Genshin Impact PS5 Version, 1.5 Update Out Now
New allies, enemies, and an amazing teapot are available in Genshin Impact now.
Genshin Impact's PS5 version and its new 1.5 update Beneath the Light of Jaeite, are available now. As shown in a new trailer detailing the upcoming content, version 1.5 adds a new Trounce Domain, boss enemy, characters, and a fancy teapot. Though previously playable on PS5, the new version is made specifically for the console and is more optimized.
Version 1.5 also gives players a chance to continue the hangout story with Noelle and Diona, the bartender of The Cat's Tail in Mondstadt. Eula, a Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor, are being added to the game as new playable characters.
Eula is a five-star character, a claymore-user, bearer of a Cryo Vision, as well the Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company.
Her elemental skill, Icetide Vortex, increases her resistance to interruption and her defense when she deals Cryo damage, while her elemental burst attack creates an area of effect Cryo damage to nearby enemies and spawns a Lightfall Sword that further increases her resistance to interruption.
Yanfei is a half-human and half-illuminated beast from Liyue and will be available as a four-star Pyro-using catalyst-wielder. She can create Scarlet Seals with her normal attack, which provides a stackable buff that decreases Yanfei's Stamina consumption and can be consumed to increase the power and range of her charged attacks.
New enemies include Azhdaha, the Lord of Vishaps. This beast can change the environment of the battlefield in its Trounce Domain, which players can explore in pursuit of weekly rewards if they survive the encounter with the beast. A new boss-level Cryo Hypostasis has also been discovered in Dragonspine, and players must also be wary of the Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning that prefers to use ranged attacks and has Electro and Hydro-powered attacks in its arsenal.
On a more relaxing note, players now have a chance to get their hands on a Serenitea Pot from Madame Ping, which will allow them to enter a new realm and build their dream home. As the owner of the Serenitea Pot, players will be prompted to choose from several realm styles such as Floating Abode, Emerald Peak, and Cool Isle to build their home away from home, each one featuring a Mondstadt- or Liyue-style building with several indoor rooms.
Remodeling will require discovering various furnishing blueprints around Teyvat, and the more furnishings you make, the more Trust resources you can earn from Tubby the teapot spirit. Once your Trust Rank is high enough, Tubby will help you switch realm layouts if you're interested in a new design.
On a technical level, gameplay optimizations include double the amount of Companionship XP for gameplay completed in co-op mode, new seasonal challenges, and upcoming events that will be detailed at a later date. The PS5 version of Genshin Impact includes 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times. It also makes better use of the DualSense controller and there is potential for further visual improvement in future updates.
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