An infographic comparing Genshin Impact names and Wuthering Waves items.
Image via @Lystyz, orginal @kuripuutk

This Genshin comparison infographic will get you up to speed on Wuthering Waves terminology

Making your switch from Genshin to Wuthering Waves easier.

For Genshin Impact players who are eyeing up Wuthering Waves as the next big gacha game to play, the difference in terminology may feel a bit confusing. We gacha game players sink a lot of hours into learning the names of various items and currencies, as well as the lore of the games we love. Before you load up Wuthering Waves for the first time, you've got to check out this great infographic.

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Shared on Reddit, but created by TikTok user @kuripuutk, the above infographic shows the names of major items in Genshin Impact alongside their counterparts in Wuthering Waves.

As an example, Primogems, which are used to replenish Resin in Genshin Impact, are known as Astrite in Wuthering Waves. Genshin players will know that Resin plays an important part in the game, allowing them to get rewards for challenges that are accessed through Ley Line Blossoms, Petrified Trees, and Trounce Blossoms.

Astrite is used to replenish Waveplate, rather than it being Primogems and Resin. Therefore, Waveplate will allow Wuthering Waves players to access their own form of challenge rewards - an important part of any gacha game if you want to level up quickly and get more items to enhance the stats of your items and companions.

By the by, there's one for HSR Trailblazers too!

Are there any new items in Wuthering Waves that don't appear in Genshin Impact?

The echo pull banner for Wuthering Waves.
Screenshot via KURO GAMES

Genshin Impact has never had a separate currency to pull weapons from their banners. Wuthering Waves, on the other hand, will introduce a new way of getting special weapons from banners.

Instead of using Lustrous Tide or Radiant Tide (the equivalent of Acquaint Fate and Intertwined Fate), players will have to use Forging Tide to pull from special weapon banners. This exclusive weapon banner currency means that you won't need to use up your other Tides to try and get new weapons.

You can also get Echoes, which are creatures that can be equipped to your characters to provide them with different stat boosts and skills that they can use during combat. You can only use the skill of the first Echo you equip; the rest provide stat boosts.

Can I get any free items as a new player in Wuthering Waves?

The streamer support banner from Wuthering Waves.
Image via KURO GAMES

The team behind Wuthering Waves is offering plenty of ways to get items in the first month of the game's release (May 22 to June 22, 2024). Like Genshin and Honkai, you can use your Twitch account to gain rewards by watching and subscribing to streamers who are playing the game. You need to have your Wuthering Waves account linked to your Twitch account and be participating like so:

  1. Visit the All Campaigns Twitch page.
  2. Click the Wuthering Waves campaign for more information.
  3. Go to the Wuthering Waves category on Twitch and select a streamer.
  4. Purchase 2 subscriptions (new, recurring, or gift subscriptions) to the streamer while they are actively streaming.
  5. Find your earned rewards in your Drops Inventory on Twitch.
  6. Claim your rewards - you will get a notification to link your game's account to your Twitch when you try to claim your drop rewards and Twitch will take you through the steps.

There's also an event between May 29 and June 6, 2024, where you can pull Echoes to try and find a five-star one for free. I didn't pull any five-star ones, so I just went with an Echo that I liked. You should choose the highest number one from those you pull to get the best stats. You just need to head to the official website and log in to complete these pulls.

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