Genshin Impact V1.2: Get ready to chill in Dragonspine

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Genshin Impact V1.2: Get ready to chill in Dragonspine

Brave a beautiful yet brutal world of ice, filled with new stories, rich rewards, and harsh challenges.

Hello, Travelers! Genshin Impact’s dev team here, eager to share with you some early intel on Dragonspine, our first new map addition which will come to the game on December 23. Dragonspine is a frozen mountain range in the south of Mondstadt that few dare to set foot in. As one of the most inhospitable areas in Teyvat, exploring Dragonspine won’t be a walk in the park. To help Travelers gear up for this brand-new experience, we’ve put together some tips you might want to take note of.

All Travelers will be able to explore a brand-new immersive environment full of new creatures, mysteries, treasures, and dangers to discover. Whether you choose to investigate the area with Mondstadt’s genius alchemist, Albedo during the upcoming seasonal event, explore the mountain for yourself and discover every inch of the mountains and the secrets they hold, or simply hone your survival skills in this beautiful but brutal environment, Dragonspine has something to offer for every intrepid explorer.

A Glance at This World of Ice

Covered by snow all year round, Dragonspine sits in a state of constant cold and gloom — in stark contrast to the other environments across Mondstadt and Liyue. 

Dragonspine stands like a frozen fortress, giving precious little for most living beings to survive on. However, there are still some unique and miraculous species to be found here. The hilichurls that have managed to survive on the mountain have had their appearances and lives shaped by the brutal environment.

But on closer inspection, the creatures now living here don’t seem to be the first residents of this mysterious landscape. Deep in the mountains lie buried the traces of a lost ancient civilization, waiting to be discovered.

Survive the Extreme Cold

Nothing is easy at high altitudes and extremely low temperatures. Before focusing on loot and treasures, all Travelers in Dragonspine have to first strive to survive. Besides your HP and Stamina, you will need to pay close attention to Sheer Cold while fighting, exploring, or even just standing still.

The Sheer Cold bar immediately appears above your HP bar once you enter the Dragonspine area. Sheer Cold will go up if you’re exposed to the cold without any heat source, and once the bar is full you will start losing your health. Unless you find some warmth to stave off the Sheer Cold, this will eventually lead to your death. 

Therefore, the constant search for a heat source quickly becomes your primary task as you traverse this snowy landscape. Waypoints, lit torches and cooking pots, and even the Seelie in Dragonspine can all serve as heat sources on your way. You can also mine Scarlet Quartz, a common find in Dragonspine, to temporarily combat Sheer Cold. Furthermore, once you progress further into Dragonspine, you can unlock a new recipe to craft a temporary portable heat source. Remember: Only with enough heat can you proceed through your adventure in Dragonspine!

Unearth the Secrets Beneath the Snow

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Despite the inhospitable cold and the danger lurking around every corner, Dragonspine offers generous rewards to those who manage to explore deep into the mountain and conquer its tallest peak. 

To reach the top of Dragonspine, Travelers need to first unseal strange air currents blocking the path. Meanwhile, buried deep in the mountains lies a long-lost ancient civilization, with only stone slabs, tablets, and relics remaining to tell the story of its glory and fall. The more curious and observant Travelers will be able to trigger a series of hidden quests, piece together the clues, uncover the hidden truth, and claim a new 4-star claymore Snow-Tombed Starsilver.

The mountain is also home to some very special ingredients, minerals, recipes, artifacts, and weapons found nowhere else, some of which are certain to come in handy. For instance, Travelers may randomly come across some Dragon’s teeth, which can be forged into the Dragonspine Spear by the weaponsmith at the camp in the foothills.

While exploring Dragonspine, Travelers may also come across some small fragments of a material called Crimson Agate. Collect them and offer them to the Frostbearing Tree to claim rewards useful in battle and exploration, including crafting recipes for the portable heat source Warming Bottle and the new 4-star catalyst Frostbearer.

Exciting Seasonal Event

The upcoming winter event “The Chalk Prince and the Dragon” will be set in the new Dragonspine area. All Travelers at Adventure Rank 20 or above will be able to participate in this new event.

In the event’s storyline, you will be assisting the new 5-star character Albedo, Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of the Knights of Favonius in Mondstadt, to investigate Dragonspine and a mysterious, powerful sword called Festering Desire. Travelers who finish the storyline quests will be able to keep and use Festering Desire in their future adventures. By completing additional event tasks and redeeming relevant items from the event shop, players can even raise Festering Desire to its max refinement level!

Hopefully, these tips will help you as you set off on your adventures in Dragonspine! There is still a lot more going on in Version 1.2, and we don’t want to spoil all the surprises. Still eager to know more? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Genshin Impact Forums. 

May you survive and thrive through the winter in Dragonspine, Travelers!

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28 Comments

  • This all sounds great. Would be nice if getting a reply to any of my emails was included in the patch.

  • Looks awesome. I can’t wait to play it!

  • Make a ps4 pro performance mode, stuttering and drop frame still hitting hard the consoles

  • The game still with bad performance on consoles, why ps4 pro wont had a performance mode, or more graphic adjustments???

    • Even if they were making it – it would take more than one minute, which is how long it has been between your last message asking for performance mode and this one.
      Also PS5 just dropped, Sony’s gonna start getting ready to phase out PS4, I doubt they’re gonna wast their time optimizing for PS4 when PS5 can run it fine.

    • can i give you my address? if no? so let me ask for support and improvement for a product I’m using and stop talking nonsense.

    • I have no way to buy a ps5 now, nor will I buy it just to play genshin, now if the console does 30 fps with checkeboard, it does something better than 28 fps in 1080p comp is being.

    • Nowhere did I ask for your address. I’m just giving you some common sense, this isn’t a MiHoYo site. You’re not asking for support, you’re whining, if you were asking for support you’d do it in official channels not playstation blog comment section.
      Also nobody cares that you can’t buy a PS5, the world doesn’t revolve around you, again, I don’t care what happens to you, I’m just giving you some common sense which you seem to be lacking so maybe stop being passive aggressive with me, you’re only embarrassing yourself.

  • Sounds awesome but like others have said a ps4/ps5 update would be fantastic

  • This new coming update looks wonderful. Can’t wait for a map expansion and new mechanics to try out.

  • I watched the livestream, Paimons voice so kawaii, this get me very excited!!!!!! 😷

  • Play has limits

    • I would almost consider giving this game a try if it somehow meant I would never have to hear about it again. Been in every other ad and frankly the more I hear the narrator or other VA, the more I want to insert a pencil through one ear drum all the way to the other.

    • The combat and story is decent. I thought it was fun at first. But now I’m not finding it fun at all. There are too many limits in this game. The devs made a mistake of bringing a mobile style game to consoles.

  • The awful performance made me stop playing the game on the first week.

  • por favor faça uma otimização do jogo para o ps4 slim

  • Add ability to play on the phone. Its ok to pay only through Sony and not through Google or Apple. But we need ability to play on the go, when not at home.

    • This a million times over! I can’t express how much I currently regret playing on the PS4 since there is no cross-play… I hope they tell us if this is even possible or not!

  • Stopped playing few weeks ago because of PS4 slim performance.

  • I hope it will include performance optimization for the game in the PS4. If you don’t have plan on that, please let us migrate our account into another platform

  • Pity it has no crossplay. Or even cross save

    • It has crossplay, but do not have crosssave for ps4

    • It has cross-play but the lack of cross-save is a dealbreaker for me. I love playing this game on my iPad, but since I can’t take that save across to my PS5, there’s no point in installing it on PS5.

  • Ps4 slim perfomance is so bad with this game, thats why I switch to mobile in order to just play the this game

  • After hitting AR35 or so I switched to PC. The stuttering and low fps is insane. Even on a PS Pro. Really disappointing.

  • Are we forever locked in this platform and PS Users playing Genshin Impact on-the-go will never happen?

    If someone’s reading this and planning to play the game in Playstation, don’t bother with it. Just play it with your phone or PC because in the long run, there’s nothing much to do in the game and doing daily task is so much better and simplier in smartphone since you can just open the app, finish the dailies, and close it.

    Additionally, you cannot play the game without console. That means you will miss some dailies or events in-game in case you’re in vacation since you cannot carry your console in you all the time.

    Please let us play the game in the smartphone using our existing progress in PS4/PS5.

  • Have they fixed this game for OLED owners yet?
    I refuse to play it if it still has that bright white id code in the bottom right corner 100% of the time.
    Would love to though looks like my kind of game.

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