Genshin Impact - Zhongli, Childe, Diona, Xinyan, New Details Revealed With Version 1.1 Gameplay Trailers

miHoYo revealed new gameplay and details on all the new characters and bosses appearing in Version 1.1 of Genshin Impact, launching on November 11.

October 30, 2020

On October 30, miHoYo held a Chinese live stream for Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, Mobile, soon on Switch, PS5) on Bilibili, officially revealing the new characters for the Version 1.1 update. When Version 1.1 goes live on November 11, four characters will become obtainable, Zhongli, Childe, Diona, and Xinyan. New improvements, boss fights, quests, and events, were revealed as well. We detailed everything below.

First, you should take a look the brand new trailer. Note that the trailer and all the details below contain spoilers on Genshin Impact. If you haven’t cleared all the story content currently available.

Genshin Impact Version 1.1 Trailer (Japanese, English)

The seven victors of the Archon War once gathered to dine in Liyue. But godhood changed hands as two millennia went by, and five of those seven have now passed. Now, as the spirit of the sixth, Rex Lapis, returns to the heavens, an ancient god encroaches upon Liyue once more. A new star shall violate the divine sanctum, even as the city quails under the dark tides…

Genshin Impact version 1.1 is titled A New Star Approaches. The trailer shows us more on upcoming Archon quests, the new event, and boss fights. I’m sure you can recognize what that giant water dragon is if you’ve actually been reading quest dialogues without rushing. This will be the grande finale of the Liyue story chapter. In the trailer, Tartaglia jokingly mentions he’s actually the least skilled with bows. Zhongli is featured in the trailer as well. Alongside Diona and Xinyan.

Genshin Impact Version 1.1  Gameplay for Tartaglia, Zhongli, Diona, Xinyan:

Childe is named Tartaglia, and is a new five star character. As we already know since he already appears in the game, he’s voiced by Ryohei Kimura. Tartaglia uses Hydro and his weapon type is Bow. Tartaglia can switch between melee and ranged mode.

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Zhongli (pronounced Shouri in Japanese) voiced by Tomoaki Maeno. He also already appears in the game. Zhongli is a new five star character, using Geo and Spears as his weapon type. Zhongli has high AoE damage, strong defense, and can petrify enemies.

Diona is a new four star character, and a cat girl, voiced by Shiori Izawa. Diona uses Cryo, and her weapon type is Bows. While you can’t see her ingame yet, you can hear about Diona through some NPCs, like her father, the hunters’ leader in Springvale.

Xinyan (pronounced Shinen in Japanese) is a new four star character voiced by Chiaki Takahashi. Xinyan uses Pyro and Claymore type weapons. She’s a rock artist.

That’s all regarding the characters. Next, are the new features and items coming in Genshin Impact Version 1.1

Besides the max Resin upgrade to 160, multiple new improvements that were previously detailed were shown on stream. We have a portable teleport waypoint that we can set anywhere. We have a new bottle item used to store and create upwind current. A portable stove for cooking. A radar for Oculi will be added. A compass indicating treasure chests. The food shortcut item.

The Portable Teleport Waypoints, and the oculi radars are all consumables you need to craft through Alchemy.

New NPCs will be added in towns, with a new Reputation System. Reputation is city-based. Players can unlock rewards, new region-exclusive items and customization. Rewards include price drop in cities, mining spots, crafting and cooking recipes. A new event where we fight miHoYo co-founder Liu Wei as a Hillchurl is coming too.

The boss fight against Tartaglia in Genshin Impact Version 1.1 and his transformed form was shown as well:

In the cutscene, Tartaglia says “Not bad. But you will bend to her highness’ will!”. As such, the Traveler and Tartaglia were already fighting, and then he transforms, with this scene happening.

Screenshots from new Main Story Quests in Version 1.1, showing Xiao, Ganyu, Keqing:

Following up next, we have the details on the new event, Unreconciled Stars:

A new key visual for Genshin Impact Version 1.1 and Unreconciled Stars was shared. It features the male Traveler, Paimon, Fischl, Mona, and what looks like a new character from Inazuma:

Meteorites causing abnormal effects fall on Teyvat. At the request of the Adventurers Guild, the Traveler will embark on a journey with Mona and Fischl. Unreconciled Stars will last for two weeks. Players can accomplish a series of new quests, take part in new co-op challenges, and earn rich rewards including Fischl.

Lastly, we have new artwork for Liyue. Plus, a code for 160 Primogems was shared for Global server players: GenshinZHB30. You can redeem codes on the official site.

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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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