Genshin Impact 2.8: Leaks, Character Banners, Weapons & Latest News

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Genshin Impact 2.8 is still on the way, but we can start raising our expectations with exciting news coming from official sources and data miners.

Version 2.8 will be the last update before the arrival of Sumeru, the Dendro Nation. So we can expect the first glimpse of what is coming next in the game.

In the meantime, here's everything we know so far about Genshin Impact 2.8.


Genshin Impact 2.8 Release Date

If Hoyoverse is back on track, we expect Genshin Impact 2.8 to go live on July 13, 2022, lasting until August 24, 2022.

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It seems this is the final date, as Hoyoverse announced that Genshin Impact 2.7 will be 6 weeks long.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Character Banners

Version 2.8 will be packed with reruns. Players have been waiting for these characters for months.

Kazuha, the 5-star Anemo, is one of the most popular and powerful characters. Suitable for most teams, coincidentally, Kazuha debuted during version 1.6 along with the Golden Apple Archipelago.

The other returning characters, Klee and Yoimiya, belong to the Pyro Element, and both have an affinity for explosions.

But perhaps the biggest news is the arrival of Heizou. Thanks to drip marketing, now we know Heizou is an Anemo 4-star character, most likely the first Male Catalyst user.


New Region

For Genshin Impact 2.8, Hoyoverse is reintroducing the Golden Apple Archipelago, a temporary region that was the transition from Liyue to Inazuma.

Even though the Archipelago will be back, we are receiving new islands and mechanisms, possibly introducing some map items we will see in Sumeru.

New Skins

The last time players visit the Golden Apple Archipelago, we get the first alternative outfits. The summer attires for Jean and Barbara. It seems Hoyoverse is repeating the formula.

New skins for Diluc and Fischl have been in the making for a while. There is a possibility they will be finally launched during the version 2.8

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Events

The events in version 2.8 are bringing back the action to Mondstadt. Most of the stories are located in the Golden Apple Archipelago, but we have news of a combat challenge taking place in the Dawn Winery.

  • New Story Quest
    • We will receive a new hangout event and a story quest based on two Anemo characters:
    • Shikanoin Heizou Hang Out event
    • Kazuha Story Quest: Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act I.
  • A Summer Sea Sojourn
  • The event will be divided into different mini-games:
    • Evermotion Mechanical Painting: In this challenge, players must solve painting puzzles.
      • The Reminiscent Regimen: This challenge has three themes: Convoy, Raid, and Abseil, and players will complete time challenges.
  • Surfpiercer Challenge: This challenge is a Waveriders competition that can be played in Co-Op mode.

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