This week, we have some news on version 1.3 of Genshin Impact with, in bulk, fresh information on: resin, controllers, and pre-download on mobile! You are used to it now but we have the right to a Discussion from the developers in which they answer certain issues. We always learn interesting things on the subjects frequently raised by the community and what interests us today is version 1.3, which should arrive in early February if we follow the logic of the roadmap they had unveiled.
Genshin Impact Update 1.3 developers discussion.
The first question is very interesting since if you remember correctly, the PC version of the game had a pre-download of version 1.2. As expected, version 1.3 will implement this system also for the mobile version. To pre-download you will have two options:
- Via the login screen
- In the “Others” menu then “Pre-download the resource package”
Small clarification on this subject, it will be necessary to make an update on the store of your device when the new version is released. You will just have the download step which will be canceled as was the case on the PC version for 1.2. However, there is no information at the moment for the PS4 versions of the game.
The second question was about a minimal addition that will be useful for many since it will be possible to increase or decrease the number of materials for a weapon reinforcement by just using a long press on the material in question.
The third question will be of particular interest to mobile gamers since it is not necessarily very pleasant to play in touch, especially when you have the possibility of having compatible controllers. Until now, Genshin Impact was not compatible with mobile controllers. From version 1.3, it will be possible to play with a controller for iOS devices running iOS 14 or higher. The list of compatible controllers is below.
- Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth)
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller (2nd Generation)
- PlayStation DualShock 4 controller
- Bluetooth controller for iOS devices (some Bluetooth controllers are not compatible)
The fourth question was about the ability “Lightning Smite”, to find out if this behind activates when Xingqiu and Fischl are not on the ground through the rain swords and Oz. The answer is no since “Lightning Smite” activates only via the elemental reaction triggered by the active character.
The fifth question was about the Anemo Hitters who can no longer counter the Geo element. For the developers, the Anemo element can only make elemental reactions with the Hydro, Pyro, Cryo and Electro elements and they had decided to ignore this rule before putting it in place at the launch of version 1.2.
The sixth question was about Ganyu’s “Harmony of Heaven and Earth” ability that does not apply to the elemental rampage that triggered him. The latter does not trigger since Ganyu’s elemental rampage is already exhausted.
And the last question will be of interest to Original Resin enthusiasts, since starting with 1.3, it will be possible to have Fragile Resin in the battle pass, from level 5 of the pass. This change affects the “Vagabond” and “Gnostic” battle passes. Resin will replace Mystic Reinforcement Ore and will be available every 10 levels of the pass.
One more thing about resin: Most events will no longer require resin except in the case where the energy line flowers are part of the event.
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