The idea of getting a 5-star character or weapon in Genshin Impact without relying on gacha luck is something many players want.
Whether that will actually happen is another story. What travelers should keep in mind is that this new system is part of a new suspected leak. This is something that the leak has not confirmed whether it is true or not. So this is something readers should take with a grain of salt.
In any case, this is something that only applies to standard weapons with banners. It could also be applied to symptoms, but based on the wording they used he wasn’t too sure about leakage. Still, this would be an alternative way to purchase standard banner weapons.
Genshin Impact Leaks: A new way to get standard banner characters and weapons
The leak didn’t specifically state that it would be a weapon or a 5-star character, but that’s what some Genshin Impact fans have speculated (and hoped). This leak suggests that there may be a new method that can give players standard weapons with banners, but it’s not through the current loot system (wishes).
Leake is hesitant to say whether he will include the characters or not. There’s no release date, and best-case scenario is mid-2022. Also, there is no further explanation on how this new method will work.
The shooter gave it to him. [Questionable] tag, so it’s not something you can check. Therefore, one should not immediately believe that this is true.
Since the initial leak doesn’t give players much of an idea of how the new mechanism will work, it’s worth seeing how other games handle similar features. Many gacha games feature a system in which players use debris for weapons or characters. Another miHoYo game, Honkai Impact 3, implements something similar.
In this type of games the player has to remove the debris from somewhere. Genshin Impact generally does not use this “scene” system that players can do multiple times due to its open world structure. However, it can still have repeats like Spiral Abyss, where the player can continue working to earn some reward.
This type of feature is common in mobile games. As Genshin Impact is available on both Android and iOS devices, it wouldn’t be unheard of to implement something similar.
Of course, this whole part is just speculation. It’s possible that Genshin Impact doesn’t have these leaked system standard flag weapons or characters.