Posted December 13, 2020 by Dian Raval in Gaming

Genshin Impact 1.2 Update Unveils New Area on Dec 23

miHoYo confirmed today that Genshin Impact’s v1.2 update, “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon”, will be out on Dec 23rd, and revealed details about the first new map expansion, Dragonspine. Promising new creatures, mysteries, treasures, and danger in the frozen realm on PC, Android, iOS, PS4, and via backward compatibility on PS5.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action-RPG set in the world of Teyvat. Players take on the role of the “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of your lost sibling and unravel the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore both Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor, two of the seven major cities in Teyvat. More cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events are set to be released as the game progresses.

The Version 1.2 Update will bring with it the first new map expansion —Dragonspine. It is a frozen mountain range south of Mondstadt and home to plenty of new content. Covered by snow all year round, Dragonspine’s extreme weather also challenges every Traveler to survive the biting cold. With a new Sheer Cold bar added, keeping warm becomes an important mechanic for players to keep in mind, both in combat and exploration.

The new seasonal event, “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon”, will also take 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.

Two new five-star characters, Albedo and Ganyu, will also be added as playable characters. 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.

Dian Raval

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