Genshin Impact launches on PS5 April 28, brings 4K support, enhanced textures, and more

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Genshin Impact launches on PS5 April 28, brings 4K support, enhanced textures, and more

V1.5 Beneath the Light of Jadeite update launches same day: meet new companions and build your dream home.

Hello Travelers! The Genshin Impact dev team is back once again with some exciting details on Version 1.5, which lands on April 28. In this latest version update, Beneath the Light of Jadeite, you can hone your adventure and combat skills with new events and formidable new enemies, continue your journey with Zhongli, meet new friends Eula and Yanfei, and hang out with more of your favorite characters, creating new memories ranging from the fun to the philosophical.

In addition, we are delighted to finally invite all Travelers to Teyvat to set up your very own home-away-from-home, where you can enjoy some much-needed moments of rest and respite from your busy journey through this world.

Genshin Impact launches on PS5 April 28, brings 4K support, enhanced textures, and more

More fun and friendship

If you enjoyed the Hangout Events added to the game in Version 1.4, you may be glad to know that Version 1.5 gives you the chance to continue your hangout story with Noelle and start hanging out with Diona, the popular bartender of The Cat’s Tail in Mondstadt.

We’d also like to introduce you to two new characters: Eula, the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor.

As the Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company, Eula is a five-star character, a claymore-user, and the bearer of a Cryo Vision. Her Elemental Skill, Icetide Vortex, increases her resistance to interruption and her DEF while dealing Cryo DMG. Her Elemental Burst deals AoE Cryo DMG to nearby enemies and creates a Lightfall Sword that follows her around for a certain duration, increasing her resistance to interruption. By dealing damage, Eula charges the Lightfall Sword until it explodes at the end of its duration, dealing AoE Physical DMG. Find out more about Eula in her upcoming story quest.

Meanwhile, Yanfei is a young half-human, half-illuminated beast born in Liyue during peacetime. She has dedicated herself to studying and interpreting Liyue’s extensive legal code and helping her clients extricate themselves from even the most complicated of legal wrangles. The four-star Pyro-using catalyst-wielder generates Scarlet Seals with her Normal Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst. Scarlet Seals provide a stackable buff that decreases Yanfei’s Stamina consumption and can be consumed to increase the power and range of her Charged Attacks.

For those of you interested in the culture and history of Liyue, you’ll hopefully enjoy picking up where you left off with Zhongli to explore more legends and relics of the far-flung past. But be warned — sometimes, digging up the past reveals why it was buried so deep in the first place…

Get ready to confront new enemies

In Version 1.5, a new Trounce Domain and a new Boss Enemy will be introduced, offering perilous challenges for precious rewards.

Azhdaha, the “Lord of Vishaps,” is a formidable adversary sealed deep underground, with the power to unleash various elemental attacks and change the environment of the battlefield. Once unlocked, Travelers will be able to challenge the Trounce Domain “Beneath the Dragon-Queller” and claim rare weekly rewards.

Recently, a new boss-level enemy has also been discovered in Dragonspine. The Cryo Hypostasis is the latest addition to the Hypostasis series, and as well as bringing its unique combat style to the mix, Travelers will also need to contend with Sheer Cold during the battle.

Another enemy worthy of introduction is the Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning, a new enemy from the Abyss. Unlike the Abyss Herald introduced in Version 1.4, the Abyss Lector prefers to use ranged attacks and wields the power of both Electro and Hydro. If that isn’t enough to deal with, some of its attacks also deduct Elemental Energy from the player.

There’s nothing like a home brew 

Still remember that magical teapot owned by a certain adeptus granny? Well, now you will have a chance to get your hands on your very own “Serenitea Pot,” courtesy of Madame Ping. Enter a realm you can call your own and build your dream home!

The adepti of Liyue possess a number of miraculous abilities, one of which allows them to manifest an entire realm within a medium such as a teapot. Once you become the owner of the Serenitea Pot, you will be prompted to choose from several realm styles when you first enter: Floating Abode, Emerald Peak, and Cool Isle. Each has either a Mondstadt- or Liyue-style building with several indoor rooms and plenty of space for outdoor recreation.

To make your realm into a place you can call home, you will need to remodel it inside and out. Thankfully, Tubby the teapot spirit will be on hand to help you with this task. As you travel around Teyvat, you will discover various furnishing blueprints, which can be used to make furnishings for your home. The more furnishings you make, the more Trust you can earn from Tubby, and the more help and resources Tubby can offer in return. Once your Trust Rank is high enough, Tubby can even help you switch realm layouts.

The adeptal power that generated your realm will also generate Realm Currency over time. As you place more furnishings in your realm, the adeptal power will increase further, generating even more Realm Currency. Realm Currency can be exchanged in Tubby’s Realm Depot for furnishings and items, or traded with the Teapot Traveling Salesman, when he shows up, for precious wares and rare resources. You can also invite your friends to visit you in your realm.

The Serenitea Pot item and the Realm Within that it provides access to will be added and supported from Version 1.5. Further gameplay and functions will follow in future updates.

We’d also like to mention a couple of gameplay optimizations to look forward to in this version. The first three times you claim rewards in a week from Trounce Domains, it will only cost you 30 Original Resin. Also, you will now gain double the amount of Companionship EXP for gameplay completed in co-op mode.

New seasonal challenges and events with bountiful rewards will also be on offer, but we’ll save the details on those until a later date.

And finally: we are extremely excited to announce that a native version of Genshin Impact for PlayStation 5 will be released on April 28. With native support for PlayStation 5 comes 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times.

We look forward to sharing more details with you all in the near future, so watch this space.

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  • Great! Really looking forward to the PS5 version. Are you adding some new Trophies with the new content?

    • Is Genshin on Xbox yet? Another game that separates PS5 from Xbox Series.

    • Iamtylerdurden1

      I put $700 into doge. I was gonna add another $600 but it flew off the handle before I got my big check for the 2 weeks.

      I’m now at 5k. Invest some there’s plenty of options a bunch of really good coins recently went down, in a year you might be able to buy a PC and a PS5 and you’ll be much better off than owning an Xbox and all the $70 games will be discounted by then.

      Patience is how you afford your hobby lol.

  • I need cross save with PC to work or I can’t even play the ps5 version sadly

    • well the issue is that Mihoyo accounts aren’t very secure there’s a lot of hacking going on but if you’re on PS4/5 you are pretty much safe they have to hack your PSN account and mine has 2 factor authentication.

      Once they add 2 factor authentication you MIGHT be able to do it. I played on playstation because I have a bunch of PSN credit I don’t have any use for so I’ve just been dumping it into Genshin. $200 in PSN cards from my playstation credit cards just for paying bills with it as opposed to… games like Final Fantasy VII which I got free on plus anyway and haven’t had time to boot up because I’m trying to invest in a bunch of cryptos so I can have all the money I’d need to enjoy life in the next decade.

      Genshin, FFXIV, and Cryptos are my main games right now.

  • Please consider adding more trophies to the game with each update!

  • But are you finally releasing this game in Belgium??

    • As it contains random item gambling they probably won’t.

      You could always make an account for a different region to download it.

  • How about you sell me a PS5 first, and we’ll go from there.

    • Faxxxxxx

    • step 1:leave basement
      step 2:learn about what’s going on
      step 3:….
      step 4:don’t look like a mong.

    • Step one: invest in a halfway decent crypto.

      Step 2: HODL!

      Step 3: ???

      Step 4: Afford anything you want.

      If you had invested $500 for a PS5 into Dogecoin instead you’d have like 15-30k dollars. I bought in at 4 cents but doge was like 1 cent or less in November and it’s been stable at 30 cents spiking up to 40 cents, and not dipping below 20 cents.

      Not saying to invest in doge, there are plenty of coins that could 10x in a year or 2, put that money to work for you at least.

  • I was holding off on this game until a PS5 version released. I know this game already runs better on PS5. But I was hoping for a better upgrade. Thank you! Will be glad to jump in.

    • It runs really well as it is. They talk about faster load times, my load times went from like 20-30 seconds to like 8-10…

      Am I going to see load screens anymore? I hope they don’t put funny quips into them. FFXIV went from like 20 second load times to like 4-8 depending on distance and detail.

  • I’m afraid that without cross-play, there’s very little reason for me to pick up this for my PS5, even if does look nice.

    • There is cross-play just not cross-save.

      Cross save is not good because the 2 factor authentication lacking on PC has lead many people to be hacked and the worst part is if you get hacked and they spend more money than you did then Mihoyo considers it their account it can take months to get it back and if you DO get it back, and they charge back the money off the cards, they will throw away your account if you don’t replenish the negative assets.

      So… umm… Yeah… Hopefully with 2 factor on Mihoyo’s side it becomes an option?

  • I thought we would be having a new area to explore by now. The exploration part of the game and searching for treasure was the best part.
    Its now just some new characters and random events every update… This game was a real breath of fresh air but is sadly getting boring.

  • Any chance of a Platinum trophy with this one?

    Literally no incentive to play.

    • collect weapons, armors and characters to max out.

    • I’m sure you played a bunch of way more boring games just to get a platinum.

      At least you have a higher trophy score than me which isn’t saying much cause I’ve had a lot of life issues which caused me to not play nearly as much over the last few years.

      But you platinumed My Name is Mayo twice, (me just once) and you’re missing out on a really fun game because it doesn’t have a platinum?

      Might as well play FFXIV then you get 2 platinums and a whole bunch of new PS5 trophies.

  • Can’t wait to play this on PS5 once I actually get one

  • How about optimizing the PS4 Pro to bring it somewhere in between the 4 and 5? Low frame rate most of the time, stuttering during heavy gameplay, slow loading and UI navigation, input lag, some scrollable UI bubbles still not accessible to read them entirely.

    All these characters and you never see them out and out in the world. Diona’s bar? Nobody gliding around, no people in boats or moving about like even 5% of RDR’s dynamic open world.

    So much revenue and you guys have taken no gamer feedback to heart. That’s why I’m close to being done and moving on.

  • Amazing!!! Mihoyo never disappoints to impress and is not afraid to add new features, I am going to enjoy building a house or a town.

  • I play a combination of Mobile and PC so unless cross-play is added I don’t see myself playing this even if I own a PS5 and play Genshin. Please add cross-play Sony/Mihoyo.

    • It’s got cross play it just doesn’t have cross-save.

      The problem is Mihoyo accounts can be hacked. PSN accounts can’t.

      They are adding 2 factor in 1.5 so MAYBE you will be able to? MAYBE? But even if security was what blocked cross-save it might not immediately get supported. There could be other issues as well.

  • Sounds like a lot of exciting stuff! I’m curious, will it be possible to import my save data/account progress from the PS4 version if I download the PS5 version? Either way, keep up the good work everyone!

  • No mention of Dualsense support anymore? Genshin already looks fine on ps5, the best addition would be good haptic support, but it seems like the blog has omitted it out this time around..

  • Add cross save already! There’s millions of us who play on PC/Mobile and we’re not about to start from the beginning because this obvious feature that works on other versions is missing on Playstation.

    • But playstation accounts are secure and Mihoyo accounts are being hacked all the time, sold off, played on, take months to get back, and then if they charge back the credit card they’ll destroy your account if you don’t replenish all the money they charged back and it’s worse because if you didn’t buy anything, and they bought $100, 50, 25 etc… You’ll have to pay over $300 to get it back because of the first time purchase bonsues.

      So $200, $100, $50, probably another $80 for smaller amounts combined. So their $200+ would be $430 minimum for you to keep your account.

  • Wait, so this game has a co-op mode? Can someone give me more information about that?

    • You can join another person’s world as long as they are the same rank as you or lower. You can do 80% of the content with them.

      There are events where you can play with other people. Up to 3 people can join you, one of the most recent events was where you like run up hills avoiding bubbles, or run from shaky tiles onto non shaky tiles before they drop, or memorize a path before it becomes invisible, and then after you do 3 minigames you can fight the bosses.

      Lots of people having fun on that event. They called it Genshin Fall Guys.

  • Please add a platinum to PS5!!!

  • ADD CROSS SAVE PLEASE!!!

  • Please add Platinum and new trophies!

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