Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact 2.1

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Genshin Impact 2.0 was the largest expansion miHoYo's phenomenon has seen yet.

Still, Genshin Impact 2.1 is a substantial update to the game, adding more characters, areas to explore, bosses to fight, and items to collect.


October 4, 2021 -

Looking for information on how to complete the Moonlight Seeker Event: Path of Gentle Breezes challenge?

Click here to read more.

September 30, 2021 -

Genshin Impact thanks Travelers with Letter and Free Primogems

September 28, 2021 -

Trail of Delicacies Event

Learn how you can get the Emperor's Balm refinement material for the 4-star claymore, Luxurious Sea-Lord weapon.

September 21, 2021 -

Kokomi is now available in Genshin Impact!

Check out her best build here.

September 20, 2021 -

Spectral Secrets went live yesterday, allowing players to earn Primogems from special expeditions.

Players now have to complete a "pre-quest" in order to unlock S-Rank expeditions.

Septmeber 17, 2021 -

Kokomi's Banner leaked!

Genshin Impact Kokomi banner
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September 10, 2021 -

Lunar Realm, Genshin Impact fishing event starts soon

Get those fishing rods ready!

It is time to fish for a chance to earn an exclusive new Fishing Rod!

Other updates:

Genshin Impact 2.1 Fishing Guide: All baits, rods, and exchange store rewards

Genshin Impact Engraved Wishes Anniversary Event

Genshin Impact Character Tier List Update!

Genshin Impact 2.1 Patch Notes

miHoYo has released the official Genshin Impact 2.1 Patch Notes, which include all the updates coming to the newest update.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Release Date

Gesnhin Impact 2.1 launched September 1, 2021.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Character Banners

The following characters are available in Genshin Impact 2.1, running in two separate Character Event Banners.

  • Character Event Banner One
    • Raiden Shogun, 5-Star Electro Polearm
    • Kujou Sara, 4-Star Electro Bow-user
    • Sucrose, 4-Star Anemo Catalyst
    • Xiangling, 4-Star Pyro Polearm
  • Character Event Banner Two
    • Kokomi, 5-Star Hydro Catalyst-user
    • Unknown
    • Unknown
    • Unknown

The first Character Event Banner is currently live, and the second one is expected to release around September 22nd.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Bosses

Genshin Impact La Signora
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Genshin Impact fans will find several new bosses in Genshin Impact 2.1, including La Signora, a Hydro Hypostasis, and the Thunder Manifestation.

Genshin Impact 2.1 New Locations

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The Watatsumi and Seirai Islands arrived in Genshin Impact 2.1, part of the nation of Inazuma.

These islands will be located to the west and southeast of the currently available islands of Inazuma.

Genshin New Features

Fishing has come to Genshin Impact!

There are several different rods available for players to use in designated bodies of water, each of which can be equipped with different bait crafted at Alchemy Tables.

Genshin Impact 2.1 launched with over 20 fish, some of which are ornamental and can be placed into ponds in a player's Serenitea Pot.

Genshin Impact's 1 Year Anniversary

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Genshin Impact 2.1 will include a celebration of the game's one-year anniversary, offering players the opportunity to earn up to 10 Intertwined Fates.

Other celebrations include the construction of a six-and-a-half-foot-tall Paimon statue built of player messages and an online orchestral concert!

Available Platforms

The update applies to PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, and Android.

There is still no official release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.

READ MORE: How much storage space will you need spare for Genshin Impact 2.0

Nintendo Switch Release

Originally, a Nintendo Switch port of the game was supposed to launch in September 2020, 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.

With Genshin Impact 2.0 out in the wild, there is still no word on when fans will be able to get their hands on the Switch version.

As of right now, it is not expected a Genshin Impact Switch port will be happening anytime soon.

Rumors have been spreading that miHoYo may be waiting for the release of the Switch Pro, with the developer possibly having issues with a Switch port due to the limited power of Nintendo's console compared to the resource needs of Genshin Impact.

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