Genshin Impact Update 1.1: Release Date, Trailer, New Characters, Quests, Seasonal Events

Genshin Impact Update 1.1 - A New Star Appraoches

Genshin Impact, miHoYo’s open-world RPG has been taking up all the buzz lately with its exciting character switching based PvE combat system and its recently introduced co-op multiplayer system which you can learn more about here. Today, we have news regarding Genshin Impact’s much anticipated Update 1.1, ‘A New Star Approaches.’

The developers have provided the public with an Announcement Trailer, a release date and an overview of what is to be expected from this major content and quality of life update for the game. Moreover, all queries regarding the game coming to next-gen consoles have also been answered in detail.

Genshin Impact Update 1.1 Release Date And Details

The newest update of Genshin Impact is coming to PC, Android, iOS and PS4 on 11th November. Moreover, the game will also now be playable on the newly released PS5 using backwards capability. The update brings with it new characters, a new questline, a new seasonal event and a new Reputation system for the individual regions present within the game. Here’s the Announcement Trailer for the update:

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New Features And Updates

Here are all the new features and updates you should expect from the 1.1 Update for Genshin Impact:

New Characters

The update has added four new characters into the game. They are:

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  • Chlide: 5 star hydro archer than can switch between melee and ranged attacks.
  • Zhongli: 5 star geo polearm wielder with high defense and strong area-of-effect attacks who can also petrify enemies.
  • Xinyan: Four star single sword wielder that has not yet been talked about by the developers.
  • Diona: Confirmed to be released in the 1.1 Update but no information released yet.

New Quests

The developers have not revealed exact details for any of the new quests. However, we do know that it will include the grand finale of the Liyue chapter. This means that there will at least be three full acts of quests in the main storyline.

Related: Genshin Impact System Requirements | iOS, Android, PC, PS4

First Sesonal Event – ‘Unreconciled Stars’

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Unreconciled Stars will be Genshin Impact’s first seasonal event. The event description states: “We call on all players to fight back against a sudden and terrible catastrophe facing Teyvat.” The event in itself will add a series of new quests, exclusive co-op challenges and will offer new rewards including 4-star character Fischl.

Reputation System

Genshin Impact’s 1.1 Update will also include an all-new Reputation system. This system will give players a separate rating in each of the game cities which will be built upon completing activities and quests in the surrounding region. By building a reputation, players gain access to region-exclusive rewards, including special customization options and access to new items which we’ll be talking about below.

New Items

The new items that will be released include a portable waypoint, treasure compasses, portable stove and most importantly oculus resonance stones. These will mark nearby Anemoculi and Geoculi which was a much-needed feature. Moreover, the update will also include a Wind Catcher item which creates anemograna to create on-demand currents allowing players to reach areas they couldn’t get to previously.

Monster Cameo

The developers have added a fun addition to the game as well. The 1.1 Update for Genshin Impact will include a new monster called the Forrest Hilchuri who is a cameo of miHoYo’s company president, Forrest Liu.


This concludes everything new in Genshin Impact’s A New Star Approaches update. Stay tuned for the complete patch notes which will be released on 11th November.

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