Genshin Impact – Update 2.0 ‘The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia’Published July 19, 2021
Set to be released in just a few days, the next update for Genshin Impact is going to add new characters, weapons, artifacts, events, features and areas. Read here for more information!
Readers will note that the last update for Genshin Impact was 1.6 and is probably wondering why the next update won’t be 1.7 and is skipping ahead to 2.0, and the answer is pretty simple: the upcoming 2.0 update will be a massive one. July 21st is expected to be a significant date in Genshin Impact history as this will be without a doubt the largest update the game will receive since the game was launched in September of 2020.
First, we should start with the very hyped new area being added to the game, Inazuma. This new region appears to be very directly inspired by Japan, as the name ‘Inazuma’ means ‘lightning’ in Japanese, and many of the subregions within Inazuma also have names very reminiscent of Japanese, such as islands named ‘Narukami’, ‘Yashiori’, and ‘Tsurumi’. Additionally, it appears that this new region is a chain of islands, similar to Japan.
This new update will also include three new heroes, all of whom will be from the nation of Inazuma. The first is a five-star cryo-elemental sword-user called Kamisato Ayaka, a four-star anemo elemental claymore-user named Sayu, and finally, a five-star pyro-elemental bow-user named Yoimiya. The new region of Inazuma will be filled with lots of new NPCs to meet, including the electro-elemental Archon (in the world of Genshin Impact, these are powerful god-like beings) called Baal, who is also the leader of Inazuma.
There will also be about a half-dozen new weapons added in the next update. Here is a basic list including descriptions and how they can be obtained:
- Amenoma Kageuchi – four-star sword – obtained through crafting
- Hamayumi – four-star bow – obtained through crafting
- Hakushin Ring – four-star catalyst – obtained through crafting
- Katsuragikiri Nagamasa – four-star claymore – obtained through crafting
- Kitain Cross Spear – four-star polearm – obtained through crafting
- Mistsplitter Reforged – five-star sword – obtained by gacha
- Thundering Pulse – five-star bow – obtained by gacha
There will also be at least two new five-star artifacts added to the game. The first is the ‘Emblem of Severed Fate’, which adds +20% to energy recharge in the two-piece set, and in the four-piece set, which increases elemental burst damage by as much as 75%. The second is called ‘Shimenamawa’s Reminiscence’, which in the two-piece set adds a simple +18% to attack, while in the four-piece set, which spends energy to buff normal/charge/plunging attack damage by 50% when an elemental skill is used.
It’s generally accepted that there will be several new events. One that has been confirmed is a four-week-long event called “Thunder Sojourn” in which players will complete challenges in order to be rewarded with a special currency that can be redeemed for prizes. There may also be some other events that are either new or are a revamped version of an older event. These include events called ‘Phantom Flow’, ‘Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonders’, ‘Lost Riches’, and ‘Lay Line Overflow’.
This is only a brief overview of some of the more important and exciting aspects of the next update for Genshin Impact. We expect that we likely left out some things because there is just so much ground to cover. We’re really excited to see what new adventures await players. We can hardly wait!
Genshin Impact features an open-world environment and active battle system and is currently available on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and Windows. Plans have been made to release the game on Nintendo Switch, but there is no official announcement on when that may be.