Hiya, Vacationers! The Genshin Impact dev crew is happy to want you all the perfect for the brand new yr and announce our first model replace of 2024! Model 4.4 Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze might be launched on January 31 and brings us again to Liyue! You’re invited to affix Xianyun and Gaming to rejoice the brand new yr in Teyvat, benefit from the festivities and procure quite a few rewards, together with 10 + 3 Intertwined Destiny, a free 4-star Liyue character, and a brand new outfit for Xingqiu.
Moreover, Chenyu Valley to the northwest of Liyue, is lastly open for exploration. Go to the village brimming with tea perfume and the bustling port connecting Fontaine, and search out tales of adepti amongst the breathtaking mountains surrounded by clouds and mist.
Beneficiant rewards and new outfits for the brand new yr
The Lantern Ceremony will as soon as once more mild up Liyue Harbor quickly to rejoice the brand new yr in Teyvat, with its new theme: kites! These can take a number of shapes and patterns, and even embrace Fontainian mechanisms that enable individuals’s hopes to be carried far and extensive for the yr to come back. By taking part within the occasion’s mini-games, additionally, you will earn Festive Fever which can can help you receive varied rewards, together with Xingqiu’s new free outfit.
In addition to this, the day by day login occasion and New 12 months mails might be again once more! By logging in day by day inside a sure time period, you possibly can obtain Intertwined Destiny ×10. You’ll then additionally obtain Intertwined Destiny ×3 and Fragile Resin ×2 through in-game mails. As well as, Ganyu and Shenhe will each obtain new outfits, which can be accessible in retailer with a limited-time low cost.
The brand new yr additionally ushers in new friendships. Our adeptus good friend, Cloud Retainer, lastly reveals herself in her human kind Xianyun and turns into a playable 5-star Anemo character, who wields the catalyst. Utilizing her adepti powers and mechanical innovations, she will leap into the air and sprint ahead two extra occasions, or heal close by characters and improve their soar peak and Plunging Assaults. Gaming, a brand new 4-star Pyro Claymore wielder may also seem. He’s an fanatic of Wushou dancing, an artwork impressed by conventional lion dance, which includes actions from this dance into his fight fashion. In Model 4.4 Occasion Needs, Xianyun and Gaming each debut together with Nahida’s rerun within the first half of the model, whereas the latter half will see the reruns of Xiao and Yae Miko.
Mountains stand tall, with jade beneath
Northwest of the bustling Liyue Harbor, Travelers will discover Chenyu Vale, a stunning new area with beautiful towering mountains and tranquil rivers. In this area, you will find important human settlements such as Qiaoying Village and Yilong Wharf, as well as mist-shrouded mountains where tales of adepti await.
The name of Chenyu Vale, meaning where jade descends, comes from a legend of an adeptus who threw a pair of jade bracelets into the waters to protect the locals from a flood. As this auspicious story is passed down through generations, the local people and businesses also flourish. The impressive Yilong Wharf, known for its majestic water elevators, serves as a vital link for commerce between Liyue and Fontaine. Another human settlement, Qiaoying Village, has long been known for tea production, which involves a roasting method created by the adepti.
But most of Chenyu Valley belongs to the wild hills, valleys, waterfalls and tales of the adepti. Legendary beasts also reside here, including the new boss enemy, the Solitary Suanni. As you delve into the mountains and winding paths, the history of this land will reveal itself.
A valley created with new technology
Being a part of Liyue, Chenyu Vale is also inspired by a traditional oriental aesthetic. To render its hills, valleys, and waterfalls in the distance and near with enveloping clouds and mist in a style similar to shan shui painting, we deployed two new technologies: Global Far Fog (GFF) and Gradient Tint Rock on PlayStation and PC, as well as a simplified version on mobile.
Clouds and mist are constantly present in Chenyu Vale, and the Global Far Fog (GFF) feature allows you to better observe how they take on different forms around the rolling hills. By taking into account height, terrain, and other conditions, the developers were able to allow Volumetric Fog to change in density and direction as it passes through different locations. For example, thick clouds converge in low, narrow areas of the valley, while light mist lingers around the cape of the mountains or open areas.
Inspired by shan shui, a traditional painting style, and ink wash techniques, Gradient Tint Rock technology is a new tool that our artists and developers created to portray different parts of the lofty mountains through transitions between three colors: cyan, green, and tan. By creating various distance fields in 3D and customizing them for each mountain, it is possible to see a different color gradient depending on the altitude, distance, textural characteristics of the rocks, and structure of each mountain. For example, the leafy parts, the summit and the ubac will appear in dark cyan and green, while the barren paths and the lower parts can gradually integrate into a lighter earthy tan, hence the name of the technique: Gradient Tint Rock.
We highly recommend exploring the peak of Mt. Lingmeng or Mt. Mingyuan, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Chenyu Vale. With Global Far Fog and Gradient Tint Rock, we want to offer you an even more intense and visually impressive experience during your exploration journey.
Last but not least, we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who has joined us on our journey in Teyvat. We hope you enjoy the Lantern Rite celebrations and the compelling new adventures in Chenyu Vale. Wishing you a fantastic new year, and looking forward to seeing you next time!