Genshin Impact’s Latest Update Brings A New Region And Characters

by Sage Ashford

Genshin Impact’s latest update has gone live, bringing with it a brand-new region known as Dragonspine, a frost area, as well as two brand-new 5 star characters Albedo and Ganyu.  This update will also come with a new story quest, new monsters, and five new weapons.  More below:

Update Details

*All times below based on server time

I. New Area

New Area – Dragonspine

◇ New Area – Dragonspine: Travelers will be able to put their adventuring skills to the test in the Subzero Climate of the all-new Dragonspine area. Here, Travelers will discover a whole new exploration experience, filled with various puzzles as well as new quests and mechanisms awaiting at every turn.

New Feature of Dragonspine: Frostbearing Tree

◇ The ancient tree that should have slumbered forever under the ice and snow has sprouted scarlet sprouts anew. Offer the Crimson Agates scattered all over Dragonspine to this tree, and you may obtain just rewards in return…

II. New Characters

5-Star Character “Kreideprinz” Albedo (Geo)

◇ Vision: Geo

◇ Weapon: Sword

◇ A genius known as the Kreideprinz, he is the Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of the Knights of Favonius.

◆ Elemental Skill “Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma” – Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma using the power of alchemy. When an enemy takes DMG within its range, a Transient Blossom is generated, dealing additional Geo DMG. The center of the Solar Isotoma can also provide a crystallized platform to elevate characters.

Elemental Burst “Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide” – Deals AoE Geo DMG in a wide area, and also generates Fatal Blossoms in the Solar Isotoma zone, causing additional Geo DMG.

The event wish “Secretum Secretorum” will be available from after the Version 1.2 update until 2021-01-12 15:59:59. During this time, the event-exclusive 5-Star character “Kreideprinz” Albedo (Geo) will get a huge drop-rate boost!

5-Star Character “Plenilune Gaze” Ganyu (Cryo)

◇ Vision: Cryo

◇ Weapon: Bow

◇ The secretary at Yuehai Pavilion. The blood of the qilin, an illuminated beast, flows within her veins.

◆ Elemental Skill “Trail of the Qilin” – Ganyu conjures an Ice Lotus that taunts enemies, drawing their attacks and dealing AoE Cryo DMG when it disappears.

Elemental Burst “Celestial Shower” – Rains down shards of ice over a large area, dealing Cryo DMG.

Genshin Impact is on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Android, and iOS.

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