Genshin Impact – new character detailed, Seelie event goes live tomorrow

Genshin Impact developers miHoYo have shared some new updates for their popular free-to-play action roleplaying game. This includes the announcement of a mini in-game event alongside new details of Genshin Impact’s new character, Ganyu.

From tomorrow, January 8th 2021, to January 18th 2021, you will be able to swing by Stone Gate and talk to Ulman to begin the time limited “Lost Riches” quest. You’ll be given a Treasure Book as well as a Treasure-Seeking Seelie. The book will guide you to points around the map where you can find Iron Coins which can then be exchanged for event rewards. Your accompanying Treasure-Seeking Seelie will also unearth other Genshin Impact goodies such as Primogems.


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In order to accept the Lost Riches quest you will first need an Adventure Rank of 20, having also finished Act I “The Outlander Who Caught the Wind.”

As previously mentioned, those Iron Coins you find can be used to purchased an exclusive event item. You will be able to buy one of three different Mini Seelie gadgets assigned to your character: these including three colour variants, Dayflower, Rosé, Curcuma.

miHoYo also shared more intel on the game’s upcoming character, Ganyu. She’s a bow-wielding Cryo type character with her own unique in-game Talents. You can read a lengthy dossier on Ganyu here, complete with artwork, lore, and gifs.

Genshin Impact was one of our favourite RPGs of 2019 and one that has found a thriving global fanbase. Miguel reviewed the game at launch on PlayStation 4, awarding Genshin Impact an 8 out of 10 – here’s what he had to say:

Genshin Impact needs to be played to be believed. This is an addictive open-world adventure with gorgeous art and unique combat…and it’s free! The character designs are sharp and beautiful, while the pastel-style world itself is full of jaw-dropping colour and natural vistas…and it’s free! Sure, there’s the admittedly stingy gacha system, but if you just want an immersive and peaceful world to climb and fly around in for hours, then Genshin Impact is for you.

Source: miHoYo

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