Genshin Impact has caught a lot of people attention but some of them are not even sure what type of game Genshin Impact is. If you are one of them, here is everything that you need to know about the game called Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact, which is also known as Breath of the Wild clone, refers to the newest game created and developed by miHoYo. This one was released worldwide after months of closed beta testing in China. The game has a lot of more going for it after closer examination, and it looks really excellent when starting out. It is a free to play open world action RPG with a Gacha system. For those who have played mobile games such as Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Puzzle & Dragons, Fire Emblem Heroes, and even the previous game by the same developer Genshin Impact, miHoyo, called Honkai Impact 3rd, then you basically understand the definition of Gatcha system. It is where you use currency, premium or otherwise, if you want to summon hero units at the random to add to the roster.
If you compare to the games where those heroes are usually used as part of a squad, Genshin Impact is really different. Sometimes, even simply a picture such in the case of Puzzle & Dragons, every of the 18 heroes in total in Genshin Impact are really playable character that have their own movesets, elements, and powers.
Before getting to know deeper about Genshin Impact, you need to know that the game is currently available to play on PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and iOS, with full cross play between all devices. On top of that, it does support cross progression as well but only between mobile and PC. apparently, PC has its own account system, meaning you will not be able to switch between the PlayStation 4 and the other platforms.
Pick up and loot everything
It is self explanatory and is also clear, but you are encouraged to not leave anything on the ground that you come across. There is a possibility of the other games with tons of item to pickup have left you, assuming you will either be carrying too much useless garbage or run out of inventory space. The game named Genshin Impact has helped you on both of those aspects.
There are a massive 30,000 slots in your inventory, which will take some times to fill up. One of the reasons that make it take so long is because most of the things that you pick up will be used to further enhance other items. Keep in mind that weapons and artifacts with lower rarity are able to be stored in the higher rarity ones, you are able to combine the ingredients to make some different kinds of meals that will not only restore the health but get you a temporary boon, and you are able to bring ore to a blacksmith if you want to refine into the other useful items or gear.
Aside from that, there are more than 1000 chests littered across the globe. Even though the rewards depend on your Adventure Rank and World Level, please do not waste your time and just pick all of them. You will need to always open any and each chest that you find. Once again, make sure that you are picking up all the things and your future will be set.
Focus on one or two characters at the beginning
Some people might think it as oxymoronic, especially in a game where there are 18 different characters that have diverse skills, elements, and more, but it is not enough as you will need to pick one or two characters where one of them should be the main character, and focus on building them up first.
Actually, you are free to level every one to level 20, which is the original max level, since you will most likely have a lot of XP items to do it. The issue comes from Ascending characters. Apart from raising the stats, it also unlocks the level cap, letting the plater to further level them up another 20 levels before having to Ascend again. The materials needed to Ascend characters will be rare, especially in the beginning. It becomes worst with the increasing XP cost the higher the level of the character. On the other words, you will not be able to progress because you will find yourself without Ascension materials and without the important XP items.
Increase the Adventure Rank
It is one of the essential parts of Genshin Impact since the game it basically organizes what you can and cannot do in the game. The systems of a lot of games are gated behind some different kinds of Adventure Ranks, it means raising it fast that give you a wider range of activities to participate in.
Fortunately, raising Adventure Rank is not that hard, even though it can waste your time. In general, anything and everything that you do in the world helps to raise the Adventure Rank. You are recommended to complete the main and side quests to net AR XP in bigger pieces. However, the small jobs such as opening chests across the world of Teyvat can give you award as well.
The best way to earn Adventure Ranks faster is to get yourself the Handbook of Adventurer. This one is able to be unlocked after completing the original set of main story quests and reward you four free characters after Adventure Rank 12. Feel free to pick it up by visiting Katheryne in Mindstadt who is located near the entrance by the compass symbol.
The handbook is so good at tracking everything that you do and gives you rewards for completing those tasks, even retroactively, with some different kinds of item, but the most important things is Adventure Rank XP. It also can be used as a guide if you find yourself trying to figure out what should be done next.
On my daily job, I am a software engineer, programmer & computer technician. My passion is assembling PC hardware, studying Operating System and all things related to computers technology. I also love to make short films for YouTube as a producer. More at about me…