Genshin Impact 4.4 Lantern Rite Festival: Duration, Schedule & How to Play Paper Shadows A-Foraging Day 1

Here’s everything you need to know about this Lantern Rite 2024 Festival event in Genshin Impact, including its duration, schedule, and more.

Genshin Impact 4.4 Lantern Rite Festival Duration

Mark your calendars because the Lantern Rite Festival kicks off alongside the Genshin Impact Version 4.4 update, running from February 5th to February 25th, 2024. This extended period offers players ample time to immerse themselves in the festivities and partake in the exciting events lined up for the occasion.

To partake in this year’s Lantern Rite festivities, adventurers must meet the requirements of being at least Adventure Rank 28 and have completed the Archon Quest Chapter I: Act III, “A New Star Approaches.”


Below is the detailed schedule outlining the sequence of events during the Lantern Rite Festival 2024:

February 5th:

  • Lantern Rite Quest Act 1
  • Mini-game challenge:
    • Paper-Shadows A-Forging
    • Joyful Beasts and Their Auspices

February 7th:

  • Lantern Rite Quest Act 2
  • Mini-game challenge:
    • Iridescent Cloud-Striding

February 9th:

  • Lantern Rite Quest Act 3

February 25th:

  • Conclusion of Lantern Rite 2024

How to play Lantern Rite Paper Shadows A-Foraging

Paper Shadows A-Foraging presents players with a top-down puzzle where the objective is to guide either Guoba or Yuegui to a specific target. The target item varies from level to level, ranging from Fowl to Matsutake mushrooms in the initial stages.

The twist lies in the limited number of steps available to Guoba or Yuegui. These steps strictly measure the distance they can travel, allowing for strategic backtracking to reclaim steps. Additionally, environmental changes, such as moving crates, remain permanent throughout the puzzle.

Genshin Impact 4.4 Lantern Rite
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Here’s a breakdown of the solutions for the currently available stages in the Paper Shadows A-Foraging event:

Stage 1: Fragrant Mountain Delicacies

This level presents a relatively straightforward challenge with ample moves to reach the objectives. In fact, you’ll find yourself with an extra move to spare, making it an excellent introduction to the puzzle mechanics.

Stage 2: Wandering Fowl Warm and Cool

  • Start by guiding Yuegui to obtain the key. Move towards the key and push the nearby crate until it touches the key, collecting it in the process.
  • Return to the starting point and follow a direct path to the fowl. You’ll have enough moves to reach the objective once the key is acquired.

Stage 3: Sealed Flavors of the Sea

  • Begin by moving leftward and navigate to the crate. Push the crate as far as possible in this direction.
  • Retrace your steps and head towards the key. Push the crate towards the key’s location to collect it.
  • Finally, backtrack slightly and proceed towards your objectives to complete the stage.

With its enchanting ambiance and myriad of activities, the Lantern Rite Festival 2024 promises to be a memorable experience for all Genshin Impact players. So, gather your companions, embark on your adventures, and immerse yourself in the luminous beauty of this beloved tradition.