If there’s one thing that is worrisome about an online game is that its updates are discontinued. When it was teased that there will be a major update for Genshin Impact, we and most fans were extremely psyched for it. And guess what, the update promises big changes.
So from the news that we are getting, here are some of the most impactful changes and additions coming to the game on the 21st of July.
Biggest Changes We’ve Noticed About Genshin Impact’s New 2.0 Update
A Brand New Map with New Characters
The Genshin Impact character roster is already filled with awesomely designed characters and the 2.0 update will add more to it.
Characters that will be added are:
First available for the closed beta test, Ayako was revealed during the Genshin Impact live stream. She is one of the leading characters in the newly announced region, Inazuma, with a huge array of skills and abilities that focus on the Cryo element.
This adorable character is a ninja inspired character that highly resembles a Japanese badger. Officially known as the ‘Mujina Ninja’, she primarily masters the Anemo Claymore skillset. Passively, she grants her allies the ability to sneak up on in-game animals without raising any alarms.
Yoimiya is like Ayaka, a character that is related to the Inazuma region, meaning that these two characters might have a special relationship that we will find out more about when the update officially drops. But what we know so far is that, Yoimiya mains a bow and is a Pyro character. Generally, Pyro characters are well-received due to their combat abilities, so we have high expectations for Yoimiya when it comes to battles.
Plus, there is also wind circulating around social media and fan pages that there will also be new islands to be explored, mainly teased on the Version 1.6 Special Program. Islands include:
Description states, “Plants and trees grow densely over Watatsumi Island. Their color is distinct for those in other islands”.
Description states, “A mysterious island enshrouded with fog. No one has set foot here in many long years”.
Description states, “An island where some disaster seems to have occurred. Its center is consumed by an eternal storm”.
The introduction of these new areas and characters is indeed a breath of fresh air, because to be honest, as much as the existing characters are engaging, we have already become too accustomed to it.
A batch of new characters and location is just what the game needs to spruce things up.
New Artifacts and Weapons
Although we do not know the exact capabilities of these weapons and artifacts, here is a brief look at the equipment that will be available for the 2.0 update.
– Amenoma Kageuchi, a four-star katana.
– Kitain Cross Spear, although it is named as a spear, it is designed to be more of a polearm. A four-star equipment.
– Katsuragikiri Nagamasa, a four-star claymore.
– Hamayumi, a four-star bow.
– Hakushin Ring, a four-star catalyst.
– Thundering Pulse, a five-star bow.
– Mistsplitter Reforged, a five-star sword.
Note that the four-star weapons can be obtained through forging while the five-star weapons are obtained through wishes.
Two five-star artifacts were teased for the updates.
– Emblem of Severed Fate, the two-piece set will grant its wielders an additional 20% energy recharge while its four-piece set will increase elemental damage output by 25% of energy recharge.
– Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, the two-piece set will grant its wielders an additional 18% attack while its four-piece set will allow players with 15 or more energy to cast elemental attacks to gain 50% attack damage from Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack for 10 seconds.
Of course, getting 5-star equipment can be a hassle. So if you are down to spend some cash for the game, you can top up your game from our site and it is not only limited to mobile phones, we also provide top-ups for consoles like the PSN Card!
While there isn’t any concrete information on what each new event entails, the screenshots itself are good enough for us to get excited. Each event will have its own theme and its own set of rewards.
The Thunder Sojourn Event
Up to four event acts are themed around the lightning element. Rewards are:
– Crown of Insight
– Hero’s Wit
– Inazuma Talent Books
– Vayuda Turquoise Fragments
Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonders
The return of everyone’s favourite game from Liyue. The gameplay is largely similar to Liyue’s. Rewards are not yet confirmed.
A martial arts-based event. Rewards are:
– Hero’s Wit
– Mystic Enhancement Ore
– Talent Level-Up Materials
Ley Line Overflow
The main objective of this event is to make the Blossoms of Wealth and Blossoms of Revelation bloom.
While the rewards are not known yet, players can consume Original Resin to double their rewards. Double ups can only be used 3 times a day.
Players are required to team up with a treasure hunter called Ulman as he seeks for a new treasure-hunting partner.
– Hero’s Wit
– Mystic Enhancement Ore
– One of the Mini Seelie: Curcuma, Mini Seelie: Rosé, Mini Seelie: Dayflower, Mini Seelie: Viola.
Are you excited for this major update? We sure are! Although, it is important to note that these update notes are all subject to change as the patch has not been officially released, so do not assume that these changes and additions are set in stone.