Genshin Impact got here out of nowhere in 2020 as one of the crucial well-liked free-to-play RPGs of that yr. What at first was considerably dismissed as a Breath of the Wild clone shortly drew in gamers to its distinctive and addicting world. Being free, in addition to obtainable on PlayStation, PC, and even cellular units helped Genshin Impact develop into one of the crucial well-liked and worthwhile video games of that yr. Despite the sport that includes a gacha system some discovered exploitative and annoying, for probably the most half the reception to this brilliant and trendy recreation has been very constructive.
Nearly a yr later, after many smaller content material additions, updates, and enhancements, Genshin Impact has reached its full 2.0 launch. This replace is by far probably the most spectacular the sport has seen but, with tons of recent additions to sink much more time into. If you took a break from the sport, or simply haven’t been following the information intently, it could be arduous to maintain up with every thing new within the recreation. Here’s every thing new within the Genshin Impact 2.0 replace it’s essential learn about.
New Region: Inazuma
From the very starting, we knew that the world of Genshin Impact was far bigger than what we got to discover. Teyvat, as it’s known as, has seven nations, however till this replace we have been solely capable of go to Mondstadt and Liyue. Now, with the two.0 replace, a 3rd nation of Inazuma was added. This nation is loyal to the Electro Archon Baal, and is made up of six main islands: Narukami Island, the place the capital Inazuma City is situated, Kannazuka, Yashiori Island, Seirai Island, Tsurumi Island, and Watatsumi Island.
Considering how a lot there was to do within the first two areas, Inazuma is a large addition to the world. We’ll go into extra on what we’d do and issues we are able to get there later, however by way of scope, the sport has basically grown by round 50%.
Two new bosses to hunt out on this space are the Perpetual Mechanical Array and the Pyro Hypostasis.
New Characters and story quests
In phrases of recent characters to earn, there are technically solely 4 added. However, three are 5 star ranked, and the opposite 4 star, making all of them nicely value in search of out. Plus, as typical, we are able to count on loads of extra characters to hitch the sport because the crew has proven no indicators of slowing down on including them. For now, although, this replace brings the whole character depend as much as 37.
Kaedahara Kazuha is a five-star ranked sword utilizing character, Kamisato Ayaka is a five-star Cryo sword person, Yoimiya is a five-star Pyro archer, and Sayu is the four-star Anemo claymore wielder. For now, we all know that two characters can have story quest strains to play by way of. Kamisato Ayaka has a devoted story quest you may dive into specializing in her being the daughter of Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato. This quest will open up when you spend the keys required upon hitting Adventure Rank 26 and reward you with a Sakura Mochi recipe, round 60 Primogems, Hero’s wits, and extra.
Yoimiya likewise has a narrative quest you may sort out as nicely.
This replace marks the beginning of Chapter 2 of the Archon Quests for Genshin Impact, which you will have already accomplished the prologue for. The first act, known as The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia will develop into obtainable to anybody at or above Adventure Rank 36. Act two, known as Stillness, and Sublimation of shadow, together with act three, Omnipresence Over Mortals, are anticipated to drop afterward.
This questline will focus solely on the lore and politics of the brand new Inazuma area, particularly with their relation to their Archon Baal. In complete, the quantity of World Quests within the recreation will enhance to 32.
The builders of Genshin Impact have already given us a glimpse at what occasions, each outdated and new, we are able to look ahead to within the 2.0 replace. Here’s a breakdown of every occasion they talked about, in addition to what they’re. For now, we don’t know when any of them will begin, nor how lengthy we must full them.
Thunder Sojourn: Muzhen, the Chief Technical Officer of the Alcor, wants assist from skilled adventures. Players will be capable to take part in traversal and fight actions like Bolt Blitz, Lightning Round, Weaving Lightning, and Automaton Front.
Phantom Flow: Players shall be tasked with defeating “all manner of powerful enemies using the world’s gentlest martial art, Shinryuu.”
Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonders: Theater Mechanicus has been expanded and is making a return to Inazuma with extra distinctive content material.
Lost Riches: Treasure-Seeking Seelie makes a return as gamers crew as much as discover new treasure throughout the land. You have to have accomplished the “Ritou Escape Plan” quest previous to having the ability to do that occasion.
Ley Line Overflow: Using Original Resin to make Blossoms of Wealth and Blossoms of Revelation and earn Mora.
Also, Inazuma is residence to a one time area, together with common ones, known as the Empty Boat of A Thousand Gates, which is puzzle centered.
The different new domains embrace:
Domain of Forgery: Flowing Sand
Domain of Mastery: Violet Court
Domain of Blessing: momiji-Dyed Court
Domain: Shakkei Pavilion
Domain: Formation Estate
For all of the gathering and gathering you do in Genshin Impact, you’ll now have a option to develop some crops your self utilizing seeds you buy in your very personal Serenitea Pot. This will make gathering the particularly uncommon elements a bit extra dependable than trying to find all of them out within the wild, in addition to build up particular ascension supplies. To begin your personal little backyard, you will want to get your self a Seed Dispensary, the precise seeds of the plant you wish to develop, and the plotland of the seed. The Seed Dispensary is given to you by Madame Ping. Depending on what seeds you plant, you will want to attend a distinct quantity of real-world time to see them develop and harvest them.
New weapons and artifacts
Here’s the enjoyable stuff. Brand-new weapons and artifacts have arrived to experiment and make new builds with in 2.0. Takashi, a model new blacksmith in Inazuma has new, regional particular weapons so that you can craft. There are seven to start out with, with two being five-star rated and the remaining 4 star. The 5 stars are the Thundering Pulse, a bow, and the Mistsplitter Reforged, which is a sword.
The four-star weapons are the Hamayumi bow, Amenoma Kaguechi sword, Katsuragikiri Nagamasa claymore, Kitain Cross Spear polearm, and Hakushin Ring catalyst. These weapons hit nearly as arduous as their names are to pronounce, so get to work forging all of them. Just ensure you’ve collected sufficient Billits upfront, that are required to make all of those weapons.
In phrases of artifacts, solely two new ones are right here to start out.
First is the Emblem of Severed Fate, which is a five-star set that focuses on recharging your vitality. Here’s the way it breaks down relying on what number of items you equip:
Two-piece set — Energy recharge +20%
Four-piece set — Increases Elemental Burst harm by 25% of Energy Recharge with a cap of a 75% bonus harm.
Second is the Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, additionally 5 stars, and is extra offensive.
Two-piece set — Attack +18%
Four-piece set — When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or extra Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging assault harm is elevated by 50% for 10 seconds
While not as flashy or tangible as new quests, characters, or objects, Genshin Impact lastly getting full cross-save assist continues to be a significant addition to the two.0 replace for lots of gamers. Specifically, PlayStation gamers needed to undergo having their accounts locked on their platform up till now. Thankfully, PlayStation, PC, and cellular gamers can now carry their progress between all these platforms by way of one unified account.
The solely potential draw back right here is that for this characteristic to work, chatting with PlayStation gamers particularly, you can not have already created a brand new account on both cellular or PC utilizing the identical electronic mail tackle that’s linked to your PSN account.