Genshin Affect rewarding followers for doing completely nothing

Normally, when a online game goes down by chance, builders reply by gifting customers one thing to make up for misplaced time. It’s slightly extra uncommon to get a reward for regularly-scheduled upkeep, although.

Genshin Affect servers might be briefly inaccessible later this week, throughout which developer Mihoyo will tackle some “recognized points” in accordance with a information publish on the official web site. The developer’s deliberate upkeep will begin at 7 p.m EDT on Oct. 21, and is estimated to final round 4 hours.

For each hour of downtime, nonetheless, all Genshin Affect gamers will obtain 60 Primogems, a forex that can be utilized to make Needs to achieve new characters and weapons. If the upkeep ends ahead of anticipated, Mihoyo says it can nonetheless give all gamers a minimal of 240 Primogems. It’s not a lot, nevertheless it must be sufficient for a minimum of one pull. You additionally actually don’t must do something to get it, aside from being a minimum of Journey Rank 5 and checking your mail inside 30 days earlier than it expires.

Such an strategy is typical for gacha video games, the place stamina is decided by the passage of real-world time — scheduled upkeep, in these instances, interferes with base mechanics. However Mihoyo additionally recurrently offers out a handful of Primogems when the developer fixes sure bugs — I’ve logged in lots of a time to assert a small Primogem reward over a problem that I by no means personally skilled. Whereas I’m not swimming in Primogems due to this generosity, it nonetheless guidelines to get a small reward for simply present in Genshin Affect.

Genshin Affect just lately up to date to incorporate a brand new bomb-throwing character named Klee, who might be out there till Nov. 11.

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