If you're a veteran Genshin Impact player, you will know how frustrating it is to gacha for weapons in its Weapon Wish. Currently, none of the Weapon Banners in the game has a fail-proofed safety system as the Character Banners. But things are about to change. The new Weapon Pity System will be introduced in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update. Let's see how such a move from miHoYo can influence the game.

New Weapon Pity System in Genshin Impact 2.0

Genshin Impact developers miHoYo is introducing a new mechanic in the Weapon Wish, known as the 'Epitomized Path'. The company reveals that this feature will come in the big Genshin Impact 2.0 update. So, how does it work?

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Drawing Character Banners may give you some decent weapons to work with.

Basically speaking, players can choose any of the rate-up five-star weapons viable in all Weapon Banners. Whenever you draw any non-selected weapon from that same banner,  you will gain 1 Fate Point. However, you can only hold up to 2 Fate Points only. Once you have charged up the Pity Scale, the next draw will guarantee a five-star weapon.

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If you want the best weapons in the game, prepare to spend some money!

Here are a few things to note about Genshin Impact 2.0 Pity System:

  • You won't gain any Fate Point if you don't choose the Epitomized Path for featured weapons.
  • If you change or cancel the Epitomized Path, the Fate Points will reset.
  • If you acquire the selected weapon before the guaranteed pity draw, gained Fate Points will reset.
  • Any unused Epitome Invocation Banner’s Fate Points will disappear at the end of its period.

How will Genshin Impact 2.0 Weapon Pity System change the game?

Besides notable upcoming challenges in Genshin Impact 2.0, the Weapon Pity System does bring a number of changes to the RPG.

Pouring money into the Epitome Invocation (Weapon Banner) feature will still be a thing, at least for the whale. So, having a guaranteed pull really helps the big-money players out. They can now get the weapons they want, with refinements, at a much lower price point.

Genshin Impact Weapon Banner
These weapon banners should give you all information about the weapon rewards of wish events.

The free-to-play spectrum, on the other hand, doesn't benefit much from this new mechanic. Unlike the Character Banners (which only have 1 featured character), each Weapon Banner features two weapons. There's a 50/50 chance of getting one of them if you manage to pull it from the system.

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You will get a ton of other weapons before the one you actually want. That's just how gacha games work.

Technically speaking, nothing changes if you're free to play. Let's say the pity threshold for the weapon you want is at 80 wishes. Then you will have to save up your wishes for at least three patches. To make the matter worse, the banner's Fate Points will reset after its duration is over. That means if you have unwisely spent some wishes, you may lose them for nothing.

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