Genshin Impact’s 2.1 update is well underway. In this update, two new 5-star characters were given their own Banners, the Inazuma Archon Quest saw its conclusion, and a new fishing mechanic was added to the game. However, Genshin Impact is constantly getting new content – roughly every six weeks or forty days – which means that the release date for Version 2.2 is right around the corner.
Since Inazuma was added to Genshin Impact, the game has seen quite a bit of new content. With several new playable characters and exciting new puzzles and enemies, the Electro region has certainly lived up to the hype so far. The upcoming 2.2 update will hopefully add even more quality content into the game.
Following the usual trend of an update every forty or so days, the 2.2 Genshin Impact update should be released on or around Wednesday, October 13, 2021, depending on the time zone. However, no official release date has been given yet. As the date approaches, there should be a 2.2 Special Program livestream that will detail not only the release date but also the new content. From what miHoYo has officially announced, it is known that Thoma will become a playable character in the 2.2 update. He is a Pyro polearm user, and is expected to be a 4-star character, which means that a new limited 5-star character for the initial 2.2 Banner has not yet been officially revealed yet.
When Genshin Impact’s 2.2 Update Patch Is Releasing
Additionally, there is one island that has yet to be released for Inazuma, which will probably be making an appearance when Version 2.2 releases. This final island, called Tsurumi Island, was initially announced in the 1.6 livestream and is said to be surrounded by a dense fog and has been abandoned for many years. Other than that, the island remains shrouded in mystery. How Tsurumi Island ties into the rest of the Inazuma storyline has yet to be seen, but it will hopefully reveal more of the Raiden Shogun’s backstory and possibly even lead to a second Story Quest for the Electro Archon when the 2.2 patch comes out.
Even though miHoYo has started cracking down on leakers through its “Leakers Hunt Decree,” some information has managed to slip through – including new enemy types, events, and possible character Banners. The only new character for 2.2 that has any beta testing is Thoma, which suggests that there could be some character reruns coming, with leaks suggesting characters like Hu Tao. The focus is currently on Genshin Impact’s first anniversary, but once that event has passed, there will hopefully be more information shared on the 2.2 update.