New adventures await players new and old on 28 April 2021, with developer MiHoYo confirming that Genshin Impact Version 1.5: Beneath the Light of Jadeite will go live on North American, European and Asian servers on that date. This update coincides with the release of Genshin Impact‘s PlayStation 5 native client, which will also be available to freely download via the PlayStation Store that day.
Version 1.5 sets out to offer players plenty of opportunities to spend time with characters, creating new stories in the present while learning about others from the past. Those interested in Liyue’s history can pick up where they left off with Zhongli in the second installment of his story quest. Back in Mondstadt, players can continue their story with Noelle and also spend some time with Diona, the popular bartender of The Cat’s Tail, in a new series of Hangout Events. For those hoping that Klee will finally be let out of her locked room… you may be waiting a little time longer.
For those diving into the game’s gacha system again, players will be given the chance to pull Eula and Yanfei, a 5-star and 4-star character respectively. Eula is the Spindrift Knight and 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. Yanfei is a four-star Pyro-using catalyst wielder. Born in Liyue during peacetime, Yanfei is a young half-human, half-illuminated-beast who dedicates her life to studying, interpreting, and advising her clients on Liyue’s laws.
Following rumours about its inclusion, players will be able to create their own personal realm, accessible with the newly introduced ‘Serenitea Pot’. Created by Liyue’s adepti, inside this special teapot is a realm where players can build and decorate their home as they wish. Different house and realm styles will be available, each with plenty of space for outdoor recreation and indoor luxury.
Two new formidable enemies are being introduced in Version 1.5, waiting for adventurers to fight and loot. An all-new Trounce Domain opponent, Azhdaha, the “Lord of Vishaps,” offers rare rewards once a week for travellers who manage to conquer his fierce attacks, use of multiple elements, and ability to alter the battlefield terrain. In a new chilling addition to Dragonspine, the Cryo Hypostasis will make an appearance as a new Boss Enemy. 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.
These updates are in addition to a number of gameplay improvements to also be rolled out.
While we are still be waiting for Inazuma to be rolled out as the next piece on Teyvat’s world map, MiHoYo has shared a few pieces of concept art – depicting the third major city and region in the game. You can view these below: