Genshin Impact 2.8 update: Heizou, Summer Oddesy event, release date, leaks, more


Genshin Impact 2.8 update is all set to release soon, and leaks have already revealed tons of details on Heizou, the Summer Oddesy event, and much more.

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Genshin Impact is on a roll. It is not only most certainly the most popular game in its genre, but also one of the top games in the world. The developers, miHoYo, have been consistently putting out content for Genshin Impact ever since its release.

Genshin Impact is on a roll. It is not only most certainly the most popular game in its genre, but also one of the top games in the world. The developers, miHoYo, have been consistently putting out content for Genshin Impact ever since its release.

At the moment, it is on update 2.7. Although this update was released only recently, data miners and leakers have uncovered information about the next update, version 2.8.

A slew of 2.8 beta leaks have emerged, revealing key details about the next Genshin Impact 2.8 update, including new characters, banners, opponents, events, and more. HoYoverse has also provided fresh details regarding the character, which will be included in Genshin Impact 2.8 update.

As fans of the game will know, the most important part of this update will be Heizou, the upcoming 4-star Anemo Catalyst character. Plus, there is the “A Summer Sea Sojourn” event that will have a free Fischl skin.

Here we discuss all this information on Genshin Impact 2.8 update and more in detail.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 update Release date

Starting with the basics, the officialGenshin Impact 2.8 update release date is July 13th, 2022. So you have lots of time if you want to start saving up Primogems.

Genshin Impact 2.8 update – Heizou banner

It was rumored since v2.6 that Shikanoin Heizou will be a part of the Genshin 2.8 update and that has actually turned true, as reported by miHoYo on the game’s official Twitter account, the solely confirmed banner character for Genshin 2.8 version thus far is Heizou.

Heizou, the Detective of the Tenryou Commission, is highly likely to be released in Genshin Impact 2.8 update. We don’t know a lot about this character, but the 2.8 beta has given us his Elemental Skill and Burst. Moreover, we can start to see Heizou gameplay videos coming up on social media.

Heizou isn’t the only one players and leakers were speculating. It was revealed earlier that there will be three 2.8 banner reruns and no new 5-star character will be released in version 2.8 as 3.0+ updates are all set to introduce more than 16 new characters.

However, an unknown fact about Heizou is who is the 5-star character to be featured alongside him. Our guess is that Kazuha will be given another rerun, seeing that he will receive his own Story Chapter in this update.

UBatcha also suggested that the Kazuha rerun might be the one with Heizou to be featured on the banner.

Genshin Impact 2.8 update – Kazuha banner rerun

There are many circulating Genshin Impact leaks that point at a Kazuha banner rerun in update 2.8. He will be there in the Summer Sea Sojourn event, and also in the “Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act I” story quest.

Lumie, a Genshin Impact leaker, says Klee will be there with Kazuha’s rerun banner. Also, images have been posted on the internet from the Phantom Realm event that gives us a look at what could be the swordman’s old home.

Plus, there is the fact that Kazuha is one of the few 5-star characters who hasn’t gotten a rerelease yet.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 update – A Summertime Odyssey event

“Summertime Odyssey” is to be the main event in Genshin Impact 2.8 update, says Genshin Intel on Twitter, amidst the re-featuring Golden Apple Archipelago islands. They also claimed Mona, Xinyan, Kazuha, and Fishcl will be there during the celebration. Themed domains will be up for exploration of these characters’ backstories, alongside featured mechanics.

There will also be six-boat racing challenges, competed with boats that are fitted with nitro boosts to help navigate through the obstacles. Now, 2,400 event currency gathered from clearing domains and boat racing will get travelers a free Fischl. This is the opportunity to grab if you want Prinzessin on your team.

Another way to obtain this free Fischl skin is to collect 16 Phantasmal Conches spread throughout the Archipelago area.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 update – Co-op event

Reminiscent Regiment is a new co-op event that will take place with the returning Golden Apple Archipelago in this Genshin Impact 2.8 update. It’s a 2-theme co-op event only there on the Archipelago map. You can look at the themes below:

  1. Boat-racing
  2. Escort a floating platform
  3. Glide from the sky down to the sea

Get rid of the opponents on the platforms quickly and gather coins to get better rewards.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 update – Diluc skin

Leakers and data miners have unearthed some information that tells us that a Diluc skin will be released in the Genshin Impact 2.8 update, which will have some kind of “special effects”. And like the previous updates, there will also be a free 4-star skin.

But of course, before you start celebrating, it is wise to wait for the official confirmation.

Genshin Impact 2.8 update – New 4-star sword

A 4-star Sword has been discovered recently in the beta files of this update. UBatcha on Twitter says, “When a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack hits an opponent, it will whip up a Hewing Gale, dealing AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increasing ATK by 15% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 8s.” 

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And that is all that we know so far about Genshin Impact 2.8 update. It’s going to be an exciting one so gear up for it!

We will update you with the new information, so keep following Gamevro.

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