With two months under its belt, miHoYo\’s MMORPG, Genshin Impact, is finally starting to reveal its patterns. Aside from Domains, Artifacts, quests, and events, Travelers who\’ve been enjoying the game for more than a week or so have all also shared one kind of special in-game experience: birthday celebrations.
Travelers now know that Genshin Impact characters all have a habit of delivering unique birthday messages to the player character on their respective birth dates. While many players have been focusing on the recent Unreconciled Stars event and the Version 1.1 update, November 30 marks the day the smooth-talking Cryo character Kaeya was born, and as such, it calls for a brief hoorah.
Recently, the Electro powerhouse Keqing celebrated her birthday, inviting players on a night out in Liyue Harbor. But players who log in to Genshin impact today will find a message from Kaeya sitting in their inboxes. The Cryo swordsman is the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius, and adopted brother of the fiery wino Diluc.
Kaeya is known for being an excellent liar and has a rather tumultuous relationship with his Pyro-aligned brother Diluc. As per his birthday message, it seems that the Traveler has quite the dazzling effect on Kaeya, who seems compelled to tell the truth when in their company. Kaeya would like to have a couple of drinks with the Traveler, and perhaps regale them with some tall tales, if they\’re up for it. Along with this note, Kaeya sends players a gift of Fruity Skewers — his Special Dish — and five glasses of Apple Cider Vinegar, a non-alcoholic, and allegedly, refreshing and fashionable beverage.
Kaeya\’s birthday message is a bit lackluster compared to previous ones, considering it doesn\’t offer any Talent or Character Ascension Materials. That said, it does offer a lovely glimpse at Kaeya\’s more honest side, and a handful of powerful healing items.
Players can verify a character\’s date of birth by checking their Status page in-game or performing a quick Google search, but aside from logging in on the day of their birthday, there\’s little to be done. Players will receive a birthday gift from characters regardless of whether or not they\’ve unlocked the character in question, the matter is simply physically logging onto the game on their actual birthday.
Travelers hoping for a slightly fancier gift package should keep their eyes peeled for their own birthdays. On the birthdate entered by a player, Genshin Impact delivers a special birthday surprise. No need to spoil it here, but suffice it to say: it\’s more than a healing item.
Genshin Impact is available now on the App Store, Google Play, PC, and PS4, and is currently in development for Switch.