Here are the current and next Genshin Impact banners

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Want to find out about the latest Genshin Impact banners? The open-world gacha game relies on its roster of loveable characters and fresh faces as it adds ever-more powerful heroes to the game. You can recruit these Genshin Impact characters by using Primogems to wish on banners, as well as grabbing their unique weapon. 

With the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream having finally aired, we now know when the update is arriving and what to expect. Both Yelan and Kuki Shinobu are set to take the stage, though they'll feature on different banners, while Arataki Itto and Xiao are also getting reruns. If that wasn't enough, the new character Heizou was also revealed, though it's likely he'll drop in 2.8

So if you're looking for info about any and all of these characters and when to expect them, this Genshin Impact banners guide should serve you well. I'll keep it updated with any new banner announcements as well as recording previous banners so you know who's likely to get a rerun next.


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Current Genshin Impact banners 

As version 2.7 is delayed until further notice, the Ayaka banner and Epitome Invocation for the current version is being kept up in spite of its previous end date:

The Heron's Court

  • Ayaka (five-star)
  • Razor
  • Rosaria 
  • Sayu

Epitome Invocation

  • Mistsplitter Reforged (five-star)
  • The Unforged (five-star_
  • Favonius Sword
  • The Bell
  • Favonius Lance
  • Favonius Codex
  • Favonius Bow


Next Genshin Impact banner

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The next Genshin Impact banners are for the five-star Hydro archer, Yelan, and the older five-star Xiao. They both launch on May 31 alongside version 2.7, though we don't currently know who its four-star characters will be. In the second half of version 2.7, the Arataki Itto Oni's Royale banner will return, though this time it features the new four-star, Kuki Shinobu, with boosted rates.

Version 2.6

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Azure Excursion (first phase)

  • Ayato (five-star)
  • Sucrose
  • Xiangling
  • Yun Jin

Ballad in Goblets (first phase)

  • Venti (five-star)
  • Sucrose 
  • Xiangling
  • Yun Jin

Epitome Invocation

  • Haran Geppaku Futsu (five-star)
  • Elegy for the End (five-star)
  • The Flute
  • Sacrificial Greatsword
  • Dragon's Bane
  • The Widsmith
  • Rust

Version 2.5

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Everbloom Violet (first phase) 

Epitome Invocation 

  • Kagura's Verity (five-star)
  • Primordial Jade Cutter (five-star)
  • Wavebreaker's Fin
  • Sacrificial Sword
  • Rainslasher
  • Eye of Perception
  • The Stringless

Reign of Serenity (second phase) 

Drifting Luminescence 

  • Kokomi (five-star)
  • Bennett
  • Xinyan
  • Kujou Sara

Epitome Invocation 

  • Engulfing Lightning (five-star)
  • Everlasting Moonglow (five-star)
  • Akuoumaru
  • Mouun's Moon
  • Lion's Roar
  • Favonius Lance
  • Sacrificial Fragments

Version 2.4

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The Transcendent One Returns (first phase)

Invitation to Mundane Life 

  • Xiao (five-star)
  • Yun Jin
  • Ningguang
  • Chongyun

Epitome Invocation 

  • Calamity Queller (five-star)
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (five-star)
  • Lithic Spear
  • The Flute
  • Favonius Greatsword
  • The Widsith
  • Favonius Warbow

Gentry of Hermitage (second phase) 

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