Genshin Impact Is Adding An Item To Make Fast Travel More Convenient

Because there's never a Teleport Waypoint where you need one.

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When it launched in September, Genshin Impact surprised players with a beautiful open world and a game style not often seen in free-to-play games. Now, developer MiHoYo is looking to change some things that players say have become tedious after almost a month of daily play--including the way fast travel works. The changes have been announced in a blog post by MiHoYo, as reported by The Gamer, addressing concerns raised in a number of player surveys sent out in-game by the developer. One of these relates to fast travel.

"Traversing the game world is time-consuming, I want to be able to set my own teleport waypoints for areas that I frequently visit," the summarized player feedback reads. "We have developed an item that provides this kind of function which will be available for free in a new system," MiHoYo responded. "Travelers can look out for this in Version 1.1!"

While players can use both unlocked Teleport Waypoints and any Statue of the Seven as a fast travel point, some regular destinations such as in-world boss battles require a trek from a teleport point, or a tedious scramble up a cliff.

MiHoYo hasn't made much other information about the upcoming item available, though a supposed 1.1 patch note leak on Reddit describes a "Portable Teleporter," which can be placed in any area, essentially serving as an extra Teleport Waypoint for up to 7 days before it expires.

Patch 1.1 is due on November 11, and promises to bring a number of important quality of life updates--including improvements to the much-maligned resin system--as well as a new roster of characters and weapons.

Genshin Impact received a 7/10 in GameSpot's review, and it's been one of the surprise hits of 2020. If you're playing and wondering whether Klee is worth the money right now, we've got you covered.

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Wtf? Some teleport point??? Better is fishing gameplay or moveble fireplace with woodcutting that the thinks why in that game u shouldnt donate.... im so sad cuz its gatcha... I want that kinde of game like mmorpg or solo but like realgame not your wallet washingmachine... Its look like baby from zelda and dawn of isles, but for money making, hope somebody make that kind of game but without anal dations.... They just dont understand if they make a good game (not gatcha) ppl will support ur developement... But this... Uggghhh...

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I don't really find it that much of a problem, there's plenty of teleport points and you're rarely far away from one, but I'm not the one to complain when stuff becomes more convenient!

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I have thought a few times "Oh man scaling this mountain took a bit, too bad I can't lay down a beacon or something so I can port here again in the future."

So it is a nice addition, but is anyone really complaining about the fast travel system? There are literally 100 different teleport points and nothing except the highest peaks is more than 2 minutes away even with climbing.

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I'm curious about how people are going to use this. There are so many fast travel points that almost everything in the game is within 60 seconds of a fast ravel point. Unless they want easier access to some out of the way island (which is probably out of the way on purpose) I don't know what the point of this is.

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