Genshin impact will be inviting players to celebrate the Chinese New Year in-game in February, with version 1.3 adding the Lantern Rite event to the game and promising a bunch of rewards.
Starting on 3rd February (ahead of Chinese New Year which falls on 12th February in 2021), the Lantern Rite will be celebrated in Liyue Harbor.
Heading to Liyue Harbor and taking part in the tradition will see players rewarded with over 1,600 Primogems, a free four-star Liyue character and other rewards.
You’ll have to work for those Primogems, though. Travellers will be asked to help assist in setting up Liyue Harbor for the festivities, the ritual releasing of lanterns on the first full moon of the year. There will be three stages to this, each with a series of request from citizens asking for your help in getting ready. Completing requests will raise the Festive Fever level and unlock more quests and stories.
There’s also time for some R&R. During the gala, the streets of Liyue will host festival-exclusive games, snacks and activities. That include Theater Mechanicus, a tower defence game that you can play solo or in co-op, winning Peace Talismans that can be spent at Xiao Market, or other rewards that include the Crown of Insight, new namecards, and so on.
Outside of the festival, you’ll be able to pick up a new proposition from Katheryne of the Adventurers’ Guild. So long as you have an Adventure RAnk 20, you’ll be able to take on “Vishaps and Where to Find Them”, which will see you hunt down the dangerous Geovishaps threatening Liyue in return for rewards.
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: PS Blog