Genshin Impact: server offline tonight for Update 2.2, Primogem free for all

Genshin Impact: server offline tonight for Update 2.2, Primogem free for all

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In a few hours the Genshin Impact servers will be offline due to the scheduled maintenance that will anticipate the release of the expected Update 2.2. This means that you will not bea> able to play the miHoYo title for a few hours, even if the time is rather favorable for Italian players, but also that a new free Primogem bonus is coming as usual.

According to the information reported by miHoYo, maintenance will begin tonight at the stroke of midnight (00:00 on Wednesday 13 October), for all platforms. The work on the servers should be completed after 5 hours, so, barring unforeseen circumstances, you can return to play starting from 05:00, obviously not before having downloaded and installed update 2.2. As mentioned at the beginning, it is all in all a fairly favorable time for European players, with the exception of those who like to stay late.

Genshin Impact, the artwork of update 2.2 As usual for reward your patience, miHoYo has confirmed that all players who have reached at least Adventure Rank 5 will receive 300 Primogems for free (60 for each hour of scheduled maintenance, if the work takes less time the reward will not change). The bonus will be available within 5 hours from the completion of the work on the server and can be redeemed from Paimon's mail within 30 days.

Genshin Impact Update 2.2 brings with it many new features. Among the most prominent are undoubtedly the arrival of Thoma as a playable character, the banner reruns of Hu Tao and Childe, a new island of Inazuma and enemies. For all the details, we refer you to the dedicated news on the new contents of Update 2.2 of Genshin Impact. Obviously there will be new events, including one that will allow you to get Xinyan for free.

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Genshin Impact’s Latest Character Announcement Is Bringing Out The Thirst

An illustration of the Genshin Impact character Arataki Itto carrying a club. © Illustration: miHoYo An illustration of the Genshin Impact character Arataki Itto carrying a club.

The Genshin Impact community is abuzz over the upcoming arrival of Arataki Itto, a new character who hails from the game’s Inazuma nation. In an unusual move, Genshin developer miHoYo formally announced the character today, well in advance of his story quest appearance in the game itself. While little is yet known about how he factors into the game’s overall narrative, it’s the revelation of what he looks like that has players so excited.

On October 5, a leaked screenshot of Itto was posted to a Chinese forum. However, it only captured his appearance from the back, so until he was formally announced today, all that players could discern was that he was a claymore-wielding character. Genshin has had consistent problems with leakers in the past, and miHoYo recently put legal pressure on the video sharing site Bilibili to reveal the identities of beta leakers. Today’s announcement by miHoYo came as a surprise, but the action may represent a strategic effort by miHoYo to beat leakers to the punch.

The full reveal of Itto’s appearance has certainly given players a lot to talk about. According to thirst tweets, it seems that the older geo-element character Zhongli now has competition for the title of “Geo Daddy.” Itto is tall, he’s buff, and he’s not wearing a shirt. While other male characters have shown some skin in the past (looking at you, Kaeya), Genshin Impact’s character roster has largely been dominated by pretty bishounen boys. I’m not complaining, but a lot of players like their anime men to appear strong and muscular, and Itto is one of the few Genshin characters to fit the bill. Some players have even compared him to strong characters with similar appearances such as Kyojuro Rengoku from the manga Demon Slayer and Ibaraki Douji from the mobile game Onmyouji.

The follow-up announcement mentions that Itto is part oni, which makes him similar to other mixed characters such as the half-adepti Ganyu and Yanfei. But unlike those characters who come from more respectable government backgrounds, Itto is the leader of the “Arataki Gang.” His backstory suggests that his personality is more chaotic, which could be an interesting departure from how characters who share Itto’s affiliation with the game’s geo element are usually portrayed as lawful good.

In terms of gameplay, all we know right now is that he’s a geo-element character who wields a claymore. That could indicate that he shares a gameplay niche with the four-star character Noelle, who is known for high individual damage output and some support abilities. But it’s also entirely possible that the developers could place a heavier emphasis on his support abilities, or make him a significantly stronger DPS character than Noelle. Since they share element and weapon overlap, I’m just hoping that his release doesn’t become Kokomi versus Barbara, round two.

The release date for Itto’s character banner is currently unannounced.