What are the Genshin Impact 2.1 leaks? The latest update's new events are starting to leak as the 2.1 beta rolls out, and it looks as if there are quite a few new bosses, festivals, and more to look forward to.
One of the key leaks points to a new fishing mechanic, along with a cooking contest, and what could be a Halloween-adjacent event taking place after the Moonchase Festival.
Here's everything we know so far about Genshin Impact 2.1 events, which were confirmed following the Livestream of August 20.
Genshin Impact Fishing
Update - August 20 - All leaks are now confirmed following the latest Livestream
Leaker Ubatcha1 posted a rundown of the fishing system and said the initial batch includes 20 fish types. These each have two types, ornamental and non-ornamental. Decorative fish are automatically sent to your Serenitea Pot and, as an identifying marker, typically jump out of the water.
The system rolls out with five different bait types, though there's no word yet on what fish are attracted to which bait.
A few leakers, including abc64, said fishing is part of the new update but didn't elaborate on how it works. Abc64 posted an image of a rod used in the fishing minigame, and Genshin Intel tweeted several images of fish. These seem to double both as collectables and furnishings.
Lunar Realm is a related event where you help an Inazuman fisherwoman catch a legendary fish. It's listed under the event menu and rewards you with Primogems, Hero's Wit, and what looks like a fishing rod, among other things, so we can reasonably assume you'll earn points for the fish you catch.
One of the rewards is the new Tuna claymore, too.
Light Caresses the Moon
Fewer details exist for this one, but it involves some kind of cooking contest between Xiangling and Keqing. It seems to include Story, Challenge, and Explore modes.
Update - July 30
Genshin Intel listed a few tidbits about the Moonchase Festival and said it will unfold across Liyue, Mondstadt, and the Dragonspine area. They said you'll seek out Moonchase Charms, which are an event-specific form of -oculus, such as the Electroculus, in addition to Mystmoon Chests.
You'll also fight enemy mobs and buff your party with special dishes cooked for the occassion.
It's not quite clear yet if the Moonchase Festival and Light Caresses the Moon are the same events. Sukuna said the festival includes challenges and a treasure chest hunt, along with cooking.
Mendacious Waves revolves around the Hydro Hypostasis Mihoyo is set to introduce in the 2.1 update on one of Inazuma's new islands. Leakers speculate the Hydro Hypostasis will drop Kokomi's Ascension items.
Update - July 30
Genshin Intel also posted some details about the arena-style event. They described it as a challenge with six stages and three difficulty levels that you'll tackle with teams of two and two buffs of your choice.
The other standout detail is that you can reportedly use trial characters that you don't have in your roster. Whether this is similar to Battlefront: Misty Dungeon and its limited stable of characters or you get free choice of any existing character remains unclear.
The event menu presents this one like a challenger's tournament of some kind, where people gather to watch champions take on waves of monsters.
Genshin Impact Spectral Secrets
Spectres are appearing throughout Inazuma, and Katheryne is recruiting adventurers to investigate the phenomenon. Genshin Intel said the event is similar to 1.3's "Vishaps and Where to Find Them," which tasked you with hunting down Vishaps in several ranked commissions.
This time, you'll hunt Specters, new elemental enemies that build up Fury when attacked, expand in size and power after reaching max Fury, and explode on defeat.
And those are all of the Genshin Impact 2.1 leaks regarding events so far, which are all confirmed now. We'll be sure to keep this post updated with the latest info as soon as it arrives. In the meantime, why not check out our Genshin Impact Aloy guide or everything we know so far about Genshin Impact Kokomi and Gorou. We've also got lists of all the Electroculus locations if you're still working your way through the 2.0 content.