Genshin Impact 1.2 update: List of tips, new characters and more
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Genshin Impact 1.2 update: List of tips, new characters and more

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Dec 13, 2020 10:11 pm
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Dimapur, Dec. 13 (EMN): Genshin Impact, the gacha-based action-adventure role-playing game, has been a huge success for miHoYo since the game was released on Sept. 28, 2020. The game has achieved over 9 million downloads on the Google Play Store alone and that is just the tip of the iceberg since it is also available for the PS4, PC and iOS.

Genshin Impact is going to get even bigger with miHoYo confirming a new playable map, Dragonspine, a frozen mountain range south of Mondstadt. The developers have also released a trailer showcasing two new five-star characters: Albedo and Ganyu. We had previously written about this new development based on leaks by NEP NEP Genshin Impact Leaks and we are happy that our speculation has come true.

miHoYo has since released an article on the PlayStation blog where they have shared official early intel on Dragonspine. The developers have put together valuable info for travellers as to what they can expect once update 1.2 hits all platforms on December 23.

Here are some of the tips and info on the upcoming Genshin Impact 1.2 update that we have made into a list:

  1. Dragonspine will feature brand-new immersive environment full of new creatures, mysteries, treasures, and dangers to discover.
  2. Dragonespine unlike Mondstadt and Liyue is always in a state of constant cold and gloom.
  3. Deep in the mountains, players will be able to uncover the secrets of a lost ancient civilisation with the help of stone slabs, tablets, and relics.
  4. A new weather mechanic called “Sheer Cold” has been added which will force players to keep their characters warm while fighting and exploring Dragonspine.
  5. Waypoints, lit torches and cooking pots, and even the Seelie in Dragonspine can all serve as heat sources.
  6. Players can also craft a temporary portable heat source called “Warming Bottle” via unlocking a new recipe.
  7. Players can mine Scarlet Quartz to keep the cold away temporarily.
  8. Travellers need to first unseal strange air currents blocking the path if they want to reach the top of Dragonspine.
  9. Players will also be able to trigger a series of hidden quests, piece together the clues, uncover the hidden truth, and claim a new 4-star claymore Snow-Tombed Starsilver.
  10. Players will find special ingredients, minerals, recipes, artefacts, and weapons unique to Dragonspine. For example, players will find Dragon’s teeth which is needed to forge a Dragonspine Spear. A material called Crimson Agate is another material which you will find only in Dragonspine.
  11. All Travellers at Adventure Rank 20 or above will be able to participate in the new event called “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon.”
  12. The new event will allow players to investigate Dragonspine and a mysterious, powerful sword called Festering Desire.
  13. Players will be able to keep and use Festering Desire in their future adventures. They can even raise Festering Desire to its max refinement level.

Description of the two new playable characters, Albedo and Ganyu:

According to miHoYo, “Featured in the upcoming The Chalk Prince and the Dragon questline, Albedo is a young yet legendary genius alchemist in Mondstadt, wielding a sword and the power of geo. Ganyu is a half-human, half-Adeptus Cyro archer who serves as an emissary and secretary for the Liyue Qixing.”

Here are some official pictures of Dragonspine from miHoYo coming to Genshin Impact 1.2 update:

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Dec 13, 2020 10:11:45 pm