The massive Version 1.5 update for the hit free-to-play open-world action RPG by developer and publisher miHoYo, Genshin Impact, arrives today. This update brings with it a slew of new content including new characters, enemies, stories, and a personal realm to build a home.
The update titled “Beneath the Light of Jadeite”, will offer players plenty of opportunities to spend time with their favourite characters and delve even deeper into their stories. Players who want to know more about Liyue’s history can pick up where they left off with Zhongli in the second instalment of his story quest. Other than that, players can also continue their story with Noelle and spend time with Diona, the bartender of The Cat’s Tail, in a new series of Hangout Events.
For players who are looking to recruit more characters into their roster, there will be two new playable characters, Eula and Yanfei. The former is a five-star character and is the Spindrift Knight and Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company. Her weapon of choice is a claymore and she uses the power of Cyro. She can deal AoE damage and increase her resistance to interruption with her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.
As for Yanfei, she is a four-star Pyro-using catalyst wielder. She is a half-human, half-illuminated-beast who dedicates her life to studying, interpreting and advising her clients on Liyue’s laws.
Two new formidable enemies will also be found in Version 1.5, waiting for adventurers to fight and loot. Firstly, there is the all-new Trounce Domain opponent, Azhdaha, the Lord of Vishaps, who offers rare rewards once a week for travellers who are able to withstand his fierce attacks, use of multiple elements, and ability to alter the battlefield terrain.
If you happen to be wandering around Dragonspine, you might come across the chilling new boss enemy known as the Cryo Hypostasis. Similar to other Hypostasis enemies, this new boss enemy has a unique pattern of attack and provides precious resources when defeated, including Character Level-Up Materials.
One of the most exciting and interesting additions in Version 1.5 is that players will be able to obtain their own personal realm by using the brand new item known as the Serenitea Pot. Created by Liyue’s adepti, this teapot houses a realm where players can build and decorate their home as they wish. There will be different houses and realm styles, each with plenty of space for outdoor recreation and indoor luxuries.
Last but not least, a slew of gameplay improvements will also be introduced in this update such as halving the cost of claiming the first three Trounce Domain rewards per week and doubling the amount of Companionship EXP earned in Co-Op Mode.
If you aren’t already a Traveller in the world of Teyvat, you can begin your adventure by downloading Genshin Impact for FREE.