Genshin Impact Reveals New Banner Type

A screenshot of Albedo from the "Character Teaser - "Albedo: Still Life and Creation" | Genshin Impact" YouTube video.
Credit: HoYoverse

A screenshot of Albedo from the "Character Teaser - "Albedo: Still Life and Creation" | Genshin Impact" YouTube video.
Credit: HoYoverse

Rumours of a new limited banner have been swirling since Genshin Impact’s Sumeru cycle, gaining new life thanks to recent leaks. Unveiled in the 4.5 Livestream, Version 4.5 will finally deliver this eagerly-anticipated banner, called "Chronicled Wish".

While double banners helped maintain a steady flow of rerun banners, the growing roster of new 5-Star characters has left some old favourites behind. Eula, for example, was absent for over 300 days before Version 3.8; Albedo now faces a similar fate, to the dismay of many fans. This new banner provides a fantastic opportunity for players to finally acquire characters or weapons they may have missed out on previously!

Genshin Impact will introduce a new banner type, Chronicled Wish, in Version 4.5

It was revealed by credible Genshin Impact leakers such as HXG and UncleX that a new region-based banner type will be making its debut in Version 4.5. While Chiori, Itto, Kazuha, and Neuvillette are expected, the lack of Mondstadt characters amidst a Mondstadt-focused update left players puzzled. Albedo, the beloved Chalk Prince, is particularly missed.

These leaks were proven true in the recent 4.5 Livestream which revealed a new banner type, called the Chronicled Wish. This banner will feature Albedo, Klee, Eula, Diluc, and more.

Using a system akin to the Epitomized Path used in the limited-time weapon banner, players can chart a specific path towards their desired character or weapon, requiring only a maximum of 1 Fate Point to guarantee your target.

Additionally, you're guaranteed an item that matches your target type. This means if you're pulling for a 5-star character, you'll always receive a character.

A screenshot from the Genshin Impact 4.5 Livestream.
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Interestingly, Albedo was the first character in the first double banner, adding a symbolic touch to his potential return. Fans see it as a nod to his innovative spirit as Mondstadt’s genius alchemist.

For many, this new banner represents a chance to finally reunite with their favourite characters. Albedo and Shenhe fans, especially, have endured long months without news. Others welcome the increased opportunity to acquire elusive characters.

In light of this, some propose alternative banner ideas, like “birthday banners” where characters receive dedicated banners during their birthdays. This not only provides a focused window for acquiring desired characters but also encourages engagement with the game through birthday celebrations!

A screenshot of Albedo and Klee from the "Character Demo - "Albedo: Contemplation in Chalk" | Genshin Impact" YouTube video.
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Credit: HoYoverse

Whether the Chronicled Wish banner becomes a permanent fixture or a one-off remains to be seen. Regardless, it's a promising development for both HoYoverse and its loyal player base. We speculate that the new banner might feature older, less profitable 5-star characters, allowing newer ones to shine in the limited-time banners, while also giving fans the chance to acquire long-lost favourites.

Find out more about the new Chronicled Wish banner in our Genshin Impact Chronicled Wish guide here!

Interested in learning more about Genshin Impact? We've got you covered! Learn all about the upcoming Version 4.5 update in our comprehensive guide here, detailing its release date, banners, events, and more!

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