Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Update Coming Mid-July To PS4 and PS5

During the Genshin Impact Special Program, HoYoverse announced the latest details regarding their Genshin Impact game. Version 4.8, Summertide Scales and Tales will arrive on July 17 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

This update features a brand-new limited-time summer map, called the Simulanka. The adventure in this limited-time magical world brings new stories, seasonal events, rich rewards, as well as a fresh look for Nilou and Kirara. In addition, Emilie, a perfumer will also debut as the new recruitable five-star character.

New Map: Simulanka

Simulanka is a captivating world consisting of several distinct lands populated by origami creatures, clockwork figures, and other fantastical beings. Together with Kirara, Nilou, Navia, and the Wanderer, players can explore the enchanting landscapes, lend a hand to resolve an impending crisis, as well as uncover the truth and surprises of this magical world.

Various seasonal events will take place around Simulanka. Players will be able to try their hand at mini-games such as the balloon-shooting game Boreal Flurry, the claw-machine-like game Flying Hatter’s Trick and the combat-oriented Metropole Trials. By successfully completing these mini-games, players will be able to obtain Starsail Coins to draw for a multitude of figurines with diverse gestures, which can be displayed on the Good Shelves scattered throughout Simulanka.

Players can recruit the 4-star character Kirara into the team for free by drawing for a certain number of figurines, and get Kirara’s new phantom burglar-themed outfit by accumulating Jubilant Feathers and opening Fairytale Troves around Simulanka. Meanwhile, Nilou’s new floral-themed outfit will be available in the official store at a discount during the Version 4.8 period.

New Recruitable Character: Emilie

Version 4.8 will see the debut of Emilie, who is a 5-star Dendro polearm user. Her combat mechanics revolve around the Lumidouce Case, which intermittently inflicts Dendro DMG. If enemies are affected by the Burning effect, the Case can be upgraded and deal greater damage based on her attack.

Emilie’s debut and Yelan’s rerun will appear in the latter half of Version 4.8 Event Wishes. Reruns of Navia and Nilou will take place in the first phase of event Wishes. The weapon banner will also be updated with their signature weapons accordingly.

Genshin Impact Version 4.8 Optimizations

Following the reduction in level requirements in Version 4.7, another optimization will be made to Genshin Impact’s Encounter Point System. This will allow players to store Encounter Points and use them later to claim Daily Commission rewards at their convenience.

To convert Long-Term Encounter Points into Daily Encounter Points, all you need to do is consume Original Resin, such as claiming rewards from Ley Line Blossoms, Trounce Domains, and World Bosses. However, the Long-Term Encounter Points will be reset with every major Version update, such as the upcoming Version 5.0.

Clearing domains such as this one will allow you to earn those points.

Furthermore, the cooldown for World Bosses which cost 40 Original Resin to claim rewards has been drastically reduced from 5 minutes to just 10 seconds. This enhancement enables smoother challenges, quicker Resin consumption, and facilitates the conversion of Long-Term Encounter Points to claim Daily Commission bonuses.

Another new Version 4.8 feature, Echo, will add new effects to character movements, leaving a unique trailing effect while sprinting. In Version 4.8, 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. You can view Diluc’s Echo below:

Version 4.8 Trailer

Genshin Impact’s Version 4.8, Summertide Scales and Tales will arrive on July 17 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. You can view the trailer for the Version Update below: