Genshin Impact by developer miHoYo has taken the gaming world by storm. What once caused a gamer to smash his PS4 Pro during the middle of a gaming convention has since become one of the most profitable games ever in its first year of existence.
miHoYo continues to grow the game more and more, adding new characters, events, locations, lore, and so much more. The best part? It’s free to play. I’ve yet to spend a dime on the game, putting countless hours into it, having an honest-to-goodness blast with it, without spending a dime on any additional content.
That doesn’t mean I’ll never throw a few bucks their way though. Version 2.4 is right around the corner, as it’ll add all kinds of additional content to an already robust gaming world of Teyvat.
Here’s the official description courtesy of developer miHoYo:
Unlike the other islands in Inazuma, Enkanomiya is a huge floating island located beneath the ocean, constantly eroded by the Abyss. Ancestors of the people of Watatsumi Island once lived there, leaving the ruins of an ancient civilization that are older than any other relics found on land. Without day and night underground, players will find a way to use Dainichi Mikoshi, the artificial sun developed by the ancient civilization, as they delve into the puzzles and depths of Enkanomiya.
Dangerous enemies also await in the unknown new area. Living in the dark waters of Enkanomiya, Bathysmal Vishaps are cunning social predators who can hunt together and take advantage of their surroundings in combat. More enemies also show up from the Abyss. The Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames can unleash Pyro attacks that deal delayed bursts of damage regardless if characters are shielded or not.
To confront the challenges, players can team up with more reliable companions. The two new playable characters joining at the start of Version 2.4 are both polearm users and reliable supports to the team. The new five-star character Shenhe not only wields the power of Cryo herself but also increases the Cryo damage dealt by her teammates. Her Elemental Skill can also boost either nearby party members’ Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage, or their Normal, Plunging, and Charged Attack damage. The four-star character Yun Jin owns a Geo Vision, and she can buff her teammates’ Normal Attacks based on her Defense and the variety of Visions in the player’s party. As an opera master, Yun Jin’s opera performance will be voiced by a professional Peking Opera Artist, while her daily-life dialogues will be delivered by voice actors in different languages. Players may also recruit Xiao, Ganyu, and Zhongli in their own Event Wishes during the upcoming version.
As the world of Teyvat sees its own new year arrive in Version 2.4, Liyue Harbor will once again be packed with games, stalls, vendors, and all sorts of festivities to celebrate the Lantern Rite. In this year, the Traveler can also pitch in to help Ningguang and the locals rebuild the Jade Chamber. Meanwhile, rich rewards including 10 Intertwined Fates, a chance to get one of the eight free four-star Liyue characters, and Ningguang’s new outfit Orchid’s Evening Gown can be obtained in the latest seasonal events. Keqing’s new outfit Opulent Splendor will also be on sale with a limited-time discount.
Not enough for you? How about 12 screenshots and the official version 2.4 trailer, Brah!?
Hope to see you on January 5th! Genshin Impact is available now for free on the PS4, PS5, PC, and Mobile.
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