In an announcement live stream aired on Youtube, developer Mihoyo announced a new update coming to its flagship title Genshin Impact. The popular Gacha-based RPG took the world by storm when it was released in September of last year. The game so far has amassed over 21 million registrations and a 300K concurrent player count across all platforms. The update dubbed “The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia” will roll out on the 21st of July for PC, Mobile, and major consoles
Inazuma the latest region in Genshin Impact
Inazuma is an archipelago of several islands similar to Japan, the real-life counterpart it’s based on. The region houses the abode of the Electro Archon. The islands are haunted by constant storms and bolts of lightning. The Raiden Shogun residing in the Inazuma city protects the region from his castle. The region is blessed by the Electro Archon whose mountain top shrine houses the fox-faced Sakura Tree infused with his blessings. The Mikage Furnace and Kamisato Clan Estate are the other landmarks scattered around the region.
The next chapter of the story quest was also teased to be arriving in the next update.
3 New characters join the fray
Update 2.0 will introduce 3 new playable characters. The update will also release two new banners. The Heron’s Court draw featuring Ayaka, the five-star Kryo swordsman heiress to the Kamisato clan. Inazuma’s most famous pyrotechnician will also get a banner of her own, Yoimiya of the Naganohara Fireworks. Her banner, Tapestry of Golden Flames will come after Ayaka’s. Sayu the 4-star Anemo sorceress will also be obtainable through the aforementioned banner.
The new update will feature 7 new weapons. The two five-star weapons being the “Thundering Pulse” bow and the “Mistsplitter” sword. Two new artifacts the “Emblem of Severed Fate” and “Shimenawa’s Reminiscence” will buff energy recharge and attack damage respectively.
More events, bosses, and ……Gardening?
Ley Line Overflow will have a double reward boost for completing Blossom of wealth and revelations. Theater Mechanicus will also make a comeback with minor changes. Phantom Flow event will reward completion of a set of tasks over a range of difficulties. The biggest event “Thunder Sojourn” lets you collect the event currency from different tasks that can be redeemed to obtain Beidou, the pirate captain.
Inazuma is haunted by three new bosses, the shape-shifting Ruin Sentinel, the mecha swordsman Magu Kenki, and a new pyro variant Hypostasis. These bosses pose a challenge to the players and drop a variety of loot when defeated.
Dear Travelers~ Version 2.0 will introduce new Gardening Gameplay. Let’s see how it works~
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) July 14, 2021
After the completion of the “Art of Horticulture” world quest players can farm (pun intended) for artifacts and resources. Gardening requires players to buy seeds and plots of land to plant on. The designated location suitable for gardening will be marked on the map and players can reap the harvest when required.
As the popularity of Genshin Impact grows these changes continue to draw in more players while also keeping the existing player base invested