‘Genshin Impact’ Expanded Map Leaked

KEY POINTS

  • “Genshin Impact” will receive more updates in the future
  • A leaker shared an image of the game’s alleged expanded map which features new locations
  • These locations will be available via future updates, the leaker says

A new “Genshin Impact” leak may have revealed the popular game’s huge map that will be made available to players in the future.

A prominent “Genshin Impact” leaker who goes by the name “NEP NEP Genshin Impact Leaks” recently shared, via Twitter, an image of the game’s expanded map. The leaked map is way bigger than the one currently available to all users and gives a glimpse at the many things the game has in store for players.

“Genshin Impact” developer miHoYo promised that it will release a slew of new content for players in the near future, Comicbook reported. While the devs did not divulge any details regarding these updates, it appears

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Following Apple Award Win, Shanghai Developers Of Genshin Impact Hopes To Build Its Own ‘Marvel Universe’

When Forrest Liu and his Shanghai-based video game developer company MiHoYo decided in 2017 to build a new mobile game to accompany its successful action RPG (role-playing game) Honkai Impact series, he envisioned an open-world style adventure, in which users can roam freely with their virtual characters.

The problem was, while open-world games have been all the rage in the console and PC space, it had never been done before in the mobile gaming space.

“It seemed like an impossible task,” Liu says. But after three years of development and “over 100 million yuan spent on the project,” the open-world mobile game Genshin Impact made its debut this past September.

It helped that MiHoYo, which was cofounded by Liu and two former college classmates in 2011, already had the smash hit Honkai series, so it wasn’t hard finding investors

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Sensor Tower: Genshin Impact brings in nearly $400 million in 2 months on mobile

Genshin is sure having an impact on MiHoYo’s bottom line.

Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower said today that Genshin Impact has brought in an estimated $393 million in the first two months after its September 28 launch. But the firm also noted that spending in the second month didn’t keep up with its first month ($245 million).

The free-to-play open-world role-playing game is on iOS and Android, but it’s also a hit on the PC, the PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. And it also runs on the PlayStation 5.

For a few weeks, Genshin captured the gaming zeitgeist (and and estimated $245 million in spending in its first month), with the Zelda: Breath of the Wild-esque game inspiring myriad discussions on social media and spawning numerous streams and videos on Twitch and YouTube. Along with Among Us and Fall Guys, Genshin showed how games with social elements could thrive

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Genshin Impact Patch 1.1 Is Live–Here’s What’s New

Genshin Impact’s Patch 1.1 is now live, and can be downloaded on PC, PS4, and mobile. As the free-to-play game’s first big update, it adds an extension on the main storyline, as well as a handful of new characters and a whole lot of quality-of-life updates. Patch 1.1 also updates the game to be playable on the PS5 as a backwards-compatible game.

Patch 1.1 introduces “A New Star”, which is the third and final part of the Act 1 Archon quest. It requires Adventure Rank 35 to play, as well as completion of previous Archon quests. A new story quest for Fatui character Childe has also been added, which is unlocked at Adventure Rank 40.

The update also adds a new wish banner along with two new characters–Tartaglia, better known as Childe, a Hydro user first introduced in the Act 1 Archon quest, as well as Diona, a Cryo cat-girl

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