Genshin Impact Update 2.8 Patch Notes, Release Date, and Events Details


Genshin Impact update 2.8 will soon roll out on PC, PS4 (Ver. 2.80), and Xbox players. According to the official Genshin Impact 2.8 patch notes, the latest update added new island adventures, rich stories, and exquisite outfits. Apart from this, Genshin Impact patch 2.8 also includes various bug fixes and changes.

Previously, a big update was released with various tweaks and fixes. Unfortunately, since the release, players are facing problems when trying to play the game. Today’s Genshin Impact version 2.8 will fix a few of these issues. Read more details below.

What is Genshin Impact Version 2.8 release date and download time?

Update maintenance begins on 2022/07/13 at 06:00 (UTC+8) and is estimated to take 5 hours.


How to download Genshin Impact 2.8?

PC: Close the game, open the Genshin Impact Launcher, and click Update.
iOS: Open the App Store and tap Update.
Android: Open the game and follow the directions on-screen.
PS5™ and PS4™: Highlight Genshin Impact from the PS4 Home Screen, press the OPTIONS button and select “Check for Update.”

What is new in Genshin Impact Update 2.8 patch notes? – July 2, 2022


Summertime Odyssey

This year’s Summertime Odyssey event brings a drastic makeover to the Golden Apple Archipelago. Fresh landscapes and lots of new stories can be found throughout the event; including richer rewards like a great number of new treasure chests. Players can obtain the four-star character Fischl and her newest outfit, both which are available for a limited time.

The Golden Apple Archipelago has been transformed through different themes and puzzles.  Xinyan, Fischl, Kazuha, and Mona traveling with us also seem to have their secret connections to certain areas, where you may run into mysterious realms with danger and treasures.

You can now either speedrun with your Waverider in the specially designed course or set sail with friends online. For example, the Reminiscent Regimen is a co-op-specific event with three different game modes. The Convoy mode requires all participants to escort a large raft to its destination, while Raid requires players to pilot their own Waverider to board floating platforms and take out enemies.

In Descent mode, players will have to battle their way down from a high platform in the sky. Be careful, or you and your teammates may find yourselves struggling while airborne.


Pick up the special conches during the Resonating Visions event. By collecting the conches, you can listen to intriguing tales and stories, and redeem Fischl’s all-new outfit with a certain number of conches.

Bonding with Friends

Genshin Impact Version 2.8 brings Diluc, Kaedehara Kazuha, and the brand-new playable four-star character Shikanoin Heizou.
As one of the early playable characters, Diluc will receive a brand-new outfit, featuring a distinctive look, new idle animation, and new effects. Meanwhile, its backstory and a trial stage can be found in the Hidden Strife challenge event.

Kazuha’s story seems to be related to a mysterious sword and a duel. Kazuha’s friend Shikanoin Heizou will also make his debut in the upcoming version. Heizou is a young genius detective of the Tenryou Commission who is active in the frontline in the fight against criminal masterminds. Despite his free and unruly nature, Kujou Sara thinks highly of his abilities in crime solving.


In combat, Heizou is our first melee catalyst user. Though he wields a catalyst and carries an Anemo Vision, his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst are all unarmed techniques just like his Normal Attack. His Elemental Skill will launch a Heartstopper Strike, and charging his Elemental Skill can grant him special “Declension” stacks.

Once Heizou reaches a certain amount of Declension stacks, his Elemental Skill’s DMG and AoE increase. His Elemental Burst will unleash a Windmuster Kick, pulling in nearby enemies and dealing AoE Anemo DMG. If the enemies are affected by the Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro element, a delayed follow-up explosion will occur, dealing damage of the corresponding elemental type. Furthermore, Heizou can decrease sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members.

Shikanoin Heizou will be available in Kaedehara Kazuha’s and Klee’s rerun event wishes in the early phase of Genshin Impact patch 2.8. Yoimiya’s rerun will be available in the later phase of the update.

More Bonuses

Genshin Impact update 2.8 brings more events and rewards.