Genshin Impact version 2.8 launches on July 13, adding more events to the Golden Apple Archipelago, Shikanoin Heizou, new outfits for Diluc & Fischl, and more

HoYoverse has announced that Genshin Impact version 2.8 will launch on July 13 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices.

Dubbed "Summer Fantasia", giving the The Golden Apple Archipelago  a new makeover with new island areas to explore. Update 2.8 also introduces a new 4-star melee catalyst user Shikanoin Heizou, new outfits for Diluc & Fischl, and well as new story content featuring Kazuha, Xinyan, & Mona.

The codes to go along with today's announcement are:

  • DTNVKAWBWSF5
  • WANVJAFAXTER
  • HA6C2AFBXSZV

The Genshin Impact 2.8 trailer, all the details, and screenshots can be found below via HoYoverse.

Today, global interactive entertainment brand HoYoverse announced Genshin Impact Version 2.8, "Summer Fantasia," will be released on July 13, 2022. The Golden Apple Archipelago will greet Travelers again with brand-new areas, engaging stories, intriguing puzzles and treasures, and various island recreations. Meanwhile, Diluc and Fischl will sport fresh looks in their new outfits, while Kaedahara Kazuha and a bunch of old friends will be revisiting along with the new playable character Shikanoin Heizou.

The coming update will start the big Summertime Odyssey seasonal event in the company of Fischl, Xinyan, Kaedahara Kazuha and Mona. The Golden Apple Archipelago has undergone a drastic makeover, adding new realms, extensive exploration gameplay, more treasure chests, and unexpected storylines about the Traveler’s companions. Those who experience these thrilling adventures may then have a chance to recruit the four-star playable character Fischl for free.

The Golden Apple Archipelago also offers refreshing island recreations whether players journey solo or with friends. During the “Resonating Visions” event, players may collect special conches carrying tales and messages, and redeem Fischl’s new outfit. With the latest co-op event “Reminiscent Regimen,” players can set sail with friends together and complete various challenges at sea.

Meanwhile on land, Diluc, Kaedehara Kazuha, and the new playable four-star Shikanoin Heizou will receive events and stories of their own. Diluc will receive a new outfit featuring a distinctive look, new idle animation, and new effects, available in-store at a limited-time discount. The outfit also carries its back story that can be found in the “Hidden Strife” challenge event. Another character Kaedehara Kazuha is also ready to reveal more about himself with the first chapter of his Story Quest opening soon. Besides, his friend Shikanoin Heizou, a young genius crime solver for the Tenryou Commission, will premiere in Version 2.8. And players are welcome to join Heizou in being a detective for a day in his Hangout Event.

In combat, Shikanoin Heizou is noteworthy for being the first melee catalyst user in the game. He can deal Ameno damage with powerful strikes and kicks, and he can even cause extra elemental damage to enemies affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro. Heizou will be available in the Event Wishes of Kaedehara Kazuha’s and Klee’s rerun in the early phase of Version 2.8. Yoimiya’s Event Wish will be available in the later phase of the update.

Genshin Impact Version 2.8 will be arriving on July 13. With cross-save and cross-play, players can enjoy their adventure across PlayStation, PC, Android, and iOS. The game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS.  For more information and updates, please visit Genshin Impact's official website (genshin.hoyoverse.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Genshin Impact Version 2.8
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