Genshin Impact 2.9 Leaks, Release Date, and Everything We Know

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The big Genshin Impact 2.9 update may be a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped many leaks from making the rounds. While this info is subject to change, there’s still enough to get a solid idea of whether to expect a 2.9 update or not.

This guide will explain what we think about a Genshin Impact 2.9 update, including its likely release date and any major developments to shake up the game.

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When Is the Genshin Impact 2.9 Release Date?

Hoyoverse haven't confirmed yet whether the next patch will be Version 2.8, or the expected 3.0. Either way, the next update should drop around the 24th of August, and we'll need to wait until closer to the time to find out.

There’s a strong likelihood that Version 2.8 will be the last before Sumeru, similar to Hoyoverse skipping to 2.0 after update 1.6 last summer. Version 2.8 gave us a new take on the summer events, as well as two strong rerun banners and a new Anemo Catalyst, Shikanoin Heizou.

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What we do know, is that the next update will give us at least part of the Sumeru region, and the long-awaited introduction of Dendro, the final element.

What Will The Next Update Have In It?

There’s much less speculation about what events the update may introduce, but it will more than likely bring Sumeru, and new characters Tighnari, Collei, and Dori. It is unlikely that this would come in the 2.X updates, so all signs do point to 2.9 being skipped, and Hoyoverse heading straight to 3.0.

Some leaks have suggested that on top of the new region, there may be a new high-level area in Mondstadt. Some also say that Liyue is actually only 70% complete. Whether that’s pre- or post-Chasm is uncertain, though.

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And that's about all there is to say on the topic of the Genshin Impact 2.9 release date and leaked details. Again, take everything here with a grain of salt. Leaks are rarely concrete, and the release date simply uses the game's traditional six-week update schedule as an estimate. The 1.X series of updates didn't hit 1.9 before moving straight into 2.0, and there's every chance the same could happen here.