Genshin Impact has been an addictive sensation since its full release last year, and this is thanks to frequent updates and events. We’re in the very final days of update 1.2 which has given us Albedo and the marvellous Ganyu, and the good news is that update 1.3 is right around the corner with a Xiao banner. Here you’ll find everything you must know about the Xiao banner including its accompanying 4 stars characters along with its release date.

Update 1.3 promises to be fantastic thanks to its exclusive games, activities, food, and rewards with Lantern Rite, but there’s also the possibility that Hu Tao will still come out shortly after the focus on Keqing.

The prospect of Hu Tao’s arrival has fans excited, but – to purely focus on what’s confirmed by miHoYo – below you’ll find the release date for the Xiao banner in Genshin Impact, and you’ll also find its accompanying 4 stars characters.

When does the Xiao banner come out in Genshin Impact?

The Xiao banner will come out in Genshin Impact on the release date of February 3rd.

MiHoYo’s release date for when the Xiao banner will come out in Genshin Impact will also mark the beginning of update 1.3.

Although versions 1.1 and 1.2 were fantastic in their own right, update 1.3 appears to be poised to be the best version yet thanks to the Lantern Rite.

The Lantern Rite will include a bevy of exclusive games, activities, rewards, and food, and there will also be a Stand By Me event which will provide a free Liyue character.

And, if the rumours are true, the upcoming version should also mark the arrival of the much-anticipated Hu Tao.

Genshin Impact Xiao 4 stars characters

One of the 4 stars characters for the Xiao banner in Genshin Impact is Diona.

The other 4 stars characters for the Xiao banner in Genshin Impact are Beidou and Xinyan.

Many people had predicted Barbara thanks to her being a healer, but – while wrong – many fans did correctly predict the inclusion of Beidou.

Diona was another prediction for many fans, but this was more hopeful than anything logical so the community will be over the moon about her inclusion.

The Xiao banner will remain in Genshin Impact until 04:00 server time on February 17th, and it will also include the Polearm weapon.

MiHoYo’s 4 star characters and end date for the Xiao banner are confirmed in their All That Glitters notice.