When is Genshin Impact coming to Switch? - Dexerto

When is Genshin Impact coming to Switch?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 12:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 12:46

by James Busby


Nintendo fans have been patiently waiting to delve into the Breath of the Wild inspired world of Genshin Impact. Here’s everything we know about the release date, trailer, and more. 

MiHoYo’s latest free-to-play title, Genshin Impact has proven a huge success both domestically and internationally. Players have been busy exploring the huge sprawling world, collecting colorful characters, fighting their way through monster-filled dungeons, and defeating monolithic bosses.


While certain mechanics and features may be similar to that of Nintendo’s iconic Legend of Zelda series, there are enough differences that make Genshin more than a soulless copy. 

As a result, many Nintendo fans have been wanting to jump into the anime action. Unfortunately, Genshin Impact is currently only available on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android devices. However, the open-world ARPG is scheduled to arrive on the Switch in the future. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming release. 


Genshin Impact Switch trailer

In case there was any doubt about Genshin Impact’s release on Switch, you can check out the trailer posited on the official Genshin Impact YouTube Channel. While the reveal trailer doesn’t showcase any Switch gameplay, it does give Nintendo fans a good look at the main character and stunningly beautiful world of Teyvat. 

Genshin Impact Switch release date

Genshin Impact
Nintendo fans will need to wait a little longer before they can begin their adventure.

While miHoYo has yet to give an official release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact, we do know that it is coming to the portable console. During a recent interview with RPG Site, head of miHoYo communications Sam Lai gave the following update:

“The Switch version of Genshin Impact is currently under development. More information regarding Switch beta testing and launch dates will be announced at a later time.”


For now, it looks like Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer as the dev team continues to optimize the game for Switch. Whether there will be any special promotional events that run alongside the Switch release remains to be seen, but we expect Nintendo fans will receive the same promotional goodies other platforms obtained. 

Of course, for many Switch players, another Breath of the Wild inspired game will be huge, especially since many Zelda fans will be eagerly waiting for the launch of Breath of the Wild 2. Genshin Impact is arguably the closest game that will help to fill this fill the current void. 


Riot reveals Valorant Act 3 battle pass is easiest one to complete yet

Published: 15/Oct/2020 1:03

by Andrew Amos


Valorant’s battle pass system has been criticized in the past for being quite the grind to complete. However, in Act 3, Riot have listened, revealing that this rendition is the easiest one to complete yet with better missions and a longer time frame to complete it.

A new Act in Valorant means a new battle pass for players to grind out. 50 tiers, all jam packed with rewards, regardless of whether you buy in or not.


However, many players have complained about not completing the previous passes. Unless you were devoted to the Daily and Weekly missions across the two months, you’d likely fall shy of hitting that Tier 50 Melee skin.

Valorant Act 3 guide with Skye
Riot Games
Valorant’s Act 3 battle pass features new skins, gun buddies, and player cards: no different to earlier ones. However, it should be easier to complete.

A combination of problems were on the community’s hit list. Some game modes, like Deathmatch, offered pitiful amounts of experience. There were some really hard to complete missions thrown in. There wasn’t enough time to complete the pass.


Riot has heralded all of these calls, and looked to improve the battle pass for Act 3. They’ve done so by increasing the duration from two months to three, as well as removing a host of missions that were too hard to complete.

“It should be [easier to complete],” developer NoPlantsDance explained on Reddit. “We lowered a bunch of the weekly mission completion requirements and deleted a few of the worst offenders completely.”

“Between those changes and the extra time, getting further into the pass should feel more comfortable.”



However, one of Riot’s claims about bonus XP on offer in the battle pass launch has been reversed. The devs initially stated there’d be bonuses on offer, although they didn’t go into detail how so. With the new changes though, players shouldn’t need them though.

“There’s no bonus XP in the Act 3 battle pass, but you’ll find this battle pass much easier to finish,” the devs added on Twitter.


Overall, it should take you less games to hit Tier 50. While the exact number isn’t floating around yet, given the first two battle passes had around 100 hours of content, you can expect a substantial reduction on that.

If you’re yet to check out what’s in the Act 3 battle pass, we’ve got you covered. With plenty of skins, gun buddies, player cards, and more on offer, this might be the one you should pick up if you’ve been on the fence in previous Acts.