Sony has announced that Genshin Impact will release on PS5 come 28 April 2021. The enhanced version of the game will feature enhanced textures, native 4K support, faster loading times and other console exclusive tweaks including DualSense support and more.
While the Genshin Impact PS5 launch is exciting, the content coming to the free-to-play game is even more interesting. miHoYo touched on the new characters players will be able to obtain as well as player housing where users can furnish their own little escape away from the world.
First off we have the characters. Genshin Impact V1.5 on PS5 will include 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.
There are also new enemies coming to Genshin Impact when V1.5 releases on PS5.
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.
The Serenitea Pot will be used by players in order to make use of the Genshin Impact housing. According to legend, the adepti of Liyue possess a number of miracles. One of which enables them to create an entire realm within a medium such as a teapot. This said teapot will let players choose from a range of realms when they first enter. Here they can create their own unique housing experience.
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.
You can read the full update details over on the PlayStation Blog here.