Genshin Impact version 2.0 launches on July 21, adding a new major city Inazuma, cross-save, three new playable characters, and more
Mihoyo has announced that Genshin Impact version 2.0 will launch on July 21 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices.
Dubbed 'The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia', this is the first major update to the free-to-play action RPG, adding the game's third (of seven) major explorable region/city in Inazuma. The update also adds cross-save functionality across all devices, three new characters, new bosses, new story, a PS5 performance update, and more.
The Genshin Impact 2.0 reveal trailer, all the details, and screenshots can be found below via Mihoyo.
Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo announced today that its popular title Genshin Impact will launch the third of the game's seven major cities on July 21, 2021. 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 and has nurtured completely different cultures, creatures, and mysteries. Meanwhile, supporting features including the highly-anticipated cross-save function across PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PC, Android, and iOS will be introduced to provide players with a more accessible and enjoyable experience.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious "Traveler," who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Starting from Version 2.0, players can explore Inazuma, as well as Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor, two of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diverse array of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further regions, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses.
Unlike Mondstadt and Liyue, Inazuma is surrounded by the sea on all sides and consists of six main islands, often accompanied by a strong sea breeze and thunderstorms. Although Inazuma is greatly affected by fleeting lightning and the Electro element, the Electro Archon who rules the area has turned to the pursuit of eternity. Throughout the adventure in Inazuma, players will be able to explore the unique cultural landscapes, 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.
Among the various new characters of Inazuma, Version 2.0 will introduce three of them as new playable characters. Kamisato Ayaka, the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan, is often conceived as dignified, elegant, wise, and strong by the locals. She has been familiar to many fans and players since closed beta testing, and will be added as a five-star Cryo sword user. Yoimiya is the other five-star character joining in Version 2.0. She’s a Pyro archer and an expert in fireworks. Known as the "Queen of the Summer Festival," Yoimiya excels in her craft of creating fireworks that symbolize people's hopes and dreams. The last character, Sayu is a new four-star ninja character who wields an Anemo Vision and a giant claymore bigger than herself.
New Boss Enemies and precious loot also await players in Inazuma. In Version 2.0, the Hypostasis family will see a new Pyro member joining - the Pyro Hypostasis. Another new boss, the Perpetual Mechanical Array which seems to have some kind of connection with the Ruin Guards in Mondstadt and Liyue will also appear in Inazuma. After its debut in Version 1.6, Maguu Kenki will also be found as a World Boss and a source for Character Level-Up Materials in Inazuma.
The Version 2.0 update will also include more new features to enhance player experience, including the long-awaited cross-save function across PlayStation®, PC, and mobile. Meanwhile, more refined character shading, Haptic Feedback support for the PlayStation®5 DualSense Controller, and more feature optimizations will be added to the game to deliver a richer visual and tactile experience to players.
Genshin Impact will premiere its third major city, Inazuma on July 21, 2021.