What you need to know
- A native PS5 version of Genshin Impact arrives on April 28.
- The release coincides with the new Genshin Impact update, titled Beneath the Light of Jadeite.
- The new update will include new characters, enemies, new quests, and the ability to build your own home.
The new PS5 version will feature improved textures and resolution
The Genshin Impact dev team took to the PlayStation Blog to share details about the upcoming update, called Beneath the Light of Jadeite, and share the new features PS5 owners can expect. The PS5 version of Genshin Impact will support native 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times.
Beneath the Light of Jadeite introduces two new characters to Genshin Impact — Eula, the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor. Eula is a five-star character, a claymore-user, and the bearer of a Cryo Vision, while Yanfei is a four-star Pyro-using catalyst-wielder that generates Scarlet Seals with her Normal Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst.
In addition to the new characters, you’ll also encounter a new Trounce Domain and a new Boss Enemy. Hangout Events will also continue into the new update, and you’ll be able to continue your hangout story with Noelle as well as start hanging out with Diona, the popular bartender of The Cat’s Tail in Mondstadt.
Finally, players will be able to build their own homes by making use of the Serenitea Pot. Using the new item will allow you to enter different realms and remodel your home, inside and out.
Genshin Impact continues to be a hit, thanks to its colorful visuals and addictive gameplay loop, and it is one of our favorite free-to-play games available on the PlayStation.
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Genshin Impact puts you in the shoes of the Traveler, a world-hopping protagonist stranded in the world of Teyvat to search for their lost siblings. Between deities, dozens of champions, and breathtaking worldbuilding, Genshin has earned its place as one of the most popular free-to-play games around.
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