Over the weekend, Genshin Impact (Free) version 2.8 got a release date, details, and gameplay trailer. This update follows Genshin Impact 2.7 from HoYoverse that previously showcased Yelan, who is the highlight of that patch. Genshin Impact 2.8 Summer Fantasia arrives on July 13th with highlights including the new playable character Shikanoin Heizou, Golden Apple Archipelago arriving with a new look, new island areas to explore, and bond events with Fischl, Xinyan, Mona, and Kazuha. New outfits will also be feathred for Diluc and Fischl. Kazuha’s story quest and Heizou’s hangout event will be both arriving soon as well. Watch the update highlight trailer below:
We’ve had a lot come to the game recently, and I’m interested to see what more is added to Genshin Impact this year on all platforms. If you haven’t checked out Genshin Impact yet, you can download it for free on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. The PC version is available on the official website here and the Epic Games Store. If you play on iOS, with iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5 and later, you can use PS5 and Xbox Series X|S controllers to play Genshin Impact. We featured Genshin Impact as our Game of the Week when it released and awarded it our 2020 Game of the Year. Have you been playing Genshin Impact recently and what do you want to see it bring this year?