Genshin Impact will invite players to celebrate Chinese New Year in-game in February, with version 1.3 adding the Lantern Rite event to the game and promising a ton of rewards. Starting on February 3 (before the Chinese New Year which falls on February 12, 2021), the Rite of the Lantern will be celebrated in Liyue Port.
Heading to Liyue Harbor and participating in the lore will see players rewarded with over 1,600 Primogems, a free four-star Liyue character, and other rewards.
However, you will have to work for those Primogems. Travelers will be asked to help establish the Liyue port for the festivities, the ritual of launching lanterns on the first full moon of the year. There will be three stages to this, each with a series of requests from citizens asking for their help to prepare. Completing requests will raise the level of Festive Fever and unlock more missions and stories.
There is also time to rest and relax. During the gala, the streets of Liyue will host games, snacks and activities exclusive to the festival. That includes Theater Mechanicus, a tower defense game that you can play solo or cooperatively, earning Peace Talismans that can be spent at Xiao Market, or other rewards including the Crown of Insight, new badges, etc.
Outside of the festival, you can pick up a new proposal from Katheryne from the Adventurer’s Guild. As long as you have a Rngo Adventure 20, you can take on “Vishaps and Where to Find Them”, which will allow you to hunt down dangerous Geovishaps that threaten Liyue in exchange for rewards.