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The designer of Genshin Impact, HoYoverse, has come under fire after a leaker revealed a trove of sensitive information about the game’s upcoming region, Fontaine. The leaker criticised the developer’s “extremely meaningless” security protocols and suggested changes that could make it more difficult for leakers in the future.
This person simultaneously accuses other Genshin leakers of engaging in “influence hierarchy” and “basic drama” in a message they sent out.
The leak primarily consists of concept drawings for upcoming characters, weaponry, and landscapes in Fontaine, an underwater region set to make its debut in Genshin Impact’s massive 4.0 update.
Genshin Impact’s “Secret Summer Paradise” trailer, version 3.8.
First posted by user “Arlecchino” with the simple comment “Enjoy” to the Genshin Impact basic thread on 4chan, the leaks have since been downloaded and shared on many platforms, including reddit and Twitter.
Plusle/HutaoLover, Linze, Bbb, Thereallo, and Kuroo were specifically mentioned in a note from ‘Arlecchino’ that was included in the files:
According to the leaker’s composition, “dripping in its current state when associated with Genshin is a whole influence hierarchy.”Some people leak more than others in an effort to gain notoriety and establish an identity in the public eye. People will betray trust and provide information they shouldn’t, and people will reveal information without fully comprehending the circumstances. This is completely out of hand at this point…
“This is to put an end to that,” they said. “There is no longer any need to value XYZ in the pursuit of a higher fidelity representation. We have almost everything you need, so you can put that aside.
Arlecchino didn’t just send a message to the other Genshin Impact leakers; he also told designer miHoYo/HoYoverse:
You’ve got a company worth millions! It’s possible you’ll beef up security. Still, you don’t,” the leaker wrote to the designer miHoYo/HoYoverse. “While it may discover “this was dripped,” the useless layer that often appears on top of works of art provides no information on the who, when, why, or how of the work’s creation. Additionally, it is really very simple to eliminate. Separate watermarking of files with a more robust feature, such as display overlays or dates in case content is leaked, or enhanced security built into the underlying structure, is possible.
To avoid spoilers, “miHoYo/Hoyoverse” presents a world in which characters are teased MONTHS in advance and locations are teased WEEKS in advance. Not just small details, but everything. It’s ridiculous, but maybe you can use that to make some changes to the miHoYo/Hoyoverse.
What a chad is the person who leaked everything. They merely dribbled the entire idea.
Leaks are nothing new for Genshin Impact, and it is not at all rare for the game to see massive information breaches, such as the one that occurred in October 2022 and exposed employee information along with character and story details. It’s unheard of for Genshin to have someone call out influence-chasing leakers and HoYoverse simultaneously while providing a details throwaway.
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