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Genshin Impact gets its big PS5 upgrade on April 28

Beneath the Light of Jadeite update drops same day with new characters, new home feature

Open-world action RPG Genshin Impact will get a major upgrade and native PlayStation 5 support on April 28, developer miHoYo announced Friday. In addition to 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times for the PS5 version, players on all platforms will get a new update: Genshin Impact version 1.5, also known as the Beneath the Light of Jadeite update.

Beneath the Light of Jadeite will bring with it new events and enemies, as well as two new playable characters: Eula, known as the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, described as a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor.

Eula is a five-star character who uses a claymore, deals Cryo damage, and has the elemental skill Icetide Vortex, Zhenzhong Yi, studio technical director at miHoYo explained on the PlayStation Blog. Her Elemental Burst deals area-of-effect damage and creates a Lightfall Sword that follows her around. Yanfei is a four-star Pyro-using catalyst-wielder. Her Scarlet Seals provide a buff that decreases her stamina consumption and increases the power and range of her charged attacks.

Version 1.5 of Genshin Impact will also let players build a home of their own. Using the Serenitea Pot, players can enter a pocket dimension where they can customize a living space of their own — and invite friends over to hang. A sneak peek of the forthcoming feature is available in the trailer above.

Genshin Impact is available on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

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