Genshin Version 1.2 News, Official Livestream, and Leaks

Genshin Impact version 1.2 leaks. Albedo. Ganyu. Dragonspine. Events. Updates. Corrupting Sword. Festering Fang.
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Ganyu Leaks


ganyu english character image

Ganyu is a Cryo user with a Bow. Her specialty is the charge shot, which can be charged up to level 2 for an aoe Cryo attack. Her elemental skill can taunt enemies, and deals damage when the duration ends or when it's destroyed. Her elemental burst creates a field that rains down ice attacks in the area.

New Events

3 upcoming events with dates

Coming near Ganyu's release are 3 events held at separate times.

Lost Riches

lost riches

2021/01/08 10:00:00 – 2021/01/18 03:59:59
Partner up with a little Seelie to find some items in the area. After successfully locating the treasure, you will get some iron coins, which can be used to exchange for items in the shop.

lost riches exchange shop
3 different seelie choices

In the exchange shop, you are able to purchase some items like Primogems, character exp books, Mora, and an event exclusive item: a Mini Seelie. You can only pick 1 of 3 different types of Seelie to keep.

Hypostatic Symphony

hypostatic symphony

2021/01/16 – 2021/01/31
In the event, you can fight a different version of the Hypostasis bosses that received some new upgrades like new moves and mechanics. The fight will be in a domain area, and is time limited. Complete the challenges to earn some rewards!

Marvelous Merchandise

marvelous merchandise
submitting items for marvelous merchandise

2021/01/23 – 2021/01/30
You will now be able to find Liben in other players' worlds. Different players will have different rewards from Liben each day, so be sure to pay your friends a visit to see what he has to offer.

V1.2 Update

1.2 banner

For the full list of update information and changes, check the official post on Genshin Impact's website, or the v1.2 livestream.

V1.2 Trailer

The official trailer for version 1.2 has been released! The trailer shows the next content that we will have in the game: a snowy mountain area, Dragonspine. Both Albedo and Ganyu will be playing a big role in the next update, and we even see a glimpse of their abilities in the trailer. The update is scheduled to arrive on December 23rd.

New Characters

albedo and ganyu

Playing an important role in the new upcoming content are the two new 5 star characters: Albedo and Ganyu. The image shows that Albedo's story quest will be coming after the version 1.2 update, while Ganyu will be in mid January 2021. This confirms that Albedo will be the next banner character released after Zhongli's banner ends.


albedo english character image

Albedo is a Geo elemental character that uses a sword. His elemental skill creates a geo construct that can be used to lift the player up in the air momentarily, as well as creating a field around it that deals damage if you attack nearby enemies. His elemental burst deals high damage, with some additional damage if used during the duration of his elemental skill.


rosaria sneak peek

One other character is shown to us for a brief moment through the small story teasers, and it's a nun in Mondstadt called Rosaria, shown in the upper left of the picture above. 29:32 at the V1.2 english livestream.

Barbara: But... this event has commemorative significance! The church hopes that all sisters will be present.

Rosaria: Hopes? That's odd, cause I don't recall a "fulfill the hopes of others" clause in my job description.

The Chalk Prince and the Dragon

the chalk prince and the dragon event

The main event of the new upcoming content in version 1.2 is called "The Chalk Prince and the Dragon." Albedo takes the traveler and Paimon on a dangerous new quest, entrusting the traveler with a cursed sword. The traveler is tasked with using this sword in Dragonspine to grow its power. There will be an exchange shop, similar to the Unreconciled Stars Event event.

New Weapons & Artifacts

new weapons and artifacts

Festering Fang (sword) is obtained from the main event "The Chalk Prince and the Dragon." The blueprints for the other three weapons can be obtained in the course of your adventures in the Dragonspine region.

hydro and cryo artifacts in english

Cryo artifact set
2 piece bonus: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
4 piece bonus: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Hydro artifact
2 piece bonus: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
4 piece bonus: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

New Features

summary of new additional features

New messaging features

new messaging system

Direct message will be available, allowing us to message someone without having to join someone else's world. Additionally, we will be able to give a nickname to other players in your friends list. This is to prevent confusion if your friends often change their in-game name.

More customizations for picture taking

more customizations for picture taking

There will be more customization options for your character when you want to take a picture. From choosing poses, to face expressions. There will also be a camera gadget, can be used to take a picture quickly by using a shortcut, similar to using NRE, and the treasure or anemo/geoculus compass.

Auto claim rewards in domains

auto claim rewards in domains

Claiming rewards in domains will be automatically added to your inventory. You are able to view the individual artifacts in the reward screen. There is also a quick retry option available.

Character ascension rewards

character ascension rewards

We will be able to view the required materials for ascending characters for the different ascension levels. 1 Acquainted Fate is also given as a reward for a character's 1st, 3rd, and 5th ascension.

Other Notable Changes

  • Adds trackable map pins function to the Map
  • Adds the new functions BP Animation Skip, Quest Story Auto-Play, and NPC Dialogue Auto-Play.
  • Adds new weapon details display to the weapon event wish on the Wish screen. Travelers can view details about the 4-star and 5-star weapons with drop-rate boosts.

Optimizes Co-Op Mode:

◆ The host can disband the Co-Op team.

◆ In Co-Op Domains, guests and the host can both quit the Co-Op anytime without affecting other Travelers in the game.

Spiral Abyss Changes

  • Floor 9: Characters on the field will continuously accumulate Sheer Cold and will continually lose HP after Sheer Cold reaches its limit. There will also be a Ruin Brazier on the field. While the Ruin Brazier is activated, getting close to it will reduce Sheer Cold. Enemies will attack the Ruin Brazier on the field to stop it. After having stopped for a period of time, the Ruin Brazier will restart automatically.

  • Floor 10: Characters on the field will continuously accumulate Sheer Cold and will continually lose HP after Sheer Cold reaches its limit. There will be a Warming Seelie on the field that will help reduce Sheer Cold for the surrounding characters.

  • Floor 11: Your character will be periodically be inflicted with Engulfing Storm, which continuously drains your Elemental Energy until the inflicted Electro is removed. All party members deal increased Cryo DMG.

  • Floor 12: All party members deal increased Geo DMG.

Stellar Reunion

Stellar Reunion banner

Players who return to the game after 14 days of inactivity will be given some login rewards, and bonuses. Completing the given daily quests will earn points, and earning enough points will give you the Prototype Rancour.

V1.2 Livestream Gift Codes

G3tQq6TOqmE (100 Primogems + 5 Hero's Wit)
5KVeIbSxDUU (100 Primogems + 10 Mystical Enhancement Ores)
eATDgIXLD56 (100 Primogems + 50,000 Mora)

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Featured Characters, Weapons, Artifacts

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CharacterVision & WeaponAscension & Talent Materials
Geo (Earth)SwordCecilia Divining Scroll
Teachings of Ballad Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Cryo (Ice)BowQingxin Whopperflower Nectar
Teachings of Diligence Shadow of the Warrior


Albedo is listed as bow on here but he's a sword hero
<< Anonymous(Alistarzza)
GameA1 Reply
Fixed, thank you for pointing it out.

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