Update v1.1 is the first major update for miHoyo’s hit RPG Genshin Impact and is set to arrive this November 13. Several new features will be added to the game through new updates such as new characters, bug fixes, new areas to explore, and a reputation system that will provide players additional chances to receive rewards as they discover the expansive world of Teyvat.
Also getting a revamp in Genshin Impact Update v1.1 is the Resin system, which has garnered a bit of criticism from fans because it tends to block players’ ability to progress through the endgame content. Condensed Resin will be the developers’ attempt to fix the situation, and in preparation for the new update, players may want to begin farming several materials.
Resin, as it is currently enforced in Genshin Impact, is a material that’s capped at 120 and regenerates at a rate of one Resin every eight minutes, thus taking 16 real-time hours to fully recover. Resin is used to unlock rewards for completing various activities in the game including weekly and elite bosses, Abyssal Domains, and Ley Line Blossoms.
Update v1.1 will add a system where Resin can be saved up using an item called Condensed Resin. This item can be created after achieving Reputation Level 3 in Liyue and getting the Condensed Resin blueprint.
At an alchemy bench, players will be able to create the new item at the cost of 100 Mora, 40 Original Resin, and a Crystal Core. Condensed Resin can be used to regenerate Ley Line Blossoms and Petrified Trees found inside Abyssal Domains, letting players efficiently earn double rewards from these missions.
Crystal Cores are an important component for making the Condensed Resin, and they aren’t easy to farm. They can be gathered by beating Crystal Flies, golden bugs located close to particular waypoints in the Liyue region. Some spawn locations include the area between Jueyun Karst and Ciujue Slope, northwest of Mt. Tianheng waypoint, north of Bishiu Plain, the canyons under Mt. Aozang, and Guyun Stone Forest.
Unlocking the rewards for Petrified Trees and Ley Line Blossoms each costs 20 Resin, and crafting a Condensed Resin for double rewards costs 40 Resin and several other materials. The new item generally lets players save time if they only have a limited time to play or have a lot of time and spend much of it farming these rewards and activities.
Rather than fast traveling or running to reach new Domains and Ley Line Blossoms, players can easily use one Condensed Resin and receive double the rewards for their efforts.