Genshin Impact 4.2 Leaks: New Region Expansion and Quality-of-Life Features
Genshin Impact’s version 4.2 promises exciting additions with leaks hinting at both a new region expansion and several quality-of-life features and all of that is alongside the release of Furina and Charlotte. The Hydro Archon’s release is probably the most awaited part for most fans but the leaks of a new region expansion and much-needed quality of life are nothing to scoff at and will surely fuel the flame of excitement for Version 4.2 of Genshin Impact. Let's dive into the details.
New Fontaine Region Expansion
One of the most significant revelations from the leaks is the introduction of a new region in Fontaine. This expansion will grant players access to the northern hills of the Fountain of Lucine and unveil additional lakes in the east of the West Slopes of Mont Automnequi. The standout feature is the Lumidouce Harbor in the east, serving as a link between Fontaine and Liyue via Chenyu Vale.
The new region is expected to feature only two Statue of The Seven and 23 teleport waypoints. Unlocking all these waypoints will reward players with 125 Primogems and achievement bonuses.
Lumidouce Harbor and Unique Tower
Compared to the Romaritime Harbour, the Lumidouce Harbor appears smaller in size. One theory suggests that this size difference might be due to varying water levels, with Liyue's water levels being higher than those near the Sumeru desert. Additionally, the new region will provide access to a towering structure located on the eastern side of the West Slope of Mont Automnequi. Speculation surrounds this tower, with players anticipating unique challenges and multiple unlockable floors.
Leaked information about the 4.2 update also includes six new quality-of-life features designed to enhance the player experience. Some of these features include:
Customizable Login Screens: Players will have the ability to personalize the appearance of the login screen, allowing for a more personalized touch.
Quick Access to Weekly Bosses: A convenient menu or button will grant players direct access to Genshin Impact's weekly bosses, eliminating the need to visit their domain entrances.
Genius Invokation Cards: The update will introduce new Genius Invokation cards, providing players with exciting card decks to explore.
Free Four-Star Cryo User - Freminet: Players can look forward to obtaining a free four-star Cryo user named Freminet, hailing from the Fontaine region.
Controversial Feature: Among these quality-of-life additions, one feature has stirred controversy. While the specifics are yet undisclosed, players are concerned that "abnormal behavior" may result in bans. What constitutes "abnormal behavior" remains a topic of speculation and discussion within the Genshin Impact community.
The Genshin Impact community is a passionate one, and players have expressed their wishes for further quality-of-life improvements. Suggestions range from artifact loadouts, increased console sensitivity, to dark mode. As the release of version 4.2 approaches, more information about the "abnormal behavior" feature is anticipated, shedding light on what actions might trigger repercussions.