Genshin Impact 4.2 is almost upon us and there’s a lot to be excited about in this version. Besides the first run of the Hydro Archon Furina and the re-run of Baizhu in the first half, Genshin Impact 4.2 will also bring new weapons, story quests, a new Archon quest, and of course, lots of Primogems. There are also a few new regions coming as part of Fontaine expansion, which will pave the way for future region releases such as the upcoming Chenyu Vale region that’s rumored to be released in Genshin Impact 4.4. However, let’s put everything aside and in this article, look at the Genshin Impact 4.2 release date and time with a countdown timer.
Genshin Impact 4.2 Release Date and Time
The Genshin Impact 4.2 is all set to be released on November 8 at 11 AM (UTC-4). This is following the server maintenance which will start five hours prior at 6:00 AM (UTC-4). Here’s when it will be released in all popular regions.
|Region||Release Date||Expected Release Time|
|West Coast US||November 7, 2023||8:00 PM PST|
|Central US||November 7, 2023||10:00 PM CST|
|East Coast US||November 7, 2023||11:00 PM EST|
|UK||November 8, 2023||4:00 AM BST|
|Europe||November 8, 2023||5:00 AM CEST|
|Japan||November 8, 2023||12:00 PM JST|
|India||November 8, 2023||8:30 AM IST|
|China||November 8, 2023||11:00 AM CST|
|Australia||November 8, 2023||1:00 PM AEST|
If you live in, say, India and play on the Europe server for whatever reason, all you need to do is convert the release date and time to IST, which, in this case, is 8:30 AM in India.
Note: You should be aware that server maintenance will begin five hours before the stipulated update time. That means the game will become unplayable at 6:00 AM UTC-4 for all regions.
Considering everything goes according to HoYoverse’s plan, you will be able to play as soon as the maintenance ends and claim 600 Primogems in your mail. However, if the version maintenance is delayed, HoYoverse will compensate you with 60 Primogems for each hour the game is in maintenance. If you’re wondering how many Primogems you can claim from version 4.2, we’ve made a dedicated article on Genshin Impact 4.2 Primogem count.
Genshin Impact 4.2 Countdown Timer
Time until Genshin Impact 4.2 Release
Genshin Impact 4.2 Update Size
Pre-installation feature is now available for Genshin Impact 4.2. The upcoming 4.2 update will be 13GB in size and will take 27GB of disk space. To check Genshin Impact 4.2 update size, all you need to do is launch the game and click pre-install in the game launcher.
Genshin Impact 4.2: What’s New?
We have extensively covered everything Genshin Impact 4.2-related in our master Genshin Impact 4.2 article so do make sure to check that out. TL;DR, here’s everything that’s coming in 4.2.
- Four character banners featuring a new Fontaine Character Furina. (Baizhu, Ayato, Cyno)
- New Weapons: Splendor of Tranquil Waters, Jadefall’s Splendor, Staff of Scarlet Sands, and Haran Gepaku Futsu
- New Fontaine Region
- New Archon Quests
- New World Quests
- New Bosses (World + Trounce)
- New Events