MiHoYo has just revealed all the details of Genshin Impact ‘s Version 1.3. Players can expect Xiao, new bosses, and a free hero of their choosing.
Arriving on February 3, 2021, the first update of 2021 will add to the world of Teyvat the new year’s celebration of one of Liye’s oldest traditions, the Lantern Rite. The event will reveal more of Liye’s rich history and culture and will gear travelers for future adventures.
Check the new trailer down below:
“On this marvelous Lantern Rite, we pray that the fallen heroes may be guided home.” Every single wish, no matter how small, is worth seeing to fruition. We will finally reunite with those we long for on a dreamlike night.
The Lantern Rite event marks the arrival of Xiao, the Vigilant Yaksha, the new 5-star playable character. He wields a polearm and the power of Anemo. Here is the official description of the hero via MiHoYo:
Xiao is a fierce warrior whose elemental burst grants him increased damage at the cost of continuously draining his health. During the Lantern Rite, Travelers will have the chance to accompany Xiao for a day in the life of a guardian of Liyue, offering a rare glimpse into his life of solitude over the past millennia.
The Lantern Rite will encourage travelers to assist with Liyue’s locals for the various preparations for the festivities and, of course, by attending the grand ceremony on the night of the first full moon of the year. During the ceremony, countless lanterns will light up the night sky, carrying the wishes of every household into the heavens.
Generous resources and rewards will be available from the events in Version 1.3 to fully prepare Travelers for a new year of adventure in Teyvat. During the Lantern Rite period, Travelers can claim 10 free Intertwined Fates via a daily login event and obtain over 1,600 Primogems and plenty of resources, including the Crown of Insight, by completing other festive events. Furthermore, Travelers will also have a chance to choose one free 4-star character from Liyue to add to their party.
Version 1.3 will also feature customizations and optimization items. ‘The Archive’ will also be expanded to include the information on discovered creates and defeated enemies. This Archive can be displayed to other characters via the Profile screen.
A new gadget called Parametric Transformer will provide a means of transmuting excess resources, turning them into something useful.
MiHoYo’s development team announced that they will roll out a new version of the game every six weeks, those updates will add new activities and events that will reward travelers with new items. Genshin Impact content will be based on cultural events matching real-world calendar events.