Genshin Impact 2.0 is finally live for everyone

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The massive Genshin Impact 2.0 update is finally here, and it is the largest Genshin Impact update to date!

It brings the new Inazuma region, as well as many new characters, weapons, items, bosses, events, and more for fans to dive into.

Here's everything you need to know about the new Genshin Impact Update 2.0, including what arrives as part of it.

Latest - Genshin Impact 2.0 Is Live Now

The Genshin Impact 2.0 update arrived on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the following times:

  • 11 p.m. BST (July 20)
  • 6 p.m. EST
  • 3 p.m. PST

There was some extended maintenance that meant the update was delayed slightly, but it is live now.

2.0 Trailer

Ahead of the 2.0 update, the official trailer was released.

It can be seen below:

Patch Notes

The official Patch Notes for Genshin Impact 2.0 have not been released yet, but players can expect the following in the update:

New Characters

Three new characters join Genshin Impact in the 2.0 update:

  • Ayaka: 5-Star Cryo Sword
  • Yoimiya: 5-Star Pyro Bow
  • Sayu: 4-Star Anemo Claymore

New Bosses and Enemies

One new boss will join the ranks of the currently available Genshin Impact bosses, and one boss will be moving locations.

  • Pyro Hypostasis
  • Maguu Kenki (Will move from the Golden Apple Archipelago to Inazuma)

New Quests

New Story Quests will be available for:

  • Ayaka
  • Yoimiya

New Region

The Electro nation of Inazuma finally comes to Genshin Impact in version 2.0, made up of six different islands:

  • Narukami Island
  • Kannazuka
  • Yashiori Island
  • Seirai Island
  • Tsurumi Island
  • Watatsumi Island

Several key areas of the region include:

  • Grand Narukami Shrine
  • Moushoujin Gorge
  • Tatarasuna
  • Mt. Yougou
  • Inazuma City
  • Ritou

New Domains

Several new Domains arrive with Inazuma:

  • Momiji-Dyed Court
  • Violet Court
  • Court of Flowing Sands
  • Empty Boat Of A Thousand Gates
  • Shakkei Pavilion
  • Formation Estate

New Events

Genshin Impact 2.0 will introduce two new events while also rerunning several popular events from previous updates:

  • Thunder Sojourn
  • Phantom Flow
  • Theater Mechanicus Rerun
  • Lost Riches Rerun
  • Ley Line Overflow Rerun

New Weapons and Artifacts

The release of Inazuma also features new weapons and artifacts:

  • 5-Star Weapons
    • Mistsplitter Reforged (Sword)
    • Thundering Pulse (Bow)
  • 4-Star Weapons
    • Hakushin Ring (Catalyst)
    • Amenoma Kageuchi (Sword)
    • Hamayumi (Bow)
    • Kitain Cross Spear (Polearm)
    • Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (Claymore)

The new artifact sets are called:

  • Emblem of Severed Fate
  • Shimenawa's Reminiscence

New Features

Genshin Impact 2.0 is also releasing a slew of new features, including:

  • Inazuma City Reputation
  • Mystic Offering (Artifact Trade-In)
  • Serenitea Pot Gardening
  • Epitomized Path (Choosing 5-Star Weapon Wish Pulls)

Nintendo Switch Release Date

A Nintendo Switch port of the game was expected to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.

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BOTW CLONE ON SWITCH?: Genshin Impact has been announced for the system, but no release date has been given.

Unfortunately, this version was delayed, and so far, there has been no official release date set.

Rumors are circulating that miHoYo is having trouble getting the game to run smoothly on Nintendo's current hardware and may be awaiting the announcement and release of the Nintendo Switch Pro.

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Genshin Impact - All You Need To Know

Genshin Impact has been an utter revelation since it launched.

This open-world action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo was derided when first revealed.

This free, multiplayer, and fully cross-platform game is arguably one of the biggest break-out hits from 2020.


Whilst it might not be coming to Xbox or Nintendo Switch anytime soon, it's certainly grown a massive fanbase very quickly!

A grasp of the character tier list will also stand you in good stead.

Or if you want some free stuff, we've got a page with Genshin Impact Promo Codes that's worth bookmarking too.

Looking to the future, we should start hearing more about the next Genshin Impact 2.0 update pretty soon since so many details have already leaked ahead of time.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Genshin Impact page.