HoYoVerse says it’s time to duel, as it will introduce the Genius Invokation TCG mode in Genshin Impact. It will not be part of the next update, which is Version 3.2. Instead, the card game will be available in Version 3.3. Genius Invokation TCG will mostly be PvE, though there will be a PvP mode as well.
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Genius Invokation TCG will be a light-hearted, casual gameplay mode that has PvE at its core. All cards can be obtained in-game, with no reward system tied to PvP. #GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/O0K9tWl9gi
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There will be no reward system in the PvP mode. Playing against NPCs will net you all the rewards, which means that players who do not wish to go up against real people will never have to. You will also be able to get all the cards within the game. So it seems that HoYoVerse has no plans at the moment to lock cards behind a paywall.
Cards will use existing characters, items, and monsters. For example, HoYoVerse has shown off cards depicting Maguu Kenki, Ningguang, and Katheryne. There is also a card that looks like Ganyu’s name card. Not only will you be able to challenge NPCs, but you can also challenge different characters. This implies that you can play Genius Invokation TCG against playable characters such as Cyno. In lore, Cyno is an avid lover of Genius Invokation, which means he may be involved if Genius Invokation TCG has its own story or event quest.
Genshin Impact is readily available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. More information on how Genius Invokation works will appear closer to when Genshin Impact Version 3.3 launches.