Genshin Impact developer miHoYo have announced they have taken legal action against players who leaked the1.2 version closed beta content.
In a statement released on the game’s website in Japanese (translation: DeepL), miHoYo state that some players who participated in the upcoming version 1.2 beta had leaked information about the new content online.
As this was in violation of the non-disclosure agreement they signed, miHoYo state they have “issued an advisory to the players in question and have taken action against the breach of the agreement.” DualShockers reports two players were those who leaked the content, and specifically mentions the players being sued.
The developer further explain that leaks like this and from previous test servers “not only destroys our work, but also takes away the joy of travelers experiencing a new version for the first time. For us and our travelers, this is not a pleasant result.” DualShockers also report that “nearly everything” about version 1.1 was leaked prior its launch.
The statement closed with miHoYo re-iterating they would take “stringent measures” against contract violations, and for fans to not spread leaked information.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action RPG, adding new characters, quests, and areas over time. As with other “gacha” games, new characters can be a major appeal of the game for some.
You can find the full rundown (via Google Play) below.
Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.
You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.
Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds…
MASSIVE OPEN WORLD
Climb any mountain, swim across any river, and glide over the world below, taking in the jaw-dropping scenery each step of the way. And if you stop to investigate a wandering Seelie or strange mechanism, who knows what you might discover?
ELEMENTAL COMBAT SYSTEM
Harness the seven elements to unleash elemental reactions. Anemo, Electro, Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, Dendro, and Geo interact in all sorts of ways, and Vision wielders have the power to turn this to their advantage.
Will you vaporize Hydro with Pyro, electro-charge it with Electro, or freeze it with Cryo? Your mastery of the elements will give you the upper hand in battle and exploration.
Feast your eyes on the world around you, with a stunning art style, real-time rendering, and finely tuned character animations delivering you a truly immersive visual experience. Lighting and weather all change naturally over time, bringing every detail of this world to life.
Let the beautiful sounds of Teyvat draw you in as you explore the expansive world around you. Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the soundtrack changes seamlessly with the time and gameplay to match the mood.
BUILD YOUR DREAM TEAM
Team up with a diverse cast of characters in Teyvat, each with their own unique personalities, stories, and abilities. Discover your favorite party combinations and level up your characters to help you conquer even the most daunting of enemies and domains.
JOURNEY WITH FRIENDS
Play together with friends across various platforms to trigger more elemental action, tackle tricky boss fights, and conquer challenging domains together to reap rich rewards.
As you stand atop the peaks of Jueyun Karst and take in the rolling clouds and vast terrain stretching out before you, you may wish to stay in Teyvat a little longer… But until you are reunited with your lost sibling, how can you rest? Go forth, Traveler, and begin your adventure!
Genshin Impact is available and free-to-play on Windows PC (via the official website), PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)