Greetings, travelers! The developers of Genshin Impact here. As we move into 2021, Teyvat will see his New Year arrive in an update coming out on February 3. We would like to invite all travelers to celebrate the rite of lanterns in Liyue Harbor and usher in a new year of adventure!
Travelers will have the chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of this historic Liyue tradition, from the preparations for the days leading up to the event to the celebrations of the big day itself. Participation will be richly rewarded, with over 1,600 Primogems, a free four-star Liyue character, and other rewards on offer to help you fully prepare for the year ahead, whatever adventures it may bring.
Remember the past and welcome the future
As the largest festival on Liyue’s calendar, the Rite of Lanterns is packed with festivities, culminating in a spectacular ceremony on the first full moon of the year in which each household pulls out specially designed Xiao lanterns into the night sky. . The people of Liyue believe that in addition to lighting the sky, these lanterns deliver their wishes to the heavens and guide the lost souls of fallen heroes.
Xiao lanterns are made using a traditional technique and can float using a unique type of ore called Plaustrite – the same material that was widely used in the construction of the jade chamber. Each year, a giant Mingxiao lantern built in the image of an adeptus is the first lantern to be sent to the sky during the ceremony, followed by thousands of smaller Xiao lanterns and a magnificent firework display.
Like any good festival, the Lantern Rite is also a moment of relaxation and fun. The Lantern Rite gala lasts for several days and is full of all kinds of exciting festive activities for Paimon and the Traveler.
The more lanterns, the more the merrier
Before delving too deep into the fun and games of the festival, it is time to call on the Traveler and Paimon to give the people of Liyue a hand again, this time to help them prepare for the festival. As always, the generous assistance of travelers will be generously rewarded. Lantern Rite is the most important festival of the year, and every household from Liyue Port to Wangshu Inn and Qingce Village must make meticulous preparations. The Lantern Rite event will be divided into three stages, each with a series of requests from citizens of all walks of life to help them and their loved ones prepare for the Lantern Rite. Complete the requests to increase the level of Festive Fever and unlock other quests and stories.
The grand finale of the festive period comes on the last night, when countless lanterns are dropped into the sky, taking with them the wishes of the citizens of Liyue. With your help, it will certainly be an even more spectacular sight this year – maybe even one that Vigilant Yaksha, Xiao, will pause to see. Anyway, if you are using an HDR display with your PS4 or PS5, we recommend that you take this opportunity to test our HDR display feature!
A time for games, good food and rewards
No festival is complete without games, food, and rewards, so be sure to chat with the street vendors and see what they have in store! During the Lantern Rite gala, the bright streets of Liyue are filled with games, snacks and activities exclusive to the festival. do not miss anything!
The highlight of this year’s many party activities is Theater Mechanicus, a tower defense strategy game that you can play solo or with friends. Defeat Theater Mechanicus on various difficulty levels to earn Talismans of Peace, which can be spent at Xiao Market for rewards such as the Crown of Insight, a new style of business card, and more.
We also recommend that you try other daily events available only during the Lantern Rite period. Photography enthusiasts simply shouldn’t miss “Five Flushes of Fortune,” which will have you claiming a certain Kurious Kamera from Ji Tong, taking photos of specific targets, and exchanging the photos with Ji Tong for treasures. Surplus photos can be sent to friends.
Meanwhile, avid adventurers might be interested in a new proposition from Katheryne of the Adventurers Guild. In “Vishaps and Where to Find Them,” available from Adventure Rank 20, Travelers can accept Investigative Expeditions to hunt down the dangerous Geovishaps threatening Liyue in exchange for rewards.
Suffice it to say that Lantern Rite is a golden opportunity to experience the richness of life and culture in Liyue. Travelers who successfully complete all of the seasonal events mentioned above can earn a lot of resources and over 1,600 Primogems.
Finally, we’ve prepared a few more little surprises to thank everyone for your continued support and to help you prepare for a busy year of adventures ahead: a daily login event, in which you can claim a total of 10 free Intertwined Fates, and an event challenge with the chance to win a four-star Liyue character of your choice.
May the flames of virtue spread to all and never go out!