Genshin Impact Ushers in the New Year with Large 1.3 Update

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The free-to-play sensation that is Genshin Impact will be delivering yet another free update for its dedicated fanbase next month to welcome in the new year. Starting on 3rd February 2021, the 1.3 update brings the Lantern Rite festival to the world of Teyvat. You’ll be able to participate in this historic tradition, and be greatly rewarded for doing so. More than 1,600 Primogems, a free four-star Liyue character, and much more can be earned without payment.

The event will be divided into three stages, each based on completing requests for inhabitants. Completing them will raise the overall Festive Fever level and unlock further tasks as you progress.

This all culminates on the celebration’s final night where loads of lanterns are released into the sky, carrying the wishes of the people on the ground below. Developer miYoHo reckons this is the perfect opportunity to test your TV’s HDR capabilities. “Either way, if you use an HDR screen with your PS4 or PS5, we highly recommend that you take this opportunity to put our HDR Display function to the test!”

There’ll also be a tower defence-style strategy game to take part in alone or with friends as well as vendors selling games, snacks, and activities exclusive to the festival. “Finally, we’ve prepared some extra little surprises to thank everyone for your ongoing support and to help you get ready for a busy year of adventuring ahead: a daily login event, in which you can claim a total of 10 free Intertwined Fate, and an event challenge offering the chance to win a four-star Liyue character of your choice.”

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