Genshin Impression simply added a stunning new area impressed by conventional Japanese tradition, and gamers wish to attain it on their very own phrases—or get unceremoniously teleported again to land making an attempt.
In Genshin Impression, ice bridges are a time-honored custom, practically as outdated as the sport itself. It’s pretty easy: Some characters—for instance, cryo swordsman Kaeya—can use their talents to freeze patches of water. Quickly chaining these patches collectively by switching characters repeatedly or taking part in with associates means you will get your self a pleasant, lengthy bridge going earlier than parts you’re standing on soften. Gamers have naturally taken to utilizing this technique to succeed in far-away, generally off-limits areas. However developer Mihoyo has ensured that there are limits to how efficient this method could be. Living proof: the brand new land of Inazuma, added as a part of as we speak’s enormous 2.0 replace, is popping away would-be ice bridgers by the boatload—or boatlessload, because it have been.
Within the lead as much as the two.0 replace’s launch, gamers memed relentlessly about making an attempt to ice-bridge their methods to Inazuma. Because of this, regardless that the replace has solely been out for a half a day, numerous gamers have made makes an attempt. On websites like Reddit and YouTube, they’ve documented their efforts to cross your complete dang ocean on quickly deteriorating floats of their very own making—a course of that may take round half-hour relying on which characters they use to do it. However they’ve all hit the identical wall: As soon as gamers get tantalizingly near the nation in query, the sport abruptly warps them again to the Guyun Stone Forest space, the place the ship to Inazuma awaits.
Gamers are bummed, however not completely stunned.
“Bummer to get teleported again after half an hour of urgent E, however it’s not like I anticipated we might get in similar to that haha,” wrote one participant on the Genshin Impression subreddit who made an try. “I went in realizing it’d all be for naught.”
Others a minimum of respect the element Mihoyo put into an open ocean that the majority gamers won’t ever traverse.
“I used to be Kaeya bridge-ing my manner over once I started to be pelted by an infinite stream of lightning,” one participant stated of the now-notorious lightning that begins putting after you attain a sure level, which inserts Inazuma’s elemental theme. “It was truly considerably terrifying for a chill, 28-minute stroll to show into sudden anxiousness over a thunderstorm.”
RIP ice bridges—for now, a minimum of. However the place there’s a will, there’s a manner, and Genshin Impression gamers won’t ever cease a minimum of trying to resolve all their issues with ice bridges.