Genshin Impact Roadmap Revealed, First Update Coming November

Published: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 09:26 | By: Joseph Allen
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miHoYo
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September 28, 2020
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Developer miHoYo has revealed an outline of upcoming updates for its open-world action RPG Genshin Impact. The Genshin Impact roadmap briefly details what's coming in Version 1.1, as well as the next two updates, which are scheduled within the next four months.

What does the Genshin Impact roadmap feature?

This news comes via a post by developer miHoYo (please note: we're using machine translation for this post, which is originally in Chinese). In the post, miHoYo says that Genshin Impact updates will come roughly every six weeks, with Version 1.1 coming in November. Reddit user silvermercurius provides a slightly more accurate translation of the roadmap, which includes a new set of events and a new area. You can check out the roadmap here:

 
 

A translated version of Genshin Impact's roadmap on Reddit

This translation still doesn't quite feel accurate, but it gives us an idea as to what's coming. Version 1.1 looks like it will include some of the features we've previously reported on; one image in particular in the leak earlier this week showed a shooting star, which would correspond to the "star" in this translation. That update launches November 11th. 

In Version 1.2, a new area called the Longji Snow Mountain will be added, and "related version activities" (presumably events related to this area) will also be added. We don't yet know what those events and activities will be; unfortunately, miHoYo's outline is very much a sketch and doesn't fill in too many details. Either way, Version 1.2 of Genshin Impact launches on December 23rd.

Finally, Version 1.3 is expected to come along in February 2021 and will kick off the Festival of Lights (name not final). According to miHoYo, this event was originally intended to come along in mid-Autumn, but due to a number of problems uncovered during testing and during the game's launch period, the developers have adjusted the time windows for upcoming events accordingly.

What else is in the Genshin Impact roadmap post?

In the post, miHoYo expresses regret that it was unable to introduce festivals and in-game events during its launch period. The developer says that due to a large influx of players on the game's launch day of September 28th, the team encountered "a variety of problems". These issues included players getting stuck, combat glitching out, and more. As a result, the team focused more on stabilizing the game than introducing new events.

The dragon Stormterror roaring at characters in Genshin Impact
Despite a pretty impressive launch, miHoYo says issues prevented them from implementing festival events in Genshin Impact.

However, miHoYo says it's been "experimenting with optimization" and developing multiple versions of its updates simultaneously to ensure smooth and stable content updates. Again, the machine translation here is a little shaky, but miHoYo says it will combine "different seasons, cultural backgrounds, and everyone's habits and holidays" to design and implement new content in the future. It's not entirely clear exactly what the future holds for Genshin Impact, but miHoYo's plan is encouraging. Stay tuned for more info about upcoming Genshin Impact updates.

How do you feel about this roadmap? What features would you like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!


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