The Genshin Impact Version 2.1 Livestream went live on August 20, 2021, at 9:00, am (UTC-4). See the global release dates and our full summary of the 2.1 Special Program here!
Watch the complete 2.1 Special Program Livestream here
Genshin Impact 2.1 Release Date
MiHoYo has promised to release a new patch for Genshin Impact every 6 weeks and accordingly the release date for 2.1 will be on the 1st of September (Wednesday).
2.1 Livestream Codes
DSPVUN2BKH5M – 100 Primogems & 10 Mystic Enhancement Ores
CB7UU6KT2H59 – 100 Primogems & 5 Hero’s Wit
NTPVU7JTJYPD – 100 Primogems & 50,000 Mora
Do note that these codes are for all servers excluding the Chinese servers and you can claim these via in-game or here
Genshin Impact 2.1 Trailer
Raiden Shogun also known as “The God of Eternity”, “The Electro Archon” & “Baal” is the almighty de-facto ruler of the Inazuma Bakufu. She possesses electro gnosis and wields a polearm. Her title is “Plane of Euthymia and is also the first female archon to be released by miHoYo.
Sangonomiya Kokomi is the Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island. All of the island’s affairs are at this young lady’s fingertips. She shares her surname with the in-game location ‘Sangonomiya Shrine’. She is a five-star hydro catalyst user. Her title is “Pearl of Wisdom”. She is the leader of the Sangonomiya resistance and worships the now-dead god Orobashi who was slain by the electro archon.
Kujou Sara is a four-star character initially seen in patch 2.0 and in 2.1 will be a playable character. She possesses an electro vision and wields a bow. Kujou Sara is a member and adopted daughter of the Kujou Clan, who serves Baal. She supports her Vision Hunt Decree and leads troops to seize Visions. Kujou Sara is also described as a “tengu warrior” with “wings as dark as a raven”.
Aloy is the heroine from Horizon Zero Dawn, and is introduced as a collaboration and crossover character between Guerrilla Games and miHoYo. Aloy will be released for a limited time in Version 2.1 on PlayStation and Version 2.2 on all platforms. She is a Nora Huntress from a land far away and she has a Cryo vision and wields a bow.
This 5-Star Polearm weapon is going to come along Raiden Shogun’s banner on September 1st and will be the best-suited weapon for her. This weapon has a higher ER% than the Skyward Spine.
Weapon Skill, “Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove”; Attack increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
This 5-Star Catalyst is going to come along Kokomi’s banner after Engulfing Lightning. This is the preferred weapon for Kokomi as it has high HP% and Base ATK.
Weapon Skill, “Byakuya Kougetsu”; Healing Bonus increased by 10% Normal Attack DMG is increased by 1% of the Max HP of the character equipping this weapon. For 12s after using an Elemental Burst, Normal Attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.6 Energy. Energy can e restored this way once every 0.1s.
This weapon is a decent 4-Star alternative to the Engulfing Lightning for Raiden Shogun and it has a similar passive to the Festering Desire. The info regarding how to get this weapon is currently not shared by miHoYo, but according to the leaks, this will be a weapon we can obtain as a reward in the new Fishing feature.
Luxurious Sea Lord
The Luxurious Sea-Lord is definitely eye-catching thanks to its unconventional shape. The claymore is basically a large fish that will be swung by the character. It’s been announced that the Luxurious Sea-Lord will be part of the 2.1 Update. It was first revealed during the 2.1 Livestream and will be part of the upcoming Moonlight Merriment event.
Two new islands are being introduced to the players with this new update i.e. Watatsumi & Seirai Island
Watatsumi Island contrasts the strong vibrancy of Inazuma’s first 3 released islands. It’s a pastel-colored island befitting of its ruler, Kokomi. This should be the next setting for the upcoming Archon Quest.
A land brimming with Electro energy, Seirai Island is likely to be the main headquarters if the Shogunate. If Kokomi rules Watatsumi Island, it’s likely that Raiden has total control of Seirai Island.
With these new areas certainly, there are new bosses to fight and farm resources for upcoming characters
Thunder Manifestation (World Boss)
The Thunder Manifestation has a form similar to that of the Oceanid. Since it’s an Electro creature, its design includes purple accents and sharp angles. An abnormal Electro elemental life form. Although it might appear similar to an Oceanid, it does not possess her intelligence or memories. That which drives the Thunder Manifestation is a much more primal fury. It is said that these life forms will only descend like lightning upon places that play host to great lingering resentment, such as the fragmented Amakumo Peak, where the storm clouds ever roil. As long as the grudges of the land do not fade, so will the roaring thunder persist.
Hydro Hypostasis (World Boss)
Similar to that of the other Hypostasis, the Hydro Hypostasis is an elemental cube, but with blue coloring to match its Element. It’s likely that it will drop materials needed by the newly added characters. A high-level Hydro elemental life form codenamed “He.” Hypostases have strong rejection properties, and will mercilessly expel any that test them. Its rejection behavior even extends to natural elements.
La Signora (Weekly Boss)
Finally facing you head on, La Signora is the 8th of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers. As a high-ranking Fatui officer, she should be a powerful opponent and will likely have a Delusion form similar to that of Childe (Tartaglia).
In 2.1 there are several new events players can experience some old ones coming back and some new ones.
Passage of Clouds and Stars:- Log in for 10 days within the Event date and receive 10 free Acquaint Fate! This will work similar to that of the log-in event during the Lantern Rite Festival.
Initial Top-Up Event:- During the 2.1 update, the player top-up bonus will be reset. This means players will receive twice the amount of Genesis Crystals for purchasing a bundle for the first time. So far, this has only been announced for the China server. It’s still to be confirmed if other servers will get this event.
Lunar Realm:- Lunar Realm is an upcoming 2.1 event that will center around the new Fishing System that will also be added in the same update. Catch fish to get a number of Primogems!
Hyakunin Ikki:- Test your skills and push your team to the limit with the Hyakunin Ikki event! The upcoming event will have travelers fighting multiple opponents at once to clear it for rewards.
Spectral Secrets:- Send your characters to the event expeditions to earn special rewards. Its premise is similar to the of the previous Vishaps and Where To Find Them Event.
Moonlight Merriment:- The Moonlight Merriment is a new event coming to Genshin Impact. Set in Liyue, it’s story will be tied to Keqing and will include Treasure Hunting and Festival Oculus Collecting activities.
Engraved Wishes:- The “Engraved Wishes” web event will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Genshin Impact. It’s said that 50,000 players wishes will be written in a Paimon Block during the event.
Genshin Impact Concert:- Another part of the anniversary celebration will be the Genshin Concert! It will be a Livestream of the concert from different countries and will be available online globally.
Archon & Story Quest
It’s likely that at least one Act will be added in the upcoming 2.1 update. Based on the Livestream, another face-off with Baal will be included. There’s a high chance that story quests for Baal and Kokomi will also be added as part of the 2.1 update. Both could be released as soon as the update is live or when there banner is out.
Yae Miko is the Grand Priestess of the Grand Narukami Shrine. Although she did show up in the Archon Quest Chapter 2 Act 1, it was only briefly. In the continuation of Chapter 2, it looks like she’ll play a bigger role! A much-awaited return, Scaramouche will finally be seen again! Apparently, his origin story will be revealed upon playing the Archon Quest that will be added in the 2.1 Update. In the new Genshin Impact 2.1 trailer, Kazuha appears to be fighting the Raiden Shogun and then a dying Vision appears. Could it be Kazuha’s Vision? Is Kazuha going to lose to Baal and fail to avenge his friend’s death? Or is it his friend’s Vision, and Kazuha succeeds in reviving it?