Genshin Impact update 1.3 "All That Glitters" patch release date of February 3 was just announced by Zhenzhong Yi, the Studio Technical Director of miHoYo, where players can take part in Liyue's largest annual festival. It will also make Zhongli much stronger and include changes to resin. Check out this fancy little poem that was included with the patch:
"On this marvelous Lantern Rite, we pray that the fallen heroes may be guided home."
Every single wish, no matter how small, is worth seeing to fruition.
We will finally reunite with those we long for on a dreamlike night.
The patch will allow players to take part in Liyue's largest annual festival, the Lantern Rite, which ends in a "spectacular ceremony on the first full moon of the year that sees every household release specially made Xiao Lanterns into the night sky", which sounds pretty neat. Apparently, the locals in Liyue believe that the lanterns will deliver their wishes to the heavens and help guide the lost souls of fallen heroes back home.
The celebrations will reward players with over 1,600 Primogems, a free four-stay Liyue character, and other goodies. Probably the most interesting festival activity is Theater Mechanicus, which is a tower defense strategy game that can either be played solo or with friends. It has multiple difficulty levels, and that task is completed players will receive Peace Talismans, which can be spent at the Xiao Market on rewards such as the Crown of Insight and a new namecard style.
The Lantern Rite will also mark the arrival of Xiao the Vigilant Yaksha, who is a new 5-star playable character that wields a polearm and the power of Anemo. Xiao uses elemental burst to grant him increased damage, that also continuously drains his health. During the festival, players will be able to accompany Xiao for a day in the life of a guardian of Liyue.
New customization features and optimizations will be added to the patch, which includes the Archive expanding to include information on discovered creatures and defeated enemies. Players will also be able to showcase up to eight of their characters on their Profile screen. A new gadget called the Parametric Transformer will also provide a means to transmute excess resources, turning one man's trash into that man's treasure, essentially.
For more information on the event, be sure to check out the PlayStation blog for the full details. For more on Genshin Impact, stay tuned to TechRaptor.