Genshin Impact Version 4.2 will re-run the Cyno and Ayato banners for a limited time

Genshin Impact version 4.2 is about to kick off, featuring its Phase 2 banners, including the re-run of Cyno and Ayato for a limited time only.


In a recent announcement from Genshin Impact’s developer, the five-star character Cyno was confirmed to re-run alongside the five-star character Ayato. In addition, Phase 2 banners also include the 4-star units Kirara (Dendro Sword), Kuki (Electro Sword), and Xiangli (Pyro Polearm).

As for the weapon banner of version 4.2, players will be able to get the 5-star weapons Scarlet Sands and Haran Geppaku Futsu on the Epitome Invocation Event Wish. These two weapons are notably Cyno’s and Ayato’s signature weapons and best-in-slots. Additionally, 4-star items that will receive a major drop-rate boost are Lion’s Roar, Favonius Greatsword, Favonius Lance, Favonius Warbow, and The Widsith.


For a preview, General Mahamatra Cyno is a 5-Star Electro Polearm character from Sumeru who greatly relies on his offensive burst damage. His unique kit allows him to infuse his attacks with Electro to inflict damage on his enemies consistently. Cyno would work very well in a team that wields hyperbloom or aggressive reactions. He was released in September 2022 last year during version 3.1 of Genshin Impact.

On the other hand, the Head of the Kamisato Clan Ayato is a 5-star Hydro Sword character from Inazuma. Ayato is a considerably versatile character, either DPS or sub-DPS. He inflicts a decent rapid burst of hydro-infused normal attacks on enemies with his Elemental Skill.

Also, Ayato deals an elemental burst, which can create a massive AoE (area of effect) that continuously applies hydro to enemies. In this way, he can contribute by triggering multiple reactions, whether he is on or off-field. He debuted in version 2.6 back in March 2022 last year.

The Phase Two banners will last for 21 days only and will be available from November 28 to December 19, 2023. Make sure to avail these characters while still available.