Today MiHoYo revealed Genshin Impact’s version 2.1, titled “Floating Under the Moonlight.”
The update, which will launch on September 1, includes three new playable characters that you can get (plus Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn if they’re on PlayStation, other players will get her in version 2.2) alongside plenty of seasonal event rewards.
The story of Inazuma will come to its conclusion, while two more islands will be added.
You can check out the trailer and relevant screenshots below.
Here’s another description of the update with plenty of details on what to expect.
“Following the massive expansion released in Version 2.0, the main storyline revolving around the Traveler, the Electro Archon, various factions, and the people of Inazuma will come to an end in the final chapter of Inazuma’s Archon Quest with Version 2.1. As the story unfolds, players will be able to visit Watatsumi Island, home to the resistance forces with beautiful dreamlike scenery, and Seirai Island, a place of desolation shrouded in perpetual storms. More boss enemies, including the Hydro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifestation, and the new Trounce Domain Boss Signora also await players ahead.
Meanwhile, three important Inazuma characters Raiden Shogun, Sangonomiya Kokomi, and Kujou Sara will be joining as new playable characters. Story Quests for the Raiden Shogun and Kokomi will also be available. The Raiden Shogun will be joining as a five-star Electro polearm user who can deal massive damage and provide helpful buffs to the team. Sangonomiya Kokomi, the Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island and leader of the resistance forces, will be joining as another five-star character. Wielding the power of Hydro and a catalyst, she can provide a great amount of healing to teammates. Last but not least is Kujou Sara, the bold and decisive general of the Tenryou Commission loyal to the Shogun. She can deal solid Electro ranged attacks with her bow and provide buffs to her teammates.
Outside Inazuma, the Moonchase Festival is coming in the following season. This is a time when friends and families in Liyue gather around, make a toast, and enjoy local delicacies every autumn. During the festival, players will reunite with Keqing and Xiangling, cooking and tasting local foods and recipes, and explore the origins of this ancient traditional festival in Liyue Harbor. Those who’re fond of treasures will be glad to embark on a big treasure hunt across Liyue, Mondstadt, and Dragonspine in the Moonlight Seeker event. By participating, players can get rewards and exchange for useful resources, including the new four-star claymore Luxurious Sea-Lord to max refinement. In addition, players may also claim in-game rewards and up to 10 Intertwined Fate in the new daily login event.
Fishing will also be introduced with Version 2.1. Players can soon go angling for a variety of fishes across the continent of Teyvat, and they can be used to produce fish meat, or exchanged for rewards and new fishing rods from the Fishing Association. With the Pool of Sapphire Grace, a new furnishing added to the Serenitea Pot system, players can also raise Ornamental Fish in their personal realm.
Starting from Version 2.1, the first crossover character “Savior From Another World” Aloy will be joining as a free five-star character. Players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above can receive her either during Version 2.1 on PlayStation® or during Version 2.2 on all platforms.”
If you want to see more of Genshin Impact, we recently interviewed MiHoYo about the game’s platforms, inspiration, and more. You can also read our review and watch the trailers dedicated to Kamisato Ayaka, one dedicated to Yoimiya, and one showing Sayu.
On top of that, you can read more about update 2.0. The game is currently available for PS5, PS4, PC, iOS, and Android.