As reported by Genshin players on Twitter, miHoYo started recruiting players for a Genshin Impact Version 1.2 Closed Test on Chinese server.
As reported on Twitter by Genshin player Kurayami_11, miHoYo started recruiting players for a Version 1.2 closed test on the Chinese server version of Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, Mobile, soon on Switch, PS5).
— 澄夜 (@Kurayami_11) October 26, 2020
As a reminder, Genshin Impact has a Chinese server, and a Global server. The Global server is subdivided at login between America, Europe, Asia, and Taiwan + Hong Kong + Macao. While the Chinese server had an Open Beta Test before the official launch on September 28, both servers so far had the same content and updates at the same time. With a few hours of difference as events usually start at 0400 server time.
Rather than this Genshin Impact Version 1.2 test itself, what’s pretty interesting to note is how it looks like miHoYo plans to hold similar private tests for every version Genshin Impact will get in the future.
Constantly holding private confidential tests like that is a pretty unusual strategy for online RPG games like Genshin. It’ll be interesting to see if it continues in the long run or not.
As you already know if you clicked on this article, miHoYo held a similar test for Genshin Impact Version 1.1. It was strictly forbidden for participating players to share any screenshots, videos or information from the test. However, multiple details from it leaked before they were officially announced. Most notably characters. I won’t detail anything here, but every YouTuber and their Paimon made videos about it, so you can easily find out what I’m talking about.
Every change and improvement from the Version 1.1 closed test has been since then officially announced by miHoYo. The UI changes such as locking equips and the artifact menu filters. The Oculi radar. An encyclopedia with items and monsters. A food eating shortcut like function. The portable teleport waypoint. Characters staying playable even during exploration, etc.
However, it’s important to note miHoYo has yet to officially announce any of the characters from the Version 1.1 closed test. It’s highly likely they will roll around seeing all of them already appear in the game’s main story or are referenced by NPCs. But it’ll be hilarious if for some one reason or another, some of the characters that were leaked actually don’t get implemented when Version 1.1 officially launches on November 11.
Anyways, miHoYo will probably officially announce the new Genshin Impact characters coming to Version 1.1 in a few days. When it happens, we’ll be sure to tell you as soon as possible. Version 1.1 will also increase the Original Resin cap to 160. Version 1.2 is scheduled to launch on December 23 and will add the Dragonspine area.