Brand new characters, monsters, gameplay, and more will make their way to miHoYo’s Genshin Impact as part of its version 1.2 update on December 23.
Dubbed “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon,” this update will feature the Dragonspine map expansion. This locale pays host to a frozen mountain range south of Mondstadt, and is full of unique creatures have claimed this land. Players will be able to discover a lost ancient civilization, rare artifacts, a cornucopia of ingredients, and recipes for multiple 4-star weapons. Players best be careful though; a new Sheer Cold bar that one needs to be mindful of has also been added.
In this seasonal event, players will meet Albedo, a genius Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of Mondstadt’s Knights of Favonius. With this character at your side, players will investigate the Festering Desire, a sword that contains a mysterious power. Players will be able to fully refine the Festering Desire and can also redeem rewards from the event shop, including the Crown of Insight.
The half human, half-adeptus Cyro archer Ganyu will also make an appearance. This character serves as an emissary and secretary for the Liyue Qixing, and players will be able to get a closer look into her story through her personal side quest.
Learn more with the trailer below:
Version 1.2 “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon” Trailer | Genshin Impact
The update will be available on the PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility), PC, and mobile devices (Android and iOS).
You can read our review of the base game here (we gave it an 85/100).