Genshin Impact Version 4.0 brings Fontain nation this month, art exhibition coming soon

Genshin Impact Version 4.0 nation Fontaine

HoYoverse has two major announcements coming today for eager Genshin Impact fans. One of them concerns version 4.0 “As Light Rain Falls Without Reason” releasing on August 16, and the other is the anticipated introduction of the nation Fontaine, while the other is the game's official global art exhibition, “Endless Adventure in Teyvat: Fontaine Edition.

Genshin Impact Version 4.0 “As Light Rain Falls Without Reason”

Fontaine is the fifth nation out of the seven coming to the game, and with it comes three playable characters: Lyney, Lynette, and Freminet. You can also expect adventures, gameplay modes, stories, and more from this hub.

Located northeast of the Sumeru desert, Fontaine is now ruled by Focalors, the Hydro Archon and the God of Justice. Under her influence, trials have become important public events at the Opera Epiclese, where magic, farce, tragedy, and various sorts of performances also take place. The latest chapter of the Archon Quest also takes place here, and players will witness a masterful magic show by Lyney and Lynette as well as an ongoing trial.

As a nation surrounded by water, Fontaine offers a one-of-a-kind underwater adventure in some of its areas. Beneath the surface of the water, players will not run out of oxygen thanks to a special blessing granted to them but instead consume Aquatic Stamina when sprinting. They will also be able to collect “Recovery Orbs” to restore their Stamina or swim through “Turbulent Bubbles” to speed up their movement.

Underwater combat will be performed using different techniques, and it will even be possible to absorb the abilities from special aquatic creatures to defend themselves, thwart traps and obtain treasures ensnared by seaweed. New bosses also await in Fontaine. The first Boss challenge “Icewind Suite” is a product of Fontaine’s famous clockwork technology and art, featuring a dancing clockwork meka duo.

Challengers can choose between one of two themes, and the couple will fight in graceful yet fierce rhythms of Cryo attacks inspired by figure skating and dance moves. As for the other boss enemy, it dwells in an underwater cave. The heavily Armored Crablord “Emperor of Fire and Iron” not only possesses the defense ability of an iron crab, but can also unleash vicious Pyro attacks through its organs.

Fontaine's first three playable characters will make their debut in 4.0. They are siblings: Lyney, the eldest, is a famous magician in Fontaine. A five-star archer, he can perform Pyro magic tricks, transform into a Grin-Malkin Cat, and launch fireworks in combat. Lyney's best assistant and little sister, Lynette, will be also joining the game as a four-star Anemo character who wields a sword. This low-profile assistant can approach enemies with disconcerting speed and can be invited to the team for free by players above Adventure Rank 25 in the latest seasonal event.

Completing the trio is the youngest sibling, Freminet, an exceptional diver debuting as a four-star Claymore user, with expertise in wielding the fully-pressurized Pers to launch Cryo and Physical attacks. For Version 4.0 Event Wishes, Lyney, Lynette, and Yelan's rerun will be available in the early half, and the latter half will see Zhongli and Tartaglia's reruns, and Freminet's debut.

A series of new functions and features will be introduced to provide a better gaming experience. Global Illumination (GI), motion sensor support (Gyroscope) and faster loading on the PlayStation consoles will further improve the graphics, the controls, and enhance the immersive experience by capitalizing on the sense of time and space. Other optimizations include the multi-layered map and the new Party Setup backgrounds and animations intended to provide players with practical and interesting details in their adventures.

Genshin Impact Game Art Exhibition

The Genshin Impact official global art exhibition, “Endless Adventure in Teyvat: Fontaine Edition” will be available online for free in 15 languages after landing in New York, Paris, Taipei, and Tokyo.

The exhibition celebrates the upcoming release of Fontaine, the beautiful fictional Nation of Justice where culture, art, and technology thrive. With over 60 concept sketches, visitors will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the philosophies and process behind the creation of the environment, landscapes, culture, architecture, creatures, characters, and every aspect of Fontaine. More than 30 concept art illustrations will further demonstrate how the artists combined the elements of water, gears, and clockwork with the Baroque and different styles to create buildings, as well as how they drew inspiration from majestic mountains and nature in Europe with the aim of creating a diverse and fantastical underwater area. Giant life-size models and miniatures will also be created to showcase the in-game content. For music lovers, the complete scores for Fontaine's main theme and battle music will also be unveiled to the public.

As a thriving live-service game in its third year, Genshin Impact's popularity lies in its vibrant and creative community, and the Genshin Impact Art Exhibition is proud to present derivative work and fan art from over 40 artists and content creators including illustrator and graphic artist Solène Debiès, sumi-e artist Yu-Ki Nishimoto, artist Yuzhi Zhou, and contemporary painter Maxence Ma.

The Genshin Impact Art Exhibition “Endless Adventure in Teyvat: Fontaine Edition” opens on August 19 at the following locations in Paris, New York, Taipei, and Tokyo. Admission is free, but online pre-registration is strongly recommended: Details of the online exhibition in 15 languages will be announced later.

– Aug 19 – 27 in Paris at Galerie Joseph Saint Merri, 5 Rue Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris
– Aug 19 – 27 in New York at Moonlight Studios, 330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
– Aug 19 – 27 in Taipei at No. 133, Guangfu S Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City
– Aug 19 – 27 in Tokyo at 1-chōme-11-6 JingūmaeShibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001

For more updates and information, please check out the official webpage of the exhibition:, or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter and Facebook.

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