans.
  • Theater Mechanicus challenges can only be completed in Single-Player Mode or a two-player Co-Op session.

Xiao Market

Stage I: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 – 2021/03/07 03:59:59
Stage II: 2021/02/14 04:00:00 – 2021/03/07 03:59:59
Stage III: 2021/02/18 04:00:00 – 2021/03/07 03:59:59

  • Spend Peace Talismans at the Xiao Market to purchase items including Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Character Level-Up Materials, Talent Level-Up Materials, the Crown of Insight, and the namecard style “Celebration: Lantern-Light.”

Stand by Me
Duration: 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 following 4-star characters: “Exquisite Delicacy” Xiangling (Pyro), “Blazing Riff” Xinyan (Pyro), “Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean” Beidou (Electro), “Eclipsing Star” Ningguang (Geo), “Juvenile Galant” Xingqiu (Hydro), or “Frozen Ardor” Chongyun (Cryo). You may claim only one character in this way.

Login Event “May Fortune Find You”: Log In on 7 Days, Receive Intertwined Fate ×10

  • Event Duration:2021/02/11 04:00:00 – 2021/02/26 03:59:59
  • During the event, log in on 7 days in total to receive Intertwined Fate ×10 and other rewards!

Five Flushes of Fortune

  • Event Duration: After the Version 1.3 update to 2021/02/10 03:59:59 (Please notice that this event will start from 2020/02/03 04:00:00 on Euro and America Server.)
  • During the event, Travelers can claim a Kurious Kamera from Ji Tong. Equip the Kamera and take pictures of specific targets to obtain photos of different colors. Collect photos of five different colors and exchange them for a Fortune Trove to obtain Primogems, Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and other rewards!

More events to follow during Version 1.3.

V. New Questlines

1. New story quests
After the Version 1.3 update, Xiao’s story quest “Alatus Chapter” will be available.

More story quests are on the way, so please stay tuned!

2. New world quests

  • A total of 26 festive World Quests will become available over the course of the Lantern Rite event, accessible from “Lantern Rite Tales” on the Events menu.
  • A further world quest “Bough Keeper: Dainsleif” will also be added.

VI. Other New Content


  1. New monsters: Geovishap, Primo Geovishap
  2. New gadgets:
    – Parametric Transformer
    – Complete the world quest “Tianqiu Treasure Trail” from Lan in Liyue Harbor to obtain the Parametric Transformer. Enhancement Materials can be converted into Character EXP Materials, Character Level-Up Materials, and Weapon Ascension Materials by placing them in the Parametric Transformer to undergo transmutation.
  3. New consumable: Dust of Azoth can convert the Elemental Type of Character Ascension Materials.
  4. New achievement “Transmutation Nuclide”
  5. New recipes:
    – Xinyue Kiosk’s “Fullmoon Egg”
    – Wangshu Inn’s “Vegetarian Abalone”
    – Liuli Pavilion’s “Stone Harbor Delicacies”


  1. Archive addition: Living Beings
    – Records information on enemies defeated and living things caught or discovered. Travelers can consult the Living Beings section of the Archive to view how many times they have defeated different enemies and also review tutorials for certain enemies.
  2. New conversion function on Crafting Bench:
    – Combining some Character Ascension Materials with Dust of Azoth at a Crafting Bench lets you convert their Elemental Type.
  3. Travelers’ profile pages now include Achievement progress and a Character Showcase.
  4. Controller support added for devices running iOS 14 or above. Currently, the following controllers are supported: Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version), Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, some other Bluetooth Wireless Controllers designed for iOS.
  5. On the Weapon Enhancement screen, holding the selected material will add it rapidly.
  6. A quick delete function has been added to the mailbox. Does not delete unread mail or mail with unclaimed attachments.
  7. New photography method added for the PS4 version. Take a photo and save it to the PS4’s local storage in one single action.

VII. Adjustments & Optimizations


  1. Adjustments to Zhongli:
    1) Adjusts the effect of holding Zhongli’s Elemental Skill “Dominus Lapidis”:
    ◇ Original effect:
    Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:
    ·Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli’s Max HP, and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
    ·Deals AoE Geo DMG.
    ·If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.
    ◆ Post-adjustment effect:
    Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:
    ·If their maximum number hasn’t been reached, creates a Stone Stele.
    ·Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli’s Max HP. Possesses 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG.
    ·Characters protected by the Jade Shield will decrease the Elemental RES and Physical RES of opponents in a small AoE by 20%. This effect cannot be stacked.
    ·Deals AoE Geo DMG.
    ·If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.
    2) Adjusts the effect of Zhongli’s second Ascension Talent “Dominance of Earth”:
    ◇ Original effect:
    Planet Befall deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP.
    ◆ Post-adjustment effect:
    Zhongli deals bonus DMG based on his Max HP:
    ·Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 1.39% of Max HP.
    ·Dominus Lapidis’ Stone Stele, resonance, and hold DMG is increased by 1.9% of Max HP.
    ·Planet Befall’s DMG is increased by 33% of Max HP.
  2. Optimizes Mona’s Talent “Illusory Torrent”: When Mona is hit, she can use Illusory Torrent more quickly, as is the case with sprinting for other characters.
  3. Adds a new idle animation for Kaeya.
  4. Optimizes Zhongli’s animation under “Weapons” on the Character Screen.
  5. Resolves issues with Aiming Mode for Bow-wielding characters when obstacles are present nearby, such as character shaking and off-center shots.
  6. Optimizes precision when firing shots at moving targets.
  7. Resolves issues of shaky clothing/movements when some characters perform actions such as walking, attacking, skill casting, and sitting.


  1. Adjusts combat logic for Dendro Slimes: When a Dendro Slime is hiding relatively far from your location, you will not enter combat mode.


  1. 1. Spiral Abyss
    Updates the monster lineup on Floor 12 of the Spiral Abyss.
    The Ley Line Disorders on Floor 12 are adjusted to:
    – For this floor only, the ley line flow will be normal
    – No Ley Line Disorder

    Starting from the first time that the Lunar Phase refreshes after updating to Version 1.3, the three Lunar Phases will be as follows:
    Phase I:
    – When active character’s HP is less than 70%, ATK is increased by 20% and ATK SPD is increased by 15%.
    – When active character’s HP is less than 35% and they are under the protection of a shield, CRIT Rate is increased by 20% and CRIT DMG is increased by 40%.
    Phase II:
    A Charge will accumulate every 10s, with a maximum of three existing at any one time. If the active character’s HP is less than 50%, they will consume a Charge when they hit an opponent to create an unstable energy orb at the opponent’s position. This orb will explode after 1s, and only one of them can be created every 2s.
    Phase III:
    When the active character’s HP is less than 50%, they gain a 2% DMG Bonus for 10s after hitting an opponent. This effect can stack up to 10 times, and each character in the party will have their own independent stacks and durations. Each time the stack count or duration of this effect resets, there is a 50% chance to release an Energy Blast. An Energy Blast can be triggered once every 10s.
  2. Deleted chats will not appear in the chat list.
  3. Optimizes display order of chat column: After entering team setup in Co-Op Mode, the chat column will automatically switch to the team column.
  4. Optimizes the display hierarchy when there are multiple overlapping icons on the Map.
  5. Optimizes UI transparency on mobile devices upon entering Aiming Mode in the Spiral Abyss.
  6. Optimizes the Kamera gadget for the PS4 version: When equipped, using the Kamera directly stores a screenshot with the UI hidden to the local storage.
  7. From Version 1.3 onward, extra Fragile Resin rewards will be included in the BP system:
  8. Starting from BP Level 5, Sojourner’s Battle Pass and Gnostic Hymn provide Fragile Resin ×1 every 10 BP Levels. The original rewards of Mystic Enhancement Ore provided at these BP Levels will be added to the rewards at other BP Levels instead, and the total quantity of Mystic Enhancement Ore that can be obtained from the BP system will not change.
  9. Removes the Delete button from the Portable Waypoint interface of the open world map.
  10. Optimizes the size of the Wind Glider on the Dressing Room screen for certain characters.
  11. When using a controller, improves the refresh rate when switching between tabs in the Paimon’s Bargains section of the Shop.
  12. Optimizes the experience of moving the crosshair in Aiming Mode when the frame rate is low.


  1. Voice-Over Optimization:
    a. Adds a reverb effect to internal monologue voice-over in quests.
    b. Character combat voice-over can interrupt idle voice-over.
  2. The Chinese voice artist for Amber will be changed, and this adjustment will take effect in Version 1.4.
  3. Adds Chinese voice-over for some characters.
  4. Adds Japanese voice-over for some characters.
  5. Adjusts the audio effects for some voice-over on mobile and PC versions.


  1. Adjustment to the Geo Elemental Resonance “Enduring Rock”:
    ◇ Original effect:
    Increases resistance to interruption. When protected by a shield, increases Attack DMG by 15%.
    ◆ Post-adjustment effect:
    Increases shield strength by 15%. Additionally, characters protected by a shield will have the following special characteristics: DMG dealt increased by 15%, dealing DMG to enemies will decrease their Geo RES by 20% for 15s. 
  2. Geo Shield balance adjustments:
    Geo Shields are adjusted from having “250% Geo DMG Absorption” to having “150% Physical DMG and Elemental DMG Absorption.”
    This adjustment affects the following:
    • The Geo Shield produced by Zhongli’s Elemental Skill
    • The Geo Shield produced by Noelle’s Elemental Skill
    • The Geo Shield produced upon picking up a Geo Crystal dropped by a Geovishap Hatchling
  3. Amends the tab for the standard wish “Wanderlust Invocation.” *Only the tab has been changed. The Wish contents and rules remain unchanged.
  4. Optimizes item source descriptions for Mist Grass Pollen, Mist Grass, and Mist Grass Wick.
  5. Adjusts descriptions for the materials Fragile Bone Shard, Sturdy Bone Shard, and Fossilized Bone Shard and adds their sources.
  6. Adds a description for the rules of Elemental Orb drops in the “Test Run” event (the actual mechanics in-game are not affected by this change).
    *Note: In order to allow Travelers for a quicker use of Elemental Bursts and more efficient testing experience, the opponents on trial stages drop additional Elemental Orbs. However, due to our negligence, this effect was not individually listed in the event details, leading some Travelers to misevaluate characters based on their trial stage performance. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this might have caused. After this update, the event details will be supplemented with the relevant rules. We will continue to optimize the trial stage experience in the upcoming versions.
  7. Adjusts the Stellar Reunion event as follows:
    a. Adjusts the order of rewards in Passage of Time (total obtainable rewards remains unchanged).
    b. Reduces the number of points required in Homeward Path to be eligible to claim the sword “Prototype Rancour.” Points requirement reduced from 700 to 500.
  8. Scope of Impact: Travelers who activate the Stellar Reunion event after updating to Version 1.3.

There are also a bunch of bug fixes. Check out the details from the official announcement.