Genshin Impact players have discovered a serious issue in the game’s co-op mode with the ability to permanently remove items from the world of Teyvat. Hacking and software modding have long existed in HoYoverse’s RPG, and many of their own servers allow players to edit the game however they want. Developers regularly take legal action against players using third-party software and people distributing new content. However, recently Genshin Impact has been caught up in an even bigger destructive issue on the Chinese server.
Information recently surfaced from the Chinese Genshin Impact server that hackers are taking advantage of the Kaveh character bug and third-party hacking software to remove much of the game’s content in co-op. Deleted content is permanently removed from the player’s world, which cannot be recovered even if they reinstall the game or use other devices. HoYoverse has yet to officially comment on the vandalism phenomenon.
The contents that the above software can delete include some of the main game works of Genshin Impact. Kaveh can remove the Seven Angels, interfere with the activation of the Idols, and light up the game map. Other puzzle mechanics, such as Fontaine’s Pneuma and Ousia mechanics and the Trial of Time, can also be removed, making it impossible for players to complete challenges and receive rewards. Big bosses in the game like Childe and Azhdaha have even been “flipped” under Kaveh.
Although no official fix has been released to address the above phenomenon, the latest hack in Genshin Impact will likely see HoYoverse resort to legal action again. The developer regularly criticizes the hacker community and countless leakers, some of whom have been sued by the creator of Genshin Impact.