Today miHoYo revealed their highly anticipated version 1.1 update, known simply as A New Star Approaches, for Genshin Impact.
Thanks to datamining and some unfortunate mistakes, some of this content was spoiled a little while ago, something fans have been eagerly waiting for.
As for the actual contents of the update, miHoYo did not formally reveal, but IGN lists it as follows:
Tartaglia (voiced by Ryouhei Kimura) (5-star)
Zhongli (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno) (5-star)
Xinyan (voiced by Chiaki Takahashi) (4-star)
Diona (voiced by Shiori Izawa) (4-star)
Three full acts of quests in the core storyline will be added, including the grand finale of the Liyue chapter, plus character-specific side quests.IGN
“Unreconciled Stars” Seasonal Event
“Unreconciled Stars” is a two-week season event “which calls on all players to fight back against a sudden and terrible catastrophe facing Teyvat.” It adds a series of quests, cooperative challenges, and will offer rewards such as 4-star character Fischl.
A new system that gives players a separate rating in each city, and is built up by competing activities in the surrounding region. Building up reputation offers region-exclusive rewards, including customization options and new items.
New tools include a portable waypoint, portable stove, treasure compass, and oculus resonance stones. The update will also add a Wind Catcher item, which stores anemograna to create on-demand wind currents, allowing for more exploration.
The Forest Hilichurl will appear as an in-game cameo of miHoYo company president Forrest Liu in hilichurl form.
PlayStation 5 Support
Genshin Impact will also be playable on PlayStation 5 “with improved graphics and faster load times.”IGN
All this starts on Nov. 11, 2020 and should be the first of many exciting updates coming.