Awards

Apple awarded Genshin Impact with “iPhone Game of the Year” in the App Store Best of 2020 and the 2021 Apple Design Awards for Visuals and Graphics. At the TapTap Game Awards 2020, the game won “Game of the Year”. The game was also nominated for Best RPG and Best Mobile Game at The Game … Read more

Reception

Genshin Impact received “generally favorable reviews” according to review aggregator Metacritic. The open world of Teyvat drew praise; IGN‘s Travis Northup described Teyvat as “a world that is absolutely bursting at the seams with possibilities”, and Hardcore Gamer‘s Jordan Helm described it as “one big environmental puzzle”. Liyue in particular was picked out by Kotaku‘s … Read more

Security concerns

The game has been criticized for initially lacking security features ubiquitous on other sites, like two-factor authentication. On October 19, 2020, a vulnerable security flaw was discovered that exposed the phone number linked to a player’s account during the password recovery attempt on the miHoYo website, however the issue was not rectified until November 9, … Read more

Controversies

When the game was first unveiled at the ChinaJoy convention in 2019, it was initially met with criticisms claiming that the game had similarities to Breath of the Wild. Zelda fans at the convention showed explicit gestures towards the Sony booth, with one individual destroying their PlayStation 4 console in protest. Shortly after release, players … Read more

Release

The worldwide release, September 28, was announced on August 17 for PC and mobile platforms, and on August 28 it revealed that the PlayStation 4 version would be releasing on the same date. The game was made available on PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility on November 11. On April 28, 2021, the PlayStation 5 version … Read more

Music

Yu-Peng Chen of HOYO-MiX composed the game’s original score, which was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.┬áThe approach to creating the soundtrack is to immerse players within the game, and provide emotional and beautiful melodies. Based upon a foundation of Western music, the score also has … Read more

Plot and story

A pair of twins who travel across different worlds arrive in Teyvat, but attempt to leave after finding the nation of Khaenri’ah under cataclysmic siege. However, they are separated by a god who takes one twin and seals away the other. The sealed twin, referred to as the “Traveler”, awakens five hundred years later and … Read more

Setting and characters

Genshin Impact takes place in the world of Teyvat, and is composed of the seven major nations of Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru, Fontaine, Natlan, and Snezhnaya; each nation is ruled by a different god. The mysterious floating island of Celestia is allegedly home to gods and mortals who have ascended to godhood through great, heroic … Read more

Multiplayer mode

A multiplayer mode is available in the form of co-op. Up to 4 players can play together in the overworld and join Domains. Player matching can either be done by requesting to connect with another player. If the player wishes to clear a Domain with other players, they will be automatically matched up with others … Read more

About the characters

Each character has two unique combat skills: an Elemental Skill and an Elemental Burst. The Elemental Skill can be used at any time except for the cooldown period immediately after use. In contrast, the Elemental Burst has an energy cost, requiring the user to amass sufficient elemental energy by defeating enemies or inflicting elemental status … Read more