It’s not uncommon for online games like Genshin Impact to celebrate a player’s birthday with a little treat. Genshin Impact takes birthdays one step further, however, by also celebrating the birthdays of its many collectible playable characters. While celebrating specific Genshin birthdays, players can earn rewards on that character’s special day, whether they’ve been acquired yet or not.
Genshin Impact has made a name for itself by combining gacha mechanics with an incredibly dense and well-executed open-world game. Players get an impressive amount of content for free but are encouraged to spend money on Wishes, gacha pulls, which give players a small chance to add a new character to their Genshin Impact roster. These characters have unique backstories, favor different elements and weapon types, and have different favorite foods. They also have an assigned birthday in Genshin Impact, which can be found in their character description.
On a character’s birthday in Genshin Impact, players will receive in-game mail from that character, talking about how they spent their birthday. The mail includes that character’s Special Dish (a dish that can only be cooked by that particular character) and a batch of level-up items associated with them. Unlike mail that arrives for a player’s birthday in Genshin Impact, which can be claimed within one year, character Genshin birthday rewards must be collected within 30 days of that specific character’s birthday or the mail expires. The good news is that a player doesn’t have to own the character to get Genshin Impact’s birthday rewards, so if they missed out on collecting Venti, they’ll still get birthday mail for him.
Now that miHoYo’s RPG has been out for over a year, many of these characters will be celebrating their Genshin birthdays for a second time. This opens the door for new or additional rewards, although it’s certainly possible the gifts will remain the same. Characters in Genshin Impact have the following birthdays, arranged in order by month:
Diona – January 18Rosaria – January 24Beidou – February 14Kokomi – February 22Bennett – February 29Qiqi – March 3Jean – March 14Noelle – March 21Xiao – April 17Diluc – April 30Fischl – May 27Paimon – June 1Lisa – June 9Venti – June 16Yoimiya – June 21Raiden Shogun (Baal) – June 26Barbara – July 5Hu Tao – July 15Tartaglia (Childe) – July 20Klee – July 27Yanfei – July 28Amber – August 10Ningguang – August 26Mona – August 31Chongyun – September 7Razor – September 9Albedo – September 13Ayaka – September 28Xingqiu – October 9Xinyan – October 16Sayu – October 19Kazuha – October 29Xiangling – November 2Xinyan – November 4Keqing – November 20Sucrose – November 26Kaeya – November 30Ganyu – December 2Zhongli – December 31st
The level-up items players receive from characters on their Genshin Impact birthdays are a nice reward for players, as some of them are otherwise only obtainable in drops from completing Domains, including certain dungeons that are only accessible on certain days of the week. And if a player doesn’t have a character but receives their birthday rewards, it might not be a complete waste. Xiangling, for instance, rewards players with 10 Slime Secretions on her birthday, a Character Ascension material that is also useful for other Genshin Impact characters like Lisa, Venti, and Zhongli, as well as for ascending several weapons.
Mailed gifts in Genshin Impact have been a nice way to reward players since the game launched, and it remains to be seen if the rewards are the same every year. As more playable characters are continued to be added in, it’s possible Genshin’s birthday system will be altered in the future. Regardless, it’s a nice way to gift players a small reward – and to encourage them to log back into the game frequently.