Boasting the climax to Fontaine’s main archon quest, offering two new playable characters, new regions to explore and more – following a temporary delay in the announcement – HoYoverse has shared confirmation that Genshin Impact Version 4.2 – Masquerade of the Guilty will be going live on game servers next Wednesday (8 November 2023) on PC, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.
As one would expect from the climax to any major story quest, danger is afoot, with Fontaine on the brink of destruction. The nation needs all hands on deck, even the Fatui Harbinger, Arlecchino, as the Primordial Seawater which can dissolve all Fontainians comes dangerously close to submerging the nation. The approaching waters are also awakening formidable enemies as well as fearsome monsters. Travelers will face the All-Devouring Narwhal, the new weekly boss that deals massive AoE attacks, as well as The Foul who resides within. Meanwhile, another boss, the Hydro Tulpa, has also emerged from its slumber. It possesses the unique ability to buff itself during combat by absorbing Half-Tulpas.
On the playable character side of things, two new characters have the opportunity to join your ranks should lady luck look upon you favourably. The Hydro Archon Furina will finally join as a five-star Hydro sword user, and the ace reporter Charlotte will join as a four-star Cryo catalyst wielder. Furina fights gracefully and can switch between two Arkhe alignments, giving her a different look as well as different Elemental Skills that can be used to attack or heal. Her power can be further unleashed upon her Elemental Burst to provide damage and healing bonuses for the whole team. As a reporter, Charlotte integrates photography with combat with her custom Kamera Monsieur Verite, and she can also provide healing and Cryo damage within a field. Furina and Charlotte’s debuts coincide with Baizhu’s rerun in the first round of Event Wishes, followed by Cyno and Kamisato Ayato’s reruns.
In addition, Fontaine’s map extends eastward to Erinnyes Forest and Morte Region. The World Quest “The Narzissenkreuz Adventure” will continue in the Tower of Ipsissimus where the mysteries of the Primordial Sea will be unveiled. In Erinnyes Forest, the land and water are polluted by mysterious contaminated bacterial mats that players can cleanse with the help of the Xenochromatic Ball Octopus. Freminet and a clockwork penguin named Thelxie will also go on an adventure with the Traveler to Erinnyes Island to investigate the rumors of Water Imps.
More events will be arriving with special mini-games and exclusive bonuses – including more free primogems. Thelxie, the clockwork penguin, will require upgrades which will be made possible by connecting circuits, collecting colorful shells or corals, or through combat. A new Fungi event will also offer players an opportunity to train them and command them to take down powerful enemies. Last but not least, Fontaine will host its very own photography event which will offer a special Kamera gadget, the Special Analysis Zoom Lens.
Genshin Impact, developed by HoYoverse, is now available on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS and Android platforms.
If you are looking for some free primogems, the livestream’s redemption codes can be found HERE.