Genshin Impact’s 1.3 Update has been officially detailed ahead of its February 3, 2021 release date and will allow players to celebrate the Lantern Rite in Liyue Harbor, win a free four-star Liyue character, and earn over 1,600 Primogems.
As revealed on PlayStation.Blog, the Lantern Rite is the biggest festival in Liyue’s calendar and is packed with festivities that all culminate in a “spectacular ceremony on the first full moon of the year that sees every household release specially made Xiao Lanterns into the night sky.” These lanterns, according to Liyue locals, deliver their wishes to the heavens and guide the lost souls of fallen heroes back home.
The Traveler (you) and Paimon have been called upon to help prepare for event, which is divided into three stages. Each stage comes with a series of requests that will help the locals prepare for the Lantern Rite. By completing these requests, players can raise the Festive Fever level and unlock even more quests and stories.
During the Lantern Rite, the brightly lit streets of Liyue will be filled with festival-exclusive games, snacks, activities, and more. One such game is the Theater Mechanicus – a tower defense strategy game that can be played solo or with friends.
Travelers with an Adventure Rank of at least 20 will also be able to participate in “Vishaps and Where to Find Them” to hunt down dangerous Geovishaps in exchange for rewards.
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A daily login event will also take place that will let players earn 10 free Intertwined Fate, and players can participate in an event challenge for the chance to win the previously mentioned four-star Liyue character of their choice.
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