New adventures await in Inazuma, when developer and publisher MiHoYo release the Genshin Impact Version 2.1 update on 1 September 2021. Titled ‘Floating World Under the Moonlight’, this 1st Anniversary update will bring new activities to the Inazuma region, including two more major islands and three new playable characters. The nation’s main story will also come to a grand finale, with future updates to pave the way for future events.
Following the events of Genshin Impact 2.0, the main storyline revolving around the Traveler, the Electro Archon, various factions, and the people of Inazuma will come to an end in the final chapter of Inazuma’s Archon Quest with Version 2.1. As the story unfolds, players will be able to visit Watatsumi Island, home to the resistance forces with beautiful dreamlike scenery, and Seirai Island, a place of desolation shrouded in perpetual storms. More boss enemies, including the Hydro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifestation, and the new Trounce Domain Boss Signora also await players ahead.
Eager to test your luck with the in-game gacha system? Three characters from the Inazuma region will make their debut as playable characters – Raiden Shogun, Sangonomiya Kokomi, and Kujou Sara – with story missions to also be available for the former two. The Raiden Shogun will be joining as a five-star Electro polearm user who can deal massive damage and provide helpful buffs to the team. Sangonomiya Kokomi, the Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island and leader of the resistance forces, will be joining as another five-star character. Wielding the power of Hydro and a catalyst, she can provide a great amount of healing to teammates. Lastly is Kujou Sara, the bold and decisive general of the Tenryou Commission loyal to the Shogun. She can deal solid Electro ranged attacks with her bow and provide buffs to her teammates.
For those playing on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you will also be able to unlock the first-ever crossover character, “Savior From Another World” Aloy. . Players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above will be eligible to receive her. For those on the PC, iOS or Android platforms – Aloy will be unlockable in Version 2.2.
Fishing will also be introduced with Version 2.1. Players can soon go angling for a variety of fishes across the continent of Teyvat, and they can be used to produce fish meat, or exchanged for rewards and new fishing rods from the Fishing Association. With the Pool of Sapphire Grace, a new furnishing added to the Serenitea Pot system, players can also raise Ornamental Fish in their personal realm.
Outside Inazuma, the Moonchase Festival is coming in the following season. This is a time when friends and families in Liyue gather around, make a toast, and enjoy local delicacies every autumn. During the festival, players will reunite with Keqing and Xiangling, cooking and tasting local foods and recipes, and explore the origins of this ancient traditional festival in Liyue Harbor. Those who’re fond of treasures will be glad to embark on a big treasure hunt across Liyue, Mondstadt, and Dragonspine in the Moonlight Seeker event. By participating, players can get rewards and exchange for useful resources, including the new four-star claymore Luxurious Sea-Lord to max refinement. In addition, players may also claim in-game rewards and up to 10 Intertwined Fate in the new daily login event.