Genshin Impact’s “Shadows Amidst Snowstorms” Version 2.3 Update Details

Greetings, Travelers! Version 2.3 is nearing its arrival in the game and a lot of new events awaits you.

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Genshin Impact's Version 2.3 update is just around the corner. A lot of new content will be added in the game that for sure will keep the players busy. Let's take a sneak peek into what Version 2.3 will bring.

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Event Duration: 2021/12/14 17:59
During this event wish, the event-exclusive 5-star character “Kreideprinz” Albedo (Geo), and 4-star characters “Trial by Fire” Bennett (Pyro), “Chivalric Blossom” Noelle (Geo), and “Thorny Benevolence” Rosaria (Cryo) will get a huge drop-rate boost.
  • Remember: Out of all the characters mentioned above, the event-exclusive character will not be available in the standard wish “Wanderlust Invocation.”
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Event Duration: 2021/12/14 17:59
During this event wish, the event-exclusive 5-star character “Dance of the Shimmering Wave” Eula (Cryo), and 4-star characters “Trial by Fire” Bennett (Pyro), “Chivalric Blossom” Noelle (Geo), and “Thorny Benevolence” Rosaria (Cryo) will get a huge drop-rate boost.
  • Remember: Out of all the characters mentioned above, the event-exclusive character will not be available in the standard wish “Wanderlust Invocation.”
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Event Duration: 2021/12/14 17:59
During this event wish, the event-exclusive 5-star weapons: Freedom-Sworn (Sword) and Song of Broken Pines (Claymore), event-exclusive 4-star weapons: Wine and Song (Catalyst) and Alley Hunter (Bow), and 4-star weapons: Lion’s Roar (Sword), Sacrificial Greatsword (Claymore), and Dragon’s Bane (Polearm) will get a huge drop-rate boost.

During this event, use “Epitomized Path” to chart a course towards one of the 5-star weapons. For further details on Epitomized Path, go to the Wish Screen and select details.
  • Remember: Out of all the weapons mentioned above, the event-exclusive weapons will not be available in the standard wish “Wanderlust Invocation.”
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Event Duration: 2021/11/25 10:00 - 2021/12/13 03:59
This event will only be eligible for:
  • For players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above and has completed the Archon Quest “For a Tomorrow Without Tears”.
  • Completed Princeps Cretaceus Chapter: Act 1 - “Traveler Observation Report” and Joel’s “Lost in the Snow” Quest
During this event, the AR required to accept Albedo’s Story Quest “Traveler Observation Report” will be adjusted to 20. Story Keys will not be required to unlock it.

During the “Shadows Amidst Snowstorms” event, participate in “Born of the Snow” gameplay and complete various challenges in the Dragonspine area to obtain Cinnabar Spindle (Sword). Collect Snowstrider Emblems and Mysterious Emblems to exchange it for rewards such as event-exclusive Weapon Refinement Materials, Crown of Insight, Weapon Ascension Materials and more.

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Event Duration: 2021/12/07 10:00 - 2021/12/20 3:59
This event will only be eligible for:
  • For players who has reached Adventure Rank 30 or above and has completed the Archon Quest “The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia”
During the event, help the Bantan Sango Detective Agency investigate the “mass disappearances of little animals” to obtain rewards such as Primogems, Hero’s Wit, and Weapon Ascension Materials.

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Quest Start Time: Permanently available after the Version 2.3 update

Series IV Unlock Criteria:
Hangout Event: Beidou - Act I
  • Adventure Rank 30 or above
  • Completed the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III - Omnipresence Over Mortals”
Hangout Event: Gorou - Act I
  • Adventure Rank 40 or above
  • Completed the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III - Omnipresence Over Mortals”
  • Completed the Dracaena Somnolenta Chapter: Act I - “Warriors’ Dreams Like Spring Grass Renewing”
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Here is the Version 2.3 details posted in Genshin Impact’s official website:

Compensation Details
  • Maintenance Compensation: Primogems ×300 (60 Primogems per hour the servers are down) Issue Fix Compensation: Primogems ×300 (please refer to the relevant compensation mail for more details)
Eligibility
  • Maintenance Compensation: Travelers who reach Adventure Rank 5 or above before 2021/11/24 06:00 (UTC+8). Please claim before the end of Version 2.3. Issue Fix Compensation: Travelers who reach Adventure Rank 5 and above before 2021/11/24 06:00 (UTC+8). Please claim the compensation mail before 2021/11/27 06:00 (UTC+8). Our developers will distribute compensation to Travelers via in-game mail within 5 hours after the update maintenance is finished. The mail will expire after 30 days, so don't forget to claim the attached compensation in time.
Update Schedule
  • Update maintenance begins on 2021/11/24 06:00 (UTC+8) and is estimated to take 5 hours.
Update Details

I. New Characters


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The first and greatest head of the Arataki Gang, famed throughout Inazuma City's Hanamizaka... Wait, what? You've never heard of them? Are you trying to be funny here?

5-Star Character "Hanamizaka Heroics" Arataki Itto (Geo)
  • Vision: Geo
  • Weapon: Claymore
Arataki Itto has a special Charged Attack mechanic: whenever a second or fourth Normal Attack lands on an opponent, Itto will gain Superlative Super Strength. When holding to perform a Charged Attack, Itto unleashes a series of Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming Stamina. Instead, each Arataki Kesagiri slash consumes 1 stack of Superlative Super Strength. When the final stack is consumed, Itto delivers a powerful final slash. If no stacks of Superlative Super Strength are available, Itto will perform a single Saichimonji Slash. Arataki Itto's Elemental Skill "Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!" will hurl out an akaushi bull with a taunting effect called Ushi. Ushi is considered a Geo construct that provides Arataki Itto with Superlative Super Strength stacks whenever it hits an opponent when thrown out, takes DMG, or its duration expires. With his Elemental Burst, Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, Itto lets his inner Raging Oni King emerge, using his Oni King's Kanabou in battle. In this state, Arataki Itto's Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Geo Damage that cannot be overridden. Moreover, when each of his Normal Attacks hit opponents, this will grant him a stack of Superlative Super Strength. In addition, in this state, Arataki Itto's Physical and Elemental RES will be reduced, while his Normal Attack SPD will increase. His ATK will also be increased based on a percentage of his DEF.

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The great general of Watatsumi Island's forces. He is deeply trusted by his subordinates.
4-Star Character "Canine Warrior" Gorou (Geo)
  • Vision: Geo
  • Weapon: Bow
Gorou's Elemental Skill, "Inuzaka All-Round Defense", deals Geo DMG, and sets up his "General's War Banner". When the "General's War Banner" is placed, it will provide buffs to active characters within the skill's AoE based on the number of Geo characters in the party. Unleashing his Elemental Burst "Juuga: Forward Unto Victory" will deal Geo DMG, and creates a field known as General's Glory. This field has the same effect as the General's War Banner and will move together with your active character. General's Glory will periodically deal Geo DMG to an opponent within the field and pull 1 elemental shard created by the Crystallize Reaction within its AoE to your active character's position.

Note: The event-exclusive 5-star character "Hanamizaka Heroics" Arataki Itto (Geo) and 4-star character "Canine Warrior" Gorou (Geo) will be available in a future event wish.

II. Domain

New Domain of Blessing: Slumbering Court

  • This great hall stood when Seirai Island neither had the name it has now, nor had it yet been stained with the color of thunder. The scenery within will probably never change, either.
  • Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above and complete the quest "Ritou Escape Plan."
Challenge the Domain to obtain artifacts in the Ocean-Hued Clam and Husk of Opulent Dreams sets. Located at Seirai Island.

III. Equipment
  1. New Weapons
Cinnabar Spindle (4-Star Sword)
A sword made from materials that do not belong in this world. The power within might even be able to withstand the corruption of a venom that could corrode a mighty dragon.
  • Elemental Skill DMG is increased by a percentage of DEF. This effect is cleared shortly after the Elemental Skill deals DMG and will then enter a CD.
During the "Shadows Amidst Snowstorms" event, take part in "Born of the Snow'' gameplay and complete various challenges in the Dragonspine area to obtain Cinnabar Spindle (Sword). Collect Snowstrider Emblems and Mysterious Emblems to exchange for its Weapon Refinement Material. Redhorn Stonethresher (5-Star Claymore)
  • According to its previous owner, this weapon is the "Mighty Redhorn Stoic Stonethreshing Gilded Goldcrushing Lion Lord'' that can send any monster packing with its tail between its legs.
  • Increases Character DEF. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by a percentage of DEF.
  • The event-exclusive 5-star weapon Redhorn Stonethresher (Claymore) will be available in a future event.
  1. New Artifact Sets
Husk of Opulent Dreams (4-Star and 5-Star)
  • 2-Piece Set: Increased DEF.
  • 4-Piece Set: A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing a certain percentage of DEF and Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.
Ocean-Hued Clam (4-Star and 5-Star)
  • 2-Piece Set: Healing Bonus.
  • 4-Piece Set: When the character equipping this artifact set heals a character in the party, a Sea-Dyed Foam will appear for 3 seconds, accumulating the amount of HP recovered from healing (including overflow healing). At the end of the duration, the Sea-Dyed Foam will explode, dealing DMG to nearby opponents based on 90% of the accumulated healing. (This DMG is calculated similarly to Reactions such as Electro-Charged, and Superconductor, but is not affected by Elemental Mastery, Character Levels, or Reaction DMG Bonuses). Only one Sea-Dyed Foam can be produced every 3.5 seconds. Each Sea-Dyed Foam can accumulate up to 30,000 HP (including overflow healing). There can be no more than one Sea-Dyed Foam active at any given time. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Obtain the above artifact sets from Slumbering Court, the new Domain of Blessing on Seirai Island in Inazuma.

IV. New Events

"Shadows Amidst Snowstorms" Event:
Take part and obtain the event-exclusive weapon, Cinnabar Spindle (Sword)
  • During the "Shadows Amidst Snowstorms" event, take part in "Born of the Snow" gameplay and complete various challenges in the Dragonspine area to obtain Cinnabar Spindle (Sword). Collect Snowstrider Emblems and Mysterious Emblems to exchange for rewards such as event-exclusive Weapon Refinement Materials, Crown of Insight, Weapon Ascension Materials, Talent Level-Up Materials, Hero's Wit, Mora, and Mystic Enhancement Ore from the Event Shop.
Eligibility
Reach Adventure Rank 20 or above and complete the Archon Quest "For a Tomorrow Without Tears" Complete Princeps Cretaceus Chapter: Act I - "Traveler Observation Report" and Joel's "Lost in the Snow" Quest *During the event, the Adventure Rank required to accept Albedo's Story Quest "Traveler Observation Report" will be adjusted to 20. Story Keys will not be required to unlock it.

V. New Main Story
  1. New Story Quest
Arataki Itto's Story Quest - Taurus Iracundus Chapter: Act I "Rise Up, Golden Soul"
  • Taurus Iracundus Chapter Quest Start Time: Permanently available after 2021/12/14 18:00
  • Quest Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above Complete the Archon Quest "Chapter II: Act III - Omnipresence Over Mortals" And complete Dracaena Somnolenta Chapter: Act I - "Warriors' Dreams Like Spring Grass Renewing"
VI. New Enemy
Golden Wolflord

  • King of the Riftwolves. When an attack hits a character, all party members will be affected by the "Corrosion" status and continually lose HP. Located at Tsurumi Island.
You can visit Genshin Impact’s official website to see the full "Shadows Amidst Snowstorms" Version 2.3 Update Details.
 

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