Genshin Impact is getting a new type of story quest that looks a bit like a romance simulation as part of the next 1.4 update.
The update, due out on March 17, is called the Invitation of Windblume and will be released on PlayStation 5 via PC, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and backward compatibility.
All players who reach Adventure Rank 20 or above and complete the Song of the Dragon and Freedom quest line will be invited to the in-game Spring Festival. The trailer is as follows.
Expect a series of rewarded mini-games and challenges, including two festival-exclusive items, the Windblume Festival Memorial Balloon and Windsong Lyre. There is a new 4-star weapon called the Windblume Ode.
This new type of story quest has multiple endings, and the player “spends a fulfilling time with Barbara, Noel, Bennett, and Jeongyun and creates a wealth of memories together,” says developer miHoYo. .. The official trailer suggests that these “Hangouts events” will be added to the game in the future.
The video below shows a brief gameplay of a Hangouts event lifted from the Genshin Impact developer stream.
Meanwhile, “Thorny Mercy” Rosalia joins the game as the latest 4-star playable character. Here is the official blurb:
“Using the power of polearms and cryos, Rosalia can quickly steer herself behind the enemy and attack from behind. Her elemental burst unleashes a powerful slash, handles high cryo DMGs, and It then constantly explodes the AoE Cryo DMG to nearby enemies. Period. “
Other new features include the ability to keep up to 5 condensed resins in inventory at one time, and the ability to lower the world level for single player and co-op play.