Genshin Impact: seven curiosities about the game that is a worldwide phenomenon | Role Playing Games

Genshin Impact: seven curiosities about the game that is a worldwide phenomenon | Role Playing Games
Genshin Impact: seven curiosities about the game that is a worldwide phenomenon | Role Playing Games

Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG developed by the Chinese company miHoYo. Released in September 2020, the game has become popular worldwide and has received several expansions – which have added new characters, weapons, missions, events, maps and even game modes. The title continues to be so successful that it even received the awards for best game of 2020 from the Google Play Store, for Android, and the App Store, for iPhone (iOS).

In Genshin Impact, you use a gacha system to randomly pick characters and assemble a team full of magical powers. Are you ready to explore the world of Teyvat? The download is available free on Android, iPhone (iOS), PC, PlayStation 4 and Playstation 5 – and should arrive on the Nintendo Switch soon. See below seven curiosities about this phenomenon in the world of games.

Genshin Impact breaks record in mobile phone collection in six months

1 of 7 Genshin Impact broke sales record on the App Store and Google Play – Photo: Reproduction / Rafael Monteiro

Genshin Impact broke sales record on the App Store and Google Play – Photo: Reproduction / Rafael Monteiro

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Genshin Impact is the mobile game that earned $ 1 billion (about R $ 5.6 billion, in direct conversion) faster. According to a survey by the company Sensor Tower, the game took less than six months to break the record – surpassing major titles like Pokémon GO, which took nine months to reach the billionaire mark. Despite not paying anything to download Genshin Impact, players can spend real money to get new characters and weapons within the action RPG, and this is one of the ways of collecting the title.

2 of 7 Genshin Impact players have already defeated more than 14 billion slimes – Photo: Reproduction / Clercio Rodrigues

Genshin Impact players have already defeated more than 14 billion slimes – Photo: Reproduction / Clercio Rodrigues

More than 1.5 million players have already been struck by lightning in Genshin Impact. This curious information was disclosed by the developer miHoYo, through the newspaper Teyvat Times – which is published on the social networks of the Chinese game and gathers several interesting data about what happens inside the RPG. Also according to the newspaper, it took a player seven hours to swim from one side of the map to the other and at least 14 billion slimes have been defeated since the game’s launch.

3 of 7 Manga tells other stories from the world of Genshin Impact – Photo: Reproduction / Clercio Rodrigues

Manga tells other stories from the world of Genshin Impact – Photo: Reproduction / Clercio Rodrigues

If it weren’t enough to look like anime, Genshin Impact served as inspiration for a manga series. The comics are available in Portuguese on the game’s official website, and show more details of the universe and RPG characters. The first chapter tells the story of the bard Venti and the slave Venessa, who came together to fight against the nobles of Mondstadt and free the people of the city. Diluc, Amber, Kaeya, Lisa and other popular characters from the game also appear in the manga editions.

4. A continent of references

4 out of 7 Liyue Region was inspired by China’s sights – Photo: Disclosure / Genshin Impact

Liyue region was inspired by tourist attractions in China – Photo: Disclosure / Genshin Impact

Many of the landscapes that are part of Teyvat, the world of Genshin Impact, were inspired by places in real life. The city of Mondstadt, for example, was created from Germany and has houses similar to the medieval buildings of the European country. The Liyue region makes references to China, with visuals inspired by the city of Guilin and missions that emphasize the importance of business. The Inazuma region should be the next to arrive at the game and will be filled with elements of Japanese culture.

5 of 7 Genshin Impact receives new characters, missions and maps regularly – Photo: Disclosure / miHoYo

Genshin Impact receives new characters, missions and maps regularly – Photo: Disclosure / miHoYo

Despite already having a lot of content, Genshin Impact is not yet complete. The main story of the game, for example, is being built gradually – through updates that add new missions and characters. Even the game map should grow over time, as new areas of the world of Teyvat will be unlocked. The next region to be included by the expansions may be that of Inazuma, which is ruled by a warrior with electric powers and became known for its strict border control.

6 of 7 Genshin Impact makes millions of dollars with the launch of new characters – Photo: Reproduction / Sensor Tower

Genshin Impact makes millions of dollars with the launch of new characters – Photo: Reproduction / Sensor Tower

It is possible to download Genshin Impact without paying anything, but the game has items and characters that can be purchased with real money. Many players break their piggy banks to get five-star heroes, which are the rarest and strongest in the game. According to a survey by Sensor Tower, which used data from the App Store and Google Play, Zhongli’s launch raised about $ 15.5 million in one day. The second most desired character was Xiao, who made the Chinese miHoYo earn at least $ 15.1 million when arriving at the game.

To get new characters, Genshin Impact players must collect essential gems and buy wishes. Each wish has a very small chance of offering a rare hero, but there are a few ways to optimize the process. The gacha system ensures that players receive a five-star character for every 90 wishes, so you can save your essential gems and spend them all at once to try to get a specific doll.

7 out of 7 Five-star characters are the rarest of Genshin Impact – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Magalhães

Five-star characters are the rarest of Genshin Impact – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Magalhães

The best way to do this is by investing in the promotional banner, which changes the characters available at least twice a month and increases your chances of getting the hero featured. Since the wish count is not reset when the banner is updated, it is possible to know how many wishes are missing for your next rare character. Just click on “History” and count how many “shots” you’ve taken since your last five-star hero.

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