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Celebrate Liyue’s Lantern Rite in Genshin Impact’s 1.3 update, out Feb. 3rd


Players who have conquered the Dragonspire mountain range and got top scores in the Hypostatic Symphony event will not need to fret about finding things to do in the world of Teyvat as the latest update for Genshin Impact will be dropping February 3rd. Somewhat in sync with the Chinese Lunar New Year, players will be able to celebrate new year in the Liyue region as the Lantern Rite begins.

Assist the town folks with preparations, enjoy the sight of lanterns hung by the citizenry as they send their wishes to the heavens. Partake in the Theater Mechanicus, a tower defense style minigame which will only be available during the festival. Participation will not be a completely altruistic affair, but in fact quite beneficial to players as a slew of resources will be rewarded to players. Most notable would be over 1600 primogems which will be doled out in the Intertwined Fates daily check In and the opportunity to recruit a Liyue based 4 star character absolutely free to fill out your roster or to strengthen the constellation of a character you’ve previously recruited.

Celebrations aside the update will bring in some quality of life updates such as a bestiary and more alchemic options will be available to transmute elemental materials from one type to another if certain elemental bosses are too tough for you to tackle (I’m looking at you Rhodeia of Loch).

Finally no update could be complete without a new character to acquire and this one brings Xiao, an Anemo based spearman who can increase his strength by draining his own health. You will also learn more about this adeptus warrior through a series of missions.

Anyone who is interested in seeing more of what this update will offer can view the trailer MiHoYo has prepared or skim through the press release, both presented below.

Version 1.3 “All That Glitters” Trailer | Genshin Impact:

Genshin Impact’s 1.3 screens:

Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo today revealed details about Genshin Impact’s Version 1.3 update, scheduled to arrive on Feb. 3, 2021. In the game’s first update of 2021, the world of Teyvat will also be welcoming the new year as Travelers celebrate one of Liyue’s oldest traditions — the Lantern Rite. Travelers can look forward to delving deeper into Liyue’s rich history and culture and stocking up on resources for future adventures.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils 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, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses.

In the upcoming seasonal event included with Version 1.3, Travelers will find themselves welcoming Teyvat’s New Year in Liyue’s biggest annual festival, Lantern Rite. Travelers will be able to immerse themselves in this age-old tradition by assisting Liyue’s locals with various preparations for the festivities and, of course, by attending the grand ceremony on the night of the first full moon of the year. During this ceremony, countless lanterns will light up the night sky, carrying the wishes of every household into the heavens. Meanwhile, the bustling streets of Liyue will be lined with food stalls and festive activities exclusive to Lantern Rite, including an all-new tower defense strategy game — Theater Mechanicus.

The Lantern Rite will also mark the arrival of Xiao, the Vigilant Yaksha, as a new 5-star playable character. Wielding a polearm and the power of Anemo, Xiao is a fierce adeptus warrior whose elemental burst grants him increased damage at the cost of continuously draining his health. During the Lantern Rite, Travelers will have the chance to accompany Xiao for a day in the life of a guardian of Liyue, offering a rare glimpse into his life of solitude over the past millennia.

Generous resources and rewards will be available from the events in Version 1.3 to fully prepare Travelers for a new year of adventure in Teyvat. During the Lantern Rite period, Travelers can claim 10 free Intertwined Fates via a daily login event and obtain over 1,600 Primogems and plenty of resources, including the Crown of Insight, by completing other festive events. Furthermore, Travelers will also have a chance to choose one free 4-star character from Liyue to add to their party.

New customization features and further optimizations will also be introduced with the upcoming version. The Archive will be expanded to include information on discovered creatures and defeated enemies, and Travelers will also be able to showcase up to eight of their characters via their Profile screen. Finally, a new gadget called the Parametric Transformer will provide a means of transmuting excess resources, turning them into something useful.

Genshin Impact can now be downloaded for free on PS4 and PS5 via the PlayStation Store, on Android via Google Play, on iOS via the App Store, and on PC only via Genshin Impact’s official website (genshin.mihoyo.com). The game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS4 and PC, 9+ on iOS, and 12+ on Google Play. For more information and updates, please visit the official Genshin Impact website (genshin.mihoyo.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.