New information has been revealed regarding the upcoming Genshin Impact 1.1 update. Specifically, developer miHoYo has shown off two of the major new additions to the game: the City Reputation and Exploration Progress systems.
What will the City Reputation system bring in Genshin Impact 1.1?
By interacting with NPCs in the Genshin Impact 1.1 update, you'll be able to accept certain requests. Completing these requests will improve your Reputation, which will in turn unlock certain rewards. To unlock this system, you'll need to reach Adventure Rank 25, after which there are certain additional requirements in order to unlock Reputation for each of the game's cities.
There are four main ways to increase City Reputation. Each of them carries different restrictions relating to how often you can reap the City Reputation rewards from them. Here's a quick breakdown of the ways you can earn this new resource:
- Region Quests - completing quests in Mondstadt and Liyue will increase Reputation in those cities
- Exploring the world - opening chests, finding Oculi, unlocking Waypoints, and other exploration activities will all increase Reputation in each region
- Bounties - hunting down and defeating bounty targets increases your Reputation in a city. You can complete up to 3 bounties per week across all cities
- Requests - completing residents' requests increases your City Reputation, and you can complete up to 3 requests per week across all cities
There are lots of rewards you can unlock by increasing City Reputation. These include new gadget blueprints, city features, extra namecards, and wind gliders, among other things. Some rewards are cosmetic, while others will make your journey through Genshin Impact's world much easier. You can check out miHoYo's full announcement post if you want to see a comprehensive list of the rewards City Reputation will bring you.
How does Genshin Impact's Exploration Progress feature work?
When the new Genshin Impact 1.1 update drops, you'll notice a new Exploration Progress system. This will display how much you've explored each area as a percentage value. Opening chests, discovering Oculi, finding Waypoints, and other exploration activities will all contribute towards your Exploration Progress, which will be displayed on the map when you check it.
There's plenty more coming to Genshin Impact in the new 1.1 update in addition to what we've discussed above. You can also look forward to the Archive System, which will collect data on everything in the game from weapons to artifacts and places you've visited. Update 1.1 also brings a new Character Archive system, which allows you to see when characters joined your team and sort through characters available in Genshin Impact. Update 1.1 will drop in November, so it's safe to start getting excited now.
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