20 Jul 2021 9:33 AM +00:00

Genshin Impact 2.0: Everything We Know

When is Genshin Impact 2.0 releasing? Sooner than you may think, as it happens.

The game's next major update, 2.0, is expected to add new characters (including an electro version of the protagonist), new bosses, new quests, and a whole new region to explore in Inazama.

The update will also finally enable cross-save, meaning players can pick up where they left off when playing on console, PC, or mobile.

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Genshin Impact 2.0 Release Date

The update arrives later today, July 20th - but there's a sizeable chunk of server maintenance to deal with.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Inazuma

The upcoming Version 2.0 update, "The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia" will take players to the brand-new Inazuma region, located across the sea. This area is ruled by the Electro Archon, Baal, and has nurtured completely different cultures, creatures, and mysteries. With distinct landscapes and cultures, this area will bring a massive amount of stories, coming as Archon and Side Quests.

Unlike Mondstadt and Liyue, Inazuma is surrounded by the sea on all sides and consists of six
main islands. Throughout the adventure in Inazuma, players will be able to explore the unique stories, secrets, and historical connections to Inazuma and the Electro Archon on each of the different islands, as well as the answers to eternity from the Electro Archon herself.

New Boss Enemies and precious loot also await players in Inazuma. A new Pyro member joining, another new boss called the Perpetual Mechanical Array and the Maguu Kenki will also be found as a World Boss and a source for Character Level-Up Materials in Inazuma.

Inazuma Map

Genshin_Intel posted a map of the Inazuma region and where it sits in relation to the rest of Teyvat.

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Image showing the Inazuma island chain in Genshin Impact
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Image showing where the Inazuma region sits in relation to the rest of the Genshin Impact map
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Genshin Impact 2.0 Characters

Three new playable characters Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu join the character roster of Genshin Impact.

The first character, Kamisato Ayaka, has been familiar to many players since closed beta and will be added as a five-star Cryo sword user. The princess of the Kamisato House and daughter of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan from Inazuma, she works in tandem with her elder brother and the current head of the clan, Kamisato Ayato.

Yoimiya is the other five-star character joining in Version 2.0. A talented pyrotechnician and the current owner of Naganohara Fireworks, Yoimiya is also known as the "Queen of the Summer Festival", and a household name in Inazuma. Various celebrations held in Inazuma City every year all have elaborate firework displays created by her, where her exuberant creativity and passion for her craft always leave people pleasantly surprised.

The last character, Sayu is a new four-star ninja character who wields an Anemo Vision and a giant claymore bigger than herself. She’s a sort of younger “sister” for Yoimiya and Ayaka, and a mischievous girl that always ends up in trouble and doing whatever she wants, even if she isn’t supposed to.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Weapons

Genshin_Intel posted information about a new set of craftable weapons similar to the Billet series.

It's the Bakufu set and requires:

  • Northlander Weapon Billet
  • 50 Amethyst Chunk (added in 2.0)
  • 50 White Iron Chunk
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The Bakufu weapons are:

  • Amenoma Kagueta Blade
  • Kitain Cross Spear
  • Demon-Slayer Bow
  • White Dragon Ring
  • Katsuragi's Slasher

Genshin Impact 2.0 - Other changes

  • Enhanced character shading.
  • Haptic Feedback Support added to the PS5 version.
  • Additional Serenitea Pot functions including a gadget to collect seeds and plant in the "fields" in your realm.
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Spiral Abyss 2.0

Genshin_Intel also had some new information on changes to the Spiral Abyss.

Phase 1: Characters at full energy who perform normal, charged, and plunging attacks will decrease enemy defense by 7% for 10 seconds. Effect stacks five times

Phase 2: Gaining an Elemental orb releases a shockwave every four seconds

Genshin Impact Cross-Save

If you've been waiting to take your roster of characters with you, then we have good news - according to developer MiHoYo, update 2.0 will finally enable cross-save.

The update will allow players to link their PSN account to a MiHoYo account to be able to pick up on any platform.