Genshin Impact characters get alternate outfits

The designers of Mihoyo’s free-to-play video game Genshin Effect are launching a set of brand-new, more conservative clothing for 4 of the video game’s characters. The following characters will get brand-new skins: Dandelion Knight” Jean, “Gliding Champion” Amber, “Thorny Benevolence” Rosaria, and “Astral Reflection” Mona. The changes — which will end up being the default character style for gamers utilizing Chinese servers — will end up being an extra optional skin for gamers stateside.

Mihoyo is based in Shanghai, China, and the modifications were allegedly made in order to keep character styles in line with Chinese guidelines, according to a fan-translated post from Mihoyo. Nevertheless, the post that was equated from Mihoyo has actually considering that been modified, and it no longer discusses guidelines as the factor behind the modification.

Polygon has actually reached out to Mihoyo to confirm that the change was enacted because of Chinese regulations and will update this article if we receive a response.

The alterations should not impact players stateside. “The default outfits of the above characters will be retained,” Mihoyo said. So if you like the new outfits, you can opt to change into them, but otherwise, you won’t see a difference.

The changes are relatively minimal and may not be reflective of the final redesigns, considering that Mihoyo has actually said that the images are not indicative of any final product. One Twitter user made a handy graphic comparing the before and after versions of each outfit. One of the more notable changes comes for Mona, who no longer wears her bodysuit that resembles a one-piece swimsuit. Jean now wears a button-up top that covers her entire chest. You can view Mihoyo’s original Twitter post and the comparisons below.

What’s the cost of changing the default outfit of your characters? Mihoyo said that gamers on Chinese servers will all get 1200 Primogems in compensation, considering that they’ll no longer have access to the old styles.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.