Genshin Impact 1.5 update will be released on April 28 and, ahead of the release, miHoYo has revealed all the new characters, challenges, and other gameplay features that you will see in the upcoming patch.
As usual, Genshin Impact’s latest live stream event for the 1.5 updates also revealed redeemable codes that cumulatively offer a total of 300 free Primogems.
One of the biggest features of the 1.5 update is a ‘housing system’. Players will be able to build new houses and decorate them with various items. You will get different house and realm styles, each with plenty of space for outdoor recreation and indoor luxury. The interesting part is how this will work.
The main character will get a gadget called Serenitea Pot with which one will be able to enter a completely new world to create houses. However, don’t assume you will get that item without putting in the extra effort. It can be made using Liyue’s Adepti and players will have to play some quest to get it. Players can invite some friends to their new house to win rewards.
Once you get the Serenitea Pot, you will also have access to three different realm layouts. Inside the realm, players will see Tubby, and one needs to increase his trust rank to get 60 Primogems.
You can win his trust by creating new furnishings for your home. Players will also gain ‘Realm Currency’ for building a home. You can spend those currencies on a variety of materials and rewards.
New characters and weapons in Genshin Impact 1.5 update
The update will introduce two new playable characters, namely Eula and Yanfei. There is also a new banner of Zhongli which is a 5-star Geo character.
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Eula is a 5-star character and the Spindrift Knight/Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company. Wielding a claymore and the power of Cryo, she can deal AoE damage and increase her resistance to interruption with her elemental skill and elemental burst.
Meanwhile, Yanfei is a 4-star Pyro-using catalyst wielder. She will appear in Zhongli’s event wish – Gentry of Hermitage.
Apart from these, a new 5-star weapon (Claymore) and two sets of Artifacts will also be released in the upcoming update. You will get the new 5-star Artifacts via a new domain called Ridge Watch.
New challenges/enemies in Genshin Impact 1.5 update
Behold, three new bosses – Azhdaha, Cryo Hypostasis, and Abyss Lector.
In the latest Genshin Impact 1.5 update, you will find two new formidable enemies that will be waiting for adventurers to fight and loot. There will be a new Trounce Domain opponent, Azhdaha, the “Lord of Vishaps”.
Interestingly, this monster can change its elements. So, if you manage to defeat the new weekly boss, you will receive rare rewards once a week.
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In addition to Dragonspine, the Cryo Hypostasis will also make an appearance as a new Boss Enemy. The company says, “just like other enemies in the Hypostasis series, the Cryo Hypostasis has a unique pattern of attack and provides precious resources when defeated, including Character Level-Up Materials.”
There is one more enemy in Abyss called Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning. The developers noted that some of the Abyss Lector attacks will decrease characters’ elemental energy once they hit their opponents.
The update will also usher in a number of other gameplay improvements, including halving the cost of claiming the first three Trounce Domain rewards per week and doubling the amount of Companionship EXP earned in Co-Op mode. Additionally, there will be a few events, namely Energy Amplifier Initiation, Battlefront: Misty Dungeon, Windtrace, Mimi Tomo, and more.
The patch will add new storylines in the Hangout Events section as well. Genshin Impact players will be able to spend time with Diona (in Act 1) and Noelle (in Act 2) will still be there. Users will also see a Zhongli quest.
Free character in Genshin Impact 1.5 update
Like every other update, this one too brings a new free character. Once the Genshin Impact 1.5 update is released, users will come across an event that will give you a 4-star character, Diona, for free, upon completion of the event.
What are you most looking forward to with this update?