The Genshin Impact 2.1 release date is nearly here! Read below to find out when you can play Genshin Impact 2.1 and all we know about what will be included in the new Genshin Impact 2.1 update!
Genshin Impact 2.1 Release Date - When Can I Play Genshin Impact 2.1?
The Genshin Impact 2.1 release date is September 1, 2021. This is obviously not long away, so it looks likely that the update will release on time!
Genshin Impact 2.1 New Locations
Two new islands of Inazuman will be added in the Genshin Impact 2.1 update:
Watatsumi Island – An area dominated by Sangonomiya Kokomi’s resistance army and the Sangonomiya Shrine.
Seirai Island – An island enveloped by a perpetual thunderstorm that has warped the region’s geography.
Genshin Impact 2.1 New Characters
Genshin Impact 2.1 First Banner Characters
The first banner will contain the playable characters Kujo Sara and Raiden Shogun. These characters will be playable on the release date of Genshin Impact 2.1.
Genshin Impact 2.1 Second Banner Characters
The second banner will contain the playable character Kokomi. It is not known exactly when this will be available.
Horizon Zero Dawn Genshin Impact 2.1 Crossover!
For PlayStation gamers only (at this stage) Aloy, the main character from the Horizon series (including the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West) will be a playable character in Genshin Impact 2.1. Aloy will be a five-star bow user (as you’d expect) and absolutely free. Although Aloy will be a Genshin Impact 2.1 PlayStation exclusive, the next update (Genshin Impact 2.2) will feature Aloy as a playable character for all platforms, not just PlayStation.
Genshin Impact 2.1 New Features & Events (Spoiler Warning!)
Genshin Impact 2.1 New Weapons
Two new weapons were revealed in the Genshin Impact 2.1 trailer: Engulfing Lighting and Everlasting Moonglow. The first was a polearm/glaive type weapon whilst the second resembled a circular throwing weapon – both were styled similarly in purple and gold. We don’t have any further details on either of these weapons yet but we were promised more would be revealed by the developers.
Genshin Impact 2.1 New Bosses
Trounce Domain Boss Signora was revealed, in both her regular form and her flame form (the latter being particularly amazing looking in our opinion). Additionally, two new overworld bosses were revealed – Hydro Hypostasis (water-based if you couldn’t guess) and Thunder Manifestation (lightning-based). The animations of all three new Genshin Impact bosses looked amazing!
Genshin Impact 2.1 Fishing
Genshin Impact 2.1 fishing is real! Within the new update, you will be given a fishing rod within one of the new events. Whatever fish you catch with it can be used for cooking or, alternatively, grown in the Serenitea Pot to be used to gain rewards at Fishing Associations.
Genshin Impact 2.1 Events
The three new events we know about in the Genshin Impact 2.1 update are as follows (more have yet to be revealed):
Lunar Realm – Presumably the event in which you first receive your fishing rod, this Genshin Impact 2.1 events event takes the form of a quest in which you must find and catch the mythical Lunar Leviathan fish.
Moonlight Merriment – This is a treasure hunting quest, which heavily features the playable Electro character Keqing.
Hyakunin Ikki – An event in which you take part in a fighting tournament in Inazuma City.