- Genshin Impact players are calling for an upgrade to the game’s combat display, as it lacks certain quality-of-life features.
- Despite recent updates, Genshin Impact’s artifact farming remains a nightmare for players who want to optimize their characters.
- Players are requesting improvements such as tracking Elemental Skill cooldowns and displaying shield strength and duration for a smoother combat experience.
Given that Fontaine has slowly been addressing a laundry list of features that Genshin Impact players have been asking for since launch, the community feels that the time is right for the game to upgrade its combat display. Compared to Honkai: Star Rail, fans believe that Genshin Impact is still lagging behind when it comes to certain quality-of-life features. Artifact farming in Genshin Impact is a nightmare for players who dream of min-maxing their character, and though Version 4.3 is meant to make things easier by adding artifact load-outs and improving the level up process, there are still plenty of ways for Genshin Impact to improve.
While HoYoverse has been adding plenty of depth to the game’s combat system, from the Dendro element in Sumeru to the Arkhe alignments of Fontaine, players feel that the HUD itself needs to be more accommodating to all the new changes introduced since Version 1.0. New Genshin Impact characters like Navia or Lyney solve these issues by having a visual display that tracks their buffs, but this solution can only go so far.
In particular, there is one missing feature in Genshin Impact that has baffled players, given how much the game emphasizes synergy between the different party members that make up a Genshin Impact team. As pointed out by Stitchlolol on the main subreddit for the game, Genshin Impact still doesn’t track Elemental Skill cooldowns in its Party HUD. While having a display on whether a party member’s Elemental Burst is available or not can be valuable in executing a rotation, it’s understandably barebone compared to what it could be.
Furthermore, features that have existed in Honkai: Star Rail since launch are still missing in Genshin Impact. Players who enjoy characters such as Layla or Thoma don’t have any information displayed on how much HP their shield is absorbing, nor how many seconds of its duration is left. Shield characters remain a valuable component in many teams, as Zhongli is considered to be an almost permanent fixture for Eula teams in Genshin Impact.
Thankfully, Genshin Impact often conducts surveys at the end of a patch, and it can be an opportunity for players to get their message across to the development team. While HoYoverse is not in the habit of buffing old characters, barring a few exceptions, it has steadily brought many features once demanded by players. Being able to track Elemental Skill and Burst cooldowns without having to switch across party members would make Genshin Impact‘s combat flow much more smoothly, and adding a display for shield strength and remaining duration would allow players to be even more mindful when tackling mitigation-intensive fights such as Azhdaha.
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG made by MiHoYo. Focusing on the interactions between seven elements, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play gacha game with a host of characters, weapons, regions, and more.
- Mobile, iOS, Android, PC, PS4, PS5
- September 28, 2020
- HoYoverse (Formerly miHoYo)
- HoYoverse (Formerly miHoYo)