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.
Ahead of the 2.0 update, the official trailer was released.
It can be seen below:
The official Patch Notes for Genshin Impact 2.0 have not been released yet, but players can expect the following in the update:
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 Story Quests will be available for:
The Electro nation of Inazuma finally comes to Genshin Impact in version 2.0, made up of six different islands:
- Narukami Island
- Yashiori Island
- Seirai Island
- Tsurumi Island
- Watatsumi Island
Several key areas of the region include:
- Grand Narukami Shrine
- Moushoujin Gorge
- Mt. Yougou
- Inazuma City
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.