Genshin Impact 2.8 Patch Notes and Highlights

09:22 PM July 14, 2022

Genshin Impact’s 2.8 update comes with a nostalgic feel since the new content involves the return of the Golden archipelago and the long-awaited Kazuha rerun banner. With every update, it is tradition for players to receive free primogems while the game is undergoing maintenance.

Source: Hoyolabs

In the latest update, Genshin Impact introduces a new 4-star character, Shikakoin Heizou. This character is the first Anemo “catalyst” wielding character that uses his bare fists to unleash powerful AoE abilities that unleash powerful Anemo-based attacks. 

Source: Genshin Impact EN twitter

There will also be a new 4-star sword that will revolve around Kazuha and his new story quest line called “Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act 1”. Players who reached AR 40 can take part in this story quest.


Source: Genshin Impact EN Youtube channel

Patch 2.8 also offers new cooking recipes, achievements, adventure handbook pages, and dozens of bug fixes.


This update should serve as the prelude to the upcoming and highly anticipated Sumeru region coming to Genshin Impact in Version 3.0 which will also introduce the awaited Dendro element and the continuation of the archon storyline.

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