Genshin Impact’s Next Update Adds a Dating Sim and the Windblume Festival

By | March 6, 2021

Genshin Impact’s version 1.4 update, which arrives on March 17, will add the Windblume Festival, a mini-dating sim, a new 4-star character named Rosaria “Thorny Benevolence,” and much more.As detailed on PlayStation.Blog, the Windblume Festival will be available to all players who are at Adventure Rank 20 or above and have completed the Archon Quest “Song of the Dragon and Freedom.”

Genshin Impact Version 1.4 Update Screenshots

As for this dating sim, players will have a chance to spend time with Barbara, Noelle, Bennett, and Chongyun, and there will be different endings and memories depending on your choices and interactions with each character. Furthermore, each actual ending will award players with a Hangout Memory Illustration.

The Windblume Festival, which is a celebration of romance and passion, will also feature three mini-games that support both single-player and co-op mode. These new games are Bullseye Balloons, Floral Freefall, and Ballads of Breeze.

There will be four difficulty levels for each game, and players will earn rewards and Festive Tour Tickets for participating. These tickets can be exchanged in the Event Shop for Talent Level-Up Materials and two new exclusive gadgets – the Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon and the Windsong Lyre.The Peculiar Wonderland will also be available and offers a series of harder challenges that has players facing off against three random challenge scenarios. By completing this activity, players will recieve Peculiar Collab Coupons that can be exchanged for Weapon Ascension Materials and a brand-new 4-star bow, the Windblume Ode.

There will also be a new 4-star playable character named Rosaria “Thorny Benevolence.” Rosaria is “a sister of the Church of Favonius who players may have already encountered during their adventures with Albedo in Dragonspine. Bearing a Cryo Vision, Rosaria is a powerful polearm wielder with an Elemental Skill that allows her to instantly shift behind her enemy, piercing and slashing them to deal Cryo damage. Her Elemental Burst allows her to attack with a mighty slash, causing massive Cryo damage and summoning a frigid Ice Lance that deals continuous Cryo damage to nearby enemies.”

Lastly, this new update will increase the Original Resin limit from 120 to 160, and will allow Travelers to hold up to five Condensed Resin in their inventory. Travelers will also have the option to lower their World Level to “better suit their needs in single-player and co-op mode.”
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