MiHoYo, the developers of Genshin Impact recently announced details of the game’s first major update after its full launch in September. The update will include a pot twist and main story quest, bringing about a satisfying conclusion to chapter 2 and four new characters. (two 4-stars and two 5-stars)
Interestingly, MiHoYo also unveiled that this time, Genshin Impact will feature ‘improved graphics’ and efficient load times during gameplay on PS5 through its backward compatibility.
Here’s a sneak peek into the trailer for Genshin Impact 1.1 below:
Let’s take a look at excerpts on the upcoming update:
The upcoming update brings a series of brand-new quests to the game, including the grand finale to the main storyline’s Liyue chapter. A total of four new playable characters will also be added to the game, including two 5-star characters, “Childe” and Zhongli. “Childe” is a Hydro archer with the ability to switch between melee and ranged combat modes. At the same time, Zhongli is a Geo polearm user who deals with an immense area of effect damage, possesses strong defensive abilities, and has the power to petrify his enemies. Two new 4-star characters, Xinyan and Diona, offer players opportunities to diversify their party of four for more effective elemental combos and combat strategies.
Meanwhile, Version 1.1 will also feature Genshin Impact’s first seasonal event, Unreconciled Stars, which calls on all players to fight back against a sudden and terrible catastrophe facing Teyvat. During the two-week event, players can accomplish a series of new quests, participate in a range of new co-op challenges, and earn rich rewards, including the 4-star character Fischl.
A brand new per-city “Reputation” system will also be introduced in this version of Genshin Impact, allowing the Traveler to gradually build up their reputation as they delve into each region and unlock bountiful rewards and brand-new, region-exclusive items and customizations. New tools, such as a portable waypoint, portable stove, treasure compass, and oculus resonance stones, will be particularly useful for exploring, surviving, and battling across the vast lands of Teyvat.
Are you up to date with Genshin Impact? Many have found the game worth the hype, including me, but primarily held back by its expensive ‘gacha’ system.
An overview of the game:
Genshin Impact is a fantastic game in many respects, boasting vibrant visuals, a rich, sprawling world, deep systems, and finely-tuned action. Unfortunately, the game’s free-to-play gacha business model often undermines its sense of adventure and excitement. Genshin Impact is a good — potentially great — game locked in a loot box it can’t quite escape.
Genshin Impact is currently available on mobile devices, PC and PS4. MiHoYo is working on a Switch version, so look forward to its debut! The 1.1 update will drop on November 11.