Genshin Impact’s new discovery zone is launched

Bundle up to this one, folks. Genshin Impact has launched its first card addition, and it’s not just here for the holidays. The new Dragonspine zone is here to stay and it’s pretty cool. Update 1.2 for Mihoyo’s open world fighter has arrived, adding a new cool status effect, a new in-game event and lots of other changes.

The Dragonspine area will introduce Genshin’s new “pure cold” status effect. One, you accumulate too much by staying out in the mountains below zero, you start taking health damage. When you go through a blizzard or swim in the cold, you accelerate your cold accumulation while heat sources like bonfires and torches remove it. Prepare for the cold, because Dragonspine is home to puzzles and quests that you will hunt.

This also marks the start of the “Chalk Prince and the Dragon” event, where Mihoyo says you can earn the fun new weapon Festering Desire. The event unfolds in four acts for the rest of December, where you can complete challenges to unlock Festering Desire’s special abilities.

You can find the rest of the nitty gritty at the event in Mihoyo’s post. Full update notes with bug fixes, new grade information and more are over here.

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