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‘A New Star Approaches’ in Genshin Impact 1.1 Update

Published 11/12/2020, 4:30 AM EST

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The 1.1 update for Genshin Impact is finally here. Owing to the global success of the game, fans have had high expectations from the update and the developers didn’t disappoint.

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Named “A New Star Approaches”, this update introduces some exciting characters, events, quests, and systems in the game. As a result, there’s plenty of new content for the players to explore.

Genshin Impact Update 1.1 Brings Exciting New Systems to the Game


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The developers have granted certain compensations to the players for waiting while the game servers were down. The compensations include 300 Primogems for the servers and 300 Primogems for some bug fixes.

New Quests in Genshin Impact

The new quests in the game have caught everyone’s attention. Primarily, Genshin Impact has three types of quests and the developers have made significant additions in each category.

Archon Quest

Following the update, players can unlock Chapter 1 Act 3 of the Archon Quest. They can complete the quest and collect Primogems, Weapon Enhancement Materials, and Character EXP Materials.


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“The mysterious emissary Ganyu appears before you at Third-Round Knockout. Claiming to have come at Ningguang’s behest, she invites you to the sky faring palace known as the Jade Chamber.

“To that end, you and Paimon have come to Mt. Tianheng, from where you can see the Jade Chamber in the distance…”

Story Quest

The Story Quest Monoceros Caeli Chapter: Act I – Mighty Cyclops’ Adventure will also be available as soon as players update their game. Both the Archon Quest and the Story Quest offer similar rewards.

“The Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers, Childe, seems to have been lying low for quite a while since whipping up a storm at the Rite of Parting.

“But a chance encounter with someone from the other side of the ocean is about to reunite the two of you in Liyue once again.”

New World Quests


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The developers have added several World Quests in the game with the update. These include:

  • The Adventurers’ Guild’s Affairs
  • Necessary Procedures
  • Words Worth Their Weight in Mora
  • Changchang’s Little Friend
  • The Secret of Nantianmen
  • An Ode to Yonder City
  • Endless Research

To know more about the update, check out the official patch notes here.


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Genshin Impact is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. As a result, MiHoYo has to cater to a vast community. However, the latest 1.1 update for the game certainly looks promising and fans look forward to enjoying the game for a long time.

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Written by:

Aakrit Sharma


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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.
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