Genshin Impact 1.2: Patch Notes: Leaks, New Characters, Release Date!

Information about the second major update 1.2 coming to Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact has taken the world by storm, and with the release of the first major update 1.1, there's so much more to come in 1.2! With the second update coming six weeks after the first, miHoYo is getting ready to keep the content flowing, and the hype increases. Update 1.2 comes with a new region, and of course, new characters are entering the fray!

Everyone is eagerly waiting for 1.2, the next major update coming to Genshin Impact. For the most part, these are unofficial Genshin Impact 1.2 patch notes! We've compiled all of the known and leaked information from a variety of sources. As of right now, we're pretty confident that the majority of this is true, but somethings may change by the time the update is released.

A thank you to Zeniet, AE Entropy, holyballs, SoulScepter, also a big thank you to the Genshin Community and Honey Impact!

Genshin Impact 1.2 Release Date

The Genshin Impact version 1.2 update is scheduled for December 23rd. This is subject to change, but from miHoYo's own official post from the production team, they are trying to organize a consistent update schedule every 6 weeks. We hope you have no plans for Christmas, as landing two days before it is surely going to eat up all of your free time!

  • Version Update 1.2 - Scheduled for December 23, a new area, Dragonspine, will be open up, and related activities will follow.
  • Version Update 1.3 - Scheduled for February. No date, but every 6 weeks will be February 3rd, 2021. This update will kick off the Festival of the Lights set of quests.

MiHoYo has already started the Version 1.3 recruitment process for pioneer testing in China. We know the focus on 1.3 is Xiao and the Lantern Rite Festival, though there's been no indication of even a global 1.2 test server, yet testing for 1.3 has already begun. Surely for Xiao and a festival would not need two months of testing...

This is bringing along speculation that Inazuma might be coming with 1.3, as the datamined characters, which are included in this article, some are from Inazuma. Hopefully, we'll hear more information soon!

On December 11, on the official Genshin Impact YouTube channel, they are hosting a 1.2 Special Event, which they are going to be releasing more details about 1.2!

Genshin Impact 1.2 Maintenence

When Genshin Impact 1.2 goes live, maintenance will occur for roughly 5 hours. This begins on 2020-12-23 06:00:00 (GMT+8). As compensation for the downtime, everyone will be given 300 Primogems if they are above Adventure Rank 5 or higher. Even if the update takes less than 5 hours, you will still earn the 300 Primogems.

Compensation will be given within 5 hours after the update has been completed. Everyone who wants the 300 Priomogems must be logged in before 2020-12-26 11:00:00 (GMT+8).

Dragonspine 1.2 Trailer

Here is the first Dragonspine 1.2 Trailer for Genshin Impact!

Albedo and Ganyu are shown off in the trailer, displaying some combat and skills of the two new 5 Star users. We do know that Albedo is the first character in 1.2 Banner. And that there are no new 4 Star characters coming to 1.2.

Genshin Impact 1.2 Patch Notes

As you can now preload Genshin Impact v1.2 on PC, the patch notes have also been released, and here they are.

New Region - Dragonspine

A leaked picture of the new area called Dragonspine in Genshin Impact

A new region is coming to Genshin Impact 1.2, the area called Dragonspine. This area is a snowy abyss located to the south of the Dawn Winery and east of Sal Terrae. According to a leak of the area, they are 12 waypoints in this location, as well as one new Abyss Domain - will this be a new world boss, perhaps?

Furthermore, this region is not a nation like Mondstadt and Liyue, so it's doubtful they'll be a Statue of the Seven located here. As Dragonspine is part of the Mondstadt region, the Resonance Stone and Treasure Compass should still work in this new area.

MiHoYo has mentioned that every region is unique, and those specific events will take place in certain areas and not others. And these events will coincide with real-world events, as as the Windbloom Festival that took place in Mondstadt and the Lantern Rite Festival in Liyue. As Dragonspine releases a few days before Christmas, is it possible we might get a Christmas event in some shape or form?

According to well known Genshin Impact Tweeter Zeniet, despite the area looking quite small. That's only from the outside looking in, as there's a lot of underground passages to explore, so it's actually pretty large!

Albedo Footage

Albedo is the first 5 Star Character to appear in 1.2 Banner. If you want to see footage of him in combat and see how he plays. Watch the Showcase Demo down below.

Ganyu Footage

Ganyu is the second 5 Star Character to appear in 1.2 Banner in 2021. If you want to see footage of her in combat and see how she plays. Watch the Showcase Demo down below.

Subzero Climate

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The region of Dragonspine will have a climate survival mechanic where players will have to lessen the effects of the Sheer Cold status effect. That when the new effect reaches its peak, it'll continuously zap your HP until your party is dead.

That being next to heat will diminish this new effect, but swimming in the water of Dragonspine will hasten the effect. Though the region of Dragonspine looks small, it's going to have layers of depth to it.

If you do not use a Pyro user in your team to light up braziers or bonfires while on the chilly mountain, a new item is confirmed to be available to craft to help you fight the Sheer Cold status effect when going up the mountain.

Thanks, Genshin Honey

To acquire the Diagram to create the Warming Bottle, you need to level up the Frostbearing Tree to level 4. To do this, you must offer the tree Crimson Agate, and when you reach level 4, the Warming Bottle Diagram will be unlocked.

  • Warming Bottle
    • In-game Description
      • Upon use, it emits heat for a short period over a small area, diminishing the effect of Sheer Cold. Warming Seelie has evolved in temperature to give the comfort of warmth to those who seek it. This convenient gadget was originally crafted by those who struggled to survive in the snowy mountains in imitation of such evolved Seelie.
    • Recipe

This Warming Bottle is the Pyro equivalent of the Wind Catcher from 1.1. Will this mean we'll get other elemental bottles in future updates?

A picture detailed the new warmth system mechanic coming in 1.2 for Genshin Impact
Thanks to SoulScepter for this information!

Frostbearing Tree

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Update: More information about this event has been leaked, and it seems that The Frostbearing Tree acts as a sort of Dragonspine Statue of the Seven, where you give it offerings, and you get rewards for each level. You need to offer this tree Crimson Agate, found in Dragonspine, and the places where you locate it refreshes every Monday and Friday.

that include Acquaint Fate, Intertwined Fate, a wind glider, Weapon blueprints, and Gadget blueprints.

Level up the Frostbearing Tree to obtain rewards such as:

  • Acquaint Fate
  • Intertwined Fate
  • Weapon Diagrams - Frostbearer
  • Gadget Diagrams - Warming Bottle
  • Crown of Insight
  • New Glider - Wings of Concealing Snow
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For those who want to see what the new pair of wings look like, then Zeniet has you covered!

Domain of Dragonspine

Peak in Vindagnyr

Peak in Vindagnyr is a new Domain in 1.2 that you can challenge to get the new artifact sets the new region offers. The two new sets are Blizzard Strayer and Depth of Heart. However, other sets are included in the domain.

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  • Blizzard Strayer- 5 Star Artifact
    • 2- Piece Set
      • Cyro DMG Bonus +15%
    • 4-Piece Set
      • Attacking an enemy affected by Cryo, CRIT Rate increased by 20%. Additional 20% Crit if frozen.
  • Depth of Heart  - 5 Star Artifact
    • 2- Piece  Set
      • Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
    • 4-Piece Set
      • After Skill, increase Normal and Charged ATK DMG by 30% for 15s.

Main Events - The Chalk Prince and The Dragon

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This is a new event called The Chalk Prince And the Dragon. The event starts immediately after the update has gone live and ends on January 5th, 2021 - 03:59:59 (Server time.)

No Original Resin is needed to participate in the event, and during the event, players can obtain a 4 Star sword called Festering Desire for free. During the event, complete various quests in Dragonspine to obtain Essences, which is then used to redeem items in the Event Shop.

 If you equip this weapon for this event, it gets a Weapon Enhancement EXP Bonus.

Festering Sword passives are below:

  • The character who equips this weapon during the event will deal 60% more Damage to opponents in the Dragonspine region.
  • The character who equips this weapon during the event will accumulate Sheer Cold at a slower rate. They also gain 35% extra Critical Rate against opponents in the Dragonspine region.

For a full guide on The Chalk Prince and the Dragon event, we've got you covered.

Thanks to Genshin Honey!

This event will also have an Event Shop, where you will earn three different types of "Essence." This essence can be used to purchase from the event shop, Weapon Ascension materials, Character EXP materials, and Talent Level-up Materials.

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Credit: miHoYo

From the image above, this Festering Dragon Marrow is used to increase Festering Desires' power. So during this event, your 4 Star Sword could go from being average to being a powerhouse, depending on how far much you can increase its power.

Thanks to Genshin Honey!

Stellar Reunion

Stellar Reunion is a returnee event, where if you meet the Returnee Eligibility conditions, you can activate this event for the opportunity to a 4 Star weaponed called Prototype Rancour (Sword), Primogems, Fragile Resin, and more.

Event Duration

For 14 days after the "Stellar Reunion" event is activated.

Returnee Eligibility

Must meet the following conditions:

  • Adventure Rank 10 or above.
  • At least 14 days since last game login.
  • Over 45 days since last activating the "Stellar Reunion" event.

Event Details

The Stellar Reunion event comprises four parts:

  • Reunion Rewards
    • During the event, returning Travelers can claim Primogems, Fragile Resin, and other rewards. Rewards can only be claimed once.
  • Passage of Time - Login Rewards
    • During the event, log in daily to claim Primogems, Fragile Resin, Hero's Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and other rewards.
  • Homeward Path - Quest Rewards
    • During the event, complete designated quests each day to claim rewards and accumulate points. When your accumulated points reach a designated value, you can claim the bonus reward Prototype Rancour (Sword). This bonus reward can only be claimed once! The quest list refreshes every day at 4:00 AM. Remember to claim your rewards in time!
  • Reunion Blessing - Double Drops
    • Returning Travelers receive three extra opportunities each day to gain double drops. These can be used to obtain double the rewards from Petrified Trees in Domains, Blossoms of Wealth, and Blossoms of Revelation using Original Resin. The amount of double drop opportunities refreshes every day at 4:00 AM. Remember to use the opportunities in time!

After the event ends, event progress will be cleared, and any unclaimed rewards will be lost. Remember to claim your rewards in time!

The refresh times above are based on the time of the server you play on.

Quests

Story Quests

Albedo's Story Quest Princeps Cretaceus Chapter: Act I will be available.

Ganyu's Story Quest Sinae Unicornis Chapter: Act I will also become available at a later date.

World Quests

New World Quests in Dragonspine: In the Mountains, The Festering Fang, The Great Mountain Survey, A Land Entombed, Lost in the Snow, and Ah, Fresh Meat!

By finishing "Ah, Fresh Meat!", Travelers can obtain the recipe for Goulash. Eating this hearty dish slightly reduces the rate of Sheer Cold accumulation for all party members for a duration of time.

New World Quest: Return of the Jade Chamber?

*The Story Quest Fishing for Jade will also become available at a later date.

Commission Quests

New Commission Quests in Dragonspine: Floral Fresh, Fresh Flora, Emergency Supplies, Only Half-Frozen, and Eat It While It's Hot.

Equipment

Weapons

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There is also a 4 Star Polearm called Dragonspine Spear, a 4 Star Catalyst weapon called Everfrost Core, and a 4 star Claymore called Snow-tombed Starsilver.

  • Festering Desire - 5 Star - Uncraftable
    • Weapon Type - Sword
    • Passive - Golden Majesty
      • Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8 seconds.
      • Maximum 5 Stacks
      • Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.
      • While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100
  • Frostbearer - 4 Star
    • Weapon Type - Catalyst 
    • Passive - Frost Burial
      • Hitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them. Can occur once every 10 seconds.
      • Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10 seconds.
    • Crafting Recipe
  • Snow-Tombed Starsilver - 4 Star
    • Weapon Type - Claymore
    • Passive - Frost Burial
      • Hitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them. Can occur once every 10 seconds.
      • Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10 seconds.
    • Crafting Recipe
  • Dragonspine Spear - 4 Star
    • Weapon Type - Spear
    • Passive - Frost Burial
      • Hitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them. Can occur once every 10 seconds.
      • Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10 seconds.
    • Crafting Recipe

Item

Kamera

Thanks, Genshin Honey

A new item is coming to 1.2 in the form of a Camera, otherwise known in the game, A Kamera. This item allows you to take pictures and save the images.

This item can be received by completing the World Quest Snapshots.

Other Content

Other Events

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Hypostatic Symphony

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Update: Jan. 15, 5.50am CT

For more information on this event go here: Genshin Impact | Hypostatic Symphony Event Guide


This Hypostatic Symphony is a time trial mini-event. You have a limited amount of time to fight kill a Level 60 Hypostasis elite boss. There are three types, Hydro, Electro, and Geo. We are not sure at this time if you have to fight them on after the other and the timer still goes. Or if you fight one at a time and the timer stops upon defeating it.

Hypostatic Symphony starts on January 16th until January 31st.

The gate to an unknown domain has opened, and within it await powerful unseen Hypostases.

Lost Riches Event

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The Lost Riches is an upcoming mini-event coming to 1.2. This event seems like a treasure hunt involving the treasure hunting-Seelie. However, we do know that the event rewards lead to the unlocking of a pet companion - the mini-Seelie.

This event starts on January 8th until January 18th.

Ulman's Treasure-Seeking Seelie seems to be quite interested in the Traveler. Perhaps you can become its new treasure-hunting partner... Follow the clues in the Treasure Book to discover some hidden riches.

Treasure-Seeking Seelie

Thanks Genshin Honey

It seems odd to have another Treasure Seeking item, as we already have the Anemo/Geo compasses to lead us to treasure. However, from the item's description, it says that this Seelie is very sensitive to Iron Coins. The keyword here is Iron Coins. Are they going to be a new type of currency in Dragonspine? A new crafting material? Or something else entirely? Here is what the item description says

Pet Companion

A leaked screenshot of a potential new Mini-Seelie Pet/Companion coming to Genshin Impact Verson 1.2
Thanks Genshin Honey

There are three Seelie.

  • Mini Seelie - Curcuma
    • This Seelie is golden in color.
  • Mini Seelie - Rosa
    • This Seelie is pink in color.
  • Mini Seelie - Dayflower
    • This Seelie is blue in color.
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Marvelous Merchandise

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Another mini-event is coming to Genshin Impact Version 1.2 called Marvelous Merchandise, which starts on January 23rd to January 30th.

 They say that a very striking character has appeared in Mondstadt. He claiums to have some "new deals" which he could share with some partners.

Ascension Bonus Rank

A leaked picture of the Ascension Rank Bonus you get from Ranking up the Ascension level in Genshin Impact.

This has been confirmed by miHoYo that an Ascension Reward system is coming to Genshin Impact. That Travelers will be rewarded with 1 Acquaint Fate each time they ascend a character at level 20, 50, or 70!

And for any previous characters that players have ascended, you can claim the Acquaint Fate rewards from the Ascension Materials Preview screen. So for each character you get to level 70, you can get 3 free Fates. It doesn't seem like much, but it's better than nothing.

Locations

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The Entombed City is a new location on Dragonspine, but not much else is known about it. Though from the picture above, it seems that one of the 4 Weapons, the Snow-Tombed Starsilver, will be available to get for completing it. We are unsure whether this will be the weapon itself or a Diagram that you have to create yourself.

Below are two pictures of more locations in the Dragonspine region.

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Credit: miHoYo

Monsters

Ruin Grader

The Ruin Grader is a new enemy from the Ruin Machina family, the Ruin Guards, and Ruin Hunters. The in-game description is this:

A giant alien war machine. They are said to be remnants from a lost ancient nation. Apparently, the creators opted to forgo the low-performing humanoid-design in pursuit of improved combat effectiveness. They are extremely dangerous in both melee and ranged combat. Considering these mere relics possess such extraordinary power, one cannot help but wonder - what must the civilization that produced them have look like at its height?

Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl

A new Cryo-Mitachurl or otherwise known as an Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl, is a near mini-boss or boss in Dragonspine.

Fatui Cryo Cicin Mage

In Genshin Impact 1.1, there is only one type of Cicin Mage, and that is the Electro type. Well, they are adding in another member of the family, the Cryo Cicin Mage. Does this mean when we get the Inazuma region, we'll get a Fatuo Electro Cicin Mage?

Frostarm Lawachurl

A new type of Lawachurl is coming to Dragonspine!

Other enemies included are:

  • Cryo Samachurl
  • Ice Shield Hilichurl Guard
  • Cryo Hilichurl Grenadier
  • Cryo Cicin

Animals

New animals are being added to 1.2, and here they are:

  • Snowbear
  • Cyro Crystalfly
  • Snowfox

Recipies

New recipes are being added to 1.2, and here they are:

  • Universal Peace
  • Jueyun Guoba
  • Sunshine Sprat
  • Goulash

Harvestable Resources

Two new resources are being added to 1.2, a new type of ore and a recipe ingredient.

  • Starsilver
  • Chilled Meat

Achievements

More achievements have been added to 1.2, though we only know the names of a few, though more have been added:

  • Challenger - Series III
  • Visitors on the Icy Mountain

Namecards Styles

New Namecard Styles have been added:

  • Achievement: Challenger III
  • Achievement: Snowy Summit
  • Ganyu: Qilin
  • Albedo: Sun Blossom
  • Travel Notes: Chalk
  • Frostbearing: Ancient Tree
  • Celebration: Hypostasis

Spiral Abyss

A few of the Spiral Abyss floors are changing with the 1.2 update. The main change is the addition of the Sheer Cold status effect.

  • Floor 9
    • Characters on the field will continuously accumulate Sheer Cold and will continually lose HP after Sheer Cold reaches its limit. There will also be a Ruin Brazier on the field. While the Ruin Brazier is activated, getting close to it will reduce Sheer Cold. Enemies will attack the Ruin Brazier on the field to stop it. After having stopped for a period of time, the Ruin Brazier will restart automatically.
  • Floor 10
    • Characters on the field will continuously accumulate Sheer Cold and will continually lose HP after Sheer Cold reaches its limit. There will be a Warming Seelie on the field that will help reduce Sheer Cold for the surrounding characters.
  • Floor 11
    • Your character will be periodically be inflicted with Engulfing Storm, which continuously drains your Elemental Energy until the inflicted Electro is removed. All party members deal increased Cryo DMG.
  • Floor 12
    • All party members deal increased Geo DMG.

System

Quality of Life Changes

  • A private chat messaging function is coming to 1.2, which most people thought was coming to 1.1. Anyone who has unlocked the friend system can chat with their friends from the Friends screen or via a shortcut.
  • You can select a friend's Avatar and add a note, more a name to it - if you have friends who like changing their Nickname a lot. This name you give them will then show up in the friend's list, and in chats, so you always know who they are.
  • A trackable pin system is coming, where you can have one trackable pin on the map, which will appear on the compass. However, this is only one pin, not multiple.
  • You can repeat a domain from inside the domain in 1.2 instead of leaving and having to reenter it.
  • Any rewards from Domain and Ley Line Blossoms will instantly go into your inventory. No more manually collecting them.
  • Auto-play is coming to Version 1.2. No more having to click through cutscenes; you can sit back and watch. This is optional. When dialog options for you appear, it will pause, allowing you to pick one, then continue on auto.
  • There is also an option to skip the animation on the BP screen.
  • In the Travel Log section of the Archive, you can see all text and audio dialogue from any of the completed Archon and Story quests if you wanted to dive into the Story once again.
  • In version 1.2, players are free to leave Co-Op Domains at any time without interrupting the battle for other gamers. Also, during Co-Op sessions, the host will be able to disband the Co-Op Team just by returning to Single Player Mode. After the team is disbanded, Travelers' own game progress will be restored.
  • Adds camera height adjustment function and character expressions to the photo-taking system.
  • Adds element tutorial stage "Elemental Trial" to the domain "Temple of the Lion." After completing the trial, Travelers can claim Weapon Enhancement Materials and Character EXP Materials.
  • Adds new controller customization option in the Paimon Menu > Settings > Controls > Vibration
  • Adds new weapon details display to the weapon event wish on the Wish screen. Travelers can view details about the 4-star and 5-star weapons with drop-rate boosts.
  • Adds a new BP Weekly Mission: Complete the Golden House challenge.

Optimizations

  • Optimizes the Paimon's Bargains page in the Shop: "Purchase with Primogems" has been moved to the last tab.
  • Optimizes the Domain and Ley Line Outcrop rewards system: Dropped items are directly added to the Inventory.
  • Optimizes Co-Op Mode:
    • The host can disband the Co-Op team.
    • In Co-Op Domains, guests and the host can both quit the Co-Op anytime without affecting other Travelers in the game.
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Ganyu and Albedo Skills and More

Two new characters are coming to Genshin Impact 1.2, Ganyu and Albedo, but they are rumors of other characters coming, as dataminers have datamined the 1.1 update and, of course, found more!

Ganyu

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Ganyu is currently a 5 Star Cryo element user who uses a bow. This lady first appears in the Archon Quests Chapter 1, Act 2: Farewell, the Archaic Lord. If you haven't reached her in the story yet, she works as the secretary for Ningguang, otherwise known as Lady Qixing.

Trial of The Qilin - Elemental Skill

Ganyu leaves behind a single Ice Lotus behind, Ganyu dashes backward, shunning all impurity and dealing Cryo DMG.

  • Ice Lotus
    • Continuously taunts surrounding enemies, attracting them to attack it.
    • Endurance scales are based on Ganyu's Max HP.
    • Blooms profusely when destroyed or once its duration ends, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

Celestial Shower - Elemental Burst

Ganyu coalesces atmospheric frost and snow to summon an Ice Soul Gem that exorcises evil. During its ability duration, the Ice Soul Gem will continuously rain down shards of ice, striking enemies within an AoE and dealing Cryo DMG.

Passive

  • Undivided Heart
    • After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the critical rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows and their resulting bloom effect is increased by 20% for 5 seconds.
  • Harmony of Heaven and Earth
    • Characters within the radius of Celestial Shower gain a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus
  • Preserved for the Hunt
    • Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow type weapons.

Constellation

  • Dew Drinker - Constellation Level 1
    • Taking damage from a Charge Level 2 FrostFlake Arrow or the Aoe damage from a Frostflake Arrow Bloom decreases enemies Cryo resistance by 15% for 6 seconds.
    • The hit regenerates 2 Energy for Ganyu.
    • This effect can only occur once per Charge Level 2 Frost Flake Arrow, regardless if Frostflake Arrow itself or the Bloom hit the target.
  • The Auspicious - Constellation Level 2
    • Trail of The Qillin gains 1 additional charge.
  • Cloud Strider - Constellation Level  3
    • Celestial Shower by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15
  • Westward Sojourn - Constellation Level 4
    • Enemies standing within the AoE of Celestial Shower take increased damage. This effect strengthens over time.
    • The increased damage begins at 5% and increases by 5% every 3 seconds, up to a maximum of 25%.
    • The effect lingers for 3 seconds after the enemy leaves the AoE.
  • The Merciful - Constellation Level 5
    • Increases the Level of Trail of the Qilin by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • The Clement - Constellation Level 6
    • Using Trail of the Qilin causes the next Frostflake Arrow shot fired within 30 seconds to not require charging.

Talent and Ascension

For Talent and Ascension materials for Ganyu, check out our early farming for Ganyu guide!

Albedo

Albedo is currently a 5 Star Geo user who wields a Sword. He is in charge of Alchemy for the Knights of Favonius, and Sucrose is his assistant! not much information is known about Albedo, but we'll be sure to update this article if any more information is released.

Elemental Skill

Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma

Albedo creates a Solar Isotama using Alchemy, which deals AoE Geo DMG on appearance.

  • Solar Isotoma
    • When enemies within the Solar Isotama zone are hit, the Solar Isotama will generate Transient Blossoms, which deal AoE Geo DMG. DMG dealt scales off Albedo's DEF.
    • Transient Blossoms can only be generated once every 2s.
    • When a character is located at the focus of the Solar Isotama, the Solar Isotama will accumulate Geo power, lifting them up onto a crystallized podium. Only one crystallized podium can exist at a time.
    • Solar Isotama is considered a Geo construct.

Hold to designate the location of the skill.

Elemental Burst

Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide

Under Albedo's command, Geo crystals surge and burst forth, dealing AoE Geo DMG in front of him. If there is Solar Isotama in the vicinity, 7 Fatal Blossoms will be generated in the Solar Isotama zone, bursting violently into bloom and dealing AoE Geo DMG. Burst and Fatal Blossom DMG will not generate Transient Blossoms.

Passive

  • Homuncular Nature
    • Using Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide increases Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10 seconds.
  • Calcite Might
    • Transient Blossoms generated by Abliogenises: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to enemies whose HP is below 50%.
  • Flash of Genius
    • When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

Constellation

  • Flower of Eden - Constellation Level 1
    • Transient Blossoms generated by Albedo's Abiogenesis: Solar Isotama regenerate 1.2 Energy for Albedo.
  • Opening of Phanerozoic - Constellation Level 2
    • Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotama grant Albedo Fatal Reckoning for 30 seconds.
    • Each stack of Fatal Reckoning increases DMG by 35% of Albedo's DEF.
    • The effect stacks up to 4 times.
    • Unleashing Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide consumes all stacks of Fatal Reckoning increases the DMG dealt by Tectonic Tide and Fatal Blossoms based on the number of stacks consumed
  • Grace of Helios - Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the Level of Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Descent of Divinity - Constellation Level 4
    • Solar Isotama increases Plunging Attack DMG by 30% for active party members within AoE.
  • Tides of Hadean - Constellation Level 5
    • Increases the Level of Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Domain of Purification - Constellation Level 6
    • If active members within the AoE are protected by a shield created by Crystallize, Solar Isotama increases their DMG by 15%

Talent and Ascension

For Talent and Ascension materials for Albedo, check out our early farming for Albedo guide!

Dragonspine 1.2 Leaked

The Chalk Prince and The Dragon Shop

Here we have an Event Field Trials with an event shop, very much like what is happening in Genshin Impact at this present moment with the Unreconciled Stars event. That also has an event shop by using Fading Stars Essence to buy various assortment of goods, including the Crown of Sagehood, the only item to allow users to upgrade talent arts to level 10.

A leaked screenshot of the Field Trial event shop coming to Genshin Impact 1.2

In the new event trial shop, it seems everything is purchased by red crystals known as Glimmering Tinctures, where you can buy an assortment of items, including the Crown of Sagehood. Is the Reconciled Stars event going to end then when Update 1.2 drops release this new event? Also, you get a free sword called Festering Fang when the 1.2 drops. Do you have to use this sword to claim the rewards or even start this event?

A leaked screenshot of the Field Trial event shop coming to Genshin Impact 1.2

From the images, it seems that there are a few types of Glimmering Tinctures. There's a smaller version where you can buy weapon upgrade materials, Mora, and experience books. And then you have the larger version, which allows you to purchase Talent Level up materials and the Crown of Sagehood, but this time it costs 600 Large Glimmering Tinctures.

For completing a Field Trial event, you can get between 140-145 Small Glimmering Tinctures, and we have no doubt they'll be other Field Trial events that allow you to earn the larger variation.

Free Sucrose

Update: The source of this information was Zeniet, from when he live-streamed the 1.2 special event. He was translating on the fly, which was amazing, so just in case - take this information with a pinch of salt.

Very much like Fischl in Genshin Impact 1.1, in one of the upcoming events, potentially The Chalk Prince and the Dragon, Sucrose will be given out for free. When we find out more details, we'll update this.

New Monsters and Materials

A leaked picture of the new materials and monsters in the new area called Dragonspine in Genshin Impact
Thanks to Zeniet

With the new area called Dragonspine coming in Genshin Impact 1.2, of course, new monsters and materials are going to be inhabiting this area. From the image above, you can see some sort of Red Crystal, or this a new type of Ore, that can be used to upgrade certain weapons further?

A picture of the new Dragonspine Seelie from Genshin Impact

There is also a new red colored Seelie, which shows players the location of chests, etc. Does this mean there are new achievements for Dragonspine?

Geo Elemental

A new type of enemy is coming to the area of Dragonspine, the Geo Elemental. Not much is known about the creature, apart from it's a common enemy, and it uses the Geo element.

 

Dendro Abyss Mage

Now, this is one we weren't expecting. The Dendro element is coming to the game, but no enemies or characters use this element yet. Is this going to be the third enemy type that wields it? The first being the fearsome Dendro Slime, and the second being Dendro Samachurls!

There are already three types of Abyss Mage, Hydro, Cryo, and Pyro; it seems strange and cheeky, adding in the hidden Dendro element instead of, say, adding an Electro Abyss Mage. Sure there is the Fatui Electro Cicin Mage, but there's a cryo version coming too, and there is already a Cryo Abyss Mage.

If this is true, this is very exciting.

Purple Light Concert Challenge Event

A leaked screenshot of a new challenge event called Purple Light Concert potentially coming in the Genshin Impact 1.2 update

An image taken from a "bilibili" video hosting website in China shows a new challenge event showing off various modifiers you can turn on and off to increase the difficulty for more towards. These modifiers will be things like:

  • The length of time you have to clear the challenge
  • Reducing specific elements damage

New Challenges

A selection of pictures of the new challenges players can complete unlocking certain rewards such as Mora, Primogems, and materials. It seems that miHoYo has listened to players' feedback about wanting more Primogems as rewards as 90% of these challenge rewards offer Primogems! We won't upload all four screenshots, but we'll give you a link to where you can see them; thanks to AE Entropy for this information! Be warned there might be minor spoilers.

A leaked screenshot of the new challenges coming to the region of Dragonspine in Genshin Impact 1.2 update

New Weapons

New weapons and artifacts

  • Dreams of Dragonfell - 5 Star
    • Weapon Type - Bow
    • Passive - Golden Majesty
      • Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8 seconds.
      • Maximum 5 Stacks
      • Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.
      • While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100

New boss

https://twitter.com/Zeniiet/status/1336214810829066241/photo/2

According to a well-known Genshin Impact Twitter user Zeniet, Dragonspine will feature 4 new bosses in this new area. What these bosses are, we're not sure, though we do have a picture of their whereabouts in the snowy mountains.

A leaked screenshot of the Dragonspine region coming in Genshin Impact 1.2 showing off the four new boss locations

From the image above, we can see three of the boss locations. On the left, it seems we have a Cryo boss, though it could be a Hydro, Cryo would fit the region better. On the left, we have a Pyro boss, but will it have any tricks up its sleeves? And finally, up above the Pyro, we have a boss that could be anything. Sadly, from this picture alone, it's hard to make out.

Not much is known about the new world boss coming with 1.2, but if rumors are true, we'll see our first Dendro element world boss in the game!

New Items

Stardust

A leaked screenshot of a potential new Stardust Talent upgrade material coming to Genshin Impact Verson 1.2
Thanks Genshin Honey

We know this as a type of currency you get when making Wishes, and it can be used to purchase goods from the Stardust shop. However, according to a leak, Stardust is going to also be an in-game item that, according to the in-game description, only says

Small talent points (Including the main character)

This doesn't tell us much; in fact, it may even be a rough translation, so we don't know what this item can do until we hear more about it.

Starglitter

A leaked screenshot of a potential new Starglitter Talent upgrade material coming to Genshin Impact Verson 1.2
Thanks Genshin honey

Very much like Stardust, Star Glitter is a higher rarity and is also received from making Wishes. You can also purchase rarer stuff from the Star Glitter shop, even characters sometimes. According to the same leak, Starglitter is also becoming an in-game item. Though the in-game description is just as vague as the one from Stardust

Large talent points (Including the main character)

We'll have to wait for more information, for more accuracy on what it actually is.

Potential Leaked characters

Update: The only two characters coming in Genshin Impact 1.2 is Albedo and Ganyu. No other characters are coming to 1.2. These characters leaked will be available later on down the lifespan of Genshin Impact.

These are leaked characters that have been datamined, as these characters may not even be released in Genshin Impact 1.2 and instead be kept for Update 1.3 or even later, as a few of these leaked characters mention Inazuma. However, take everything with a pinch of salt.

Hu Tao

Hu Tao is a 4 Star Pyro user who uses a Polearm. She's in charge of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor in Liyue.

Rosaria

Rosaria is a 4 Star Cryo user who uses Polearm as a weapon. She is a member of the Church of Favonius in Mondstadt. She is part of the story in Version 1.2, however, she will not be available as a 4 Star playable character.

We have some information about Rosaria's Constellations on our Rosaria Skills guide here, but not overly much.

Mimi is a Hydro Catalyst from Inazuma.

Yunjin is a Geo Polearm from Liyue like Zhongli.

Yaoyao is the first Dendro character we know for a fact is playable, she's a Catalyst from Liyue who I think studied with Xiangling or works at a rival restaurant or something. I cant remember exactly. She gets along really well with Qiqi.

Sayu is an Anemo Claymore from Inazuma.

Tohama is another Pyro Polearm, this one from Inazuma as well.

Then the last two are either: Shenli, a Cyro Claymore from Liyue and then Rosaria, a Cyro Polearm from Mondstatd, or their names are the other way around. I cant remember which one is which.

Remember to take everything in this article with a pinch of salt until official confirmation from miHoYo.

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  1. I’ve seen a leak saying that Rosaria will be released in 1.3 and that Hu Tao in a 5 star.
    Here is the link of the thread https://twitter.com/Nepnep_Impact/status/1337124939330166784?s=20

    1. Hey, this is interesting! Cheers for bringing this to my attention 😀

  2. you’re saying that 10 pulls at a time give better odds? what makes you say that? if you mean the guaranteed 4 star after 10 pulls, that still counts for single pulls

    1. Back when it started I’m sure the odds were slightly better with a 10 pull, but I might be wrong. The situation completely depends on your pity, in all honesty. I’ve been saving up my Primogems anyway, been a while since I dropped!

  3. Could you share where it is you saw the info about the Sucrose event? I haven’t seen anyone else even mention that and that would be amazing if it happened.

    1. I watched a streamer stream the Chinese 1.2 Livestream, and the streamer translated essential parts, and one of the parts was a free Sucrose event. As if you watch the trailer, Sucrose is very important to the story. That’s all the information I have; sadly, I wish it could be more.

      However, we did have a Fischl event for 1.1 so having a Sucrose event makes sense! If I hear any more information, I’ll share it!

  4. Are the leaks trustable? Seems like they are adding a ton of stuff to the game in a update even by my ever-rising standards, and I don’t want to get too excited for nothing, so can I just ask if the leaks come from a few sources, or are they just speculations

    1. MiHoYo is cracking down on leaks massively, and multiple sources I follow have used this information in one way or another. But like always, take everything with a pinch of salt. Until miHoYo says what is official and what is not, everything is classed as speculation, story, and not let the hype eat away at you.

      The Quality of Life changes are 100% coming; they have been confirmed by miHoYo.

  5. About your comment on Dendro enemy. I don’t know whether you’re intentionally excluding Dendro slime or not. But yup, aside from Dendro slime, there is no other enemies or characters that wield Dendro element until now.

    1. I completely forgot about the Dendro Slime! I appreciate the heads up, I’ll amend the information. Cheers!

      1. There’s also Dendro Samachurls.

  6. Do you know which 5 star will come out first? i would assume Ganyu since she is a cryo user and a new cryo artifact domain, and a snowy region, and christmas, and we just had a geo character being released, would make more sense to me that Ganyu comes first since we havnt had a cryo 5 star yet that have been released. but when i read about that new event and that sword that might come out, the bonus for whenever albedo uses it, then i started to have second doubts. Im saving for Ganyu atm but i also want both the 4 stars and i dont want to waste my pity for Albedo

    1. Sadly, I have no idea. I am constantly checking up on the leaks/news for 1.2, and I’ll be updating this article every time I hear something new. all I can suggest is keep coming back.

      From what you said, it makes sense. There’s a balance to them both that either one of them could come first. It’s the same with that event; we know it’s happening but not when.

      Take the Glider Challenge for 1.1 that was rumoured but didn’t release until a few days ago, I believe. And that’s a few weeks after the launch of 1.1.

  7. Thank you very much for the info, i know it’s still a rumor but nevertheless it might happen later…

    P.s : i hope there are more op 5* girl chara..

    1. You’re very welcome!

      Haha, you never know, as only two characters are confirmed, the others are still unknown, Rosaria and the like are still very much a rumour! As we had four characters for 1.1, I think it’s safe to assume the same for 1.2! I update this article as much as I can, so keep coming back, and hopefully, you’ll see some new information!