Genshin Impact 1.2 update is live, adds a new map called ‘Dragonspine’

A new area and two five-star characters arrive in the Genshin Impact 1.2 update

The current map in Genshin Impact is already extremely vast and takes even the most seasoned adventurer many hours to explore. Since Genshin released in September, developer Mihoyo has released numerous updates for the game that have included extra events, new characters, fresh quests, and much more. To add to the already vast amount of content Genshin Impact has to offer, Mihoyo has released a major update that delivers a new playable area – the snow-covered realm of Dragonspine.

Dragonspine is a frigid area, so a new Sheer Cold bar has been added to make sure you can keep track of your temperature while exploring the biting cold. This should change up the way players go about exploring Genshin’s more treacherous terrain. A seasonal event has also kicked off that sees you investigating a mysterious sword alongside Albedo, the Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team of Mondstadt’s Knights of Favonius.

Genshin Impact version 1.2 is titled ‘The Chalk Prince and the Dragon’ and, beyond the new map, also includes two five-star characters, fresh ingredients, rare new artefacts, and recipes for multiple four-star weapons.

The expansion is now available on iOS, Android, PC, PS4, and PS5 at no additional cost. As compensation for the server downtime necessary to release the update, all players above Adventure Rank Five will be gifted around 300 Primogems.

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And for more Genshin Impact goodness, be sure to take a look at our Genshin Impact codes list and Genshin Impact ingredients guide. Plus, here’s everything we know so far about the Genshin Impact release date on Switch.