MiHoYo has released a character demo for Xiao the Yaksha, the new spear fighter to be available on Genshin Impact.
A previous teaser trailer revealed that Xiao is an Adeptus and the only survivor of the FIve Yakshas dispatched by Morax to defeat the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides in Wangshu Inn, where he separated himself from crowds and human interactions.
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.
Xiao was shortly available as a playable character during Genshin Impact’s closed beta test 2, players can get a chance of unlocking the special fighter tomorrow, February 3, when version 1.3 is finally available.
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.
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 will request the traveler’s support to Liyue’s locals to gather all the resources needed for the festivities and attend 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 Genshin Impact 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.