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Version 1.3 News and Leaks

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Xiao & Invitation to Mundane Life Event Wish
update 17/12/2020

Pre-Installation for V1.3

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Pre-Installation for V1.3 will begin on 2021-02-01 11:00:00 (Before updating to Version 1.3, UTC+8). To do this, turn on the launcher and select the "Game Pre-Installation" button. Players on PC can still play the game while Pre-Installing, while mobile players will not be able to.

mobile pre-installation

To begin Pre-Installation for mobile, turn on the game and go to the game's main settings menu, then select the "Other" on the bottom left side of the screen, then tap the "Pre-Install Now" button on the bottom. You will need to update the app through appstore once the maintenance ends.

Since this process can take a long time to finish due to the large file sizes, it's recommended to use up your resins first before doing this. Make sure to also properly charge your battery and have a stable internet to avoid potential issues.

CN Livestream

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Officially announced on Genshin Impact's social media, there will be a livestream for the upcoming patch 1.3 scheduled on the 22nd of January at 20:00 (UTC+8).

english stream banner

English Livestream schedule:
22 January at 11:00 (UTC-5)

Version 1.3 Trailer

Version 1.3 Characters

xiao info

Officially announced in the V1.3 livestream, Xiao will be the new character to be released in the coming update. Xiao is an Anemo polearm damage dealer that mainly uses plunge attacks to deal damage. His elemental burst will empower his damage and make it easier to perform a series of repeatable plunge attacks at the cost of HP drain.

zhongli image

The previously announced Zhongli changes/buffs is confirmed to go live with the coming update. There is no mention of a returning banner from the stream.

xiao and keqing

Keqing will be getting a side story quest, and her own banner on the 17th of February.

hu tao character splash art

There are no mentions of Hu Tao in the livestream. However, the two confirmed banners for 1.3 are only 2 weeks each, this means that the last 2 weeks is still a mystery. Hu Tao's namecard is already available in the game for all players to see, suggesting that she could potentially be released in the last 2 weeks.

Datamine leaks shows that her character story will be released on March 2 (most likely with the character release as well), which is right after Keqing banner.

UnitElement & WeaponMaterials
Xiao
Xiao
Anemo (Wind)PolearmQingxin Firm Arrowhead
Teachings of Prosperity Shadow of the Warrior
Hu Tao
Hu Tao
Pyro (Fire)PolearmSilk Flower Whopperflower Nectar
Teachings of Diligence Shard of a Foul Legacy

V1.3 Contents

1.3 contents

Five Flushes of Fortune Event
After maintenance ~ 2021/02/10 03:59:59
Use the Kurious Kamera gadget to take requested photos of interest to earn some rewards.

All That Glitters
The Origin of the Lanterns: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59
Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns: 2021/02/14 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59
Light Upon the Sea: 2021/02/18 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/28 03:59:59
Xiao Market Duration: 2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/03/07 03:59:59

Stand by Me Event
2021/02/10 10:00:00 ~ 2021/03/07 03:59:59
Reach the Festive Fever stage "Glow of a Thousand Lanterns" and spend 1,000 Peace Talismans in "Stand by Me" to receive one of the 4 star Liyue characters.

May Fortune Find You Event
2021/02/11 04:00:00 ~ 2021/02/26 03:59:59
Log in for 7 days to get a total of 10 Intertwined Fates and other rewards!

Ley Line Overflow
2021/02/26 04:00:00 ~ 2021/03/05 03:59:59
During this event period, Ley Lines will give double the drop rewards.

Lantern Rite Event

lantern rite event

The event has 3 stages. Complete requests from Lantern Rite Tales, to raise Lantern Rite Festive Fever. Once it reaches the set requirement, it will automatically unlock new quests and storyline, as well as new items in Xiao Market, which is the event's exchange shop. Earn Peace Talismans to exchange for items in the event shop by doing the tower defense minigame "Theater Mechanicus".

Theater Mechanicus

tower defense selectable difficulty
tower defense towers
tower defense gameplay

Defeat monsters in the area and earn some "Veneficus Sigils" to build, or upgrade some towers. The towers will attack enemies automatically. Different towers have different effects, and elemental damage. Use the towers to defend against enemy waves so they don't destroy the Ley Line Monolith. This event can be done in solo, or up to 2 players.

mystic arts

After certain amount of enemies have been defeated, you can use "Mystic Arts". Use some Veneficus Sigils to boost the towers' effects.

Stand by Me Event

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2021/02/10 10:00:00 – 2021/03/07 03:59:59, an event where we will be able to choose 1 four star among the shown Liyue characters on the image.

Five Flushes of Fortune

five flushes of fortune
photo taking event
photo taking event rewards

Take photos of wildlives out in the world to get different colored photos. Once you get 1 of each color, you can exchange them for rewards. You can also gift your colored photos to other players if you want to help them out, or get some help by requesting for the ones you don't have.

Vishaps and Where to Find Them

expeditions event
expedition maps
sending the characters

During this event, Katheryne will post 8 different expedition commissions each day, and you can complete up to 4 each day. In each expedition, you can send out more than 1 character at a time. You can also add in 1 extra character from a friend as a support. Certain characters will have increased rate of getting bonus rewards if sent out on the expeditions, shown by the up arrow of on the bottom left of each character.

expedition progress

Completing the expeditions can unlock "On the Hunt" challenges to track down some Geovishaps and be able to fight them.

Ley Line Overflow

ley line overflow image banner

2021/02/26 04:00:00 - 2021/03/05 03:59:59

During this event period, Ley Lines will give double the drop rewards.

New Enemies

geovishap

"It is said that after many years have passed, Geovishap Hatchlings will shed the armor that originally protected them and become Geovishaps."

A mature Geovishap will be an enemy that you can encounter in the world, which is tied to "Vishaps and Where to Find Them" event.

primo geovishap

"After many years, the awesomely powerful Ancient Geovishaps grow accustomed to changes in their elemental environment."

Primo Geovishap will be a new boss enemy that costs 40 resin. It will have a new mechanic that can change elements, and you will have to defend yourself using the appropriate elemental shields.

Other Changes/Updates

Archive update

living beings
encyclopedia update
viewing 3d models

The updated archive will have "living beings" category, which shows all the enemies, as well as npcs and animals that are available in Genshin Impact. We will also be able to view their 3D models and can be rotated.

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Anonymous
seems deeply sus
X
kinda sketchy ngl
<< Anonymous(X)
Healthyhazaz509 Reply
Of course it a game that has hundreds of players playing
Tho it’s kinda sus
But who cares it’s going to be a surprise in any way

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