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Genshin Impact - Version 2.8 Release Date and Patch Notes
Genshin Impact Version 2.8 was released on July 13, 2022. The patch update includes Heizou's release, banner reruns for Kazuha, Klee, and Yoimiya, Fischl and Diluc skins, new Story and Hangout quests, and a huge summer event. Check out all new features and Patch Notes here!

Genshin Impact 2.8 Release Date

When will Update 2.8 be released?

Genshin Impact Version 2.8
Genshin - Summertime Fantasia
Release Date July 13, 2022

Genshin Impact Version 2.8 was released on July 13, 2022.

The Summer Fantasia update includes Heizou's release, reruns for Kazuha, Klee, and Yoimiya, a Fischl Skin and Diluc Skin, Kazuha's Story Quest, a Heizou Hangout, and a huge summer event!

2.8 Release Date Countdown

Time Left Until Version 2.8
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2.8 Server Date and Times

Server Release Date and Timezones
North America July 12, 2022 6:00 PM~11:00 PM (UTC/GMT -5)
Europe July 13, 2022 12:00 AM~5:00 AM (UTC/GMT +1)
Asia July 13, 2022 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)
TW, HK, MO July 13, 2022 7:00 AM~12:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)

Maintenance Times for 2.8

Everything Happening in Genshin 2.8

All New Content in Genshin Impact 2.8

Version 2.8 Summary
Sumeru Teaser
Genshin Impact - Shikanoin Heizou Heizou Release
Genshin Impact - Kaedehara Kazuha Kazuha Rerun
Genshin Impact - Klee Klee Rerun
Genshin Impact - Yoimiya Yoimiya Rerun
Summertime Event
Combat Event (ft. Diluc)

Genshin Impact 2.8 Trailer

Genshin Impact 2.8 Banners

All Version 2.8 Banners and Dates

2.8 Banners 2.8 Banner Dates Rate-Ups
Genshin Impact - Sparkling Steps GachaSparkling Steps Start: July 13, 2022
End: August 2, 2022
Genshin - Klee ImageGenshin - Heizou ImageGenshin - Thoma ImageGenshin - Ningguang Image
Genshin Impact - Leaves in the Wind GachaLeaves in the Wind Start: July 13, 2022
End: August 2, 2022
Genshin - Kazuha ImageGenshin - Heizou ImageGenshin - Thoma ImageGenshin - Ningguang Image
Genshin Impact - Tapestry of Golden Flames GachaTapestry of Golden Flames Start: August 2, 2022
End: August 23, 2022
Genshin - Yoimiya ImageGenshin - Bennett ImageGenshin - Xinyan ImageGenshin - Yun Jin Image
Genshin - Epitome Invocation Version 2.8 Phase 1Epitome Invocation
(Phase 1)
Start: July 13, 2022
End: August 2, 2022
Genshin - Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds ImageGenshin - Freedom-Sworn ImageGenshin - Rainslasher ImageGenshin - Favonius Lance ImageGenshin - The Widsith ImageGenshin - Sacrificial Bow ImageGenshin - Mitternachts Waltz Image
Genshin - Epitome Invocation 2.8 Phase 2Epitome Invocation
(Phase 2)
Start: August 2, 2022
End: August 23, 2022
Genshin - Thundering Pulse ImageGenshin - Summit Shaper ImageGenshin - The Flute ImageGenshin - Sacrificial Greatsword ImageGenshin - DragonGenshin - Wine and Song ImageGenshin - Alley Hunter Image

We have the rerun for Yoimiya's banner in Phase 2 of Version 2.8! The previous banners of Klee and Kazuha, and the all-new character Heizou, were featured in Phase 1.

2.8 Banners & Reruns

Genshin Impact 2.8 Characters

Heizou, Kazuha, Klee, and Yoimiya Featured in 2.8

Character Element Weapon
Heizou Image Heizou (4★)
Kazuha Image Kazuha (5★)
Klee Image Klee (5★)
Yoimiya Image Yoimiya (5★)

List of All Characters

Genshin Impact 2.8 Weapons

New Free Sword in 2.8

Genshin Impact - Kagotsurube Isshin Stats, Skills, and How to Get the Cursed Sword

In Version 2.8, a new sword weapon is obtainable for free, the Kagotsurube Isshin. This weapon was also introduced as the Cursed Blade. You can get this weapon after completing Kazuha's Story Quest!

Cursed Blade Stats, Skill, and How to Get

Genshin Impact 2.8 Outfits

Diluc and Fischl Skins in 2.8

2.8 Skins Preview
Diluc Skin:
Red Dead of Night
Fischl Skin:
Ein Immernachtstraum

Diluc and Fischl got new character outfits in Version 2.8! Fischl's skin is free from a 2.8 event while Diluc's skin can be bought with Genesis Crystals.
List of Character Outfits

Genshin Impact 2.8 Quests

New Story Quests in Version 2.8

Genshin - 2.8 Quests

Quest Name Type

We'll get to know Kazuha and Heizou more through their quests in Version 2.8! Time to spend quality time with our Anemo boys!
All Quests & Quest Types

New World Quests in Version 2.8

Version 2.8 Limited Quests
The Treasure of the Four Skerries Thus Was the Work Done in Vain
Treasure Voyage The Final Treasure
Drama Phantasmagoria The Misplaced Photo
A Misplaced Conch The Discarded Insignia
Version 2.8 World Quests
Film Notes

Genshin Impact 2.8 Events

All Events in Version 2.8

2.8 Events 2.8 Event Details
Genshin - Summetime OdysseySummertime Odyssey Summer is approaching and there's no better way to spend it than with a Genshin event! Beat the heat with your favorite characters in 2.8's summer adventure!
Genshin - Reminscent RegimenReminiscent Regimen Summer wouldn't be as fun without friends. Luckily, Genshin's got a Co-Op event with various themes to keep you and your friends busy in Version 2.8's summer islands!
Genshin - Evermotion Mechanical PaintingEvermotion Mechanical Put your brain to the test with a new, mechanical puzzle game in 2.8!
Genshin - HIdden StrifeHidden Strife Genshin has a new combat event coming our way in Version 2.8! Get buffs, beat enemies, and get to know Diluc more in Hidden Strife!

List of Events & Schedule

Genshin Impact 2.8 Items

All New Food Recipes in 2.8

Guide for 2.8 Foods
Genshin - The Only Truth Food Guide The Only Truth

All New Cosmetics in 2.8

New 2.8 Namecards
Shikanoin Heizou: Temari Namecard Travel Notes: Azure Main

Genshin Impact 2.8 Optimizations

New Handbook Pages in 2.8

Genshin - Version 2.8 New Handbook Features
Version 2.8 introduced two new Adventurer Handbook Pages, the ''Guide'' and ''Embattle''.

The ''Guide'' page will show recommended priority quests, while the ''Embattle'' will have missions in which players must complete Elemental Achievements to receive the corresponding rewards.

Adventurer Handbook Guide

All Changes and Improvements in 2.8

Additions, Changes, & Improvements
1 Reduces the ATK of Nobushi, Kairagi, and Specters.
2 Adjusts the performance of Rifthounds and Specters after getting hit.
3 Reduces the HP, RES to interruption, and increases the HP Percentage to fill up the Fury meter of Specters.
4 Specters can now be affected by the pull effect as long as it is not in the "expanded" state
5 When picking up an item drop, the drop will also show the number of its stacks if it is greater than 1.
6 Attribute filtering of Artifacts gives priority to displaying Artifacts' primary attribute
7 Adds the Traveler Character Level-Up prompts to the character screen.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream

Genshin Impact - Version 2.8 Special Program Announcement

2.8 Livestream Dates and Times

Server 2.8 Livestream Times
North America July 2, 2022 7:00 AM (UTC/GMT -5)
Europe July 2, 2022 1:00 PM (UTC/GMT +1)
Asia July 2, 2022 8:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)
TW, HK, MO July 2, 2022 8:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)

Update 2.8 Livestream Guide

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Version 3.0 News Guides
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3.0 Characters
Genshin - Zhongli Zhongli Rerun
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Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi Rerun
3.0 Quests
Ch. 3 Archon Quest - Pt. 1 Ch. 3 Archon Quest Pt. 2
Tighnari Story Quest -
3.0 Events
Graven Innocence Fayz Trials
Tablet Analytics Lost Riches Rerun
Leyline Overflow Rerun

Version 3.0 Release Date and Patch Notes

Genshin Impact 2.8 Updates and News

Genshin Impact - Version 2.8

Version 2.8 News Guides
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2.8 Redeem Codes Sumeru Teaser
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2.8 Quests
2.8 Events
Summertime Odyssey Reminiscent Regimen
Resonating Visions Evermotion Mechanical Painting
Hidden Strife

Update 2.8 Release Date & Patch Notes

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Genshin - Version 2.7

Version 2.7 News Guides
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2.7 Events
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Core of the Apparatus

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