Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Brings Summer Map, Teases Natlan

HoYoverse announced Genshin Impact Version 4.8 “Summertide Scales and Tales” will arrive on July 17, bringing the new summer map Simulanka. Players can also expect new stories, seasonal events, and new outfits for characters like Nilou and Kirara.

Genshin Impact Version 4.8 will introduce Simulanka, a unique world composed of distinct lands populated by origami creatures, mechanical figurines, and other fantastical beings. The Traveler, Kirara, Nilou Navia, and the Wanderer will set out together on a journey to explore Simulanka and solve a crisis involving this magical world.

Seasonal events will take place in Simulanka for a limited time, featuring mini-games and bonuses. Completing the new mini-games will award players with Starsail Coins, which can be used to design figurines with various gestures. These figurines can be displayed on “Good Quality Shelves” scattered throughout Simulanka. Players can acquire their own “Good Quality Shelves” as a furnishing reward for completing all of Simulanka’s main stories.

Also making her debut in Patch 4.8 is 5-star Dendro Polearm Emilie. She has unique abilities that allow her to deal more damage to enemies on fire. Emilie’s debut and Yelan’s respawn will appear in the second phase of the 4.8 Wishes event. Respawns of Navia and Nilou will be available in the first phase. Kirara and Nilou will also receive new outfits.

Watch the new version 4.8 trailer below:

Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Summertide Scales and Tales Trailer

Version 4.8 will bring various optimizations to the game’s meeting point system, making it more convenient for players. Long-term meeting points can be converted into daily meeting points, allowing players to earn more rewards. In addition, the cooldown time of world bosses that cost 40 original resin will be significantly reduced from five minutes to only 10 seconds.

The new “Echo” feature will also be available in Version 4.8. Echo leaves a unique trail effect on characters when they sprint. Players will be able to obtain Echoes for Diluc, Qiqi, Kirara, Jean, and Ningguang by completing the “Envisaged Echoes” challenges in the Imaginarium Theater lobby. To access these challenges, players must obtain and use special keys, which are acquired by completing Act 6 of the Imaginarium Theater.

Finally, another teaser trailer for the Natlan region has been released on YouTube. Natlan will be featured in Genshin Impact Version 5.0.

Genshin Impact is now available on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Windows and the Epic Games Store. A Nintendo Switch version is currently in development, but no release date has been announced yet.