Genshin Impact Resin Pass Launches in China

Published: Friday, January 8, 2021 - 14:27 | By: Robert N. Adams
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miHoYo
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miHoYo
Release Date
September 28, 2020
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And It's Not a Bad Deal, Either

Genshin Impact Resin Pass has launched in China, giving gamers the opportunity to get a portion of the Original Resin resource every day for a fixed monthly fee.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play game, and that means it has microtransactions. Typically, players are trying to unlock characters (such as this month's new release Ganyu) or upgrade their gear to be more powerful, and that takes resources. While you can buy some resources outright, this brand-new pass will let you get a little bit of Original Resin every day — and it looks like it might be a pretty good value, too.

Is the Genshin Impact Resin Pass Worth the Price?

Thus far, the Genshin Impact Resin Pass has only been released in China as noted on this PlayStation Store page for the country. The pass costs ¥30 — roughly $4.63 at current currency conversion rates. The pass will grant you a one-time boost of 60 Original Resin right from jump. After that, you can log in every day to claim a daily bonus of 40 Original Resin for the duration of the pass.

Is this a good value? Well, as GamesRadar's reporting shows, players can indirectly buy Original Resin through Primogem refills. The price escalates with each subsequent refill, but the first one will give you 60 Original Resin for 50 Primogens. If you use the value of $1/80 Primogems, then this pass gives you around $13 of Original Resin for its duration.

 
 

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Will the Resin Pass Come to the West?

The Genshin Impact Resin Pass seems pretty cool, but there's one little hitch: technically, it hasn't been officially announced. Yes, there's a PlayStation Store page, but GamesRadar's reporting notes that the company's Chinese social media hasn't officially announced it just yet.

Another point to bring up is that Asia regions tend to get word of Genshin Impact content first. Childe, for example, was announced all the way back in June 2020 in Japan and the official English reveal didn't arrive until several months later.

One way or another, the Genshin Impact Resin Pass seems like it's a good value if you're always finding yourself short of this critical resource. Hopefully, it will be officially announced and make its way to Western markets sooner rather than later. For now, you can play Genshin Impact for free by going to its official website.

Would you want to buy a daily ration of Original Resin or do you prefer to earn your currency through free-to-play gameplay? What do you think is the most valuable resource in Genshin Impact? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!