Genshin Affect’s 1.1 content material replace, referred to as ‘A New Star Approaches’, is coming to PC, Android, iOS and PS4 on November 11. The sport may even be playable through backwards compatibility on PS5.
IGN can reveal that the replace will add 4 new playable characters (two of that are 5-star characters), a model new sequence of quests, the sport’s first seasonal occasion, and a brand new Popularity system for particular person areas of the sport. You’ll be able to try a trailer for the 1.1 replace under:
Take a look at particulars for every of the brand new additions under:
The replace provides 4 new characters. Childe is a 5-star hydro archer that, not like some other character, can change between melee and ranged assaults. Zhongli is a 5-star geo polearm wielder with excessive protection, sturdy area-of-effect assaults, and may petrify enemies. Xinyan and Diona are new 4-star characters who haven’t but been detailed, however will provide “more practical elemental combos and fight methods”.
No main particulars have been revealed for the brand new sequence of quests coming within the 1.1 replace, however we all know that it’ll embrace the grand finale of the Liyue chapter, that means there will probably be three full acts of quests within the core storyline. Producer and CEO Hugh Tsai tells IGN that extra character-specific aspect quests will probably be added, too.
Seasonal Occasion – ‘Unreconciled Stars’
Unreconciled Stars is a two-week occasion, “which calls on all gamers to struggle again towards a sudden and horrible disaster going through Teyvat”. The occasion will add a sequence of quests, co-op challenges, and can provide rewards together with 4-star character Fischl.
The brand new Popularity system will give gamers a separate ranking in every of the sport’s cities, which can construct upon finishing actions within the surrounding area. Constructing Popularity will provide region-exclusive rewards, together with customisation choices and a few of the new objects listed under.
New instruments embrace a conveyable waypoint, moveable range, treasure compass, and oculus resonance stones (which can mark close by Anemoculi and Geoculi. The replace may even add a Wind Catcher merchandise, which shops anemograna to create on-demand wind currents, permitting for extra exploration.
A Enjoyable Monster Cameo
Extra a little bit of enjoyable than a significant addition, Tsai additionally tells us that the 1.1 replace will add a brand new particular monster referred to as the Forrest Hilichurl. “The workforce designed this monster as an in-game cameo of our firm president, Forrest Liu, in hilichurl kind,” the producer explains. “Gamers, everytime you really feel in a foul temper, or there’s one thing you are not glad about within the recreation — and after you’ve got voiced your considerations through the Suggestions perform — please be happy to hunt out this most uncommon hilichurl and vent your whole frustrations on him with my blessing.”
Developer miHoYo has additionally confirmed that the sport will probably be absolutely playable on PS5, with “with improved graphics and sooner load occasions.”
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