Genshin’s 2.3 update will introduce a couple of long-awaited characters into the game, along with big gameplay changes.
As we are getting closer to the release of Genshin Impact’s 2.2 update, featuring the debut of Thoma and the addition of Tsurumi Island within the Inazuma region, details have begun to emerge around the next and last update for 2021.
Thanks to miHoYo, there are some big reveals that have come to light with the introduction of two long-awaited characters, and a new season of events around Dragonspine Mountain, featuring the re-run of two beloved adventurers.
Genshin Impact 2.3: Gorou and Itto debut
Confirmed by miHoYo on 11th October, the “Canine Warrior” Gorou and “Hanamizaka Heroics” Arataki Itto are set to arrive as part of Inazuma’s playable roster with the 2.3 update.
Most players were already aware of Gorou's arrival due to his involvement in Inazuma’s Archon Quests, being part of the Sangonomiya’s Resistance as the General of the Watatsumi Army, striving to ensure the inhabitants of this island live in safety and peace.
Also, as we got to know from miHoYo’s reveal and in-game lore, he has a great friendship with Kaedehara Kazuha, who describes him as “a virtuous general”.
Gorou will be a 4-star Geo character with a bow as his main weapon, while he will be released alongside Itto during the second banner of the 2.3 update.
As for Arataki Itto, he is known for being the “First and Greatest Head of the Arataki Gang”, a heroic group of adventurers rising from the Hanamizaka area, one of the three main sections of Inazuma City.
According to Kuki Shinobu, deputy of the Arataki Gang, Itto’s abilities make him fast as the wind and mighty as thunder, all thanks to the Oni blood running through his veins, as we can notice by the horns over his head and his body full of symbols.
He will be this update’s 5-star character, also having a big affinity to the Geo element and uses a Claymore as his main weapon.
In addition, Arataki Itto will receive a Story Quest whereas Beidou and Gorou each will receive a Hangout Event.
Genshin Impact 2.3: Weapons and artifacts
One of the main weapons to arrive in this update is a new Claymore known as “Redhorn Stonethresher”, the signature weapon for Arataki Itto, together with a 4-star Sword available as a reward for the update's featured event.
The "Redhorn Stonethresher" Claymore will have a base ATK of 46 and CRIT DMG of 14.4, while its ascension materials needed to evolve it will be Narukami's Valor, Concealed Talon, and Famed Handguard.
This Claymore will increase DEF by 20-40%, and Normal and Charged Attack DMG will be increased by 28-56%.
This 4-star Sword will be released as the main reward from the "Dust and Shadowed Snow" event. It features a base ATK of 41 and 15 DEF. Its ascension materials will be the Scattered Piece of Decarabian's Dream, Chaos Core and Ominous Mask.
Its Special Ability increases Elemental Skill DMG by 40-80% of DEF. This effect is cleared 0.1s after the Elemental Skill deals DMG and will then enter a 1.5s CD.
Aside from these powerful weapons, there are some new artifacts slated to be released during this update:
This artifact set will be focused on powering up Sangonomiya Kokomi's healing abilities.
With two pieces, it will increase all healings by 15%, while with four, all healing effects will generate a Healing Bubble (HB), up to once per 3.5 seconds.
These HBs will accumulate Stacked Healing (SH) as characters get healed and burst after three seconds, healing all nearby characters (50% of SH) and damaging nearby enemies (90% of SH).
Husk of Opulent Dreams
This artifact set will be the essential one to max Arataki Itto's abilities
With two pieces, it will increase DEF by 30%, while with four, the on-field character's Geo damage will grant +6% DEF and +6% Geo damage, up to one stack every 0.3 seconds, for a maximum of four stacks.
When off-field, one stack is gained per three seconds. When new stacks are not gained, the buff loses one stack every six seconds.
Genshin Impact 2.3: New events at Dragonspine Mountain
As we approach the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere, a new series of events known as "Dust and Shadowed Snow" will also be featured around Dragonspine Mountain, bringing with them the re-run of Albedo's limited banner after his first release during the 1.2 update.
In this event, you will have to fight against mob camps. To kick off these combat sessions, you must interact will a special kind of Lures you will find in these camps.
Lures will start in a state of "Source Cold," and will emanate cold air that increases the rate at which Sheer Cold will accumulate on your characters. It will also give nearby opponents a Cryo Buff at fixed intervals, increasing their offensive power and survivability. You will be able to change the Lure's state by activating certain mechanisms nearby using Scarlet Quartz in a specific order, to change the Lure's state to "Heat Source" and cancel the accumulation of Sheer Cold.
When Lures switch to Hear Source mode, characters will restore a certain amount of Energy at fixed intervals, and deal DMG to opponents while carrying Scarlet Quartz will unleash all the Quartz's energy in one go.
This training will help you perfect your parkour skills. Once you start the training after activating a special mechanism, you must follow the guides to proceed down the race track.
Blessings will sometimes appear while you race.
Galespring Blessings will enhance your character's jumping power, while Ironskin Blessings will allow your character to shatter the ice pillars around them.
The amount of points you score for the special training is based on the amount of time consumed and the number of Insignias of Adventure and Insignias of Conquest you obtained during the training.
Some Insignias of Adventure will be hidden in some part of the race track. Pay close attention to where they are and collect them. As for Insignias of Conquest, they will only appear at certain times. Get the timing down and grab them.
For this event, you must find and melt all the Ice Crystal Piles within the training area to complete this session.
Melting certain Ice Crystal Piles will allow you to find Snowman Components. You will obtain at least one of every Component type if you complete all the Tracker Training sessions.
Here, you will find in some points around Dragonspine a strange substance called "Arcane Essence", hidden inside a floating artifact called BOSS.
After the BOSS summons "Arcane Fruits," the character can attack the Arcane Fruits, and after destroying them, the Arcane Fruits will be ejected back to the BOSS, causing a shock to it and it will release the Arcane Essence.
When you pick up Arcane Essence, you can stop the BOSS from regenerating its shield. However, after picking up Arcane Essence, characters on the field will lose HP continuously for a period of time.
After picking up all of the Arcane Essence, the size of the BOSS will become smaller. It is also easier to be defeated.
Born of the Snow
During the 2.3, you will be able to obtain various Snowman Components that can be used to make Puffy Snowmen in the encampment. You can also send these components to your friends, or receive such components from them, through the event page.
The types of Snowman Component include Snowman Heads, Snowman Hands, Snowman Hats, Snowman Eyes, Snowman Noses, and Snowman Scarves. You must set a Snowman Head first, followed by a Snowman Hat, Snowman Eyes, Snowman Nose, and Snowman Scarf.
By completing several Puffy Snowmen, you will obtain corresponding rewards. When the event ends, you can even bring Snowman Torsos and Swowman Components that you have obtained into your Serenitea Pot and continue to make Puffy Snowmen there.
Genshin Impact 2.3: Featured quests and challenges
There are also some other challenges waiting for you in this new update, featuring powerful enemies and tons of rewards.
The 2.3 update will see the arrival a new World Boss, the king of the Riftwolves. The Golden Wolflord's attacks can apply stacks of the "Corrosion" status, which will cause all characters in the party to continuously lose HP.
In combat, the Wolflord will summon Rifthound Alphas to provide it with shields. You must attack the Rifhound Alphas with Geo DMG to destroy the Golden Wolflord's shields.
Misty Dungeon: Realm of Light
In the trials of "Misty Dungeon: Realm of Light," you must activate all the Ancient Runes within the time limit to gain access to the Final Challenge.
Ancient Runes are the key to unlocking the Final Challenge. Each trial contains three deactivated Ancient Runes. Interact with these runes to start their respective challenges. Complete the challenges to direct the power of the Ancient Runes to the ruin control array linked to the entrance of the Final Challenge. Once the control array is fully powered up by all the ancient runes, you can use it to begin the Final Challenge.
There will be automated weapons systems within "Misty Dungeon: Realm of Light" that will detect and attack any intruders. Use the appropriate reactions to temporarily disable these devices.
You can choose from various challenges and Benediction mechanics within the trials: the Rejuvenation challenge will revive all characters in your party and restore their HP, and the Plunder challenge strengthens Ley Line Disorder effects.
Places of Interest
According to the intelligence you have uncovered, a special Mutation Stone exists at the many Places of Interest where Irminsul Fruit Fragments were once hidden.
Mutation Stones can grant massive bonuses to opponents, greatly increasing their ATK, RES, and resistance to interruption.
You will have to go to the various Places of Interest and clear out the threats there to open treasure chests and obtain rewards.
Place of Interest: Hiding Spot
Get near the activation point to start the Place of Interest: Hiding Spot challenge. If you leave the challenge before completing it, your challenge progress will be saved.
When you enter a Hiding Spot with the Ubiquity Net equipped, use it to replace your Elemental Skill with the capture ability. Hold this skill to aim.
Hit the marked small animals in the Hiding Spot with this skill to whisk them away. Small animals awaiting rescue will be scattered in different locations within the Hiding Spot. It is recommended that you observe and confirm their positions first before acting.
Place of Interest: Den of Thieves
Small animals are imprisoned within a Place of Interest: Den of Thieves. You must defeat the surrounding opponents first before opening the cages and coming to their rescue.
Time Trial Game
After you place the "Leisure Device: Rhythmic Sprinter" Furnishing Set, you may interact with the Activation Panel to begin the time trial game mode. Interacting with it will also allow you to view the game records, the nicknames of participating Travelers and when they posted their timings. The Activation Panel only records data on the winner of any given time trial.
When the game begins, the Destination Ring will be clearly displayed up top. When the first player reaches this ring, they win the game and both the timer and the game will stop. The host can also interrupt the game midway. Once the game has begun, players who enter the world partway through will not be able to take part.
Genshin Impact 2.3: Release date and time
While the 2.3 update may not be live as of yet, we should anticipate its release on 24th November.
You can take a first look at everything waiting on Genshin's 2.3 update by watching its Special Program right below, courtesy of miHoYo.
And that’s all we got to share with you as of now about Genshin’s 2.3 update. More information will be added here as the first previews start to be released in the next few days, so stay tuned.
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Genshin Impact 2.3: Release date, Gorou and Itto debut, featured events, weapons, artifacts, and more? ›
December 14, 2021, is when Itto and Gorou will arrive as playable characters in Genshin Impact 2.3.What artifacts are new in patch 2.3 Genshin? ›
Beginning in version 2.3, gamers will be able to farm the 'Husk of Opulent Dreams' and 'Ocean-Hued Clam' artifacts in Genshin Impact. These two sets will become available in a new artifact domain on Seirai Island.What is the perfect weapon for Gorou? ›
Gorou's buffs scale with his Talents' levels and no other stat. This scaling mechanic gives him the freedom and flexibility to do more support with his Artifacts and weapons. Because of this, Favonius Warbow is the best weapon to build Gorou in Genshin Impact.What artifacts do I give Gorou? ›
|Best||The Exile 4-Piece|
|Substitute 1||Emblem Of Severed Fate 2-Piece Husk Of Opulent Dreams 2-Piece|
|Substitute 2||Noblesse Oblige 4-Piece|
Itto release date in Genshin Impact
Itto will finally be released in the second phase of Genshin Impact update 2.3, which is expected to drop on December 14, 2021. The new Geo character is “The First and Greatest Head of the Arataki Gang,” which helps stop any troublemakers from causing harm in the Inazuma region.
Here are the odds for every artifact piece:
- Timepiece: 8.9% to 10%
- Goblet: 2% to 4%
- Circlet: 4.3% to 5%
Specifically, Gorou has the adorable features of a Shiba Inu, dog ears, tail, and all. These features also play a distinct role in Gorou's personally: playful, loyal, and agile.How old is Itto Genshin? ›
He has to be at least 17-18 at the youngest and maybe about 21 at the oldest. Gorou had climbed up the ranks, proving that he earned his position through hard work and not talent. He's also a little insecure about his age, so he's younger than you would expect from a general.What does Gorou call Kokomi? ›
Gorou calls Kokomi one of her titles, 'Her Excellency', saying if it wasn't for Kokomi, then not a single one of Watatsumi Island's victories would have been possible. Kokomi classifies Gorou as an exceptional general, stating that he's sincere, determined, and courageous.
Is Gorou a good healer? ›
While Gorou's healing ability is a beneficial bonus with the constellation unlocked, his real strength lies in his ability to buff the team and deal Geo DMG to enemies. He works best when he is used to starting off a combo with other characters, or when his Elemental Burst can be unleashed.How tall is Itto from Genshin? ›
According to the Genshin Impact Wiki, Genshin Impact's tallest character is Arataki Itto, standing at 193.4cm. Itto was added to Genshin Impact in December 2021 in the second half of the 2.3 update, Shadows Amidst Snowstorms.Who is shipped with Itto Genshin? ›
|135||Itto & Sara||Kujou Sara|
The name Gorou is primarily a male name of Japanese origin that means Fifth Son.How rare is Arataki Itto? ›
Arataki Itto (5-Star Geo): 0.6% Diluc (5-Star Pyro): 0.6% Jean (5-Star Anemo): 0.6% Keqing (5-Star Electro): 0.6%How rare are 5-star artifacts? ›
You won't be able to start farming 5-star Artifacts until Adventure Rank 40, but you do have a very slim chance of seeing them drop from Weekly World Bosses like Stormterror and Boreas at around Adventure Rank 30.Can you get 5-star artifacts at AR 40? ›
Reaching adventure rank 40 or world level 5 will allow artifact domains to start dropping 5-star artifacts. While the drop rates are still extremely low at this level, it will be the most efficient way to start farming 5-star artifact sets.What is the rarest monster in Genshin Impact? ›
Weirdly enough, one of Genshin's rarest encounters involves what would otherwise be an extremely ordinary and common occurrence in any other video game: encountering a spider. Spiders only appear in certain story Domains or in ruins like the Luhau Pool treasure room, where they guard valuable Cor Lapis.Is Scaramouche the son of Raiden? ›
It has been confirmed that Scaramouche is one of Raiden Ei's creations, and could be considered her child. His past is described as such in the Pale Flame artifact set: He was born with a face fairer than any other, Destined to a long life and a hollow will.Can Scaramouche fly? ›
Scaramouche (AKA the Wanderer) is a 5-Star Anemo character who uses a catalyst, and is best used in a main DPS role, due to his very high normal attack damage, and his ability to hover when his Elemental Skill is activated. Yep, Scaramouche can fly!
How to get Primogems fast? ›
- Genshin Impact: Daily Commissions Earn Primogems Quickly.
- Unlocking Hidden Achievements.
- Participate in Events to Earn Primogems Faster.
- Level Up Your Adventure Rank.
- Redeem Codes to Earn Primogems Faster in Genshin Impact.
KazuGorou is the slash ship between Kaedehara Kazuha and Gorou from the Genshin Impact fandom.Who has a crush on Gorou? ›
kokomi has a crush on gorou.Who is Osial's wife? ›
Beisht, also known as the Avenger of the Vortex, is the main antagonist of Act I of the Interlude Chapter in Genshin Impact. She is the final follower and "wife" of Osial, the Overlord of the Vortex and sought to avenge her husband.How old is Hu Tao? ›
Being the Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, Hu Tao is probably about 16 at the minimum and 20 as a hard limit in Genshin Impact. In determining Hu Tao's exact age, she has the 'medium' model suggesting she's a teenager, though the game remains frustratingly vague on actual ages.Is Itto Kazuha's friend? ›
Both are friends of Heizou, as Kazuha is a longtime friend of the detective while Itto met him during Heizou's "Take Em by Storm" Hangout event and seems to have befriended him in the "Heizou Talks Fraud" in The Three Undeceivables ending.Is Itto Arataki blind? ›
Arataki Itto had his vision taken from him after losing a battle to Kujou Sara, the General of the Raiden Shogun's Army. However, unlike other characters in the story that have had their visions stolen, Itto was not been taken back with grief.Who is the oldest girl in Genshin? ›
The Geo Archon, also known as Zhongli, is the oldest character in Genshin Impact.Who is the tallest female character in Genshin? ›
She's shorter than her Tengu warrior, Kujou Sara, who by far is the tallest female in the game. The Electro Archon is the most respected figure in Inazuma. Previously, she spent her time in the Plane of Euthymia while her puppet ran the region for her.Who is the oldest human in Genshin? ›
#1 - Zhongli: 28 years (human form), 6000+ years (Archon form) Morax and Barbatos are both Archons, but the former is far older. Morax has decided to explore and experience the world from a mortal's perspective. That is why he turned himself into a mortal vessel, and thus, Zhongli came to Genshin Impact.
Who is Kokomi crush? ›
Kokomi fell in love with Kusuo on her birthday. Kokomi used to call Kusuo as Kunio, because of the different way to pronounce his name.Who has a crush on Kokomi? ›
Kokomi and Imu have a strong friendship, but Imu secretly has a crush on Kokomi. They call each other by their given names, indicating closeness.What is Kokomi Lumine ship name? ›
KokoLumi is the femslash ship between Sangonomiya Kokomi and Lumine from the Genshin Impact fandom.Why is Kokomi a healer? ›
Kokomi's healing mainly comes from her burst, so whether you're using her as a pure healer, or a hybrid healer/damage-dealer, being able to use her burst often is pretty vital for her peak play. In terms of artifacts, it isn't hard to get Ocean-Hued Clam.Who has the highest heal in Genshin? ›
- 8 Barbara.
- 7 Sayu.
- 6 Diona.
- 5 Qiqi.
- 4 Kuki Shinobu.
- 3 Jean.
- 2 Sangonomiya Kokomi.
- 1 Bennett.
13 Not Healing Hu Tao
Hu Tao's burst, "Spirit Soother," allows her to heal, but her healing is mostly inadequate.
- 1 Zhongli Is Tallest Genshin Impact Character – 5'11.5.
- 2 Thoma Is The Kamisato Housekeeper – 5'11. ...
- 3 Diluc Is The Darknight Hero By Night – 5'11. ...
- 4 Kaeya Is Diluc's Adopted Brother – 5'11. ...
30 Qiqi Is Genshin Impact's Shortest Character - 4'4
She stands at just four feet and four inches tall and works as an apprentice and herb gatherer at Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue. Qiqi may look like the typical child, but she's actually a forgetful zombie.
it's Chomun, who is surprisingly shorter than his good friend. Sing To at 163.2 cm. and now understand why he needs an elevator.Who is Zhongli shipped with? ›
ZhongEi is the het ship between Raiden Ei and Zhongli from the Genshin Impact fandom.
Who is Klee shipped with? ›
Tropes. KleeBedo is the family between Klee and Albedo from the Genshin Impact fandom.Why do people ship Xiao and Venti? ›
In more ways than one they are complementary to each other. In fanfiction and fanart, it is mostly showcased Xiao being protected or comforted by Venti. Some recurring themes are playing the flute, moonlit meetings (especially at Wangshu), and longing for millennia.Is Gorou a yokai? ›
But the likeliest answer is that Gorou is a kind of Yokai — a group similar to Liyue's supernatural Adepti.How old is Klee? ›
Klee's height is probably about 4 feet tall. This makes sense because, she is seven years old, (Mentally) and the average height for seven/eight year olds is about 4 feet tall.Is Gorou a villain? ›
Type of Hero
Gorou is a supporting playable character of action-adventure game made in 2020, Genshin impact. Gorou was a member of the general's Watatsumi army who got a plan of resistance to stop against the Vision Hunt Decree. He is the right hand man of Sangonomiya Kokomi.
|Arataki Itto||Young man||5'11" / 182cm|
|Jean||20-21⁵||5'6" / 168cm|
|Kaedehara Kazuha||Unknown||5'3" / 161cm|
|Kaeya||22⁶||5'11" / 182 cm|
As members of the oni species, Itto and his parents were treated with mistrust by humans who forced them out of their village after a series of robberies cast suspicions on them. Itto's parents later died of illness, leaving the young oni to fend for himself as a street urchin.Who is 5 star with Itto? ›
Genshin Impact Arataki Itto Talents, skills, star, element, and weapon. Arataki Itto is a 5-Star Geo claymore user best used in a DPS role as your main attacker due to his excellent attack and defence stats.What is the new artifact set in Genshin? ›
Genshin Impact's 3.6 update is set to introduce two new artifact sets for players to collect and use in battle. The Nymph's Dream and Vourukasha's Glow sets offer unique bonuses that can greatly enhance a character's effectiveness in combat.What was added in 2.3 Genshin? ›
Adds a maximum limit to single-instance DMG of character and enemy Skill DMG, Elemental Reaction DMG, DMG dealt by mechanisms, and other DMG. Maximum DMG will not exceed 9,999,999. Added support for the Chroma feature on Razer devices.
What is the new patch 2.3 Genshin Impact? ›
Genshin Impact Version 2.3 was released on November 24, 2021. The update featured the release of both Itto and Gorou, reruns for Albedo and Eula with a new type of Wish Banner, two new weapons, two new artifact sets, Beidou and Gorou Hangouts, and other exciting content!What are the new artifacts called Genshin? ›
A new post on the popular Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit has revealed two new artifact sets for the upcoming Genshin Impact version 3.6. The first set is called Nymph's Dream and it has the following effects: 2-piece bonus: increases Hydro damage by 15%Will Scaramouche have an artifact set? ›
Best artifacts for Scaramouche (The Wanderer) The Wanderer equipped with a 4-piece Desert Pavilion set. The Genshin Impact community generally agrees that Desert Pavilion is the best artifact set for Scaramouche.What is better crit damage or crit rate? ›
One of the popular rules is that the ratio between Crit Rate and Crit Damage should always be 1:2. Crit Rate represents the chance players have of dealing increased damage with an attack, while Crit Damage is the amount of extra damage that will be dealt by landing a critical hit.Will Dr Baizhu be a playable character? ›
Baizhu has been officially confirmed as a playable character in Genshin Impact!Who was in 2.5 Genshin? ›
Update 2.5 was an update to hit Genshin Impact, bringing along with it Yae Miko - the newest Electro character, the Three Realms Gateway Offering Event, a new Weekly Boss fight, 5-star weapons, and a lot more.How many Primogem Genshin 2.5 are there? ›
|New Story Quests||120|
What time will the Genshin Impact Version 2.3 maintenance end? Genshin Impact update 2.3 releases November 24 and should be live by 11 p.m. Eastern. Provided version 2.3 follows the same release pattern of other major patches for Genshin Impact, we expect the upcoming maintenance period to be four to five hours long.What version of Genshin is next? ›
Version 3.6 introduces two new characters, plus new events, quests, and a brand new region. Following Version 3.6's release on April 12, 2022, here's everything new in the Genshin 3.6 Update!Will there be Genshin 2? ›
Genshin Impact 2.0 new characters
Ayaka, Sayu, and Yoimiya will appear across the next Genshin Impact banners. There are several new NPCs who we expect to become playable in future updates, too, including the Electro Archon Baal, Thoma, Kujou Sara, Gorou, Kokomi, and Yae Miko.
Is Genshin 2.5 out now? ›
When is the Genshin Impact Version 2.5 release date? Developer miHoYo has confirmed that Genshin Impact Version 2.5 will launch on February 16, 2022.What artifact is Cyno? ›
Best Artifacts For Cyno Main DPS Build.
|Best||Thundering Fury 4-Piece|
|Substitute 1||Gilded Dreams 4-Piece|
|Substitute 2||Thundersoother 4-Piece|
There are three artifact sets that best fit the Dendro Traveler's playstyle. One is Deepwood Memories, the other is Gilded Dreams, and the last one is Emblem of Severed Fate. For main stats, if you feel like you're always out of energy, you might want to go for ER% Sands, EM Goblet, EM Circlet.What are the Dendro artifacts called? ›
Overview of Dendro Elements
These elements are: Anemo (Wind), Geo (Earth), Electro (Electricity), Pyro (Fire), Cryo (Ice), and Hydro (Water). These six elements already have various kinds of enemies, playable character, and the elemental reactions that you can see on games.