Several Genshin Impact players have tried using various cheats since the game was released in September 2020. These cheats can have a variety of detrimental effects, from giving God mode to having all of the game's items.
Nevertheless, cheats in Genshin Impact seem to fly under the radar, despite the game's relatively small community. The main reason behind this is probably the fact that there isn't much in-game interaction between players as the game is more focused on a single-player experience.
Three people who were caught selling Genshin Impact cheats back in 2021 have now been sentenced to up to four years in jail, according to a popular Chinese finance website named finance.sina. The perpetrators of the cheating have apparently sold over 40k access keys for their software, and have earned an illegal income of roughly $300,000. A recent Reddit thread revealed that the person most responsible for the cheating received a four-year prison sentence along with a 50-k fine.
Another accomplice received 3 years and 10 months in prison for the same offense, while a third helpeder received the least severe punishment, which included 1.5 years in prison and a ten-fold fine. A large part of the community is still surprised by how severe the punishment is considering that the game has no PvP modes.
Despite HoYoverse's displeasure at having an infinite amount of Primogems, a few fans have pointed out that some forms of cheating such as having an infinite amount of Primogems may be considered as direct stealing from HoYoverse, especially if the cheat is spread over 40k players. Despite HoYoverse's displeasure at their content being leaked before their live stream events, it's safe to say that there can be many downsides to le
A hacker was fined $78.000 for leaking footage of the Genshin Impact 2.5 beta phase a couple of months ago. Apparently, one of the leaks contained their unique identification, which has enabled HoYoverse to track them down. However, most of the leakers have continued to post game content.
Genshin Impact is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. A Switch version is in the works.