Genshin Impact 2.0 Release Date: When is it?

Inazuma is scheduled for release in patch 2.0
Inazuma is scheduled for release in patch 2.0 / Photo courtesy of miHoYo

Genshin Impact's 2.0 update is right around the corner, and many fans are excited for the chance to explore a new region and meet the characters they've been waiting for.

MiHoYo released the Genshin Impact 2.0 livestream on Friday, giving fans their first glance into the upcoming region, Inazuma. Inazuma is the island nation of Electro, currently isolated from the rest of Teyvat and teeming with political conflict. It features a colorful cast of characters, from samurai to ninjas, several of which will be playable in patch 2.0.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Release Date: When is it?

Since its release, Genshin Impact has stuck to a six-week content release schedule, and this patch looks to be no different. Patch 2.0 is expected to release on July 21, 2021.

The trailer for the 2.0 update, "The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia", introduced players to Inazuma and its overruling archon, the God of Eternity. The main story of the Traveler's quest in Inazuma will revolve around the Vision Hunt Decree and the people's rebellion against it.

Three new characters from Inazuma - Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu - will be added as playable characters in the 2.0 patch, alongside two new 5-star weapons and a set of 4-star creatable weapons.

MiHoYo also announced several new features making their way to the game in version 2.0. One of these is cross-save between players' PlayStation Network and miHoYo accounts, allowing players to transfer their save between PS4/PS5 and PC/mobile. The cross-save function will also likely be implemented on the Nintendo Switch version when it releases.

The Epitome Invocation, or the weapon banner, is also seeing a minor change. Players can now "chart a course" toward a rate-up 5-star weapon, and after obtaining a different 5-star weapon twice in a row, their next 5-star weapon will be the one they chose, guaranteed.

Genshin Impact's 2.0 update is the most anticipated update yet, but while 1.6 is still here, players should consider finishing their Echoing Conch collection in the Golden Apple Archipelago, or pulling for Kazuha before he leaves.