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Genshin Impact continues to be one of the biggest success stories on PlayStation 5 and PS4, with millions upon millions of hours logged in 2021 yet again. And developer miHoYo will be banking on its next major update, v2.4, reeling lapsed players back in on 5th January, 2022. That’s next week, folks, so not long to wait!

“As New Year is also approaching in the world of Teyvat, we’d like to invite you to Liyue’s Lantern Rite,” the official PlayStation Blog post states. “Join Shenhe, Yun Jin, and our old friends in rebuilding the Jade Chamber, and gain rich rewards including 10 Intertwined Fates and a free four-star Liyue character of your choice.” We’re going to assume fans understand at least some of these words.

In addition to the new characters and celebratory event, you’ll also be able to discover a new realm beneath Watatsumi Island. “You can obtain the Key of the Moon-Bathed Deep with Shrine Maiden Tsuyuko and explore the ruins of an ancient civilization that is older than any other ruin you can see on land,” the official announcement continues.

The studio has been working to improve the overall visual appearance of the title as well, and the latest update will plot the introduction of softer shadows. “Soft shadows provide important cues about the distance between objects,” it explained. “When an object is further away from another object that its shadow is cast on, its shadow becomes softer and blurrier.”

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