Genshin Impact 1.2 is almost here. The new patch will launch quite soon, as it comes out on December 23 for all platforms. The new update will include a refresh of existing content and a ton of quality-of-life changes. The developer has also shared a few key details.
For one thing, a big change is that a chat system will finally be added. This will aid in both general play and cooperative missions for all players. That chat function will allow friends to tag each other and give custom names. You will also see the name you tag a player as, in addition to their normal in-game name, as well as communicate back and forth, various other features might come in the future.
But that’s not all by a long shot. MiHoYo is also throwing in a new region and a bunch of new quests to boot.
Dragonspine and more
Dragonspine is the rumored name of the new map area being added in Genshin Impact 1.2. The area is already seen in-game. Dragonspine can be clearly seen from Mingyun village in-game and is located right below the Dawn Winery. Players have been hoping to see more of the map for a while now and they’re finally getting the chance.
A big focus will also be placed on improving cooperative play and questing. You won’t mess up other players if you leave a co-op session, for example. There’s also an option to auto-play dialogue to speed things up.
Players will get a variety of quality-of-life improvements in the next patch. A lot of these changes will focus on questing. The ability to move around the map and see what quests you have completed is being tweaked. You will also be able to view the dialogue and options from these quests. The 1.2 update is also revamping certain quest rewards to make progression a bit faster.
The ability to find new content and quests is being revamped as well, as a new pinning feature will allow people to track certain goals.
The developer has also revealed more details about all the content being added in Genshin Impact 1.2, The studio has released a series of pre-emptive patch notes for the next major update, which can be seen below.
Genshin Impact 1.2 Pre-Patch Notes
Repeat a Domain without having to leave and re-enter: “In Version 1.2, Travelers will be able to choose to repeat a Domain challenge from inside the Domain. No more leaving and re-entering.”
Missing out on Domain and Ley Line blossom drops: “The developers have improved the Domain and Ley Line Outcrop rewards system. From Version 1.2, you won’t have to collect the drops yourself because they’ll be added straight to your Inventory.”
Dialogue auto-play option: “An auto-play option for dialogue will be added in Version 1.2. When the Auto option is selected, dialogue will automatically progress to the next line once the current line’s audio finishes playing. When dialogue options appear, it will pause to allow Travelers to respond, then continue to auto-play as before.”
View dialogue for quests I have already completed: “Version 1.2 adds the Travel Log section to the Archive. All dialogue (text and audio) from previously completed Archon Quests and Story Quests will appear here. This way, Travelers can re-read and playback the dialogue from completed quests.”
Progress interrupted when a player quits the game: “In the next version, Travelers are free to leave Co-Op Domains at any time without interrupting the battle for other Travelers. Also, during Co-Op sessions, the host will be able to disband the Co-Op Team just by returning to Single Player Mode. After the team is disbanded, Travelers’ own game progress will be restored.
New rewards: “In Version 1.2, Travelers will be rewarded with 1 Acquaint Fate each time they ascend a character at level 20, 50, or 70. And for any previous characters that Travelers have ascended, you can claim the Acquaint Fate rewards from the Ascension Materials Preview screen.”