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Revision as of 12:53, 13 June 2021

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Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact cover
Developers
miHoYo
Engines
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play, Subscription
Microtransactions Currency, Loot box
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, RPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Genshin Impact on HowLongToBeat
Genshin Impact on IGDB
Genshin Impact on MobyGames
Genshin Impact on Wikipedia

Genshin Impact is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action, open world and RPG game.

General information

Official forums
Official Discord server

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Official Global server.
Windows
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Official China server
Windows
Epic Games Store
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Requires a miHoYo account.
Game installs proprietary anti-cheat driver (mhyprot2.sys) that runs along with the game.

Monetization

Type Notes
Free-to-play Game is free-to-play with microtransactions in the form of currency purchases.[2]
Subscription Players can purchase a subscription called the Blessing of the Welkin Moon, which grants 300 Genesis Crystals upon purchase, and also gives 90 Primogems every day the player logs in. The Blessing can be purchased multiple times, each time granting 300 Primogems and extending the duration of the subscription by 30 days up to 180 days.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
Currency Real money is used to purchase Genesis Crystals, which can be converted to Primogems at a 1-to-1 rate or used to purchase item bundles in the in-game shop. Primogems are used to purchase Fates, which are then used to purchase gacha rolls, which is the only way to obtain the vast majority of characters in the game. [2]
Free-to-grind Players can earn Primogems through completing daily quests, obtaining achievements, and opening chests found throughout the world, among other methods. Players also directly earn Fates through ascending characters and grinding the free battle pass.
Loot box New characters and weapons can be obtained through a gacha system using Fates to purchase rolls.[2]
Time-limited There is one limited-time gacha "banner" (referring to the promotional image used for the gacha) in the game, offering a 5-star character only available in that banner along with several non-limited 4-star characters which have their drop rate increased. The banners currently cycle twice every month.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\miHoYo\Genshin Impact

Save game data location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\miHoYo\Genshin Impact

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Cross-save is available with mobile versions of the game.[3]

Video

Graphics options
Graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[citation needed]
Ultra-widescreen
UI is anchored to use the entire screen, and doesn't have dead-zone/centering options.
31:9 resolutions have issues at the start of the game when entering the name, the confirm button won't be visible. Change the resolution to fix this.[citation needed]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
May be too low for some people to play without suffering simulation sickness. [4]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Add -popupwindow to the launch options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
None, SMAA, TAA, and SSAA via Render Resolution setting (with 1.1x, 1.2x, 1.3x, 1.4x, 1.5x multipliers)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Choice between 30 and 60 FPS cap.
120+ FPS
When Vsync is disabled, only splash and warning screens prior to the title screen run at an unlocked framerate.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Keyboard and mouse control options
Keyboard and mouse control options
Controller options
Controller options
Other options
Other options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Fixed as of Version 1.1.[7] Mouse left and right buttons are hard mapped to attack and dash respectively. (You get an "error" notification when trying to change the mapping)
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing is force enabled, alongside the vertical and horizontal mouse sensitivity being different.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate sliders for "Camera Sensitivity" and "Camera Sensitivity (Aimed Shot Mode)" are available. Vertical Sensitivity is 50% lower than Horizontal, with no option to change.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Buttons can be tapped but no left stick for movement.
Not working in "Console mode".
Controller
Controller support
Switching to "Controller" will change the game to "Console mode" with UI optimized for console.
Full controller support
The title screen only supports keyboard input, and a keyboard is required to input main character's name.
Controller remapping
Added in Version 1.1 update. Only the face buttons and the rightmost shoulder buttons can be remapped. Japanese-style layout is used for "Confirm" and "Cancel" buttons by default (O/B to select and X/A to cancel), but can be changed as of Version 1.1.[7] Using Aimed Shot requires the usage of either the Elemental Skill or Normal Attack Button, which makes manual aiming awkward when mapping those actions to the Face Buttons.
Controller sensitivity
Separate sliders for "Camera Sensitivity" and "Camera Sensitivity (Aimed Shot Mode)" are available. Vertical Sensitivity is 50% lower than Horizontal, with no option to change.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Touchpad is used for text chat in co-op.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes V2, Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
While hotplugging is possible, manually setting the control type option to "Controller" will be needed after plugging in.
Haptic feedback
Added in version 1.2
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Only one control method can be used. Changing the "Control Type" setting to an input method not currently connected requires restarting.

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, Music, Dialogue, and SFX. Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0-10.
Surround sound
Supports up to 6.0.[8]
Subtitles
Key story sequences only, cannot be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings
Language settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Russian
Thai
Vietnamese
Indonesian

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Available after reaching Adventure Rank 16.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues fixed

Installer will not open

Extract the launcher file[9]
  1. Download the installer.
  2. Use an application like 7-Zip and extract the installer.
  3. Within the subfolder extract the file app.7z.
  4. Run launcher.exe.
(Macbook only) Disable graphics card temporarily[10]
  1. Open Device Manager and disable graphics card.
  2. Download the installer and install the game.
  3. Reenable graphics card in Device Manager.
Fix may need to be applied every time the game is launched.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Input Rewired

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Windows 10 dev builds are currently not supported.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.30[1]

References

  1. Verified by User:max20091 on 2020-09-15
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genshin Impact FAQ - last accessed on 2020-09-10
  3. FreeMMOStation - Is Genshin Impact Cross Save Between Every Platform? - last accessed on 2020-09-28
  4. Verified by User:DAOWAce on 2020-11-20
    Misinformation of the "default camera distance" setting added in the 1.1 update. Also reports of multiple people suffering motion sickness since launch; myself and a couple friends included.
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-09-28
    AF is certainly always on if i had to guess at 4x to 8x. Tested by simply looking at angles and determining that AF is there.
  6. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-09-28
    Tested using an FPS overlay and with VSync disabled.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-11-14
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-11-15
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  9. Genshin Impact Installer will not open/run (fix) - last accessed on 2020-10-05
  10. How to get Genshin Impact on Macbook - last accessed on 2020-09-26