Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Update ‘Summertide Scales and Tales’ Will Release on July 17

The update to version 4.8 for Genshin ImpactDubbed “Summertide Scales and Tales,” it will launch on July 17, developer miHoYo announced.

Below is an overview of the update, via miHoYo:

Version 4.8 “Summertide Scales and Tales” includes the new summer map Simulanka. Adventuring into this time-limited magical world brings new stories, seasonal events, great rewards, and a refreshed look for Nilou and Kirara. Additionally, Emilie, a perfumer, will debut as the new recruitable five-star character who can deal even more damage to flaming enemies.

Simulanka is a fascinating world consisting of several distinct lands populated by origami creatures, mechanical figurines, and other fantastical beings. Together with Kirara, Nilou, Navia, and the Wanderer, players can explore the enchanting landscapes, help solve an impending crisis, and uncover the truth and surprises of this magical world.

This journey will also be punctuated by seasonal events taking place around Simulanka, including a variety of mini-games and bonuses. Players will be able to try their hand at mini-games such as “Boreal Flurry,” where they can shoot balloons while enjoying an aerial experience overlooking Simulanka, the claw-style game “Flying Hatter’s Trick” to capture as many moving toy figures as possible, or “Metropole Trials,” where they will have to assemble two teams of characters to take on combat challenges. By successfully completing these mini-games, players will be able to earn Starsail Coins to draw a multitude of figures with various gestures, which can be displayed in “Good Shelves” scattered around Simulanka. “Good Shelves” can also be obtained as furniture as a reward for completing all the main stories in Simulanka! They can then be placed in the Serenitea Pot as summer souvenirs!

Additionally, two heroines from the adventure, Kirara and Nilou, will appear in their new outfits. Players can recruit Kirara to the team for free by drawing a certain number of figurines, and obtain Kirara’s new Phantom Thief-themed outfit by accumulating “Happiness Extracts” as they collect “Jubilant Feathers” and open “Fairy Tale Tricks” in Simulanka. Meanwhile, Nilou’s new flower-themed outfit will be available at a limited-time discount in the shop.

Alongside the familiar faces, new 5-star Dendro polearm user and renowned perfumer Emilie will be making her debut. She has unique skills that allow her to deal increased damage to burning enemies. Her combat mechanics revolve around the “Lumidouce Case,” which deals intermittent Dendro damage. If enemies are affected by the burning effect, the case can be upgraded and deal increased damage based on their attack. It also benefits from increased attack range and increased attack speed. Emilie’s story quest, “Ambra’s Pomum Chapter,” delves deeper into her second identity as a “forensic cleaning” expert in crime scene investigation and unravels the mystery surrounding the “Auguste” flower. Emilie’s debut and Yelan’s replay will appear in the second half of the 4.8 version’s event wishes. Navia and Nilou’s replays will take place in the first phase of the version.

Following the reduction of level requirements in Version 4.7, another optimization will be made to the Meeting Point system. It will allow players to store Meeting Points and use them later to claim Daily Commission rewards when it is convenient for them. New Long-Term Meeting Points can be converted from surplus points accumulated beyond the daily limit, by completing quests, collecting specific items such as Oculi, opening chests, or completing event objectives. To convert Long-Term Meeting Points into Daily Meeting Points, simply complete activities that consume Original Resin, such as claiming rewards from Ley Line Flowers, Trounce Domains, and World Bosses. However, Long-Term Meeting Points will be reset with every version update that ends with “.0,” such as Version 5.0.

Additionally, the cooldown time to claim World Boss rewards that cost 40 Original Resin has been drastically reduced from 5 minutes to just 10 seconds. This improvement allows for smoother challenges, faster Resin consumption, and makes it easier to convert long-term Rally Points to claim Daily Commission bonuses.

Another new feature in Version 4.8, “Echo,” will add new effects to character movements, leaving a unique trail effect when running. In Version 4.8, players will be able to obtain Echoes for Diluc, Qiqi, Kirara, Jean, and Ningguang by completing the “Imagined Echoes” challenges in the Imaginarium Theater lobby. Accessing these challenges requires the use of two special keys. Two keys will be awarded to the player upon entering “Imagined Echoes,” while additional keys can be obtained by completing Act 6 of the Imaginarium Theater each season.

And here is some additional information about the new Simulanka map, the new character Emilie, the 4.8 banner, and the character tracking effect “Echo”:

1. New Simulanka map

  • Introduction to the map – Unique, different, magical and limited-time themes!
    • The world inside a magic book – Introducing another limited-time wonderland, “Simulanka,” a world within a magical storybook, with uniquely themed regions.
    • Forest of blessings – The first stop, made of paper. However, some are in serious trouble because their colours are fading. You can work with local origami animals, such as paper frogs and flying squirrels, understand their behaviours and movement patterns and overcome the challenges specific to the area.
    • Metropolis constellation – By connecting via the Sea Express, you can reach the next location in the northwest, where clockwork mechanisms and figures exist everywhere and become the key to continue.
    • More areas, puzzles, stories and surprises await you!
  • Seasonal Events
    • Three mini-games:
      • “Northern Winds Gliding Challenge” – Take some great photos of the balloons as they fly through the sky. These challenges can be found in different locations throughout Simulanka and offer an amazing aerial view of the varied landscape at the same time.
      • “The Flying Hatter Trick” – Players can borrow the power of a wonderful flying hat to play claw-type games and catch as many moving toy figures as they can.
      • “Metropole trials” – Combat challenges that require two teams of characters.
    • A new collection game:
      • “Making figurines” – By winning the previous three mini-games you can accumulate Starsail coins, which can be used in the fourth mini-game “Figure Crafting”, you can win dozens of figures in different looks and poses, and display them on the Good Shelf.
  • Rich rewards
    • Free new furniture – “Buen Estante”, a unique piece of furniture that allows you to display figures, after going through the main stories of this area.
    • Kirara 4 stars free – Kirara, you can recruit them after drawing the figures in “Figure Crafting” a certain number of times.
    • New free outfit for Kirara – A new thief-themed outfit for Kirara, after collecting “Joyful Feathers” and opening “Fairy Tale Tricks” to accumulate enough “Happiness Extracts” during open-world exploration.
    • Nilou’s new outfit with discount for purchase.
    • More primogems, blackberries and materials Arrive.

2. New character: Emilie

  • Emilie, 5 stars, Dendro, Polearm, increased damage to burning enemies:
    • In addition to making perfumes, Emilie is also a professional forensic cleaner, known for her low profile and exceptional skills in investigating crime scenes and uncovering the truth.
    • In her story quest, “Ambra Pomum Chapter,” players will witness Emilie apply her dual expertise to unravel a series of mysteries surrounding the “Auguste” flower.
    • Elemental Skill: Emilie creates a “Lumidouce Case” that intermittently deals Dendro damage to surrounding enemies. If enemies are affected by Burn, the Lumidouce Case is upgraded to level 2, dealing increased damage based on Emilie’s ATK, with a longer attack range and faster attack speed.
    • Elemental Burst: Emilie fully upgrades the Lumidouce Case to level 3, allowing her to cast Dendro attacks more frequently. When her Elemental Burst ends, she can recreate another Lumidouce Case at the same level she was at before casting her Burst.

3. Banner of version 4.8

  • 1st half – Navia (repeat) and Nilou (repeat)
  • 2nd half – Emilie (debut) and Yelan (reprise)

4. Character tracking effect: echo

  • Challenges of “Imagined Echoes” – In the same Imaginarium Theater room that was introduced in Version 4.7, we’re bringing new challenges, “Envisaged Echoes,” which require special keys to begin. Two keys will be given the first time you visit “Envisaged Echoes,” and more can be obtained by completing Act 6 of the Imaginarium Theater each season.
  • Drag effect – Echo: As a reward for “Predicted Echoes,” players can obtain a unique tracking effect for characters while running, called “Echo.” In Version 4.8, you can obtain Echo for Diluc, Qiqi, Kirara, Jean, and Ningguang.

Genshin Impact is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via customer and Epic Games StoreiOS via App Storeand Android via Google PlayA Switch version is also planned.

Check out a new set of trailers below. Check out a new set of screenshots in the gallery.

Version 4.8 Update Trailer

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Overview of update events for version 4.8

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Natlan Preview: Need Help?

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Special program version 4.8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es7ahP6UxeI

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gUhxhzWHRU

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