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Everything Announced in the Genshin Impact Version 2.8 Livestream

Genshin Impact Kaedahara Kazuha in Version 2.8
Genshin Impact Kaedahara Kazuha in Version 2.8 / Courtesy of Mihoyo

Here's everything announced in the Genshin Impact Version 2.8 livestream.

Genshin Impact has just aired their livestream for Version Update 2.8, announcing all the new content coming when the game updates on July 13. The version, entitled "Summer Fantasia," features a ton of new content to ring in the summer season. Here are the most exciting things coming to Version 2.8 of Genshin Impact.

Everything Announced in the Genshin Impact Version 2.8 Livestream

1. New Map and Locations

Genshin Impact's Golden Apple Archipelago in Version 2.8
Genshin Impact's Golden Apple Archipelago in Version 2.8 / Courtesy of MIhoyo

Version 2.8 is seeing the return of the Golden Apple Archipelago; an entirely separate map filled with ocean and islands that players previously only had access to in Version 1.6. The island, according to the Playstation Blog Post about Version 2.8, will be completely made-over compared to its previous appearance, and will be filled with new puzzles, treasure, and stories to explore. Players will also be able to obtain the new 4-Star Fischl skin here.

2. New Characters + Character Stories

Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact
Shikanoin Heizou in Genshin Impact / Courtesy of Mihoyo

Players will get to explore the new islands alongside familiar faces like Diluc, Kazuha, Xinyan, Fischl and Mona. Additionally, Kazuha will be getting his own Story Quest, along with a Hangout Event for the new character Shikanoin Heizou. Heizou is an upcoming 4-Star Anemo Catalyst user who will be featured on Kazuha's banner, which is getting a re-run in this version. Before Kazuha's, Klee's banner will also be getting a re-run during the first half of the update.

3. More Events and Bonuses

Genshin Impact Aether in Version 2.8 Event
Genshin Impact Aether in Version 2.8 Event / Courtesy of Mihoyo

Much like every update, Version 2.8 will be coming with a variety of events for players to participate in. In the Evermotion Mechanical Painting event, players will get to solve special puzzle games to earn new Furnishings for their Serenitea Pot. This will be accompanied by several more events that will have new stories to explore, games to play, and Primogems to earn.