Updating version 4.2 for Genshin Impactdubbed “Masquerade of the Guilty,” will launch on November 8, developer miHoYo announced.
Here’s an overview of the update, via miHoYo:
Version 4.2 “The Guilty Masquerade” will bring the continuation of the events of the main story that began in Version 4.0, in which the Traveler and the people of Fontaine will face unprecedented crises. Meanwhile, powerful allies such as Furina, Hydro Archon and Charlotte, a reporter, will be available as playable characters. Additionally, new underwater regions await you to explore east of Fontaine.
Fontaine is on the brink of destruction in the upcoming Archon Quest. The nation needs all hands on deck, even the Fatui Herald, Arlecchino, as the primordial seawater that can dissolve all Fontainians is dangerously close to submerging the nation. The approaching waters also awaken formidable enemies and fearsome monsters. Travelers will face the all-devouring Narwhal, the new weekly boss that delivers massive area-of-effect attacks, as well as The Foul who resides within. Meanwhile, another boss, the Hydro Tulpa, has also emerged from his slumber. He possesses the unique ability to enhance himself during combat by absorbing Half-Tulpas.
Two notable Fontaine figures will be playable in version 4.2. Hydro Archon Furina will finally join as a five-star Hydro sword user, and star reporter Charlotte will join as a four-star Cryo catalyst wielder. Furina fights gracefully and can switch between two Arkhe lineups, giving her a different appearance as well as different elemental abilities that can be used to attack or heal. Her power can be unleashed further with her Elemental Blast to provide damage and healing bonuses for the entire team. As a reporter, Charlotte integrates photography with combat with her customized Kamera Monsieur Verite, and can also provide healing and cryogenic damage within a field. Furina and Charlotte’s debuts coincide with Baizhu’s rerun in the first round of Event Wishes, followed by Cyno and Kamisato Ayato’s reruns.
Additionally, Fontaine’s map extends east to the Erinnyes Forest and the Morte region. The world quest “The Adventure of Narzissenkreuz” will continue in the Tower of Ipsissimus, where the mysteries of the Primordial Sea will be revealed. In Erinnyes Forest, the land and water are contaminated by mysterious contaminated bacterial mats that players can clean with the help of the xenochromatic ball octopus. Freminet and a mechanical penguin named Thelxie will also embark on an adventure with the Traveler to Erinnyes Island to investigate rumors about water imps.
More events are coming with special mini-games and exclusive bonuses. Thelxie, the mechanical penguin, will require upgrades that will be possible by connecting circuits, collecting colorful shells or corals, or through combat. A new Fungi event will also offer players the opportunity to train and command them to defeat powerful enemies. Last but not least, Fontaine will be hosting his own photography event offering a special camera device, the Special Analysis Zoom Lens.
Watch a trailer below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.
Version 4.2 Update Trailer
Version 4.2 Special program