Genshin Impact update 1.1 out now: Patch notes for first big update from MiHoYo

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Genshin Impact update 1.1 is available to download right now, with MiHoYo rolling out the first major update to their hit free-to-play JRPG. On Wednesday November 11 Genshin Impact update 1.1 was released, with MiHoYo confirming the patch was out and releasing a patch notes-style notice detailing what was in the download after 2am GMT. The headline addition of Genshin Impact update 1.1 is the addition of four new characters.

Genshin Impact update 1.1 brings to the table two new five star characters – Tartaglia Childe and Zhongli Vago Mundo.

While Blazing Rift Xinyan and Diona Katzlein Cocktail are new four star characters that have been added to Genshin Impact.

The Genshin Impact ‘A New Star approaches’ patch will also add the first seasonal event for the game which is called Unreconciled Stars.

And the first major patch for Genshin Impact also includes a new City Reputation System, which is tied into quests you obtain from NPCs.

Announcing the release of Genshin Impact 1.1, the game’s official Twitter posted: “Dear Travelers, Welcome to Version 1.1 — “A New Star Approaches”! View the full notice here >>>”.

While in a post online MiHoYo gave fans a rundown of what to expect from Genshin Impact update 1.1 in a patch notes-style notice.

Introducing it the Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd makers said: “The mysterious emissary Ganyu appears before you at Third-Round Knockout. Claiming to have come at Ningguang’s behest, she invites you to the skyfaring palace known as the Jade Chamber.

“To that end, you and Paimon have come to Mt. Tianheng, from where you can see the Jade Chamber in the distance…

“Why has the Jade Chamber emissary come? What is the truth behind the death of Rex Lapis? Whose ambitions lie behind this chaos? And when the dust settles, where will your journey take you next…?”

Here’s more details on what’s included in Genshin Impact update 1.1…

GENSHIN IMPACT UPDATE 1.1 PATCH NOTES

Compensation

1. Update Maintenance Compensation: Primogems ×300 (60 Primogems for each hour servers are down)

2. Bug Fix Compensation: Primogems ×300

Includes fixes to the following issues: (1) Some characters and artifacts had descriptions that did not accurately reflect their effects. (2) Some character skill and talent effects did not function normally in certain situations.

Eligibility

All Travelers who have reached Adventure Rank 5 or above by 2020/11/11 06:00:00 (UTC+8). We will issue compensation to all Travelers via in-game mail within 5 hours from the end of maintenance. Please log in to receive the mail by 2020/11/14 11:00:00 (UTC+8). The mail will be valid for 30 days, so don’t forget to claim the compensation before it expires.

Genshin Impact update 1.1 – New Characters

5-Star Character “Childe” Tartaglia (Hydro)

• Vision: Hydro

• Weapon: Bow

• No. 11 of The Harbingers, also known as “Childe.” His name is highly feared on the battlefield.

His Elemental Skill, Foul Legacy: Raging Tide, unleashes a set of weaponry made of pure water that deals Hydro DMG to surrounding enemies. His Elemental Burst, Havoc: Obliteration, unleashes either “Flash of Havoc” or “Light of Obliteration” based on the Stance he is currently in.

4-Star Character “Kätzlein Cocktail” Diona (Cryo)

• Vision: Cryo

• Weapon: Bow

• A young lady who has inherited trace amounts of non-human blood. She is the incredibly popular bartender of the Cat’s Tail tavern.

Her Elemental Skill, Icy Paws, deals Cryo DMG and creates a shield on hit. Her Elemental Burst, Signature Mix, tosses out a special cold brew that creates a Drunken Mist, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies and continuously regenerating the HP of characters within the AoE.

During the event wish “Farewell of Snezhnaya”, from after the Version 1.1 update to 2020/12/01 15:59:59 (Server time), the event-exclusive 5-star character “Childe” Tartaglia (Hydro) and the 4-star characters “Kätzlein Cocktail” Diona (Cryo), “Uncrowned Lord of Ocean” Beidou (Electro), and “Eclipsing Star” Ningguang (Geo) will have their Wish drop-rates greatly increased!

The Test Run character trial event will be available from after the Version 1.1 update to 2020/12/01 15:59:59 (Server time). Travelers can use fixed team compositions that contain the trial characters to complete designated challenges. Once the challenge is complete, you can obtain the corresponding rewards!

5-Star Character “Vago Mundo” Zhongli (Geo)

• Vision: Geo

• Weapon: Polearm

• A mysterious guest invited by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.

His Elemental Skill, Dominus Lapidis, commands the omnipresent power of earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, dealing AoE Geo DMG. His Elemental Burst, Planet Befall, brings a giant meteor crashing down, dealing massive Geo DMG to enemies within the impact radius and petrifying them.

4-Star Character “Blazing Riff” Xinyan

• Vision: Pyro

• Weapon: Claymore

• Liyue’s sole rock ‘n’ roll musician. She rebels against ossified prejudices using her music and passionate singing.

Her Elemental Skill, Sweeping Fervor, deals Pyro DMG to surrounding enemies and creates a shield. Her Elemental Burst, Riff Revolution, creates sonic waves that deal AoE Physical DMG before generating intense flames that deal continuous Pyro DMG to surrounding enemies.

The characters “Vago Mundo” Zhongli (Geo) and “Blazing Riff” Xinyan (Pyro) will appear in a subsequent event wish.

Genshin Impact update 1.1 – New Weapons

Memory of Dust (5-Star Catalyst)

• Catalyst

• A stone dumbbell containing distant memories. Its endless transformations reveal the power within.

Increases the Shield Strength of the one equipping it. It increases ATK on hits, and this effect is strengthened while the character equipping it is under the protection of a shield.

The event wish “Epitome Invocation” will be available from after the Version 1.1 update to 2020/12/01 15:59:59 (Server time). In this event wish, the event-exclusive 5-star weapon Memory of Dust (Catalyst) and the 5-star weapon Skyward Harp (Bow) will get a huge drop-rate boost!

Genshin Impact update 1.1 – New Quests

New Archon Quest

The mysterious emissary Ganyu appears before you at Third-Round Knockout. Claiming to have come at Ningguang’s behest, she invites you to the skyfaring palace known as the Jade Chamber. To that end, you and Paimon have come to Mt. Tianheng, from where you can see the Jade Chamber in the distance…

After the Version 1.1 Update, the Archon Quest Chapter 1: Act III – A New Star Approaches will become available. Complete this quest chain and obtain Primogems, Weapon Enhancement Materials, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!

New Story Quests

The Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers, Childe, seems to have been lying low for quite a while since whipping up a storm at the Rite of Parting. But a chance encounter with someone from the other side of the ocean is about to reunite the two of you in Liyue once again.

After the Version 1.1 Update, the Story Quest Monoceros Caeli Chapter: Act I – Mighty Cyclops’ Adventure! will become available.

Complete this quest chain and obtain Primogems, Weapon Enhancement Materials, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!

The Story Quest Historia Antiqua Chapter: Act I – Sal Flore will also become available at a later date.

New World Quests

New World Quests Added: The Adventurers’ Guild’s Affairs, Necessary Procedures, Words Worth Their Weight in Mora, Changchang’s Little Friend, The Secret of Nantianmen, An Ode to Yonder City, and Endless Research

Complete these quests and obtain Mora, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!

Genshin Impact update 1.1 – New Events

Version Main Event — Unreconciled Stars

Peculiar meteorites are descending upon Teyvat, bringing a rare sleeping sickness with them. People trapped in deep slumber, mysterious dreams, an unknown star… The crisis draws closer!

• Event Duration: 2020/11/16 10:00:00 – 2020-11-30 03:59:59 (Server time)

•  Event Rules: During the event, complete designated quests and “Star of Destiny” challenges to obtain Fading Star’s Might and Fading Star’s Essence!

•  Event Rewards: Exchange Fading Star’s Might and Fading Star’s Essence in the Event Shop for Character Ascension Materials, Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Talent Enhancement Materials, Crown of Insight, and other rewards!

Complete “Prinzessin’s Pact” to get “Prinzessin der Verurteilung!” Fischl (Electro)!

Besides this, The Gliding Challenge and While It’s Warm events will become available at a later date. Stay tuned for more information.

Genshin Impact update 1.1 – New Systems

City Reputation System

• Reach Adventure Rank 25 and complete the corresponding quests to unlock this system

 Reputation is currently divided into Mondstadt Reputation and Liyue Reputation.

Mondstadt Reputation Unlock Criteria: Complete the Archon Quest Prologue: Act I “The Outlander Who Caught the Wind”.

Liyue Reputation Unlock Criteria: Complete the Archon Quest Chapter I: Act II “Farewell, Archaic Lord”.

 Travelers can speak to Knights of Favonius Coordinator, Hertha and Ministry of Civil Affairs Secretary, Ms. Yu to take on new Bounties and Requests. You can also collect Reputation EXP rewards from them for World Exploration, Mondstadt Quests, and Liyue Quests.

 As you increase your Reputation Level, you will unlock special city features, recipes, gadget blueprints, namecards, wind gliders, and other rewards.

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