Developer miHoYo has revealed more of what's coming in the new Genshin Impact 2.0 update. Due on July 21st, the update will add the brand new Eastern-inspired area of Inazuma, but it's also bringing full platform cross-saving, new characters, and plenty more.
What's coming in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update?
Speaking via the PlayStation Blog, miHoYo technical director Zhenzhong Yi delved into what makes the new Inazuma region tick. Yi says the narrative of Inazuma will revolve around the Electro Archon Raiden Shogun, who's looking for the key to eternity. Contrasting Raiden Shogun's search for equilibrium is the actual region of Inazuma itself, which will consist of six islands and a series of smaller islets and will be subject to rapid changes in weather conditions. There will be shrines, statues, and other breathtaking sights to take in, so make sure to explore Inazuma as fully as you can. Only three of the main islands will be released in 2.0, though, so there's more to come.
Of course, there will be plenty of new enemies to battle too, including wandering samurai, a new Fatui branch, and new boss monsters. There will also be three new characters to recruit for your party: the sword-wielding Cryo warrior Kamisato Ayaka, the Pyro archer Yoimiya, and the Anemo ninja Sayu. The first two are five-star characters, while Sayu is a four-star character. You can take these characters with you to solve any of Inazuma's puzzles, as they won't require specific elemental affinities for their solutions. You can also look forward to expanded Serenitea Pot functionality, which will let you collect and grow plant seeds.
Genshin Impact 2.0 update brings cross-save
Great news if you've been holding out for extra crossplay functionality: the Genshin Impact 2.0 update is bringing full cross-saving support across PlayStation and all other platforms. Prior to this update, your progress was limited to PlayStation platforms if you played on PS4 or PS5, but now, you'll be able to continue playing your PlayStation Genshin Impact save on mobile or PC as well. Version 2.0 is also bringing with it some new PlayStation trophies to collect, as well as expanded DualSense functionality that's bringing "a lot more tactile feedback" when you draw your bow, use a wind glider, or perform other actions.
You might also notice that your Genshin Impact experience is a little prettier when you install the 2.0 update later this month. That's because miHoYo has enhanced character shading so you can see the real-time lighting more clearly on each character model. You should notice the lighting on your characters responding and integrating much better with the overall lighting of a scene, leading to prettier pictures all round. All of this should hopefully have you excited for the launch of the Genshin Impact 2.0 update on July 21st. You'll be able to grab it on PlayStation platforms, PC, and mobile.
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