Today, global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo revealed details about the Genshin Impact Version 1.3 update, which will arrive on February 3, 2021. With the first game update in 2021, the world of Teyvat will also welcome to the new year as Travelers celebrate one of Liyue’s oldest traditions – the Lantern Ritual. Travelers will discover more about Liyue’s rich history and culture and redeem many resources for future adventures.
Genshin Impact is a free, open-world action RPG that takes players to the incredible landscapes of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of a mysterious “Traveler,” who embarks on a journey to find his lost loved one and unravel Teyvat’s mysterious secrets along the way. Players can explore Mondstadt and Liyue, two of the seven main cities in Teyvat, each with unique culture and stories and vast surrounding landscapes full of different creatures, enemies, mysteries, and hidden treasures. New cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be launched as the game progresses.
Travelers will participate in the Lantern Ritual at the next seasonal event, Liyue’s annual New Year’s festival. Travelers will experience this age-old tradition by helping the inhabitants of Liyue with various preparations for the festivities. They will even see a grand ceremony held on the night of the first full moon of the year. During this ceremony, all families’ wishes are placed in countless lanterns that fill the night sky. Meanwhile, Liyue’s busy streets will be filled with food stalls and festive activities that are available exclusively during the Lantern Ritual, including a brand new strategy mini-game – the Mechanicus Theater.
Xiao, Guardian Yaksha, will be the new 5-star character. Wielding a spear and with Anemo’s power, Xiao is a relentless Adeptus whose elemental explosion increases damage while continually decreasing his Life. During the Lantern Ritual, Travelers will have the chance to follow a day in Xiao’s life as Liyue’s guardian and the rare opportunity to learn more about his lonely life for the past thousand years.
Version 1.3 events will also offer extensive features and rewards to leave Travelers fully prepared for yet another year of adventures in Teyvat. During the Lantern Ritual, Travelers can redeem 10 free Interwoven Destinations with the daily login event and obtain more than 1,600 Essential Gems and many resources, including the Crown of Wisdom, completing other festive events. Travelers will also have the chance to choose a 4-star character from Liyue for free to add to the team.
New customization features and other optimizations will also be introduced in the next version. The Archive will be expanded to include information on discovered creatures and defeated enemies. Travelers will also be able to display up to eight of their characters on the Profile screen. Finally, a new item called the Parametric Transformer can also transform surplus resources into something useful.
Genshin Impact can be downloaded for free on PS4, PC, and mobile.