The game has drawn in millions of players with its stunning anime-style graphics, fun and compelling characters, an open world full of things to do, and a story that continues to evolve.
Well, the game is continuing to evolve, with version 1.3, "All That Glitters," just around the corner. Although we may not see a new location like that of version 1.2 with the release of Dragonspine, we will be getting a new character, a new questline, a new event, and other goodies!
New Character - Xiao
Version 1.3 will be hitting the floor running with a new five-star playable character. The character is Xiao, the Vigilant Yaksha.
Xiao appears to be an Anemo-element polearm user.
Along with the introduction of Xiao, you will be able to partake in his storyline quests included in version 1.3 as well.
New Event - Lantern Rite
The Lantern Rite event will bring a multitude of changes to Liyue Harbor. When the patch is released, you can expect to see Liyue Harbor decked out in a new style. Enjoy the massive amount of Lanterns displayed in Liyue while also partaking in special event quests.
With the Lantern Rite event comes the "All That Glitters" story quest, a new activity called the "Lantern Rite Tales," the "Theater Mechanicus," and "Xiao Market."
New Promo - Stand by Me
Along with the new event, it appears that there will be a new promo available to users. Titled "Stand by Me," it looks like it will allow players to obtain a four-star Liyue-based character. The characters that players can choose from appears to be:
You thought a new character and a new event was all that we would see? Nope! Watching the trailer, it looks like we will be able to battle new boss monsters. Usually encountered in their Geo-infused forms, you will be able to take on elementally empowered Vishaps. Vishaps are dragon-like creatures that pack a punch!
Along with the release of these new boss fights, you will be able to partake in the event "Vishaps and Where to Find Them" once Version 1.3 releases.
When the update lands, travelers can obtain ten free Intertwined Fate through a daily login event.
As mentioned above, we will see a new mini-game called "Theater Mechanicus." This appears to be a tower-defense like mini-game that you can take on solo or with your friends.
Genshin Impact, probably one of the best things that came out of the year 2020, is continuing to grow and expand on the original game. Developer miHoYo initially stated that the game will continue to grow and that the base game is just the beginning.
Version 1.3 is only the third major update to the game. I wonder what 1.4 will bring!
On another note... miHoYo, please let Genshin Impact work on Shadow and other Virtual Machines!