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Genshin Impact - miHoYo Teases Zhongli Will Get Buffed In Version 1.3

miHoYo through its Weibo is teasing Zhongli will get a buff in the Version 1.3 of Genshin Impact, coming sometime in February 2021.

December 10, 2020

miHoYo shared the image above on its official Weibo account (inaccessible without an account), hinting to Chinese players that Zhongli will get a buff in the upcoming Version 1.3 of Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile, Switch soon). Version 1.3 is scheduled to launch sometime in February 2021, so some Chinese players are also asking miHoYo to make the changes sooner. However, we don’t know what kind of changes for Zhongli will be coming, and how much time it’ll take for miHoYo to decide on the changes. At the very least, it’s pretty nice to see this announcement in the first place though, and that some changes are definitely coming.

It’s likely the final result will be akin to Zhongli getting a buff. The image shows the male traveler guiding Zhongli to version 1.3, with a strong looking Paimon floating with them. miHoYo said more info is coming at a later date. For now we can only wait.

Zhongli is the latest five star character in Genshin Impact. However, many players are dissatisfied with the way he’s designed. Long story short, if you’re not playing it, Genshin Impact now is a game where all the endgame content is focused around optimizing your DPS and farming Artifacts (equipment) with damage oriented substats. The substats on dropped Artifacts are random, so players are farming the same Artifacts over and over to get the best substats. Similarly to what you end up doing in tons of online games from Diablo to PSO2. However, Zhongli is a tank-like character, as in focused on defense, meaning he isn’t particularly useful right now. We explained the situation in detail in our past coverage.

Zhongli is one of the most popular Genshin Impact characters so far in the Japanese playerbase. It’s important to stress out however that it doesn’t mean players who like Zhongli for his chara design, seiyuu, or story elements, are ignoring the possible flaws the game or his gameplay design has. Generalizations like these are always pretty off.

miHoYo will also hold on December 11 a new live stream. Introducing the new content and characters coming in Version 1.2, scheduled for December 23. We’ll be sure to tell you as soon as possible when we learn more about Zhongli and his possible buff for Version 1.3 of Genshin Impact.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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