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Genshin Impact – Everything Coming To Version 1.3

Genshin Impact is one of the best games out there and the fact that it’s free is just chef’s kiss. The game has it all cute waifu / husbandos, an intricate storyline, tons of lore and fast action gameplay with online co-op. What more could you want? The fact that miHoYo keeps regularly adding content is just the cherry on top of this already full sundae. I mean calm down Genshin Impact give the rest of the games a chance.

Version 1.2 came out on the 23rd of December complete with a brand new region, new characters and a bunch of content. Now before any of us has time to get bored Genshin Impact is releasing version 1.3. This update entitled “All That Glitters’ is coming to us next week on February 3rd. And it’s bringing with it brand new characters, new events, a new boss as well as loads of free Primogems! Here’s a preview of everything that’s coming to version 1.3.


Lantern Rite Event

As it was in the version 1.1 “Unreconciled Stars”, this version 1.3 is focused on the event that’ll be happening – Lantern Rite. As in the previous event, Lantern Rite will be divided into 4 stages. Complete the events to earn event-specific currency and exchange them. This includes a new material called ‘Dust of Azoth‘, that you’ll be able to use in Alchemy to transform crystals from one element to another.

The event will be open to players who are Adventure Rank 23 and above. And you’ll need to have completed Xiao’s “All That Glitters” story quest before you can get started.

There are rumours that the Lantern Rite event ‘Theater Mechanicus‘ will introduce a brand new mechanic to Genshin Impact. Tower Defense. The trailer suggests that players will be able to craft, place, and upgrade different towers with different elements and mechanics along a path.

Like any kind of tower defence game, you’ll be fighting off hordes of enemies that will try and get through your defence. It looks like in addition to setting up your own defences you’ll also be in the action to destroy the enemies yourself as well.


New Character – Xiao

Xiao is a 5-Star Anemo Adepti from Liyue who fights with a polearm. In the last few updates, Genshin Impact has released two new 5 star characters in one update. But in v1.3 it seems that he’ll be released with Keqing. The Keqing character banner is expected to launch on February 17th.

Xiao is an adeptus and the only remaining member of the Five Yakshas dispatched by Morax to subdue the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides in Wangshu Inn, where he secluded himself from crowds and human interactions. You first meet Xiao in Liyue’s story wherein you will search for the guardians of Liyue.

Whirlwind ThrustNormal / Charged AttackNormal Attack: Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.
Charged Attack: Dive down and impact the ground, causing damage relative to the falling height. Can only be triggered in mid-air.
Lemniscatic Wind CyclingElemental SkillXiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to enemies along the path. Can be used in mid-air. Has 2 charges to begin with.
Bane of All EvilElemental BurstTakes on the form of the yaksha that terrified both demons and archons alike millennia ago. For its duration, increases Xiao’s attack range and DMG, while converting damage type to Anemo and enhancing Xiao’s Jumping Ability. Maintaining this form continuously drains Xiao’s HP.
Evil Conqueror – Tamer of DemonsPassive TalentStarting Bane of All Evil increases Xiao’s DMG by 5%. After this, Xiao’s DMG continues to increase by 5% every 3s until the skill ends. Max 25% increase.
Dissolution Eon – Heaven FallPassive TalentWhen Lemniscatic Wind Cycling is used, increases all subsequent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s DMG by 10% for 6s. Max 3 stacks. Duration refreshes with new stacks.
Transcension – Gravity DefierPassive TalentDecreases all party member’s falling DMG by 20%.