Genshin Impact 2.2 Update Fixed a Small But Important NPC Detail

In the recent Genshin Impact 2.2 update, game developer miHoYo fixed a small but important NPC detail. The 2.2 patch was released a few days ago and contained several big changes. The update added new characters, including Thoma as a playable Genshin Impact character. It also added Tsurumi Island, the final island of the Inazuma world, home to enemies called Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps. Some other changes in the game\’s update were minuscule but did not go unnoticed by fans that appreciate historically accurate details.

Movies, television, and video games that are based in an era of the past have always been scrutinized for historical accuracy. One of the historical fiction video game series that comes to mind is the Red Dead Redemption franchise. This series, especially Red Dead Redemption 2, has been praised for its historical accuracy. Genshin Impact\’s narrative nod to suffragettes campaigning for women\’s right to vote and life-threatening tuberculosis showcase a historically accurate wild west of the 19th century. These historically faithful details not only make a great game but also show the passion and hard work that went into developing it.

Fans have been appreciating a minor NPC detail that was recently fixed in the Genshin Impact 2.2 update. As pointed out by Twitter user Amamin_Rerun (and translated by Genshin Impact subreddit user Vixi0n), game developer miHoYo fixed how civilian NPCs wear their katana. Before the update, civilian NPCs wore their katana at their hips with its blade facing downward. Though this detail had most likely gone unnoticed by most players, it is historically inaccurate. The Japanese katana was worn with its cutting edge facing upward when its wielder was wearing civilian clothes. With the 2.2 patch Genshin Impact players will now see civilian NPCs wearing their katana with the blade facing upwards.

As was the case with Sucker Punch\’s Ghost of Tsushima, it\’s clear that miHoYo consulted experts in Japanese history and culture for Genshin Impact. Though this is a minute change, it has not gone unappreciated by eagle-eyed fans who value historical accuracy. No doubt it would be especially appreciated by Japanese fans who play the game. These fans will see the change as a small, yet powerful token of respect for one of the cultures that inspired the game.

Genshin Impact\’s 2.2 update was released on October 13th and gives players the option to play a new character and explore a new island. Now, it also allows the player to enjoy a new historically accurate detail.

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