28 Apr 2021 10:09 AM +00:00

Genshin Impact 1.5 is finally here, Travelers

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The new update is finally here and Genshin Impact 1.5 is bringing a lot of new content to miHoYo's Teyvat. We've got everything you need to know below.

UPDATE - It Is Out Right Now

The new Genshin Impact update is finally here and there's a lot of new content. We've got a whistle-stop tour of what's coming below. However, if you want to check out the full patch notes, you can do so there.

Serenitea Pot Housing System

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" Adepti use Serenitea Pots as media through which they can channel their adeptal power and create realms and abodes."

New Characters

5-Star Character "Dance of the Shimmering Wave" Eula (Cryo)

  • Vision: Cryo
  • Weapon: Claymore

4-Star Character "Wise Innocence" Yanfei

  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: Catalyst
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New Equipment

New Weapon: Song of Broken Pines (5-Star Claymore)

New Artifact: Tenacity of the Millelith (4-Star and 5-Star)

New Artifact: Pale Flame (4-Star and 5-Star)

New Domains

Ridge Watch

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" Standing proudly over the start of the ridge, these ancient city ruins overlook both north and south, both mountain and river, like a boundary marker. Legend has it that its gates and blessings are only open to those whose hearts are lit with an eternal blaze."

Beneath the Dragon-Queller (Trounce Domain)

" What secrets are hidden in this domain...?"

New Monsters

Cryo Hypostasis

" Elemental creatures who protect themselves from incoming attack with their durable shell."

Azhdaha

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" An enormous dragon as ancient as the mountains themselves."

Abyss Lector - Violet Lightning

" A creature of the Abyss Order that calls upon thunder and lightning in praise of the darkness."

New Event

Energy Amplifier Initiation - Take part and exchange for "Kätzlein Cocktail" Diona (Cryo)

New Quests

  • Zhongli's Story Quest: Historia Antiqua Chapter - Act II "No Mere Stone"
  • Eula's Story Quest "Aphros Delos Chapter: Act I"
  • Serenitea Pot: "A Teapot to Call Home: Part I" and "A Teapot to Call Home: Part II"
  • World Quests: "A Timeless Classic" and "When the Trail Goes Cold"
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New Hangout Events

  • Diona - Act I "The Cat and the Cocktail"
  • Noelle - Act II "Knightly Exam Prep"

That isn't even all of it! For the full list of what's coming, you can check out the source of all this information here.

Update Release Time

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The team behind Genshin Impact, miHoYo, has confirmed the release time for the upcoming version 1.5 patch in a recent blog post.

The update is due to release at 06:00 UTC+8 on April 28th. This means it will start at 18:00 EST / 23:00 BST.

In a similar fashion to the other major Genshin Impact title updates of this size, downtime is going to be pretty major. miHoYo is estimating that it will take around five hours, meaning that Genshin Impact 1.5 will not be available until 23:00 EST / 04:00 BST (April 28).

If you're just seeing this now, too, you can actually pre-load the update right now! This will save you some time in the morning if you're planning on just giving Genshin a break while it gets updated.

Trailer

Check out the brand new 1.5 update to find out everything you can expect from the next patch.

Patch Notes

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As we head closer to the release of the 1.5 update we will get the patch notes for the next update.

For now, we can assess the key things that are arriving from the official PlayStation Blog post.

Hangout Event

Version 1.5 allows you to continue your hangout story with Noelle and start hanging out with Diona, the bartender of The Cat’s Tail in Mondstadt.

Housing System

You will have a chance to get your hands on your very own “Serenitea Pot,” courtesy of Madame Ping.

Enter a realm you can call your own and build your dream home!

The adepti of Liyue possess a number of miraculous abilities, one of which allows them to manifest an entire realm within a medium such as a teapot.

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HOME FROM HOME - Who knew that all you needed to create your own home was a teapot?

Once you become the owner of the Serenitea Pot, you will be prompted to choose from several realm styles when you first enter: Floating Abode, Emerald Peak, and Cool Isle.

Each has either a Mondstadt- or Liyue-style building with several indoor rooms and plenty of space for outdoor recreation.

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To make your realm into a place you can call home, you will need to remodel it inside and out.

Tubby the teapot spirit will be on hand to help you with this task.

As you travel around Teyvat, you will discover various furnishing blueprints, which can be used to make furnishings for your home.

The more furnishings you make, the more Trust you can earn from Tubby, and the more help and resources Tubby can offer in return.

Once your Trust Rank is high enough, Tubby can even help you switch realm layouts.

The Serenitea Pot item and the Realm Within that it provides access to will be added and supported from Version 1.5, with further gameplay and functions to follow in future updates.

New Characters

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There will be two new characters coming to Genshin Impact in the 1.5 update.

Eula and Yanfei have long been rumoured to be coming to the game and they were recently confirmed.

Eula

As the Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company, Eula is a five-star character, a claymore-user, and the bearer of a Cryo Vision.

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Yanfei

Yanfei is a young half-human, half-illuminated beast born in Liyue during peacetime.

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New Banners

The 1.5 update will see Zhlongli return to the game as the first banner of the new update, followed by Eula in a few weeks time.

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ZHONGLI: He's just so darn cool

Enemies

A new Trounce Domain and a new Boss Enemy arrive, offering challenges for precious rewards.

Azhdaha, the “Lord of Vishaps,” is sealed deep underground, with the power to unleash various elemental attacks and change the environment of the battlefield.

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SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND - Will you brave enough to take on the Lord of Vishaps?

Once unlocked, Travelers will be able to challenge the Trounce Domain “Beneath the Dragon-Queller” and claim rare weekly rewards.

A new boss-level enemy has also been discovered in Dragonspine.

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The Cryo Hypostasis is the latest addition to the Hypostasis series, and as well as bringing its unique combat style to the mix, Travelers will also need to contend with Sheer Cold during the battle.

Another enemy is the Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning, a new enemy from the Abyss.

Unlike the Abyss Herald introduced in Version 1.4, the Abyss Lector prefers to use ranged attacks and wields the power of both Electro and Hydro.

Available Platforms

Genshin Impact is currently available on PC, iOS, Android, and PS4, the game is also available on PS5 via backwards compatibility.

But, the 1.5 update will also see the release of the official PS5 version of the game.

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PS5 Port

On April 28th, the same day as the 1.5 update, the Genshin Impact PS5 version will be released.

The next-gen version will allow for up to 4K resolution with brand new graphic details, as well as improved frame rate and near-instant loading times due to the PS5's incredibly fast NVME SSD.