Resin Changes And More On The Way In Genshin Impact 1.3 Update

You'll soon be able to play Genshin Impact on iPhone using an Xbox or PS4 controller

Published: January 19, 2021 10:20 AM /


Some characters and Stormterror in Genshin Impact

Time for more news from the world of Teyvat. The upcoming Genshin Impact 1.3 update will bring some fairly big resin changes with it, along with iOS controller support and other requested features. It'll come to PC and consoles soon.

What are the resin changes in the Genshin Impact 1.3 update?

This news comes to us via a developer discussion posted by Genshin Impact developer miHoYo. In the discussion, miHoYo outlines resin changes coming to the game in version 1.3. From that update onward, events that don't require challenging Ley Line Outcrops or Domains won't consume Original Resin. The devs say that "the vast majority" of major upcoming events also won't consume Original Resin, leaving you with more to play with.

A Genshin Impact battle pass showing rewards for each tier
Battle Pass Resin rewards will change in the Genshin Impact 1.3 update.

Upcoming Genshin Impact Battle Pass content will also be adjusted to give additional Fragile Resin rewards. The Sojourner's Battle Pass and Gnostic Hymn will offer 1 Fragile Resin per 10 levels, beginning at level 5 and replacing the Mystic Enhancement Ore that served as the previous reward. Don't fret, though; you'll still be able to obtain Mystic Enhancement Ore. It'll simply be spread across the other Battle Pass levels. These changes should ensure that you end up with more Original Resin rather than spending it on events.

What else is coming in Genshin Impact 1.3?

As well as the resin changes, miHoYo also discussed other changes and features coming to Genshin Impact in version 1.3. The devs say that starting from this version, you'll be able to use Xbox and PS4 controllers with the game on iOS. Certain other controllers are also supported, but miHoYo describes this as "partial support", so it's probably best to use a safer option like the aforementioned console peripherals.

Starting from version 1.3, you'll be able to hold down a key to increase or decrease the amount of materials you use when enhancing a weapon. Genshin Impact's material conversion system is also in development, with miHoYo stating they'll share more info on this feature in the future. The devs also go into the nitty-gritty on the interactions between certain attacks and characters, so if you're into the techy side of Genshin Impact, be sure to read the full developer Q&A.

It's a good time to be a Genshin Impact fan right now. Not only are the aforementioned changes coming to the game (alongside other as-yet-unannounced features) pretty soon, but miHoYo also recently released a free EP of the game's music to check out. The EP, entitled At the Light of Dawn, contains a selection of tracks from Genshin Impact and features everyone's favorite redhead Diluc relaxing to the stress-relieving sounds of the music. It's well worth a listen if you're looking to escape from the stresses of modern life, and also look at some very pretty anime graphics.

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