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Genshin Impact review bombed after miHoYo's dreadful anniversary celebration

Players from all around the world are showing outrage towards Genshin’s first-year celebration, with a massive review bombing on Google Play.
Genshin Impact review bombed after miHoYo's dreadful anniversary celebration

Genshin Impact is celebrating its first anniversary since launching worldwide, however, the game’s festivities have come under fire as players from all around the world are criticizing its developers, miHoYo, after the disappointing set of events and rewards they announced to celebrate Genshin’s birthday.

Genshin Impact 1st Year Celebration
Since its release, Genshin Impact has become one of the most played RPGs worldwide, with over 40 characters and three regions available. (Picture: miHoYo)

While most players have voiced their complaints on social media in the last few days, frustration and outrage continue to grow especially as miHoYo has maintained silence around the matter, reportedly deleting or censoring most complaints within the game and on Genshin’s official Reddit.

Now, as a response to censoring treatment from miHoYo, players have begun a massive review bombing on Genshin’s Google Play page.

As of this writing, Genshin Impact’s Play Store rating is now sitting at an unbelievable 1.9 out of 5, a steep decline from the game’s original 4.6 score before today’s backlash movement.

Genshin Impact Google Play review bombing
In the last few hours, the game's Google Play score has nosedived to the floor. (Picture: miHoYo)

As expected, most of the 1-star reviews are linked to miHoYo’s poor anniversary response, while others are mostly focused on aspects such as the game’s performance, and some more just have no comments at all aside from the grade.

The way things are looking, the score will continue to nosedive even more, with the only hope in stopping it being Google's review policy which forbids inaccurate, repeat, and otherwise misleading reviews.

Players have also turned their attention to the game’s official Discord servers, where they have been spamming all chats with fallen Qiqi stickers, forcing the servers’ mod to put a server-wide cooldown of up to thirty minutes per message.

So far, miHoYo hasn’t released an official statement around the matter, but as it seems, players won’t stop this backlash until the developers make something worthy of the game’s first anniversary, and with the anniversary concert and the 2.2 Special Program coming up, things could get a little crazier.


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Featured image via Reddit.