Dubbed Shadows Amidst Snowstorms, developer MihoYo has confirmed Genshin Impact 2.3 will go live on their NA, EU and JP servers starting 24 November 2021. Taking players from the Japan-themed locale of Inazuma and putting them back on the frigid mountains of Dragonspine, players will be tasked with putting their adventuring skills to the test through a series of challenges.
Joined by Albedo, Eula, other acquaintances and that fickle environmental foe ‘Sheer Cold’, the challenges will involve agility, tracking and combat skills – and lead you to attaining a series of rewards including 4-star Sword, Cinnabar Spindle, and the ability to create your own “Puffy Snowmen.”
For those looking to head back to Inazuma, there will be another event during this patch cycle to look forward to. Travelers may undertake the investigation into recent mass disappearances of small animals and a mysterious Warrior Dog, rescue these lost critters, and eventually obtain a special Gadget that can replicate forms of some creatures in the Serenitea Pot.
Tsurumi Island will also be receiving a new boss – the huge monstrous Golden Wolflord. The Golden Wolflord is even more dangerous than its subordinates, the Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps, and has the same ability to apply the “Corrosion” status which constantly lowers the HP of all party members regardless of their shields. Meanwhile, this terrifying beast can summon Rifthound Skulls to shield itself. In the later stage of the battle, the Golden Wolflord can further increase its Attack at the cost of lowering its Resistance to Geo Attacks.
Three five-star characters will be up for grabs this cycle – two returning and one newcomer – along with a new 4-star. Both Albedo’s and Eula’s Wish Events will be up for a rerun at the same time, followed by another Wish Event featuring Arataki Itto and Gorou. The new five-star character Arataki Itto is an intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins. Wielding a giant Claymore and the power of Geo, he can slash empowered Charged Attacks with his unique Superlative Superstrength and transform himself into the Raging Oni King, buffing his attack capabilities while lowering his Elemental and Physical Resistance. The new four-star character Gorou also wields a Geo Vision but favors the bow as a weapon. As the great general of Watasumi Island’s forces, he can provide more buffs to characters on the field with more Geo characters in the party. With the two new characters will also come Story Quests and/or Hangout events.
Genshin Impact Version 2.3: Shadows Amidst Snowstorms is scheduled to go live on 24 November 2021 on all servers. Genshin Impact is a micro-transaction (gacha) supported free-to-play open-world action adventure game which can be downloaded for free on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS and Android.