Genshin Impact Lantern Rite Event guide

The next update’s main event.

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The Lantern Rite event is the main event for Genshin Impact 1.3. While there is a multitude of events going on over the course of the update, the Lantern Rite is the main one, and most of the other events hinge on it in some way.

In this guide, we will give you all the information that we currently have on the event, and we will link to helpful guides that will make your life easier as soon as the event goes live, so be sure to check back as soon as Genshin Impact 1.3 releases.

Lantern Rite Event

Duration

  • Gameplay duration – February 10 to February 28
  • Xiao Market duration – February 10 to March 7

Eligibility

You will need to be Adventure Rank 23 or above to take part.

Prerequisite quests

You will need to complete Xiao Story Quest, Alatus Chapter, to unlock the Lantern Rite Festival. During the event you will not need a story key to access the Chapter. The Alatus Chapter will be available on February 10 and you will need to be Adventure Rank 23, and have completed the Chapter 1: Act 1: Of the Land Amidst Monoliths quest.

All Lantern Rite Quests and durations

There will be three stages to the event, each one with mini quest that needs to be completed for continued access to the event.

  • The Origin of the Lanterns – February 10 to February 28
  • Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns – February 14 to February 28
  • Light Upon the Sea – February 18 to February 28

Lantern Rite Tales

Lantern Rite Tales will increase the event’s “Festive Fever” level, unlocking new stages, activities, and rewards.

Unlock Criteria

  • Lantern Rite Tales I: Complete “The Origin of the Lanterns” to unlock.
  • Lantern Rite Tales II: Reach the Festive Fever stage “Guests Flock From Afar,” complete the questline “Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns,” and complete all requests in “Lantern Rite Tales I” to unlock.
  • Lantern Rite Tales III: Reach the Festive Fever stage “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns,” complete the questline “Light Upon the Sea,” and complete all requests in “Lantern Rite Tales II” to unlock.

Completing requests during these Lantern Rite Tales will earn you Primogems. Requests will no longer be available after February 28.

The Xiao Market

The Xiao Market is where you will spend your Peace Talismans earned throughout the event, and will be available in three stages:

  • Stage 1 – February 10 to March 7
  • Stage 2 – February 14 to March 7
  • Stage 3 – February 18 to March 7

You will be able to purchase Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Character Level-Up Materials, Talent Level-Up Materials, Crown of Insight, and the namecard style “Celebration: Lantern-Light”.