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Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update is coming on February 3, 2021

Join the citizens of Liyue in their New Year's celebrations, win rewards including a free Liyue character, and prepare for a year of adventure ahead!

Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo confirms that their Genshin Impact Version 1.3 update will be arriving on February 3, 2021. In the game’s first update of 2021, the world of Teyvat will also be welcoming the new year as travelers celebrate one of Liyue’s oldest traditions – the Lantern Rite. Travelers can look forward to delving deeper into Liyue’s rich history and culture and stocking up on resources for future adventures.

Players can explore both Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor as of now, two of the seven major cities in Teyvat. Each city has its unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes. It offers a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses.


Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update

New Event: Lantern Rite

In Version 1.3 update, travelers will find themselves welcoming Teyvat’s New Year in Liyue’s biggest annual festival, Lantern Rite. Travelers can immerse themselves in this age-old tradition by assisting Liyue’s locals with various preparations for the festivities. Moreover, they can attend the grand ceremony on the night of the first full moon of the year.

Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update

During this ceremony, countless lanterns will light up the night sky, carrying the wishes of every household into the heavens. Meanwhile, the bustling streets of Liyue will be lined with food stalls and festive activities exclusive to Lantern Rite, including an all-new tower defense strategy game — Theater Mechanicus.

New Characters

The Lantern Rite will also mark the arrival of Xiao, the Vigilant Yaksha, as a new 5-star playable character. Wielding a polearm and the power of Anemo, Xiao is a fierce Adeptus warrior.

Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update

His elemental burst grants him increased damage at the cost of continuously draining his health. During the Lantern Rite, travelers can accompany Xiao for a day in the life of a guardian of Liyue. This offers a rare glimpse into his life of solitude over the past millennia.

More Resources and in-game Rewards

Generous resources and rewards will be available from the events in Version 1.3 update to fully prepare for a new year of adventure in Teyvat. During the Lantern Rite period, you can claim 10 free Intertwined Fates via a daily login event.

Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update

Moreover, you can obtain over 1,600 Primogems and plenty of resources, including the Crown of Insight, by completing other festive events. Furthermore, Travelers will also have a chance to choose one free 4-star character from Liyue to add to their party.


New Features and Customization

New customization features and further optimizations will also be introduced with the upcoming version. The Archive will be expanded to include information on discovered creatures and defeated enemies. Moreover, travelers will also be able to showcase up to eight of their characters via their Profile screen.

Finally, a new gadget called the Parametric Transformer will provide a means of transmuting excess resources, turning them into something useful.


What are your opinions on the Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Update? Did you find this as a good update for the game? Mention your thoughts in the comment section below!

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