It is finally here! The next major Genshin Impact update is out now and there's a lot going on. The Version 1.5 update introduces a new Housing System, a few new Boss Monsters, new in-game events, Banners, and more!
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
" Adepti use Serenitea Pots as media through which they can channel their adeptal power and create realms and abodes."
5-Star Character "Dance of the Shimmering Wave" Eula (Cryo)
- Vision: Cryo
- Weapon: Claymore
4-Star Character "Wise Innocence" Yanfei
- Vision: Pyro
- Weapon: Catalyst
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)
" 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...?"
" Elemental creatures who protect themselves from incoming attack with their durable shell."
" 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."
Energy Amplifier Initiation - Take part and exchange for "Kätzlein Cocktail" Diona (Cryo)
- 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"
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
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.
What To Expect
Like previous updates, the Version 1.5 update will bring huge changes to the game.
A variety of new characters have been revealed, including Eula and Yanfei.
We will also see brand new quests become available.
It has been confirmed that the game will be launching on PlayStation on the same date as the Version 1.5 update, April 28th.
This new version will bring improved graphics, 4K resolution, and near-instant loading times for owners of the next-gen system.
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.
For some undisclosed reason, it appears that miHoYo has no intention of bringing the game to either the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
While Xbox isn't as well known for non-Western RPGs, as well as not having a strong market share in Asia, there is likely still plenty of players who would really enjoy Genshin Impact if it was to be released on Xbox.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, iOS, Android, PS4, and PS5 via backwards compatibility.