Genshin Impact Reveals Version 1.1 Update With PS5 Compatibility, Seasonal Event, and Two New Waifus…I Mean Characters

MiHoYo has revealed that Version 1.1 of their open-world RPG, Genshin Impact, will launch on PlayStation 4, PC, iOS, and Android on November 11.

This new update will introduce four new characters, including two 5-star characters, “Childe” and Zhongli. “Childe” is a Hydro archer with the ability to switch between melee and ranged combat modes. At the same time, Zhongli is a Geo polearm user who deals with an immense area of effect damage, possesses strong defensive abilities, and has the power to petrify his enemies. Two new 4-star characters, Xinyan and Diona, offer players opportunities to diversify their party of four for more effective elemental combos and combat strategies.

Players will take on a few new quests in the game, which includes the grand finale to the Liyue chapter of the main storyline. Also, players will be able to take on the first season event, Unreconciled Stars, which calls on all players to fight back against a sudden and terrible catastrophe facing Teyvat. During the two-week event, players can accomplish a series of new quests, participate in a range of new co-op challenges, and earn rich rewards, including the 4-star character Fischl.

The update introduces a brand new per-city “Reputation” system, which allows the Traveler to build up their reputation in cities and unlock rewards.

Lastly, Genshin Impact will be available to play via PlayStation 5 backward compatibility. This offers improved load times and graphics.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG where you will play as a young protagonist known as the traveler. During gameplay, players will explore and climb various buildings and locations and battle monsters around the game’s open world. This game is definitely inspired by titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Breath of the Wild just by its look, but the models and animations are very similar to Honkai Impact 3rd.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any more news around Genshin Impact’s release.

In case you missed, check out our review of the game as well as our interview with the developer.

You can check out the new characters and screenshots below:


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