17 Jul 2021 1:34 PM +00:00

Everything We Know About Genshin Impact 2.1

Inazuma might be coming into sight, but Genshin Impact 2.1 is just beyond it on the horizon.

Genshin Impact 2.1 leaks have already begun surfacing, including potential banners, events, and more.

Noted leaker GenshinReport also said every new update from now through the end of the year or early 2022 will introduce a new island in Inazuma, starting with the 2.1 update.

As ever, all this is subject to change between now and the possible release date, but here's what we know so far about Genshin Impact 2.1

Read more: Why you should try and get Ayaka during 2.0

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Genshin Impact 2.1 Release Date

Following miHoYo's usual pattern of updates lasting six weeks or so, Genshin Impact 2.1 should release at the end of August or the first week of September.

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When Will New Inazuma Islands Release?

Genshin Report said miHoYo will likely release new islands in each update, with the full region likely being available either by the end of 2021 or early in 2022.

They said the new island will likely be Watatsumi Island, though that's just based on information they were given about the patch's events.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Story

That information indicated the story will introduce the Sangonomiya Resistance movement, the political group opposing Inazuma's ruler, and won't be just a "filler patch."

Genshin Impact 2.1 Banner

That same information plus the Genshin Impact 2.0 trailer also suggest Sangonomiya Kokomi (or just Kokomi for short) will headline the Genshin Impact 2.1 banner.

We know little about Kokomi so far other than she's a Hydro character - hence the bubbles floating around her - and leads the resistance movement bearing her surname. Presumably she'll be a five star character as well.

The second part of the banner may feature a Keqing rerun for a few reasons.

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Genshin Impact 2.1 Weapon

The spotlight weapon in the Genshin Impact 2.1 weapon banner is still unknown, but the four-star weapon Heart Seeker (or Starseeker) will turn up at some point.

It's said to be a sword ideal for Keqing and, like Dodoco Tales, will reportedly be free. However, there's another factor pointing to Keqing's return.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Events

The Moonchase Festival will take place during Genshin 2.1, a festival Keqing is supposed to play a role in.

It's not the only big event planned, though. In fact, Genshin Report says it's fairly small.

The major 2.1 event is reportedly something connected to the game's one-year anniversary, though we don't know much about it beyond that.

What's After Inazuma in Genshin Impact?

Genshin Report says the current plan has The Chasm region of Liyue planned for sometime soon after the Lantern Rite Festival in February. Not much is known about this area, though it could be Liyue's version of Dragonspine.

Read more: How to reach the highest point in Dragonspine