Open-world exploration and adventure game Genshin Impact will launch its Version 1.1 update featuring four new playable characters, fresh quests, the first seasonal event, and a new Reputation System for individual regions of the game.
The new update titled A New Star Approaches is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 11 and heralds the arrival of four new characters, and two pairs of four- and five-star heroes.
- Childe (voiced by Ryouhei Kimura) is a five-star hydro-archer, the youngest, yet one of the most dangerous because of a switch hitting style that combines melee with ranged attacks with ease.
- Zhongli (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno) is a five-star geo-spear wielder invited by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things, he willingly pays any asking price.
- Xinyan (voiced by Chiaki Takahashi) is a four-star pyro user who wields claymores and can summon a protection shield by playing a guitar.
- Diona (voiced by Shiori Izawa) is a four-star cyro-based character with a Molotov ability to trouble opponents.
Aside from the four characters, the update will add three full acts of quests to complete the Liyue core storyline. More character-specific side quests will be added as well.
A Reputation System will add a new NPC to each place to add more objectives and rewards.
There will be the first-ever Unreconciled Stars seasonal event "which calls on all players to fight back against a sudden and terrible catastrophe facing Teyvat” with four-star electro archer Fischl as a reward. There will also be co-op quests lasting for two weeks.
Developer miHoYo confirmed that Genshin Impact’s Version 1.1 update will arrive Nov. 11 on PC, Android, iOS and PS4, with PS5 backwards compatibility.
Watch the two-minute preview for A New Star Approaches here: