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LATEST - Genshin arrives on PS5
Version 1.5, Beneath the Light of Jadeite will bring the launch of Genshin Impact to PS5.
The official blog post from PlayStation states you can continue your hangout story with Noele and start hanging out with Diona - the popular bartends of the Cat's Tail in Mondstadt.
Two new characters arrive:
- Eula - the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt
- Yanfei - a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor
Genshin Impact 1.5 Trailer
Genshin Impact 1.5 will arrive on Wednesday, 28 April.
We'll be sure to have an exact date for you as we approach its release and it's officially revealed.
The update applies to PS4 PC, iOS, and Android - with the PS5 version finally arriving.
PS5 players previously had to use the PS4 port of the game.
The PS5 version will include native support through 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times.
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.
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.
Two new characters arrive in the update - Eula, the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor.
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.
Her Elemental Skill, Icetide Vortex, increases her resistance to interruption and her DEF while dealing Cryo DMG.
Her Elemental Burst deals AoE Cryo DMG to nearby enemies and creates a Lightfall Sword that follows her around for a certain duration, increasing her resistance to interruption.
By dealing damage, Eula charges the Lightfall Sword until it explodes at the end of its duration, dealing AoE Physical DMG. Find out more about Eula in her upcoming story quest.
Yanfei is a young half-human, half-illuminated beast born in Liyue during peacetime.
The four-star Pyro-using catalyst-wielder generates Scarlet Seals with her Normal Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst.
Scarlet Seals provide a stackable buff that decreases Yanfei’s Stamina consumption and can be consumed to increase the power and range of her Charged Attacks.
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.
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.
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.
If that isn’t enough to deal with, some of its attacks also deduct Elemental Energy from the player.
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.
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.
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.
The first three times you claim rewards in a week from Trounce Domains, it will only cost you 30 Original Resin.
Also, you will now gain double the amount of Companionship EXP for gameplay completed in co-op mode.
New seasonal challenges and events with bountiful rewards will also be on offer, but we’ll save the details on those until a later date.
Nintendo Switch Release
Originally, a Nintendo Switch port of the game was supposed to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.
Unfortunately, this version was delayed and so far there has been no official release date set.
With Genshin Impact 1.4 out in the wild, there is still no word on when fans will be able to get their hands on the Switch version, but the is expected soon with a full release expected in mid-late 2021.
- Yanfei leaked for Genshin Impact after 1.4 launch: A 4-Star Pyro Catalyst user who is a legal advisor in Liyue. and "a brilliant young lady in whose veins runs the mixed blood of an illuminated beast."
- Eula leaked for Genshin Impact 1.5 ahead of release: A 5-Star Cryo Claymore user, and part of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company. Also known as The Spindrift Knight.
- Genshin Impact's Dendro Yaoyao Video Leak: A video of the Dendro child's walking animation leaked on Twitter. Rumored to be a Catalyst user, Genshin players may see her at the end of 1.4 or in 1.5.
- Azhdaha Boss Video, Zhongli Character Quest Leaked: Video of a new dual-element boss and its arena, as well as teasers for ACT II of Zhongli's Character Quest.
- Housing and No Chasm Release Leaks: Customizable player housing is coming to Genshin Impact 1.5, but it seems The Chasm map update is not.
- New Artifacts & Claymore Leaked: New artifacts and Claymore leaked that seem tailored for Eula
Leak Seemingly Confirms Zhongli and Eula Banners
Now, it seems a bit more information has leaked, this time containing more information about which banners, character quests, and hangout events players can expect in the next version of the game.
Twitter user @AeEntropy reports new information from Honey Hunter World that seems to confirm that a rerun of Zhongli will run on April 28, the suspected release date of Genshin Impact 1.5.