Here are the current and next Genshin Impact banners

by John Stapel

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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.

Current

genshin impact ayaka banner

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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

Upcoming

Genshin Impact 27 promo for Yelan

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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

Genshin Impact Ayato builds

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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

Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun standing in front of her castle.

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Everbloom Violet (first phase) 

  • Yae Miko (five-star)
  • Fischl
  • Diona
  • Thoma

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) 

  • Raiden Shogun (five-star)
  • Bennett
  • Xinyan
  • Kujou Sara

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

Genshin Impact Shenhe banner

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The Transcendent One Returns (first phase)

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

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) 

  • Zhongli (five-star)
  • Xingqiu
  • Beidou
  • Yanfei

Sarah's earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend's house. These days, and when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into MMOs—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, and World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, and Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.