Today MiHoYo revealed update 1.2 for its popular free-to-play RPG Genshin Impact.
We learn that the game will receive its very first map expansion with an area named Dragonspine.
We’ll also get a seasonal event titled “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon” and two five-star characters, Albedo and Ganyu.
You can take a look at the trailer below, a batch of screenshots, and an official description of the content of version 1.2 .
“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 unique creatures, a lost ancient civilization, bountiful ingredients, rare artifacts, and recipes for multiple 4-star weapons. 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 the most important thing that players need to keep in mind, whether in combat or 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.”
If you want to see more of Genshin Impact, you can enjoy another trailer about Diluc, one focusing on Venti, two trailers introducing Fischl, three showcasing Klee, one on Jean, one on Keqing, a whopping three featuring Childe, one showing Zhongli, and one featuring Xinyan, You can also read our recent review.
The game is now available for PS4, PC, iOS, and Android, with a Switch version also planned down the line. We still don’t have a specific release date for Nintendo’s console. Of course, it’s also fully playable on PS5.