Genshin Impact’s first massive content expansion will arrive on July 21 and will feature the third major city, Inazuma, along with new quests, characters, cross-progression between platforms, and several other upgrades in Update 2.0. All this and more was announced earlier today on Genshin Impact’s Special Program.
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.
Genshin Impact 2.0 - Three new 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 - Cross-progression among PS5, PS4, PC, Android, and iOS
The highly-anticipated cross-save function across PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PC, Android, and iOS will be introduced. This a very welcomed support feature since the cross-progression will provide a more accessible experience in any context while helping them to retain their independent progress.
Genshin Impact 2.0 - Other changes
- Enhanced character shading.
- Haptic Feedback Support added to PS5 version.
- Additional Serenitea Pot functions including a gadget to collect seeds and plant in the "fields" in your realm.