Next week (March 17th), Genshin impact gets update 1.4, Invitation of Windblume. Although we are not yet fully recovered from all the festivities that have taken place recently in Liyue and The fiery and ghostly presence of Hu Tao, Genshin Impact continues to release important pieces of content as we continue to wait with extreme anticipation for the Inazuma region. What’s in Windblume? Well, first and foremost, everyone’s favorite Anemo character Venti seems to be back!
While the sparkling new trailer (see below) doesn’t explicitly say that the 5-Star Archery Champion is returning to the mix, Venti does feature prominently in the key art and video for this patch, indicating that ‘it will be back on a banner for players to pick up. If you missed Venti the first time around and are desperate to have him on your team, this could be your chance. Hope you saved these primogems. If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent them all on Hu Tao. Never mind. I already Venti anyway!
However, the new characters are even more exciting than the old returning characters. Although Rosaria has already made an appearance in the game, she will now be a 4-star playable character available with this update. As if we don’t have enough gun users coming to play en masse with Xiao and Hu Tao in recent patches, Rosaria also uses the polearm weapon. However, Rosaria is a Cryo (ice) item, so I’m sure people are putting together a full team of assorted items to play with all gun-focused. Why not. Either way, you can get a glimpse of its gameplay in the trailer – it’s sleek and cool as you’d expect. Rosaria focuses on burst damage, damage over time, and exploiting enemy weaknesses from behind.
Picking new characters is always a highlight of Genshin Impact, as players add them to their roster, but the Windblume Festival has a lot more to offer. Some of them include new activities where players can participate in social outings with some of their favorite characters. Yeah, it’s not just about hunting down treasure and facing the Abyss; sometimes you just want to go get some ice cream. It looks like you can even get souvenir selfies / photos with your friends to remember your little getaways, but that could be part of the experience. In this update, you can build your relationships with Barbara, Noelle, Bennett, and Chongyun.
What is a festival without mini-games? After Liyue’s defense tower, Mondstadt is not left out for Windblume. We know there will be some serious balloon and archery jumps, as well as other challenges and events. Special event-themed items can be collected by participating, as has become the norm for each of these special city festivals.
Along with all the fun of the festival, Update 1.4 also shifts the story of the Order of the Abyss and your mysterious brother who has been at the center of the main questline since opening day.
Are you looking forward to playing with the new characters? Interested in more mini-game prices? Or are you just waiting for the next giant region? Let us know in the comments below