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Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream: start times

Everything you need to know to catch the next Genshin Impact stream live
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Fontaine draws near. Genshin Impact 4.0, titled As Light Rain Falls Without Reason, is coming out soon. Just like version 2.0 brought Inazuma and 3.0 brought Sumeru, this update is going to be a massive one, featuring the all-new region of Fontaine.

HoYoverse has already given some updates on gameplay improvements players can expect to see in update 4.0, but as usual there will be a lot more to discover in the brand-new patch than is known at this point, especially with a completely fresh area coming up. Fontaine’s release starts the next chapter in the RPG’s main story and as we know from the recent Overture Teaser, things in the nation of justice are not as they appear to be – let intrigue, mystery, and court drama begin!

Here’s where and when you can catch the Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream.

Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream: start time

The Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream will take place on August 4, 2023, at 7:30am (UTC-4). Here is what that means for your timezone:

  • 4:30am PT
  • 6:30am CT
  • 7:30am ET
  • 12:30pm BST
  • 1:30pm CEST
  • 4:30pm IST
  • 7:30pm CST
  • 8:30pm KST/JST
  • 10:30pm AEST

This livestream begins 30 minutes earlier than usual, which indicates that we’re going to be in for a longer ride this time as the developers grant us our first in-depth glimpse at Fontaine and Genshin Impact 4.0.

Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream: where to watch

You can watch the Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream on the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel at the times stated above.

Additionally, you can watch a rerun of the stream on YouTube exactly one hour later. It’ll also be available as a VOD on YouTube, so you can view it there any time.

Genshin Impact Fontaine character design Focalors.

The Hydro Archon is impatiently waiting for some excitement.

Genshin Impact 4.0 livestream: what to expect

What else do we know about Genshin Impact 4.0?

For one, there will be three new playable characters in this patch – Lyney, Lynette, and Freminet are the first upcoming characters from Fontaine that players will be able to get into their hands.

We know that large parts of Fontaine are covered with water and official teasers as well as leaks have made it clear that a major overhaul of the swimming mechanics is coming to allow players to explore the depths of these currents – there will be lots of underwater exploration.

Fontaine’s storyline is looking to be a beefy one, spanning at least five acts, the first three of which will be available during version 4.0.

HoYoverse has also announced that additional weapons will be available through the battle pass starting with update 4.0, expanding the roster of existing 4-star items.

Big quality-of-life improvements will come to artifacts starting with version 4.0 as well: Players can expect to get more storage space and will be able to use 4-star artifacts to upgrade other pieces of gear without having to go through the hassle of manually selecting them. Further changes in this direction will come later with the goal to streamline the artifact system and make it less cumbersome.

Expect the usual series of Genshin Impact codes to be shown during the livestream, too.