The upcoming Genshin Impact 1.1 update will land on November 11th. It'll bring with it new systems, new characters, new quests, and plenty more extra content to enjoy. There will be a brief period of downtime while the update is applied, but you'll be compensated for same.
What's coming in the Genshin Impact 1.1 update?
The Genshin Impact 1.1 update will be applied on November 11th over the course of around 5 hours. The game's servers will go down for maintenance at around 5pm EST, so make sure you're not doing anything important at that time. Developer miHoYo says that for every hour the servers are down, you'll receive 60 Primogems (if you're Adventure Rank 5 or above). If the servers come back online before the projected five-hour time, you'll still get 300 Primogems, but you'll get 60 more for every hour the servers are down beyond that projection. You must log in to the game before November 14th to receive your Primogems, and the mail will be valid for 30 days after receipt.
Once the update is complete, there's plenty of new stuff on the way including four new characters, four new weapons, and some new quests to look forward to. These new quests include the third act of Chapter I of the Archon Quest, which you can unlock at Adventure Rank 35 if you've completed the previous quests in the chain. You'll also find new World Quests around Genshin Impact's world granting Mora, character EXP, Materials, and more rewards.
As well as these quests, there are also new Story Quests and a special character quest to check out in the 1.1 update. The first act of the Monoceros Caeli chapter will become available, as will a permanent quest to unlock the "Shining Idol" Barbara character. In the case of the former, you'll unlock the Story Quest Page at Adventure Rank 26 and the Chapter itself at Adventure Rank 40. For the latter, you'll need to be Adventure Rank 18 and you must have completed the "A Long Shot" quest. Originally, Barbara was offered to players on a temporary basis, through the 1.1 update, but this new quest will allow everyone to permanently unlock the character with no time limitation.
What else is Genshin Impact 1.1 bringing?
As well as some extra characters, weapons, and quests, you'll also find the new City Reputation and Exploration Progress systems unlocked in the Genshin Impact 1.1 update. City Reputation grants rewards based on activities and quests you complete in and around the game's cities. Exploration Progress allows you to see how much of a map you've unlocked and how many activities you've completed in that area.
There's also the Archive System, which shows a collection of equipment, books, tutorials, and other in-game odds and ends, as well as the Character Archive system, which shows all the characters you've obtained. You will also find new recipes, extra achievements, and a new Unusual Hilichurl monster, as well as plenty more gameplay improvements including changes to the game's Resin system and new visual options.
Quality of life is also a big focus for miHoYo in the upcoming Genshin Impact update. You'll be able to change all your keybindings on both keyboard and controller, so if there's a key you're not particularly fond of, you can now rebind it to something more convenient. The camera is also getting some love; you'll be able to change combat camera settings and alter the camera's default distance from your character. There's also a new equipment lock system, preventing you from accidentally enhancing or refining the wrong gear, as well as a Report function for any rowdy or uncooperative players you happen to play with in Co-op Mode.
If you want to check out everything that's coming in Genshin Impact's new 1.1 update, do check out the official announcement, which also contains instructions on how to download and install the update for your platform. Genshin Impact's 1.1 update lands for all platforms on November 11th.
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