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Genshin Impact 2.8 update: release date, schedule, patch notes and more
Genshin Impact 2.8 Update 2.8 update features

HoYoverse today announced the maintenance schedule for the Genshin Impact 2.8 update, also known as “Summer Fantasia”. The features of the upcoming patch have also been announced, providing players with a brief description of things to look forward to in this update.

The last patch in which players can see a character from Inazuma, the Genshin Impact 2.8 update will be special as it marks the return of the long-awaited Golden Apple Archipelago Islands.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 update schedule

The Genshin Impact 2.8 update will be released on July 13th. This is also the date that Kazuha and Klee rerun banners will be added to the character event wish. The developers will release the update at 06:00 (UTC+8) where maintenance is expected to take at least 5 hours.

After this maintenance, players will receive 300 Primogems as compensation for shutting down the game servers during this time. It’s important to note that travelers who reached Adventure Rank 5 or higher prior to the release date of the update are eligible for the compensation.

Sticky Notes

The 2.8 update will be available on both the Google Play Store and iOS. On the same day it also launches for the PC. Players must download the resources before jumping into the update, which consists of the following additions and changes:

Limited time range

The Golden Apple Archipelago Islands return in the Genshin Impact 2.8 update. However, there are some requirements that should be met in order to unlock the area

Genshin Impact 2.8 update: release date, schedule, patch notes and more
Golden Apple Archipelago
  • Reach Adventure Rank 32 or higher
  • Complete the Archon quest “Chapter II: Prologue – Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.”
  • Complete Mona’s Astrolabe Chapter: Act I – Beyond the Stars of This World story quest

new character

Genshin Impact 2.8 update: release date, schedule, patch notes and more
new character

A new 4-star rarity Anemo character comes into play. Shikanoin Heizou, the Tenryou Commission detective, will apparently be the last playable character of Inazuman. What’s more interesting is that he’s the first male Catalyst user in the game.

New equipment

A new sword in the game called Cursed Blade will be made available for free in the 2.8 update. This weapon is considered the signature weapon for Kazuha, but players must figure it out for themselves. This weapon is provided as a reward in Kazuha’s story quest.

New events

Summer Odyssey

As the Genshin Impact 2.8 update focuses on summer, players can see a new event called Summertime Odyssey. During the event, players must complete the given tasks in Surfpiercer and Phantom Realms to receive rewards such as Primogems. After completing the Phantom Realms challenges, players can obtain Shiny Flotsam, which can be further used to obtain Fischl.

New clothes

Genshin Impact 2.8 update: release date, schedule, patch notes and more
New clothes

Another interesting aspect of this patch is that players can get new skins for Fischl and Diluc. The latter outfit, called the Red Dead of Night, will be available in the Genesis Crystal store, while Fischl’s Evernight’s Dream outfit will be available for free.

New main story

New story quest

Kaedehara Kazuha’s Story Quest: Acer Palmatum Chapter – Act I “A Strange and Friendless Road”

Genshin Impact 2.8 update: release date, schedule, patch notes and more
Hangout Events

New Hangout Event

Hangout Event: Shikanoin Heizou – Act I “Trap ‘Em by Storm”

New world quests

  • New Limited Time World Quests: “The Treasure of the Archipelago”, “The Job Was Done for Free”, “Treasure Journey”, “The Last Treasure”, “Drama Phantasmagoria: The Tale of the Sword-wielding Princess!”, “Bake-Danuki Wanderlust”, ” “The Misplaced Photo, The Discarded Badge, and A Misplaced Shell.
  • New world quest: “Movie Notes.”

The Genshin Impact 2.8 update also resets the Spiral Abyss and provides characters with a Pyro DMG bonus in the first phase. Made some optimizations and removed bugs to provide players with a smooth gaming experience.

Also read: Cursed Blade in Genshin Impact: New F2P Weapon Stats, Ascension Materials Officially Revealed Release date, schedule, patch notes and more » FirstSportz

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