The biggest Genshin Impact update since the game’s debut was announced this Friday (9). Scheduled for release on July 21, patch 2.0 brings a new Japan-inspired region — Inazuma — with more Archon Quests and new characters. The update will also include special events, garden mechanics, cross-progression support across platforms, and graphical improvements.
New region of Inazuma and new characters
The Inazuma region promises to be as big as the other two areas that already exist in Genshin Impact. While the cities of Mondstadt and Liyue are inspired by the medieval era and Chinese culture, respectively, Inazuma brings visual elements from feudal Japan, such as temples, torii gates, and pagodas — a type of tower common in Asian countries.
In the Genshin Impact Patch 2.0 trailer, you can see some buildings by Inazuma and traditional cherry trees, as well as warriors based on members of the Japanese military forces — Shogun, Samurai, and Ninja. Adventurers will arrive in the region accompanied by the character Kazuha, introduced in the game in update 1.6.
In addition to new enemies, Inazuma will introduce new characters during Archon Quests and side quests. Kamisato Ayaka is an elegant warrior who uses her katana, her fan, and the Cryo element to freeze her opponents. Yoimiya is an archer specializing in Pyro and fireworks known as the “Queen of the Summer Festival”. Finally, ninja Sayu is equipped with a giant sword and an Ameno sight.
Watch the trailer for Genshin Impact 2.0, “The Immobile Goddess and the Eternal Utopia” below:
Gardening, cross-progression, and patch 2.0 enhancements
Genshin Impact will also receive other updates in patch 2.0. Gardening mechanics will allow players to collect and plant seeds in the kingdom’s fields inside their Serenitea pots — the game’s residence system. For PS5 owners, miHoYo will include improvements to game lighting and DualSense tactile feedback.
As of July 21st, players will have the option to enable cross-progression support in Genshin Impact. That way, they will be able to pick up where they left off, even on a different platform. The feature will be available in the PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS versions of the game.