The release of Genshin Impact’s 1.1 update is almost upon us. On the one hand, some players are looking forward to the upcoming quality of life improvements that will be implemented in the game once the update goes live. Others, on the other hand, are more excited about the new characters that will be introduced in the new special banners.
To make the community even more excited, miHoYo has officially announced the first banner that will be a part of the massive update. Genshin Impact’s new event banner is entitled “Farewell of Snezhnaya.”
If you’ve been playing the open-world title for a while now, you’ll know that this an obvious reference to Tartaglia “Childe,” who is the lead 5-star character in this banner. Asides from Childe, however, there are a couple other characters that you can pull in this banner.
Namely, there’s the catgirl Diona who works as a bartender in The Cat’s Tail, as well as Ningguang and Beidou. Thanks to this new banner, players will have an increased rate of acquiring these characters through Genshin Impact’s Wish system.
The event wish "Farewell of Snezhnaya" is about to begin!
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) November 9, 2020
This new banner will go live on November 11 as soon as the 1.1 update is launched. That being said, there are fans who are disappointed that Zhongli and Xinyan, two characters that will be introduced in this update, are not part of the banner.
However, developer miHoYo has assured fans that these beloved characters will be having their own event banner as well in the future, where players will also get an increased chance of summoning them.
Because of this confirmation, players are beginning to think that there’s some truth to the information leaked less than a week ago. One Reddit user revealed a couple of images that appeared to be the new banners coming to update 1.1.
However, these leaked images didn’t show who the 5-star characters are for the respective banners. If you look at the first leaked image, you can see Diona, Ningguang, and Beidou, who are all present in the official event banner as announced by miHoYo.
As for the second image, the characters featured are Xinyan, Chongyun, and Razor. If this leak is truly accurate, then it’s safe to say that the following banner will be very Claymore-centric indeed.
Even though players don’t have any guarantee as to which character they’ll be able to obtain every time they make a Wish, some are starting to prepare themselves as best as they can for the upcoming update in case they luckily pull the characters they want.
Preparation includes the gathering of various materials that are needed for character ascension, such as Hoarfrost Cores and Calla Lillies for Diona, and Cleansing Hearts and Starconches for Childe.
Not only that, but it might benefit you to start gathering Crystal Cores. You see, miHoYo has made some changes to Genshin Impact’s Resin system, wherein players can now craft an item called Condensed Resin. You will need 40 Original Resin, 100 Mora, and a Crystal Core in order to craft this item.
It appears that this Condensed Resin is meant for those fans who don’t play everyday but would like to be able to grind efficiently within a day.