Genshin Impact 1.5 update – “Beneath the Light of Jadeite” brings in loads of new exciting content for players. We’ll cover all the major events, new characters, long-awaited features, and new characters. This update has major events offering a lot of primogems, you just might get a new 5-star character from the Gacha! Here is the list of everything new and upcoming in the 1.5 update.
New Characters & Banners
The 1.5 update for Genshin Impact comes with 2 new characters. “Eula” is a 5-star Cryo claymore user from Mondstat, she is the captain of the Knight of Favonius’s reconnaissance team, also called the “spindrift knight”. The second new character hails from Liyue called “Yanfei” & is a Pyro catalyst user. She is a legal advisor in Liyue & is an illuminated beast like Ganyu. The 1.5 update has 2 banners, the first one being “Gentry of Hermitage” – Zhongli re-run, for those who couldn’t get one of the most popular characters. You can wish for the Geo archon on his Baner which is available from 28th April to 18th May. The next banner will be “Born of Ocean Swell” in which travelers can obtain Eula.
New Story Quest
Genshin Impact 1.5 brings in the next part of the Zhongli quest – Historia Antiqua Act 2 & the new storyline for Ella – Aphrodite Delos Act 1. Zhongli’s Tory quest will give us some insights as to what happened in Khaenri’ah & were the archons were involved in it or not. The new storyline for Eula will tell us something about her background & some dark history of Mondstat.
New Bosses & Enemies
A world boss “Azhdaha”, a humongous dragon is now available to conquer. The lord of Vishaps can imbibe himself with different elements. The talent level-up materials for this boss are needed to level up the talents of the new characters – Eula & Yanfei, also other future characters as well. Azhdaha & Zhongli seem to have some kind of history, this might give us some fresh information on Zhongli’s past. Another boss that has also been released is the Abyss Lector. Similar to the Abyss Herald the Lector is a major figure of the Abyss forces. Travelers will fight with this boss in the Spiral Abyss floor 12 & most likely in Eula’s story quest. Lector wields a giant catalyst & has an electro vision, unlike the Hydro Abyss Herald. A fascinating & deadly Cryo hypostasis will also be permanently available from the 1.5 update.
The Serenity Teapot
The much-awaited housing system is finally here! Travelers will receive an Adeptus teapot which will be their portable humble abode. The housing system has a trust rank that goes up as you keep adding more furniture, trees, etc. Players can choose from 3 sceneries at first but as they level up all of them are available. As you keep adding more stuff to your island, the Adeptal energy of your teapot increases. This allows you to generate more income to buy blueprints for making your island a breathtaking place. Players can earn around 650 primogems from the trust system to wish for their favorite character.
New Artifacts & Weapons
Genshin Impact 1.5 update brings players 2 new artifact sets, the “Tenacity of the Millelith set” & the “Pale Flame set” The tenacity’s 2-piece increases HP by 20% & the 4-piece set increases party member’s attack by 20% plus, shield strength is increased by 30% for 3 seconds every time the character’s elemental skill deals damage, even when the wearer is not on the field. The Pale Flame’s 2 piece bonus increases the wearer’s physical damage by 25% while with the 4-piece set, on landing a hit with an elemental skill, the wearer’s attack is increased by 9% for 7 seconds, this can be stacked twice, upon which the physical damage bonus is increased 100%. A new beautiful claymore “song of broken pines” will be available from May 18 to June 8, since this weapon is yet to be released, its main stat & passives are unknown. Rest assured players will be able to try it out in Eula test run from May 18th.
All the major Events in 1.5 update
Energy Amplifier Initiation
A scholar dispatched from the Sumeru academia has come to Liyue to retrieve an Irminsul Fruit. But all things didn’t go as planned so it’s up to travelers to help him collect the fragments & earn a lot of rewards in the process. Players can earn around 900 primogems from this event. Be sure to equip the right fractured fragments to make yourself strong enough to beat the dungeons. This event will last from April 30 to May 17.
A fun festival is coming to Mondstat! Groups of travelers will be divided into Rebels & Hunters, and a game similar to hide & seek will be played out. We’ll learn some new facets of Mondstat’s history in this event while earning some primogems & other rewards. This fun event will begin on May 14 till May 24.
Battlefront: Misty Dungeon
The legend says “Nothing from the outside the Lost City can ever be taken inside” Travellers can explore the mysterious lost city in this event but they will have to fight hard for it. This place of profound secrets will be available from May 21 to May 31.
Many travelers may have encountered the “Unusual Hilichurl” in different spots all over the map. For investigating this mysterious figure, players will have to get some information from hilichurls while having to get help from the expert Ella. Earn primogems, hero’s wits, etc from this event from May 27 to June 8.
Earn double rewards from talent book domains for a week! Talent books are hard to get & for higher talent levels the amount of books required is ridiculous. Save some of your resin and time by claiming double the amount of talent books to upgrade your character’s talents to destroy those enemy mobs.
Other New Features & News
- The resin cost for the first 3 weekly bosses has been reduced to 30 from 60.
- Developers are trying to buff the electro element & elemental mastery in the next 1.6 update.
- Since almost all the 5-stars have received a re-run, Klee will likely be back very soon!
- The battle pass requirements per week have now been changed to make it easier for travelers to complete the BP.