New characters and events arrive in Genshin Impact’s first version update, out today


Hello everyone, Jason here with the latest scoop regarding Genshin Impact’s first version update! But before we jump in, I would like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude for the incredible support we’ve received from the Genshin Impact community. We were absolutely blown away by the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the game during its release. Our team has been busy collecting community feedback, making adjustments, and preparing an amazing first wave of new content for the game. Today, we’re here to give you the official lowdown of the Genshin Impact Version 1.1 update, which is available for download today!

New characters and events arrive in Genshin Impact’s first version update, out today

New characters enter the fray

In Version 1.1, we will be introducing a total of four new characters for Travelers to collect, each featuring a unique personality and new skills to add to the mix. Without further ado, let’s take a look at who will be joining us in the latest update.

First on our list is the incredibly popular bartender at the Cat’s Tail tavern, Diona! Don’t let her playful character and fluffy ears fool you, her Cryo-infused cocktails will leave her enemies with some serious brain freeze. Diona can engage enemies from afar by charging her attack and shooting Cryo-imbued arrows, or she can pounce into close quarters using her shield to protect herself from opponents’ attacks. Finally, she can clear the floor with her Elemental Burst, dealing Cryo damage to enemies in an area while regenerating HP for characters in the area as well. We’re sure she’ll be a purrfect addition to any party.

Get ready to take the stage with Xinyan, a girl dedicated to blazing riffs that rock both the audience’s and her enemies’ worlds. Her claymore’s heavy strikes and her Pyro skills will leave opponents smoldering in her wake. Xinyan’s Elemental Skill allows her to swing her flaming instrument at nearby enemies, dealing Pyro damage and forming a shield made out of her audience’s passion. She can then follow up with an encore by unleashing her Elemental Burst, launching nearby enemies, dealing Physical damage to them, and causing explosions that deal Pyro damage. Her show is guaranteed to leave the audience on fire!

Next, get ready to stir up trouble with number eleven of The Harbingers himself, Childe. This character is never one to back down from a fight and is guaranteed to make some waves with his unique arsenal of Hydro skills. His combat style is flexible and fluid as liquid, as he summons weapons made of pure water, allowing him to battle from afar with his bow or up close with his watery blades. 

To sweep more stubborn enemies away, Childe can unleash his Elemental Burst, dealing massive Hydro damage with either a magic arrow or slashing swords. This is definitely one comrade that you’ll be thankful to have on your side.

Last but not least, we have the consultant to the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, Zhongli! Calm and composed as a solid stone, this character seems to be full of wisdom, and secrets… His command of earth and rock allow him to brandish stone polearms while summoning massive Geo constructs that plunge into the earth, dealing Geo damage. 

However, Zhongli reveals his true potential in his Elemental Burst, which brings a falling star down to earth, dealing massive Geo damage to opponents and petrifying them. Faced with Zhongli’s masterful command of the Geo element, opponents will truly find themselves between a rock and a hard place!

Be sure to check out the characters in-game via the new Character Archive for complete details on each of their skills and related effects.

New battles and stories await

As the plot in Liyue Harbor continues to unravel and the story reaches its crescendo, Travelers will find themselves squaring off against new opponents and facing epic battles along the way. A good adventurer never sets out without proper preparations, so best be ready for what may come…

Archive your progress – New Exploration and Reputation features

Exploration is the heart of Genshin Impact, and in Version 1.1 we will be introducing some new features to help players review their exploration progress.

First off, we have the Archive. Here, Travelers will be able to check different areas they have discovered throughout their journey, view which weapons and materials they have (or haven’t) collected, and even review tutorials of various game mechanics. The Archive will be perfect for any completionist Travelers who wish to explore and collect everything possible in Teyvat.

Next, we have the City Reputation system, which will allow Travelers to accept Reputation quests in Mondstadt and Liyue. Completing these quests will increase Travelers’ reputation in the corresponding city and reward them with blueprints for useful gadgets.

New events

In addition to new characters and features, Version 1.1 will also come jam-packed with new events for Travelers to challenge and put their adventure skills to the test.

Unreconciled Stars will be the featured event for Version 1.1 and will begin on November 16. Travelers will team up with Fischl and Mona in an all-new storyline to investigate mysterious meteorites that have been falling through the skies of Teyvat. It is up to Travelers to search out the meteorites and discover what is behind these stars falling from the sky.

Some prefer to walk, others prefer to glide. In Version 1.1’s new Gliding Challenge, Travelers will be able to put their gliding skills to the test and earn generous rewards along the way. Take to the skies, Travelers!

After a long day of adventuring, nothing’s more convenient than ordering some delivery food. In the While It’s Warm event, Travelers will lend a helping hand to deliver piping hot dishes to customers across Teyvat. But be careful, these tasty dishes mustn’t be spoiled along the way. Race against time and meet the specified conditions to carefully deliver dishes to hungry customers. Your speedy delivery service certainly won’t go unrewarded!

New Weapon Event Wish

In addition to new characters, a slew of new weapons will be arriving with Version 1.1 for Travelers to equip on their favorite fighters. First, let’s take a quick peek at a new catalyst coming in Version 1.1:

Memory of Dust (Catalyst)

ATK: 10.8%
Base ATK: 46
Weapon affix: Golden Majesty

Memory of Dust features the Golden Majesty affix, which increases Shield Strength and also has a stackable attack buff that is triggered by scoring hits on opponents. What’s more, the attack buff is further increased while the active character is protected by a shield.

Skyward Harp (Bow)

CRIT Rate: 4.8%
Base ATK: 48
Weapon affix: Echoing Ballad

Next up is a powerful bow that many of you might already be familiar with: Skyward Harp. This weapon grants its wielder a hefty bonus to CRIT damage, as well as a chance of dealing Physical damage in a small area.

Both of these amazing weapons will be featured in Version 1.1!

PlayStation 5 compatibility

With the release of PS5 just on the horizon, our team has been working to ensure that Genshin Impact will be fully backwards compatible with the new console. A compatibility update will be available at the release of Version 1.1, featuring 60 FPS gameplay and all the other great features currently supported in the PS4 version.

Another step on our grand journey

This just about wraps up our Version 1.1 update. Our team is committed to making Genshin Impact a fun and unique adventure for all of our players, and we are closely following all the feedback we’ve received across various platforms. We are working hard to address issues and suggestions submitted by our community members and are already creating exciting future content for the game along with various improvements, optimizations, and bug fixes. We are dedicated to bringing players the best gaming experience possible and are extremely grateful for everyone’s continued patience and support as we continue to create the world of Teyvat!

Finally, every good Traveler knows the best spots to collect resources. Get the most out of your adventures with the latest resources on new characters, event details, and much more on our official Facebook, Twitter, and forums. Until next time, may the wind guide you, Travelers!

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