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Version 2.0 is an update in Genshin Impact. Learn Version 2.0's release date, new Inazuma region, and all the new and upcoming characters, banners, equipment, events, changes, and other information in this guide!

Genshin Impact 2.0 Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 2.0
Genshin - 2.0 Announcement Livestream
Release Date July 21, 2021

When will Genshin Impact 2.0 be released?

Genshin Impact 2.0 was released on July 21, 2021, following the six-week periods between previous version updates.

Update 2.0 Patch Notes

All New Content in Update 2.0

Summary of Features and Changes

New Features and Changes
Genshin - 2.0 Checkmark New Region: Inazuma
Genshin - 2.0 Checkmark Housing System Gardening Feature
Genshin - 2.0 Checkmark PlayStation Cross-Save: PSN-MiHoYo Link
Genshin - 2.0 Checkmark Weapon Wish System: Epitomized Path

Version 2.0 Video Teaser

Characters in Genshin Impact 2.0

New Playable Characters in 2.0

Character Rating Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Ayaka ImageAyaka S Rank Icon Cryo Image Cryo Sword
Genshin Impact - Yoimiya ImageYoimiya S Rank Icon Pyro Image Pyro Bow
Genshin Impact - Sayu ImageSayu A Rank Icon Anemo Image Anemo Claymore

In addition to Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu, we'll be able to play as the Electro Traveler in Version 2.0 as well!

Story Characters in Update 2.0

Other New Characters
Yae Miko ImageYae Miko Sara ImageSara Gorou ImageGorou
Thoma ImageThoma Kokomi ImageKokomi

Since we're getting Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu Banners in Version 2.0, the other Inazuma characters will be released in later versions (if they are playable at all). We'll be seeing them in quests though!

List of New & Upcoming Characters

Banners in Genshin Impact 2.0

Update 2.0 Character Banners

Version 2.0 Character Banners
Genshin - Ayaka BannerThe Heron's Court
Genshin Impact - Yoimiya BannerGenshin Impact - Sayu Banner
Tapestry of Flames

Ayaka's Character Banner was released on the first half of Version 2.0, while Yoimiya and Sayu's Character Banner will be available in the second half.

Banner Reruns in Update 2.0

Since both Event Banners have been confirmed to be for Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu, we won't be getting any Banner Reruns. We could get Banner Reruns for the oldest characters, Albedo and Ganyu, in later patches though!

All Wish Banner Guides

Update 2.0 Weapon Banners

Epitome Invocation Banners
Mistsplitter Reforged ImageMistsplitter Reforged Thundering Pulse ImageThundering Pulse

Since Ayaka is a sword-user, the Mistsplitter Reforged sword should be the first Epitome Invocation banner of Version 2.0. Thundering Pulse will be on the second Weapon Banner, to match Yoimiya!

Epitome Invocation Wish Guide

Weapons and Artifacts in Genshin Impact 2.0

All Weapons and Artifacts in 2.0

All Weapons and Artifacts
Mistsplitter Reforged ImageMistsplitter Reforged Thundering Pulse ImageThundering Pulse Hakushin Ring ImageHakushin Ring
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa ImageKatsuragikiri Nagamasa Kitain Cross Spear ImageKitain Cross Spear Amenoma Kageuchi ImageAmenoma Kageuchi
Hamayumi ImageHamayumi Emblem of Severed Fate ImageEmblem of Severed Fate ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence

New Weapons in Update 2.0

Two new 5-Star Weapons were released in Version 2.0's Epitome Wish Banners along with other Inazuma-themed 4-Star Weapons!

The 4-Star Weapons are craftable!

The 2.0 Livestream revealed that the new 4-Star weapons will be craftable. You will need Northlander Weapon Billets to craft each weapon.

Learn how to get Weapon Billets!
Genshin - How to craft new 2.0 BowBow Genshin - How to craft new 2.0 CatalystCatalyst Genshin - How to craft new 2.0 PolearmPolearm Genshin - How to craft new 2.0 ClaymoreClaymore Genshin - How to craft new 2.0 SwordSword

New Artifacts in Update 2.0

Artifact Set Set Bonuses
Emblem of Severed Fate ImageEmblem of Severed Fate 2 Piece: Increases Energy Recharge by +20%
4 Piece: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained this way
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence 2 Piece: ATK +18%
4 Piece: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s

List of All Artifact Sets and Bonuses

Locations in Genshin Impact 2.0

Inazuma Has Been Confirmed!

Genshin - New Inazuma Region in Update 2.0

Six new Inazuma Region Areas

The new Inazuma Region was confirmed in the 2.0 Livestream, and will have a total of 6 new areas to explore! We can expect that it will have new regional features like puzzles, Seelies, Shrines of Depths, Electroculi, and more!

Inazuma In-Game Images
Narukami Shrine Yae Miku's Place
Tenryou Commission Inazuma
Komore Teahouse Ritou's Shore
Amakane Island Mikage Furnace

Inazuma Map Guide

Quests in Genshin Impact 2.0

New Archon Quests in Update 2.0

List of 2.0 Quests & Events
The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia Stillness, Sublimination of Shadow

Version 2.0 will be released with an all-new Archon Quest, featuring Ayaka. We'll also be seeing a lot of the new characters along the way!

List of All Archon Quests

New Story Quests in Update 2.0

List of 2.0 Quests & Events
Genshin - AyakaAyaka Story Quest Genshin - YoimiyaYoimiya Story Quest

Ayaka will have a Story Quest in Version 2.0, where we have the chance to learn about the Yashiro Commission herself! Yoimiya's Story Quest will be released after Ayaka's, and we'll hopefully get to see one of the Naganohara Firework's beautiful displays!

List of All Story Quests

Events in Genshin Impact 2.0

All Events in Update 2.0

2.0 Livestream Events
Thunder Sojourn NEW Phantom Flow NEW
Theater Mechanicus Ley Line Overflow
Lost Riches -

List of All Current & Upcoming Events

New Thunder Sojourn Event

Genshin Impact - Thunder Sojourn in Version 2.0

Get a Free Beidou in Version 2.0!

Play through four event challenges for a chance to get a free Beidou! You will also receive Primogems, a Crown of Insight, and other Ascension Materials during the event.

Thunder Sojourn Event Guide

New Phantom Flow Event

Genshin Impact -Phantom Flow Event in Version 2.0

Take on various challenges to get Level-Up Materials in this new Version 2.0 event!

Phantom Flow Event Guide

Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonders Event Rerun

Genshin Impact - Theater Mechanicus Stage of Wonders in Version 2.0

The Liyue Lantern Rite fan-favorite is coming to Inazuma and promises to be bigger than before. Take part in the Tower Defense event of Version 2.0 for valuable rewards!

Theater Mechanicus Event Guide

Lost Riches Event Rerun

Genshin Impact - Lost Riches in Version 2.0

Just like the last Lost Riches event, we will be searching for and collecting Iron Coins with Ulman's help. We can also get a second Seelie Pet, which is available in the color purple this time!

Lost Riches Event Guide

Ley Line Overflow Event Rerun

Genshin Impact - Ley Line Overflow in Version 2.0

Get double the rewards when you do Ley Line challenges during this event.

Ley Line Overflow Event Guide

Enemies in Genshin Impact 2.0

All New Enemies in Update 2.0

List of Upcoming Enemies in 2.0
Genshin - Pyro Hypostasis ImagePyro Hypostasis Genshin - Perpetual Mechanical Array ImagePerpetual Mechanical Array Genshin - Ruin Sentinel ImageRuin Sentinel
Genshin - Mirror Maiden ImageMirror Maiden Genshin - Kairagi: Dancing Thunder ImageKairagi: Dancing Thunder Genshin - Kairagi: Fiery Might ImageKairagi: Fiery Might
Genshin - Nobushi: Hitsukeban ImageNobushi: Hitsukeban Genshin - Nobushi: Kikouban ImageNobushi: Kikouban Genshin - Nobushi: Jintouban ImageNobushi: Jintouban
Genshin - Thunderhelm Lawachurl ImageThunderhelm Lawachurl Genshin - Electro Samachurl ImageElectro Samachurl Genshin - Electro Hilichurl Grenadier ImageElectro Hilichurl Grenadier
Genshin - Electro Abyss Mage ImageElectro Abyss Mage

These are the enemies shown in the 2.0 Livestream, but Inazuma will surely have more foes in-store!

List of Enemies & Enemy Walkthroughs

The Maguu Kenki will move to Inazuma

After Version 1.6 ends, the Golden Apple Archipelago will disappear. The Maguu Kenki will then be relocated to Inazuma, where we can continue to defeat him!

Maguu Kenki Boss Guide

Features in Genshin Impact 2.0

New Gardening System in 2.0

Housing System Gardening Preview

Gardening Seeds

Gardening System

The all-new Gardening System will be released in Version 2.0, and can only be accessible with the Serenitea Pot. We'll be able to plant seeds and grow Local Specialties for our level-up needs!

Housing System & Serenitea Pot Guide

New Weapon Wish System in 2.0

A new Weapon Wishing system will be introduced to the Epitome Invocation Banner! Collect ''Fate Points'' to secure your desired Rate-Up weapon in the Epitome Invocation banners.

Epitome Invocation Wish Guide

PlayStation Cross-Saves in 2.0

PlayStation cross-saves will finally become available in Version 2.0! Link your PSN account to your miHoYo account once Version 2.0 is live to begin playing on different devices.

Saves and Cross-Saves Guide

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Update 2.0 Livestream Dates

Genshin Impact - Version 2.0 Livestream Summary

Twitch July 9, 2021 - 7:00 AM (UTC-5)
Youtube July 9, 2021 - 11:00 AM (UTC-5)

The Livestream and Special Program gave us information on new characters, and confirmed the Inazuma region in Genshin Impact 2.0. To watch the whole livestream, take a look at our guide!

2.0 Livestream Summary

Update 2.0 Dev Notes Summary

Genshin Impact - 2.0 Dev Notes

The Update 2.0 Developers' Discussion gave us a look into upcoming Housing System updates, including Gardening, Sub-Space Waypoints, and much more! Take a look at our summary here:

Update 2.0 Developers Discussion

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