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5 Genshin Impact facts that you probably didn't know

The open world of Genshin Impact holds many subtle features (image via Genshin Impact Youtube)
The open world of Genshin Impact holds many subtle features (image via Genshin Impact Youtube)
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Modified 21 Apr 2021
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Genshin Impact has gained global popularity since its global release last September.

The game offers heaps of playable content, with the open world of Teyvat holding lore and treasure waiting to be uncovered. As players take the Traveler through their journey to find their lost sibling, they often find little novelties that the game has to offer.

Even with patch 1.5 on the brink of release, there are a lot of interesting features that many players haven’t yet noticed.

Also read: How to make custom tier lists for the latest characters in Genshin Impact


5 Genshin Impact Facts most players don’t know about

#1 - Vision symbols

Different Vision symbols in Genshin Impact
Different Vision symbols in Genshin Impact

A character’s vision is written in the top-left of the screen when viewing the Characters panel. Next to it, there is always an emblem that symbolizes the Vision. This emblem is also worn by the characters, shown somewhere on their outfit.

Interestingly, the emblem for a character’s Vision is designed according to that character’s background. More specifically, it varies depending on the character’s home nation.

Liyue emblems are box-shaped, with a diamond-shaped slot where the Vision element is displayed. Meanwhile, Mondstadt's characters have rounder emblems. And since Childe is the only character currently from Snezhnaya, his emblem is currently the only one of its kind.

The Traveler’s emblem is also currently unique to them, and it probably will be for quite some time. If and when the lost sibling, or anyone else from the Traveler’s homeworld, is made playable, maybe then players will see another character with the same emblem.

#2 - Archons’ glowing hair

Zhongli using his Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact (image via MELOO)
Zhongli using his Elemental Burst in Genshin Impact (image via MELOO)

Many players have probably noticed by now that all the five-star characters in the game have unique cutscenes for when they use their Elemental Burst.

More subtly, there’s a similarity between Venti and Zhongli, the current playable Archons, when they use their Burst abilities.

Venti and Zhongli both have hair with colored tips, and that color reflects their elements. And moreover, whenever either of them uses their Burst, the tips of their hair glow vibrantly, before eventually returning to normal after the Burst animation concludes.

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#3 - Zone effects

Chonyun using his Elemental Skill atop a cliff, and attacking with its effects on the ground below
Chonyun using his Elemental Skill atop a cliff, and attacking with its effects on the ground below

Players have learned how to make great use of characters like Chongyun and Bennett, whose abilities let them create a circular zone that in some way helps them or the other party members.

The zone, surprisingly enough, does not account for elevation. That is to say: a player can create a zone, then descend to a lower elevation and still receive the effects of that zone as long as they’re still within the borders.

#4 - Venti’s arrows react in the rain

Venti causing a Swirl effect with the rain (image via Nakaizhu)
Venti causing a Swirl effect with the rain (image via Nakaizhu)

At some point, many players have surely fired a few aimless arrows through the sky. As it turns out, if players do this when it rains, there might just be an elemental reaction mid-air.

Venti’s arrows react with the rain to produce a Swirl, which has its own short animation. The same is true for Amber’s charged attacks. Her flaming arrows, if sent through a rainy sky for too long, will be extinguished.

#5 - Bennett’s birthday

Bennett’s profile page in Genshin Impact
Bennett’s profile page in Genshin Impact

Despite being one of the best support characters in the game, Bennett is a noticeably unlucky character. Part of Bennett’s backstory is that he started “Benny’s Adventure Team,” but he is the only consistent team member because of his infamous bad luck.

MiHoYo has definitely focused Bennett’s character design around this one idea. And just for emphasis, they set his birthday to February 29th - the day that only comes around on leap years.

Also read: 5 secret achievements in Genshin Impact that most players don't know about

Published 21 Apr 2021
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