miHoYo has announced that it’ll release Genshin Impact version 2.3, Shadows Amidst Snowstorms, on Wednesday, November 24th. The update will add a series of new events and two new playable characters: Arataki Itto and Gorou.
There will also be new challenges in Dragonspine, where players will have to investigate the mass disappearance of small animals in Inazuma, and get to know Arataki Itto and Gorou. The titular seasonal event is described as follows:
The main seasonal event ‘Shadows Amidst Snowstorms’ will challenge adventurers in Dragonspine, a huge mountainous area covered by snow and subject to extreme weather all year round. Joined by Albedo, Eula, and other old acquaintances, those able to endure the Sheer Cold and accomplish a series of agility, tracking, and combat training challenges can earn bountiful rewards including the new 4-star Sword, Cinnabar Spindle, and create their own ‘Puffy Snowmen.’
An overview of the new characters reads:
The new five-star character Arataki Itto is an intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins. Wielding a giant Claymore and the power of Geo, he can slash empowered Charged Attacks with his unique Superlative Superstrength and transform himself into the Raging Oni King, buffing his attack capabilities while lowering his Elemental and Physical Resistance. The new four-star character Gorou also wields a Geo Vision but favors the bow as a weapon. As the great general of Watasumi Island’s forces, he can provide more buffs to characters on the field with more Geo characters in the party. More character backstories will be revealed through Arataki Itto’s Story Quest or Hangout Events of Gorou and Beidou.
Watch a trailer below.