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Is There a Christmas & New Year Holidays Event in Genshin Impact?

Is Genshin Impact getting a Christmas or new year eve event?

December 24, 2021

As we’re right into the holidays season, part of the Genshin Impact player base has been wondering if the anime game has any Events planned for the occasion – Like Christmas Santa Skins or additional Primogems.

If you’ve followed our past Genshin Impact coverage for over a year, you should already know Paimon has her own Twitter account. While it’s only in Japanese, she regularly shares exclusive artwork, absent from the main Genshin Impact Japanese Twitter.

In particular, Paimon shared on December 24 a special artwork with Hotaru (Lumine), Jean, Amber, and Ganyu dressed up with Santa costumes.

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Are there Christmas Skins or a new year holidays Event coming to Genshin Impact?

If you can’t read Japanese, you might think the artwork and tweet shared by Paimon is teasing a Christmas Event or Skins. However, the tweet explains this is just a simple celebration artwork. Similar to the ones commissioned by miHoyo for character birthdays. It’s official fanart.

Moreover, as I already explained in the past, Genshin Impact has several particularities compared with other social games (gacha games). Usually, these games have events timed with IRL holidays. However, Genshin Impact doesn’t.

Shadows Amidst Snowstorms was the Christmas Event – Lantern Festival is the holidays Event

Furthermore, Genshin Impact technically already had a Christmas Event. It was the Shadows Amidst Snowstorms main Event in 2.3. Especially the snowmen parts. Gacha games don’t necessarily launch Events on the same date as the holidays’ IRL counterpart. And that’s one of the rules Genshin actually follows.

With that said, Genshin Impact has an Event corresponding to the Chinese New Year IRL, the Lantern Festival. Genshin Impact 2.4 will be launching on January 5, 2022, with new Lantern Festival-related Events. You can always ask me about Genshin on Twitter @A_iyane07.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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