It’s Summertime Once More; Genshin Impact Version 2.8 Releasing This Month

This morning, during the Special Program, developer HoYoverse revealed the sixteenth Version Update for Genshin Impact, Summer Fantasia, will be available on July 13, 2022. This time, the Golden Apple Archipelago, a limited-time area that was previously available in

Version 1.6 will return 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.

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Golden Apple Archipelago 2

Here’s what you can expect in this Version Update:

  • The Golden Apple Archipelago returns! Enjoy brand-new areas, engaging stories, intriguing puzzles, and treasures in this limited-time area.
  • Kaedehara Kazuha, Klee, and Yoimiya all return with reprint rate-up banners. Shikanoin Heizou, a new Anemo catalyst, will join the cast in those two banners.
  • The seventh wave of Hangout Events will be coming soon. This time, players will be able to join the new character Heizou in his typical detective work.
  • Kaedehara Kazuha will have his first Story Quest, where players can learn more about him.
  • Tag along with your friends in the brand new “Reminiscent Regimen” co-op event, where you can set sail with friends together and complete various challenges at sea.

The new character, Shikanoin Heizou, is an Anemo catalyst, but he’s also the first melee catalyst user in the game. He can deal Ameno damage with powerful strikes and kicks and 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 1st phase of Version 2.8 and on Yoimiya’s Event Wish, available in the 2nd phase of the update.

This update will feature brand-new costumes for both Fischl and Diluc. Fischl’s outfit can be obtained for free by collecting enough conches at the Resonating Visions event, and Diluc’s outfit can be purchased from the Shop utilizing Genesis Crystals.

Fischl outfit

Diluc outfit

Furthermore, a teaser trailer showing the brand-new Sumeru region was revealed by the Japanese Twitter account:

We will be sure to keep you detailed on more details regarding Version 2.8.

You can watch the official trailer for Version 2.8 below:

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. Genshin Impact’s Version 2.8 update will be arriving on July 13, 2022. With the cross-save and cross-play functions, players can enjoy their adventure across PlayStation, PC, Android, and iOS.


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