Genshin Impact 2.0 has changed the way it handles Weapon Wishing, giving players a bit of choice in which 5-Star weapons they pull. Putting more power in the players hands is always a good thing and keeps them engaged with the experience.
The new Wish system still requires players to hit a certain pity before getting their weapon of choice, provided they do not happen to pull it by chance.
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Epitomized Path Details
Using the new Epitomized Path system, players can choose a 5-Star weapon they would like to obtain via the Wish system
The way it works is that if a player pulls a 5-Star weapon that is not the one of their current choice, they will earn one Fate Point.
Once a player has two Fate Points, the next 5-Star weapon they pull is guaranteed to be the weapon of their choice.
Once this happens, all Fate Points are cleared away and players can choose a new weapon to work towards.
Any unused Fate Points at the end of a banner period are lost, and Fate Points are now awarded if players have not charted a course for a specific 5-Star weapon.
Genshin Impact Epitomized Path Pity System
While the system does allow players to choose a weapon to work towards, Twitter user @AeEntropy figured out it would still take 240 wishes in order to obtain that chosen weapon.
Of course there is still a chance the weapon could be pulled before then, but they are very slim.
Still, this new system is better than the previous, especially wish so many different weapons available to pull, and more added with just about every Genshin Impact update.