Genshin Impact Updated With 120 FPS Support for Select Devices

by in Technology | Oct, 18th 2021

Genshin Impact aficionados rejoice! 120 FPS support has finally come! Well, sort of, only two devices are supported at the time of this writing, and they’re both made by Apple — we’re talking about the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. 

The latest patch 2.2 has brought new content (new events, stories, weapons, and everything in between, including a new character Thoma and the Tsurumi Island). While all of that is great and mighty exciting, 120 FPS support will arguably affect the whole experience in a much more profound way — assuming you have one of the latest and greatest iPhones in your possession.

We’re somewhat perplexed at miHoYo’s decision to focus solely on these two particular devices. They are the first iPhones to sport 120Hz displays, but Android users have had that luxury for nearly four years. The first Razer Phone was released on November 15, 2017, and the rest, as they say, is history. Nowadays, 90Hz displays have become the norm on even mid-tier devices, let alone the top-of-the-line models that are so expensive they’ll burn a hole through your wallet. Moreover, it is a matter of time before high refresh rate displays go from being a “bonus feature” to something truly ubiquitous and omnipresent. And, well, we’re talking about the near future here, too. 

Genshin Impact Runs Best on… iPhones?

This whole situation is made all the more vexing once you factor in that those two iPhones will be the only devices that’ll run Genshin Impact at 120 FPS — all other platforms are limited to 60 FPS, with PlayStation 4 capped at 30 FPS. This goes to show what’s at the top of miHoYo’s list of priorities and where the grunt of its revenue comes from — mobile gaming is not only here to stay but is, in fact, the future (whether we like it or not).

We can rightfully assume that 120 FPS support will roll out to other devices and SoCs over time, but nothing has been made official just yet. Still, given Genshin Impact’s immense success, it stands to reason that miHoYo would try to push this oft-requested feature to as many devices as possible.


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