Genshin Impact 4.4 update has sparked controversy, leading to calls for a boycott by top content creators.
Controversy has struck the world of Genshin Impact with its latest 4.4 update. The backlash is rooted in the dissatisfaction of players, especially in China, with the rewards offered during the official livestream for version 4.4, which failed to meet expectations.
This has led to a significant drop in followers on the game’s official Douyin and Bilibili accounts and a wave of 1-star ratings.
Amid this turmoil, many popular Genshin Impact content creators have voiced their strong disapproval. Tectone, a well-known Genshin Impact content creator with over 783k subscribers on YouTube, expressed his frustration by revealing that he won’t be playing Genshin Impact 4.4.
“Games are meant to be for fun… if you’re playing the game and feeling disrespected… stop playing the game, rate it one star on the App Store, and don’t pull on Xinyan,” Tectone advised, highlighting the community’s disappointment and the perceived neglect from HoYoverse, the game’s developer.
Biimow, another popular Genshin Impact creator on YouTube, recently announced a boycott of the update, urging fans to follow suit: “We deserve better… it’s not okay to be silent and just sit in our own small bubbles,” Biimow passionately stated.
The response from fans has been overwhelmingly supportive, with many rallying behind the boycott.
Comments like “Remember to vote it with your wallet” and “Finally, content creators are starting to wake up to how mistreated we’ve been” exemplify the community’s sentiment.
The frustration isn’t limited to international players. In China, the situation appears even more intense. The discontent and allegations against HoYoverse for using bot accounts to maintain follower counts on Bilibili have only added fuel to the fire.
HoYoverse’s silence on the issue has left the player base uncertain about the future direction and responsiveness of the developers. Will they address the community’s concerns, or will this be another moment that fades into the background?