It only released at the end of last month on PS4, but Genshin Impact has already had a huge, er, impact. The free-to-play adventure smashed our own expectations, and developer Mihoyo has reportedly made a whole lotta money.
But if you've been wondering what's next for Genshin Impact, wonder no more. The game's first big update — version 1.1 — has been detailed, and it should give players a great excuse to keep playing.
For starters, four new characters are being added to the title's already diverse roster (although you'll obviously have to spin for them). On top of that, players can look forward to "three full acts" of brand new quests, and a city-based 'reputation system' is being introduced. By completing activities in and around the game's settlements, you'll unlock exclusive rewards, customisation options, and new items.
It sounds like a very meaty update, but that's not all. Patch 1.1 will also ensure that Genshin Impact runs better on PS5, flaunting "improved graphics and faster load times". Lovely.
Update 1.1 will be available from the 11th November, and we'll post a reminder once it's out. Will you be diving back into Genshin Impact for this one? Collect your rewards in the comments section below.
[source ign.com, via gematsu.com]
Can't get enough of this game on PS4. Opened the complete map (Massive) and still finding lots to do.
This will be awesome on PS5. Can't wait
For a free game, this has so much to do and I haven't looked at paying extra at the moment. Currently at level 22 and not bored at all
Big updates and little events go a long way. I play this regularly at this point, and will probably not stop for the foreseeable future. Love this game!
So version 1.1 is due out on 11/11.
Well played Mihoyo
Has it turned down the fan noise on the Pro?
I haven't been as absorbed in an open world since Breath of the Wild. It really is almost that good at times.
It's not without it's issues though.
Regardless I'm hopelessly engrossed and cannot wait for more content and faster load times on PS5.
@sanderson72 Ha! Lets hope so this game makes my console fan ramp up more than God of War. (I just play the wonderful soundtrack louder)
@themightyant Phew, I'm glad it's not just mine! My Pro is actually fairly quiet but some games (including this) just make the fan go nuts! I can only assume it's badly coded 4K upscaling?
Love this game but at AR 41 and World Tier 5 the P2W elements are creeping in. The horribly implemented resin system straight up blocks progression. Need weapon materials? Buy resin. Need upgrade materials? Buy resin.
Sure you can wait out the timers but it will take you actual MONTHS to upgrade your team. Not to mention the end game Spiral Abyss requires 2 high level teams to progress.
Great game absolutely ruined by gating.
I’ve been playing this on my phone, ipad, and pc. I want to play it on ps4 or ps5 but I really need cross-save feature (with ios) since sometimes I just want to quick login to take some reward and log off on my phone.
I'm 10 or so adventure ranks lower then you @Shigurui and I have the exact same thoughts as you regarding the progression. It's such a shame as without the monetisiation it'd easily be one of the best games I've played this year.
Sneakily hiding that battle pass til adventure rank 20 really left a sour taste in my mouth too...
@Shigurui @Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I suppose this is ultimately why it's 'free'. They gotta make some cash somehow for it.
I'm basically doing daily quests and killing Regisvines cause I am AR 30 which means story wise I'm closing to the end it is a great game but you gonna be pissed off by the resins I mean 20 for a Ley Line can you not make it 10 this is why I spend like 2hrs a day on this game just doing a couple of Ley lines and killing Regisvines collecting ascension materials for both weapon and character
As for Gacha it is literally all about luck I literally got Mona and Diluc without spending a dime and around 10 4* weapons in the Gacha but you better off saving your primogems for the character you really want if the Gacha system hates you ( which in my previous F2P Gacha experience usually takes up months )
@sanderson72 I never actually had a major issue with it in ANY game until this and was wondering if it was just this game or whether the thermal paste was just old and dry and needed replacing. Did this with my base PS4 and cleaned all the fluff out of the heatsink and it made a HUGE difference.
Hoping liquid metal + hoover holes in PS5 negates the need for this!!!
@Shigurui heck even in my level (30) I could feel it I'm running out of ascension materials running out of Mora running out of EXP cards only have like 100 Primogems and i only got 3 moon fragments left and I barely leveled 50 5 characters on my squad ( MC, Fischl, Mona, Kaeya and Diluc )
I wish they lessen the Resin consumption by at least 10 so it would be better and less hassle to grind for Weapons ascension, Mona and EXP cards
And oh yeah the market does not reset the inventory like WUT!?
I really like the game and I would definitely pay the full price, but instead of that we got this new predatory practices that really affect the game later on such a shame because this could easily be one of my GOTY if it wasn’t for that
I confronted Stormterror the other day and realized I haven't been taken cooking seriously, went farming and prepared a whole bunch of skewers and madames, returned and destroyed the dragon. Fantastic game!
@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy - Yeah, the battle pass was sneakily done but the worst part of it is a lot of the activities require you to use resin for things you may not want to do. Thankfully I maxed the pass yesterday so for the next 12 days I'm free to spend resin where I want to.
We're getting a resin increase of 40 in 1.1 and a battle pass decrease of 400 needed per week but that's not enough if the refresh timer is still 1 every 8 minutes. At least it's something I suppose.
@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy @GKO900 @Shigurui
Agree with what you all have to say. Could be game of the year contender if they didn't gate so much levelling and if the wishing wasn't so predatory.
I got pretty unlucky, no 5 star items or characters. At Adventure rank 34 now but have been happy with what I did get and built a team around Razor. Bennett for support/healing and Barbara as healing. Thinking of dropping the Traveller as I switch to them less and less. Also got Xianling so debating whether to switch her for Bennett but all the level gating and grinding makes me want to stick with who I have or wait for the free Fishcl in 1.1.
The way the levelling is set up really doesn't make me want more characters that I feel I would want to level. It's a broken system as is resin.
Hmm that's nice!
Framerate is awful. Like 20fps in a lot of places.
With the kind of graphics this game has, i can not believe that's the performance expected.
I didn't get far enough into it for Resin to really affect me (That would've really made me drop it if I already hadn't) but I could already see where it was going with the character ascension items and the like @Shigurui. Not to mention the sheer amount of different currencies there are to seemingly baffle you...
I did actually get Venti from the last timed wish banner @themightyant. Kinda ironically as it was just after they sent out those player survey things and ended up saying something quite similar to GKO900's post to Mi-Ho-Yo themselves, used up the remaining stuff I had then dropped the game like a bad habit and haven't gone back to it since 😅
I can't wait to buy it....bad joke sorry. This game has been a pleasant surprise this year
@Shigurui The resin economy sucks, but as far as gachasl games go it isn't terrible, and they are increasing it a little.
However, as a game, holy crap the grind is bad once you get passed like AR 35. I'm at 37, and I basically just hop on and play for my dailies and that's it. That's F2P life right there.
I wouldn't say P2W, but paying to not have to wait is also pretty damn bad. 1 resin per 8 minutes is terrible. Especially on console where you only have access to the game at your home.
As someone who plays a mobile gacha as a semi-F2P player really regularly, I know for sure I'm in for the long haul. It has to take something massively egregious to make me not want to play.
Just need controller support on Android. So I can keep playing when not home. Touch screen is awful.
Hands down the best F2P game on console.
@Constable_What - If not P2W then it's P2Play. No matter how you want to phrase it if you don't buy either the BP, the Welkin or both then once you hit the upper AR's you're in for smashing your head against months long time gates. Also, keep in mind that if you buy resin with gems the price keeps going up each time you buy. That's a truly disgusting practice.
I have no doubt the game will continue to be hugely successful on mobile, but on console and PC, which for many players this is the first/only Gacha they've ever played, the game will die in no time if miHoYo don't change their ways regarding resin use and resource/item/artifact drop rates.
I'm also in for the long haul regardless but the Honeymoon is over now. This game might be great but it's every bit as predatory as the very worst MTX laden games out there. I dread to think what the likes of EA and 2K will do now because you know they're watching the Genshin Impact model like hawks.
@Shigurui such a good description for how I'm feeling with the game! Still loads of fun to play, but there's always something that pops up during a session where I'm like "yup that's some bull****" honeymoon phase is over
@Shigurui TBH, I'm just waiting for November 11th when new content drops. There's not really anything to do atm, so I don't really feel like I'm being gated in anyway, I just think there isn't enough content to easily get your AR past 35. I think that's the soft cap content wise, and once you got that you're going to be grinding and grinding and grinding and grinding.
Don't ever buy resin with primogems. It isn't worth it at all. Just wait for it it refill. You're not missing out on anything by waiting for the cap to refill, and you can save your gems for new characters. We're going to be getting a lot more resources once the new nation opens up too, I don't know about you, but practically everything in Liyue and Mondstadt is depleted, besides things that require resins.
They need to do something more about resins for sure. I think you're right about the game dying on console at least because there isn't cross-save between console and mobile. It wouldn't be so bad if you could just play it whenever you wanted on the go to get most of the grindy bull**** out of way.
If you spend absolutely nothing, this game is still a great value for the nothing you spend. I hope EA and Activision watch this game, tbh. Because their games suck, are too expensive, and are way grindier.
@Constable_What - The grind doesn't bother me, I'll hit AR 42 tomorrow and it has been a haul since the mid 30's. That said I've put almost 1500 hrs into Warframe so I'm well versed in F2P grinding lol.
What does bother me are instances like today, I need some materials to ascend a weapon from 70 to 80 so I hit the domain with 120 resin. Six runs later I leave with a bunch of materials but none that I actually need because the drop tables are polluted. I also need to raise a combat talent which requires a Dragon boss item. I get one shot at that item per week. I make no secret that I love this game but I won't defend its garbage drop rates and item gating.
@Shigurui Ah, yeah you're right. The drop rate is awful, and I don't even think you can pay money for the dragon boss item, you just have to hope to get it. The resin stuff is the worst offender because you can actually pay to mitigate the wait, not even grind, with money. It really sucks. The game has only been out for a month, so hopefully they add some content to make the wait and the grind more tolerable.
@Constable_What - Yeah, the Dragon drop is pure RNG and one chance per week is ridiculous, as is the 60 resin cost for that one chance. As for weapon mats I can't see any good reason why the shops can't stock them in limited amounts, at least the basic ones so I can buy them and craft the rarer ones. (I'm not naive, I know the reason but you know what I mean lol). Give us options.
As I said I've put a lot of time into Warframe over the years and that game has had some awful practices which were ironed out over time so I have hope that Genshin will do the same.
the frame rate on ps4 pro is terrible so hopefully the ps5 version is 60fps
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