It has finally arrived! Genshin Impact 1.5 is out now and we've got everything you need to know about the new Housing System. Although, it's actually being called the Serenitea Pot. (You know, like "Serenity". Yeah, it took us a moment to figure it out too.)
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In Genshin Impact 1.5, players can use "Serenitea Pots as media through which they can channel their adeptal power and create realms and abodes".
Essentially, you can create your own "space" inside one of these mystical teapots and then "decorate it however you wish and turn it into a home away from home".
There is a levelling system that you'll need to work on to expand and upgrade your "teapot house" and there are a few neat multiplayer features included.
In an effort to make things clearer, though, we've got everything you need to know from the Genshin Impact Patch Notes below:
- A spirit that lives inside the teapot. It is said that she was created by the adepti themselves. She looks after many matters within the realm, serving as a butler of sorts.
- As you create more furnishings for the first time, the teapot spirit's Trust in you will increase. Accumulate Trust to increase your Trust Rank.
- Increasing Trust Rank will unlock features for the Serenitea Pot or allow you to obtain various rewards.
- The amount of Adeptal Energy within the realm will gradually increase along with the number of furnishings placed.
- Once a new Adeptal Energy Rank is reached, the realm's output will also increase.
- You can obtain the materials required to create furnishings in many different ways, all around Teyvat.
- While visiting your friends' realms, you can also assist them in creating furnishings by reducing their creation time.
- You can provide assistance to multiple friends each day, but the same person cannot be assisted twice.
- You can use Realm Currency in the Serenitea Pot to exchange for items of your choice.
- During the Teapot Traveling Salesman's visits, you can also enter other realms to exchange with Salesmen within them for desired items.
New Housing Details Revealed
In a blog post, Sony revealed what players can expect from the housing system when it launches in the upcoming 1.5 update.
Players will be able to receive their own magical teapot, the Serenitea Pot, from Madame Ping and use it to go to a whole new realm.
Once at the realm players will be able to begin to build their own dream home within Genshin Impact.
Players will be given three options for the location of their home, the Floating Abode, Emerald Peak, and Cool Isle.
Each location with feature either a Mondstadt or Liyue style building for players to take ownership of and begin decorating.
Various furnishing blueprints will be scattered around Teyvat, offering new items for players to add to their homes.
The more furnishings you find and make, the more Trust you earn with the merchant, Tubby, which will make Tubby offer more help and resources.
Players will also earn Realm Currency over time, which will increase as more furnishings are placed.
Realm Currency can then be exchanged for new furnishings, items, or traded with the Teapot Traveling Salesman for rare items and resources.
And once your house is looking the best it can, you can invite your friends to come and hang out in your new pad.
It has been confirmed that Genshin Impact 1.5 will be launching on April 28th across all platforms.
Based on previous updates, players should be able to begin pre-loading the 1.5 update on Monday, April 26th.
With each update that goes by, Nintendo fans hope it will be the update that brings the game to the Nintendo Switch.
A Switch port was due to be released on day one but it was delayed.
The game has been officially released since September 2020 and there is still no official news as to when the Switch port will be released.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, iOS, Android, PS4, and PS5 via backwards compatibility.
It was also announced after the live stream that the PS5 version of Genshin Impact will be released on the same date as the 1.5 update, April 28th, bringing improved visuals, resolution, and faster loading times for PlayStation 5 players.