Genshin Impact 1.2 is shaping up to be a big update for the game currently available to download on PS4, PC and Mobile.

Much remains a mystery regarding exactly what will be included, but there’s a very good chance that more characters and locations will be added.

Genshin Impact update 1.2 is promising to be the biggest patch ever released for the game and bodes well for users hoping for a steady flow of new content.

From what has been leaked so far, players waiting for the Xiao Banner will not be getting it later this month.

The Xiao Banner release date is reportedly not happening until around February 2020, although this remains unconfirmed for now.

Developers Mihoyo hasn’t revealed what the next banners will be, but they have started discussing features that will be available with the launch of update 1.2.

New details were shared today via a developer blog post, including on how the chat system will evolve.

For those who have unlocked the friend system online, more options are set to be added to the game later this month.

A message from Mihoyo confirms: “A chat function is coming in Version 1.2. Travellers who have unlocked the friend system can chat with friends from the Friends screen or via a shortcut button.

“If your friend is offline, they will receive your message the next time they log in.”

Other features being worked on include allowing travellers to select a friend’s avatar and add a name for them in a note.

“The name you add will show up in your friends list and in chats, and only you will see the name you have given them. Hopefully, that will make it easier to remember who’s who!”

The developers are also planning to release a trackable map pins feature, which will make it possible to select a Custom Pin from the map screen and choose Navigate.

The only downside is that only one pin can be tracked at one time, leaving gamers limited when it comes to its overall use.

Other confirmed patch notes and changes for Genshin Impact 1.2 include:

Repeat a Domain without having to leave and re-enter: “In Version 1.2, Travelers will be able to choose to repeat a Domain challenge from inside the Domain. No more leaving and re-entering.”

Missing out on Domain and Ley Line blossom drops: “The developers have improved the Domain and Ley Line Outcrop rewards system. From Version 1.2, you won’t have to collect the drops yourself because they’ll be added straight to your Inventory.”

Dialogue auto-play option: “An auto-play option for dialogue will be added in Version 1.2.

“When the Auto option is selected, dialogue will automatically progress to the next line once the current line’s audio finishes playing. When dialogue options appear, it will pause to allow Travelers to respond, then continue to auto-play as before.”

View dialogue for quests I have already completed: “Version 1.2 adds the Travel Log section to the Archive. All dialogue (text and audio) from previously completed Archon Quests and Story Quests will appear here. This way, Travelers can re-read and playback the dialogue from completed quests.”

Progress interrupted when a player quits the game: “In the next version, Travelers are free to leave Co-Op Domains at any time without interrupting the battle for other Travelers. Also, during Co-Op sessions, the host will be able to disband the Co-Op Team just by returning to Single Player Mode. After the team is disbanded, Travelers’ own game progress will be restored.

New rewards: “In Version 1.2, Travelers will be rewarded with 1 Acquaint Fate each time they ascend a character at level 20, 50, or 70. And for any previous characters that Travelers have ascended, you can claim the Acquaint Fate rewards from the Ascension Materials Preview screen.”


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