Genshin Impact Ganyu release date, launch time, character demo, Story Quest and MORE | Gaming | Entertainment
Genshin Impact fans are counting down to the release of the Ganyu character banner.
The new Genshin Impact character has a January 12 release date on iOS, Android, PC and PlayStation.
There’s no official launch time, although previous Genshin Impact updates sometimes land as early as 2am local time.
The only real clue we have is that Ganyu’s Sinae Unicornis story quest will be available from 6pm GMT UK time, so it could be a late one.
Developer miHoYo explains more about the how story quests work in Genshin Impact: “After reaching Adventure Rank 26 and unlocking the Story Quest feature, Travelers can obtain Story Keys by completing Daily Commissions.
“One Story Key will be granted for every eight Daily Commissions completed.”
Ganyu’s Sinae Unicornis Chapter will be available at Adventure Rank 40 and above. Players must first complete the ‘New Star Approaches Archon Quest in order to gain access to Ganyu’s mission.
Ganyu is a 5-star Banner character, which means players will have a tough time unlocking her, especially in the limited time she’s available.
Judging by the character demo (above), unlocking Ganyu will very much be worth it.
The new character uses ice-based magical attacks to deal area of effect damage to groups of enemies.
Ganyu is also pretty handy with a bow, and can perform upwards of six consecutive shots as part of her normal attack.
Known as Trail of the Qilin, Ganyu’s Talent involves the deployment of a single Ice Lotus flower on the ground, which attracts enemies and deals area of effect Cryo damage when attacked.
It’s a useful talent for dealing with large groups of enemies, or for when you need a few seconds to catch your breath and heal.
Ganyu also has the Celestial Shower Talent, which summons a Sacred Cryo Pearl that rains down shards of ice that damage opponents.
As for her backstory, Ganyu is the Yuehai Pavillion secretary, and spends most of her days fulfilling an ancient contract… and eating.
“The calculations and data behind the Qixing’s every decision in Liyue, as well as every ordinance and regulation that is announced, are all the meticulous work of Ganyu,” miHoYo explains.
“But beneath this model of hard work and efficiency lies a side of her that likes to eat.”
Players will be able to find out even more about Ganyu’s backstory and lore by completing the Sinae Unicornis story quest.