Connect with us

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Patch Notes & Preview

Genshin Impact Summer Fantasia
Guides

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Patch Notes & Preview

Dive into the Summer Fantasia in Genshin Impact Version 2.8 update.

The Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream showcased many new events, challenges, and its latest character. Since there are many things to unpack, we’ll break down everything that’s coming up in Genshin Impact 2.8. So, let’s go over everything you can expect from this update.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Patch Notes & Preview

During the Genshin Impact Version 2.8 livestream, fans of the game got an exclusive look at patch notes and previews. Find out what the fantasy game has planned out for the next launch.

Kaedehara Kazuha Story Quest

Kaedehara Kazuha Story Quest
Image Source: miHoYo

One of the first things to be revealed in the Livestream is Kazuha’s new Story Quest: Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act 1. Although this mission’s details are still vague, we did get a few screenshots of the character during this event. One, in particular, displays Kazuha gazing at a mysterious purple sword, while another exhibits him dueling against an opponent.

Fans also got a chance to see a sneak peek of the samurai forging a weapon with a mystical hammer. Longtime players know that Kazuha is from a family of swordsmiths and was once part of the Raiden Gokaden clan, a renowned swordsmith group in Inazuma. So, now that we see him making a weapon in this update, could he be reigniting his forging abilities?

The New Character: Shikanoin Heizou

Shikanoin Heizou
Image Source: miHoYo

After many leaks and rumors, Shikanoin Heizou will finally arrive in Genshin Impact Version 2.8. This Tenryou detective is widely known throughout Inazuma due to his reputation for capturing criminal masterminds. On top of that, he is the game’s first melee catalyst user, in which he uses his Anemo powers without any weapons on hand.

The Version 2.8 Special Program revealed Heizou’s abilities, including his normal attack, charged techniques, and elemental skills. For example, Heizou’s Normal Attack, Fudou Style Martial Arts, allows players to perform fisticuffs using the wind’s force to defeat the most formidable enemies. The next technique is his Elemental Skill, Heartstopper Strike, where users can unleash a mighty blow and obtain the Declension effect to increase its powers.

Shikanoin Heizou attacks
Image Source: miHoYo

One of the Anemo-wielder’s valuable quirks is his Elemental Burst of Windmuster Kick, which causes the character to jump into the air and use his Fudou Style Vacuum Slugger. Once this action is initiated, it will explode on impact, damaging nearby opponents. Furthermore, when foes are affected by Hydro, Pyro, Cyro, or Electro, it causes a delayed follow-up explosion.

If you have this character on your team, his Exploration Talent, Pre-Existing Guilt, decreases sprinting stamina usage for all members. With this technique, players can move around the island of the Summer Fantasia event without worrying about slowing down.

You can claim Shikanoin Heizou through his Event Wish in Phase One, which also includes Kazuha, Klee, and Yoimiya in the future. The detective will also appear in the Event Wishes, such as Leaves in the Wind and Sparkling Steps, where players can gain a substantial drop-rate boost.

Lastly, the character will have a Hangout Event, Act 1: Trap ‘Em by Storm, allowing Travelers to be a detective for the day, as shown here:

Shikanoin Heizou Hangout Event
Image Source: miHoYo

Summertime Odyssey Event

Summertime Odyssey Event
Source: miHoYo

Summertime Odyssey Event brings players back to the islands previously shown last year. In this exclusive, Fischl invites Kazuha, Mona, and Xinyan to the area, who are all somehow linked to this mysterious island. Joining the group is Heizou, who will be solving an unknown case during the event, while the others participate in challenges to fight off enemies. In addition, players may trigger instruments surrounding the island to enable a significant amount of damage by using the wind currents.

Travelers can complete objectives around the area to earn rewards that can be used in the Event Shops to trade goods. Once you successfully finish them all, you will receive Fischl as a team member and several other valuable items.

Summertime Odyssey
Image Source: miHoYo

Sailing Game Mode

Sailing Game Mode
Source: miHoYo

During the Summertime Odyssey Event, players can partake in the fun Sailing Game Mode, where you can collect green energy orbs to boost your boat’s speed. After you’ve obtained enough of the particles, you can break certain obstacles to create shortcuts. However, keep in mind that some objects are too tough to destroy and may cause your boat to slow down.

Reminiscent Regimen

Reminiscent Regimen
Image Source: miHoYo

Another challenge event within Genshin Impact Version 2.8 is Reminiscent Regimen, a co-op extravaganza. Multiple game modes will be available throughout this event, such as Convoy, Raid, and Descent. For instance, in Convoy, players must team up to protect a vessel on its way to its destination and collect glowing coins to restore its energy levels.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in Raid, a navigational mode for your Waverider, and Descent, a battle where you must make your way down and defeat groups of enemies. After triumphing in all these challenges, you will gain items and gifts to boost your status as an adventurer.

Resonating Visions

Resonating Visions
Image Source: miHoYo

The conch collecting story activities will return to Genshin Impact in Version 2.8. Travelers can search around the beautiful environment to find and obtain the Echoing Conches, a piece of stories that come together to create one whole narrative. Once you collect enough, you’ll be gifted a free Fischl outfit and other fantastic rewards.

Fischl Outfit
Image Source: miHoYo

Hidden Strife

Diluc new outfit
Image Source: miHoYo

Genshin Impact’s first-ever five-star outfit makes its debut with the Hidden Strife challenge. Players can get their hands on the Diluc exclusive by purchasing it in the Store and learning the backstory of its origins. Travelers can try on the outfit during the challenge, featuring a set amount of objectives to achieve. Complete each goal, and you’ll enable the Afterimaged Might effect that can add buffs to your next battle.

Evermotion Mechanical Painting

Evermotion Mechanical Painting
Image Source: miHoYo

The Evermotion Mechanical Painting gameplay showcases a puzzle event involving gears and components. Travelers must fit the suitable materials on the mechanical board to complete each one; however, higher levels prove to be quite challenging, so be sure to plan out your strategies to finish the challenge.

Release of Genshin Impact Soundtrack

Genshin Impact soundtrack
Image Source: miHoYo

Players can look forward to hearing a new addition to the soundtrack in Genshin Impact’s Commemorative OST album: “The Shimmering Voyage Vol. 2.” Additionally, the new trailer within the Version 2.8 Special Program debuts three discs of memorable music from the game. The release date of this item is not yet known, but miHoyo ensures that it will be launched soon.

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream patch notes & previews. Before you go, you can view our guide on the best Kuki Shinobu build in the game and check out the relevant links below.

Featured Image Source: miHoYo

Related Posts
Comments
Continue Reading
To Top