Release date, banners, weapons, artifacts, events, leaks, promo codes and more

Genshin Impact 2.8 is finally here and there’s already a lot to be excited about!

The upcoming update will introduce the arrival of Sumeru and the Dendro Nation.

Although there are no new 5-star characters or weapons in version 2.8, the update promises to please everyone.

With some exciting and long-awaited returns, including the return of Kazuha and Klee, Yoimiya and a new Golden Archipelago event.

Here’s everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.8 so far, including its release date, banners, events, and all the latest news.

Duration of time

Genshin Impact 2.8 has been activated July 13, 2022and it lasts until August 23, 2022if all goes according to plan.

Latest – Genshin Impact 2.8 The first set of events

Genshin Impact players have a lot of new content. The main event of version 2.8 has just started.

Players can explore new fantasy domains and collect Iridescent Flotsam tokens to exchange for Ascension materials and the 4-star Free Fischl token.

FREE FISCHL: Collect enough Flotsam Iridescent Genshin Impact and get a 4-star token for free

Spire Moon Abyssal of the Abyss Spiral has just been updated, with a new list of enemies and the chance to get 600 Primogems.

Last but not least, adventurers can start collecting Phantasmal Conches in Resonant Visions events.

Collect 16 Phantasmal Conchs to get the Ein Immernachstraum Fischl skin.

Banners Genshin Impact 2.8

Genshin Impact does not introduce a new 5-star character, instead featuring three iterations and the latest debut of a new character before Sumeru, the 4-star Anemo Sword user. Heizuaccording to the leak.

The first stage

  • Leaves in the wind will Kazuha – 5-star Anemo sword character.
  • Bright steps Replay of Klee – 5-star character Pyro Catalyst.

Both banners share the following 4-star symbols:

  • Heizou – 4-star Anemo, Catalyst user
  • Ningguang – 4-star Geo, Catalyst user
  • Toma – 4-star Pyro, Polearm user.

Flag of arms

The first set of weapons includes a catalyst and a crossbow, both reusable.

The lost prayer of the holy winds 5-star Catalyst, an interesting weapon for DPS and Sub-DPS characters

Oath to freedom the second weapon is the 5-star Banner, a powerful sword for characters that causes elemental reactions.

These 4-star weapons round out the list:

  • Favonius Lance – Polearm
  • Widsith is a catalyst
  • Rainslasher – Claymore
  • Alley Flash – Sword
  • Mitternacht waltz – bow
Banners for Genshin Impact 2.8.

Second stage banners

For the second half of Genshin Impact 2.8to come August 3, 2022it says we get a duplicate banner:

  • Tapestry of golden fire A replay of Yoimiya – the 5-star Pyro Bow hero is shown.

Second flag of arms

The second coat of arms includes a repeat of the 5-star bow, Thunder pulse, and pole

New map – GAA

For Genshin Impact 2.8, the Hoyoverse reintroduces the Golden Apple Archipelago, a temporary area that players last saw before reaching Inazuma.

There is a castle in the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact 2.8

Although the Archipelago is repetitive, we get new islands and content around it, including an abandoned castle.

The event may also give players a first look at the Nahida, which is said to be Dendro’s deadly ship Archon Kusanali.

READ MORE: Genshin Effect 2.8: Heizou Farming Guide, All Epic Materials and Talents

Genshin Effect 2.8 Events

Events in version 2.8 bring the action back to Mondstadt. Most of the story is set in the Golden Apple Archipelago, but we do know about the war problems in Dawn Winery.

Looking for a new story

  • Kazuha’s story: Acer Palmatum Chapter 1
  • Series VII Hangout. Heizou Hangout: Trap’Em by Storm

Main Event: Summer Odyssey

Kazuha, Mona, Sinyan and Fishle will be special guests in the main event.

  • GAA has secret connections with secret characters that generate unique domains based on the identity of guest characters.
  • By completing the challenge, adventurers receive the currency Iridescent Flotsam.
  • Iridescent Flotsam can be exchanged in the event shop for rewards.
    • Rewards: 4-Star Hero Fischl, Primogems, Talent Books from Mondstadt, Mora

Reminder mode

The event takes place in cooperative mode only. There are three different mini-games.

  • Convoy
    • Players must protect a floating ship until they reach their destination.
    • Along the way, they must collect coins to recharge the energy of the flying balloon while fighting Hillichurls.
  • Raid
    • Teams move into vaders and ride floating boards to fight enemies.
    • Challenges are time limited, Anemo streams that hit the boards disappear after a few seconds.
  • Below
    • Players start from very high platforms. They must fight their way down to the surface.
    • The platforms will be blocked until all enemies are defeated
    • They must fight their way down to the surface.
    • Awards: Primogems, Weapon Upgrade Materials, Heroic Wit, More.

Evermotion mechanical painting

  • In this challenge, players must solve gear puzzles to fix mechanical drawings.
  • By completing the puzzles, players will receive Evermotion mechanical drawing plans for Pot Serenitea.
    • Awards: Primogems, Mechanical Paint for Serenitea Pot, Talent Books, Mora.

Resonance shows

The event is a replay of an exploration challenge where players must collect Phantasmal shells.

  • Collecting enough Phantasmal Conchs will grant players a new skin, Fischl: Ein Immernachtstraum.
  • Rewards: Fischl skins, Primogems, weapon materials from Mondstadt, Mora.
New Skin: Fischl wears a Victorian swimsuit in her new outfit for Genshin Impact 2.8

Secret combat

While visiting the Dawn Winery, the Covenant and the Travelers notice something from the past that could threaten Mondstadt and the Winery.

  • Each stage during the battle gives a buff if the players manage to complete the challenge.
    • Stage 1: 6 blasts
    • Stage 2: 20 Reactions / Molten Reactions / Buff: 70% Electro Shred.
    • Stage 3: 20 electric reactions / buff: electric drain 70% DEF
    • Stage 4: 20 turn reactions / buff: All DMG increased by 75%
    • Stage 5: 20 Claymore hits / +50% DMG from claymore
    • Stage 6: 20 Normal Attack / Buff: 40% Normal Attack Speed
    • Stage 7: 20 frozen reactions
  • In this Battle Challenge, players will try out Diluc’s new skin, Red Dead of Knight, the first 5-star alternate outfit.
READ DEAD OF THE NIGHT: Heartfelt Skins First 5-Star Category in Genshin Impact
  • Diluch’s “Red Dead of the Night” shows her in a relaxed ponytail and a trendy new shirt. In addition, the skin will have ability effects and a new idle animation.
  • The skin is not available at the event. Instead, players must purchase it from the store.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Spiral Abyss

  • Version 2.8 marks the debut of Ruin Serpent, while Cryo Hypostasis and Thunder Manifestation return once again.
    • Check out the full list of enemies here
  • Blessings of the Moon
    • Phase 1: Characters gain Fortitude Stacks each time they enter the field, up to a maximum of 3 stacks.
      • Shockwave True DMG when characters with 3 stacks of Fortitude hit opponents with powerful attacks.
    • Phase 2: When a character triggers Swirl on an opponent, that opponent’s DEF is reduced by 12% for 10 seconds.
      • Maximum 3 stacks. The duration of each stack is calculated independently.
    • Stage 3: When normal, charged, or charged attacks hit the opponent, the DMG of that normal, charged, or charged attack is increased by 12% for 8 seconds.

How to get Diluc & Fischl skins

The last time players visited Apple’s Golden Archipelago, we got the first alternate costumes or skins in the game. Summer clothes for Jean and Barbara.

It looks like Hoyoverse is repeating the formula, releasing a new set of summer skins for Diluc and Fischl in Genshin Impact 2.8.

Alternate costumes for Fischl and Diluc in Genshin Impact
  • Fischl’s skin – Ein Immernachtstraum
    • Get this skin for free by completing challenges in the main event, Summertime Odyssey.
  • Diluc – Red Dead of Night
    • This skin is available in the in-game store for a discounted price of 1350 Genesis Crystals.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact Sumeru: Release date, character design and latest news

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