Bringing a sweeping range of new content to the game ahead of the Christmas holiday period, Chinese developer and publisher MiHoYo has rolled out Genshin Impact Version 1.2: The Chalk Prince and the Dragon onto their America, European and Asian game servers today. This update is available across all platforms – Windows PC, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android.
Version 1.2 features the game’s first map expansion update, granting players access to the frigid frozen realm of Dragonspire. It is a frozen mountain range south of Mondstadt and home to plenty of unique creatures, a lost ancient civilization, bountiful ingredients, rare artefacts and more. Covered by snow all year round, Dragonspine’s extreme weather also challenges every Traveller to survive the biting cold. To the enjoyment or annoyance of some, this setting also opens up a new “Sheer Cold” bar. At such cold temperatures, keeping warm becomes the most important thing that players need to keep in mind, whether in combat or exploration.
The game’s gacha system has also been updated to introduce two new five-star characters for those lucky enough to unlock them – Albedo and Ganyu. Featured in the upcoming “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon” questline, Albedo is a young yet legendary genius alchemist in Mondstadt, wielding a sword and the power of geo. Ganyu is a half human, half-adeptus Cyro archer who serves as an emissary and secretary for the Liyue Qixing. In Version 1.2, players can also get a closer look into Ganyu’s story through her personal side quest.
The new seasonal event, “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon”, also takes place in Dragonspine. Travelers will join Albedo, the genius Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of Mondstadt’s Knights of Favonius, to investigate a sword with mysterious power known as the Festering Desire. By participating in the seasonal event, players can not only obtain and fully refine the Festering Desire but also redeem rich rewards from the event shop, including the Crown of Insight.
Want to know everything that has been introduced in Genshin Impact Version 1.2: The Chalk Prince and the Dragon? Click HERE to read the game’s full update notes! You can also read more about the fixes the development team has implemented HERE.
Want to get your gacha on? MiHoYo has announced that the new character event wish titled ‘Secretum Secretorum’ is now live. This greatly increases you chance of receiving the event-exclusive 5-star character Albedo, in addition to boosting the pull rate of 4-star characters Fischl, Sucrose and Bennett.