Genshin Impact players have received a free bundle, including Primogems and a new wing glider, following controversy over one-year anniversary events.
Players of Genshin Impact have begun to receive rewards from the game’s developer following controversy over the title’s first-anniversary celebrations. The free-to-play RPG has amassed a huge number of players since it first released in 2020, and many Genshin Impact fans were previously left disappointed in the original plans for the release’s first birthday.
Developer miHoYo announced a series of community events and rewards for Genshin Impact‘s first anniversary earlier this month. The majority of the celebrations aren’t in-game, with the company instead focusing on events such as cosplay contests, fanart competitions, and a photography raffle, spread across its social media channels. Prizes for the contests range from in-game rewards to physical items, including iPads, Apple AirPods, and gift vouchers. The community events drew criticism from those who expected to see celebratory rewards for all the game’s users, instead of prizes for just a few select winners. Other anniversary rewards also came under fire for being lackluster in comparison to previous celebrations. The controversy led many to review bomb Genshin Impact across various platforms, with the game temporarily dropping to just a two-star rating on the Google Play Store.