Genshin Impact 5.0 Update to Raise Device Performance Requirements for Improved Visuals

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Genshin Impact 5.0 Update to Raise Device Performance Requirements for Improved Visuals

Daniel Royte
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Genshin Impact is gearing up for its Version 5.0 update which is expected to drop in Q3.
With this update, Hoyoverse plans to upgrade the game’s graphics and visuals according to a recent announcement.
However, this comes with a caveat for players using certain older devices, as the update will raise the performance requirements.

Genshin Impact is gearing up for its Version 5.0 update which is expected to drop in Q3. With this update, Hoyoverse plans to upgrade the game’s graphics and visuals according to a recent announcement. However, this comes with a caveat for players using certain older devices, as the update will raise the performance requirements.

Details of the Visual Overhaul in Version 5.0

The announcement from Genshin Impact's developers, HoYoverse, clarifies that while most players won't see changes to the minimum requirements, those using specific devices may experience a decrease in resolution for certain details and objects. This optimization aims to maintain stable performance on affected devices while delivering an improved visual experience for others.

Devices that will see adjustments include:

  • iOS: Models with an A12 processor or lower

  • Android: Models with a Snapdragon 865, Dimensity 1200 (8050), Kirin 9000SL, or Samsung Exynos 1080 processor or lower

  • PlayStation 4

Players using these devices may notice a slight decrease in visual quality for certain in-game objects and effects. However, miHoYo aims to implement stricter optimization strategies to maintain stable gameplay performance on these devices.

Player Reactions and Expectations

The decision to raise performance requirements has sparked mixed reactions among players. While many appreciate the effort to enhance visual quality, some are wary due to past controversies. For instance, a previous update that replaced anti-aliasing techniques with FSR 2.0 faced backlash for perceived graphical downgrades.

Looking ahead, Genshin Impact's Version 5.0 is expected to introduce the Natlan region, a highly anticipated addition to the game. This new region, tied to the Pyro element, is shrouded in mystery, adding to the excitement for what's to come.

Despite the potential visual downgrade for some devices, the overall outlook for Genshin Impact remains positive. The game continues to captivate players with its immersive world and engaging gameplay, making it a standout in the gaming landscape.  Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the release of Genshin Impact Version 5.0.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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