Genshin Impact to give away free Primogems after winning Best Mobile Game

By Kenneth Williams


Dec 10, 2021

Reading time: 2 min

Genshin Impact has won another game award, and that means free Primogems for everyone.

Genshin Impact is the winner of Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2021. The category included several anticipated titles, but miHoYo’s open-world gacha came out on top. In addition to a new meme about the game’s pronunciation, players will enjoy 1,600 free Primogems to celebrate the award.

Genshin Impact wins Beset Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2021

Best Mobile Game is dedicated to determining the most successful phone game of the year.

Genshin Impact has had a very successful year with several popular characters and the launch of the newest region Inazuma. Genshin Impact is notably a special case, as the game is available on PC and PlayStation as well. Other nominations for the Best Mobile Game award included League of Legends: Wild Rift and Pokémon Unite.

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The Game Awards also gave a sneak peek at the upcoming Liyue character Yun Jin. Fans only got a brief look at the very end of a trailer focused on upcoming geo five-star Arataki Itto. Based on leaks and early reports, Yun Jin will most likely become available in version 2.4 during the second Lantern Rite Festival. She will most likely debut alongside fellow new vision user Shenhe.

How to claim Best Mobile Game rewards in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact developer miHoYo has announced a special reward to celebrate the game’s recognition at The Game Awards. Fans will receive 1,600 Primogems, which is equivalent to 10 wishes. This is great news for anyone saving up for Arataki Itto or the new four-star character Gorou.

The free Primogems will be distributed through the in-game mail system between December 11 and December 14. Combined with the Primogems from the PlayStation Partners Awards, Genshin fans will receive a total of 2,000 Primogems from this year’s awards season.

Mispronunciation spawns “Jenshin Impact” meme

The Best Mobile Game award was presented by guest host Aerial Powers. The WNBA star was likely not very familiar with the game so she, unfortunately, pronounced the G in Genshin as a J. It’s an understandable mistake, but that hasn’t stopped the community from latching on to the pronunciation. Excited fans even got Jenshin Impact to trend on social media.

The name is usually pronounced with a hard “G” sound at the beginning of Genshin. This is a fairly easy mistake to make for someone who hasn’t played the game before.

The name Genshin Impact is based on miHoYo’s first gacha game Honkai Impact. The word “genshin” refers to someone who has the ability to become a god but has not achieved it yet. In-game, this refers to vision users. The closest English translation would be allogene, a word from the gnostic texts. Genshin Impact is heavily inspired by ancient gnosticism.


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