Albedo is the first new character to be added in the 1.2 update.
Ganyu is due to arrive in the game at a later date.
Albedo's stats and information are:
5-Star Character "Kreideprinz" Albedo (Geo)
◇ Vision: Geo
◇ Weapon: Sword
◇ A genius known as the Kreideprinz, he is the Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of the Knights of Favonius.
Ahead of the 1.2 update, miHoYo have released a trailer showcasing the new character.
Downtime begins at 6am GMT+8, which is 5pm ET/10pm GMT on December 22nd.
It is expected that downtime will last for five hours, meaning players should be able to jump back in at 10pm ET/3am GMT.
How To Update The Game
PC: Close the game, re-open the launcher, and click Update.
iOS: Go to the App Store and tap Update.
Android: Open the game and follow the prompts to complete the update. (Or go to the Google Play Store and tap Update.)
PS4: Highlight Genshin Impact on the PS4 Home Screen > press the OPTIONS button > select Check for Update.
The Chalk Prince and the Dragon
◆ Event Duration: After the Version 1.2 update – 2021-01-05 03:59:59 (Server time)
◆Event Rules: Original Resin is not required to enter this event. During the event, Travelers can obtain the 4-star sword Festering Desire for free.
Complete various quests in Dragonspine to obtain Essences, which can be used to redeem items in the Event Shop.
After the Version 1.2 update, Travelers who meet the Returnee Eligibility conditions can activate the "Stellar Reunion" returnee event for the opportunity to get the 4-star weapon Prototype Rancour (Sword), Primogems, Fragile Resin, and other rewards.
For 14 days after the "Stellar Reunion" event is activated.
Must meet the following conditions:
-Adventure Rank 10 or above.
-At least 14 days since last game login.
-Over 45 days since last activating the "Stellar Reunion" event.
The "Stellar Reunion" event comprises four parts:
● "Reunion Rewards": During the event, returning Travelers can claim Primogems, Fragile Resin, and other rewards. Rewards can only be claimed once.
● "Passage of Time" Login Rewards: During the event, log in daily to claim Primogems, Fragile Resin, Hero's Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and other rewards.
● "Homeward Path" Quest Rewards: During the event, complete designated quests each day to claim rewards and accumulate points. When your accumulated points reach a designated value, you can claim the bonus reward Prototype Rancour (Sword). This bonus reward can only be claimed once! The quest list refreshes every day at 4:00 AM. Remember to claim your rewards in time!
● "Reunion Blessing" Double Drops: Returning Travelers receive three extra opportunities each day to gain double drops. These can be used to obtain double the rewards from Petrified Trees in Domains, Blossoms of Wealth, and Blossoms of Revelation using Original Resin. The amount of double drop opportunities refreshes every day at 4:00 AM. Remember to use the opportunities in time!
● After the event ends, event progress will be cleared and any unclaimed rewards will be lost. Remember to claim your rewards in time!