Updated (September 21): Added the Genshin Impact anniversary community event

MiHoYo’s popular open-world role-playing game Genshin Impact will be celebrating its first anniversary soon. The developers have already made announcements and teasers about their Version 2.1 Special Program.

Will there be a free five-star character for all players? Here’s what we know so far about the Genshin Impact’s anniversary.


Genshin Impact anniversary 2021 date

Genshin Impact anniversary 2021, Mondstadt, wallpaper, Klee, Barbara, Noelle
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Genshin Impact was globally released on September 8, 2020. This means the game’s possible in-game anniversary events might become a part of the 2.1 update.


Genshin Impact anniversary 2021 rewards, gifts, free five-star

Genshin Impact, wallpaper, Aether, Paimon, Fischl, Mona, Scaramouche, miHoYo
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MiHoYo will be giving out ten Intertwined Fate as an anniversary reward to all Genshin Impact players. Travelers need to participate in the daily login event to get these rewards, according to the game’s Playstation blog post.

Additionally, players across all servers will have their Double Crystal top-up bonus reset during the anniversary period.

There is no official news yet on whether the game will give out a free five-star character aside from Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy. Learn how to get the free five-star Aloy here.

Which free five-star character would you like to obtain?



Genshin Impact anniversary 2021 banner

Genshin Impact, kokomi sangonomiya, Raiden Shogun, banner
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Sangonomiya Kokomi’s banner will be available around the same time as Genshin Impact’s anniversary date. Kokomi is a Hydro catalyst user and is known as the leader of the Sangonomiya resistance. Her banner includes Xingqiu, Rosaria, and Beidou.

The developers have not yet announced a separate, special banner for the anniversary.

What would be your ideal Genshin Impact anniversary banner?


Genshin Impact anniversary 2021 events

Official character graphic of Genshin Concert 2021
Genshin Impact anniversary concert

Screenshot by Joseph Asuncion/ONE Esports

To celebrate the Genshin Impact anniversary 2021, miHoYo has prepared the Genshin Concert 2021 – Melodies of an Endless Journey. The concert is scheduled to premiere on October 3, and will be free and available for everyone to watch.

Where to watch the Genshin Impact concert 2021

You can check the official Genshin Impact Twitter and YouTube accounts for more updates on where to watch the concert.

(To be updated)


Genshin Impact anniversary 2021 community events

Genshin Impact, Aether, Lumine, Xiangling, Paimon
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miHoYo has announced a series of community events with a total of six new events for players to participate in. These community events will give away free Primogems, Mora, and even cool gadgets to lucky winners.

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“An Unforgettable Journey” Web Event

During the event, Travelers can watch their own anniversary theater and relive their experiences of their journey. After watching, Travelers will not only obtain a reward for viewing but can also exchange rewards with their friends, such as Primogems and Mora.
September 28 – October 12Primogems, Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Hero’s Wit
“A Message in Time” Web Event

During the event, Travelers can take part in a raffle by creating their own anniversary cards. After the event ends, we will randomly select 10% of the participants to receive the Blessing of the Welkin Moon ×1. The remaining participants who are not selected will be rewarded with Mora ×100,000.
September 29 – October 7Blessing of the Welkin Moon ×1 (10% chance to win), Mora ×100,000 (90% chance to win)
Anniversary Congratulatory Art Repost Prize GiveawaySeptember 25 – September 29iPhone 13 Pro Max ×3, share daily to participate in the raffle for cash prizes
Genshin Impact Anniversary “Recording Your Anniversary Memories”September 28 – October 7Primogems ×100 (1,000 winners)
Genshin Impact Anniversary “Let’s Solve Word Puzzles”October 7 – October 13Primogems ×100 (1,000 winners)
“The Promise of a Worldly Encounter” Cosplay Submission ContestSeptember 22 – October 20Primogems, Apple AirPods, Razor DeathAdder V2, Fateful Gift Series Merchandise Set (Random Character)

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