The Lantern Rite Festival is a major event of Genshin Impact’s Version 1.3. Here is what you need to know about the event, including when it starts.
What is Genshin Impact’s Lantern Rite Festival?
As we know that the Lantern Rite Festival is the main event in Genshin Impact version 1.3. Previously, it existed during Genshin Impact’s beta phase in early 2020. Thus this will mark its debut in the full game. During the beta, the event present to celebrate the first full moon of the new year, same with the Lunar New Year festivals. For the festival, Liyue’s denizens release lanterns consisting of a wish for the year. For the actual event, the players are going to spend a day with the Adeptus Xiao during the festival, allowing you to know more about the character while obtaining rewards. There is also a Mondstadt equivalent of the event that called the Windbloom festival which has far less fanfare surrounding it.
When Genshin Impact’s Lantern Rite Festival start?
The first stage of the Lantern Rite Festival, “The Origin Of The Lanterns,” begins on February 10th, 2021 at 10 a.m. Eastern for North American players. It is based on server time. So, it depend on the continent you are located in. Whenever the server hits 10 a.m., the Lantern Rite Festival go time. You will need to complete Xiao’s story quest to play it. The quest will become available at the same time.
Also, there are other events including Stand By Me that rewards the players with a free character will continue over the course of Version 1.3. The Stand By Me event allow the players to get any Liyue four-star character like Xinyan, Beidou, Xiangling, Ningguang, Xingqiu, and Chongyun freely.
The second phase of the Lantern Rite Festival, “Currents Deep Beneath The Lanterns” begins on February 14 at 4 a.m. Eastern. While the third phase of the Lantern Rite Festival, “Light Upon the Sea” will begins on February 18 at 4 a.m. Eastern. It means that the Lantern Rite Tales event will begin when the current Five Flushes of Fortune event ends on February 10th. Therefore, it will continue all the events associated with the Lantern Rite Festival and Version 1.3.
The newest version of Genshin Impact will last around six weeks. It means that the events associated with the Lantern Rite Festival will continue until Version 1.4 arrives in March. Thus, the players are going to need to ensure that they take full advantage of many events and rewards while they last.
The Lantern Rite Festival is the first major in-game celebration to present in Genshin Impact since the game released last September. It is interesting to see all the changes around Liyue right now. As we said before that the Lantern Rite Tales event begins on February 10th, the second phase on February 14th, and the final phase is set to arrive on February 18th. You are going to have a chance to take part in multiple events and also win many rewards during this time in Genshin Impact Version 1.3.
You are going to have until February 28 at 4 A.M Eastern to enjoy all the festivities and obtain rewards related to the event. But, the event shop is going to remain open until March 7 at 4 a.m. Eastern giving you an extra week to spend the last of your own currency for some items.
How does the Lantern Rite Festival work in Genshin Impact?
This festival is a big jamboree that taking place in Liyue harbor. For the event, the players of Genshin Impact are going to spend a day with the Adeptus Xiao, allowing you to learn more about the character while obtaining rewards. The event is going to include lots of missions called Lantern Rite Tales where you will help the denizens of Liyue. Also, there will be a tower defense-like minigame named Theater Mechanicus where you have to protect an area from waves of deadly enemies. For your information, this festival itself is going to expand in three waves, each one including the new activities to complete and the stories to enjoy.
How do you participate in the Genshin Impact Lantern Rite Festival?
The Lantern Rite Festival has its quest system. Same with previous events, this Lantern Rite Festival is also played in stages, however you will need to unlock the stages. To do that, you have to complete Lantern Rite Tales which will be able to raise the event’s “Festive Fever” level so that unlocking the new stages after passing certain thresholds.
Besides finishing the quests via the Lantern Rite Tales, you also need to get event currency by playing a new mini-game in Liyue Harbor named Theater Mechanicus. This is effectively a tower defense game where you need to stop three rows of monsters from destroying your Leyline core. You are able to play this mode in single-player or co-op.
You have to remember that to unlock the Lantern Rite Festival event in the game of Genshin Impact, you have to be Adventure Rank 23 to unlock Xiao’s story quest and begin the Lantern Rite Festival event.
What rewards can you get from the Lantern Rite Festival event?
There are lots of rewards that available throughout the Lantern Rite Festival. The most important one is perhaps you will be able to get one free four-star character. From the event, you are able to claim one free character from amongst the following selection: Xiangling, Xinyan, Beidou, Ningguang, Xingqiu, or Chongyun.
If you log in between February 11 and February 26, you are going to receive up to 10 Intertwined Fates to spend on the Event Banner. You are going to receive one every day that you log-in. Also, there will be an event shop available where you are able to unlock new name cards, talent materials, and a Crown of Insight named the Xiao Market. You will be able to obtain up to 1600 Primogems during the event.