Genshin Impact Cloud Version Open Beta Begins, Costs Money to Play
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Genshin Impact Cloud Version Open Beta Hits North America, Costs Money to Play

HoYoVerse announced that the Genshin Impact Cloud version open beta is now open in the US and Canada. However, while it is free to download on a PC, iOS device, or Android device, someone will need to pay real money to keep playing.

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The idea behind this version of Genshin Impact is that you can play on any PC or mobile device without any additional downloads. Progress is carried over, once you log into it. However, in order to keep playing, you need to either purchase a 30-day Cloud Pass to have unlimited access or Cloud Coins to play for certain amounts of minutes.

A free trial is in effect for the Genshin Impact Cloud version. However, it is limited. When you log in for the first time, the five-hour (300 minute) free trial is automatically credited to your account. You can also get 15 free minutes every day that you log in. However, the total amount of free time you can get is 600 minutes. After you hit that limit, you must always pay for access. 

If someone buys a Cloud Pass for Genshin Impact, it costs $19.99, while Cloud Coins are available in various bundles. The smallest Cloud Coin bundle gives you 1,800 for $1.99. The game costs 10 Cloud Coins per minute to play. So that bundle gives you three hours worth of game time. The largest bundle is 14,000 Cloud Coins for $14.99, which is just over 23 hours worth of time.

Genshin Impact is available on the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The Cloud version is in its beta phase in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and the United States.

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