A new version of the massively popular, free-to-play open-world RPG, arrives on October 13. Version 2.2 – called “Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog” – will include a new location, new characters, challenges, mini-games, and more to Genshin Impact.
One of the biggest features of version 2.2 is the introduction of the sixth and last island of Inazuma. It’s called Tsurumi Island, and if you like dense fog, getting lost, and sneak attacks by dangerous Rifthounds, then this is the place for you! There will also be lots of mysteries to solve, commissions to take on, and new battles to be won, possibly using weapons that are also on fire.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Genshin Impact without some new characters. Thoma the “fixer” will be a new four-star playable character, and you’ll get the five-star crossover character Aloy, from Horizon Zero Dawn fame, as well.
There will also be a slew of new events:
- In the “Shadow of the Ancients” event, you’ll have to run around Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma to track down a power-hungry big bad.
- Team up with a rock musician and a paper figure named Shiki Taishou for some tough battles and big rewards during the “Labyrinth Warriors” event.
- Play rhythm games during the “Tuned to the World’s Sounds” event with priestesses, lords and ladies, and other members of the gentry, because these are perfectly normal things that happen in the world of Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact version 2.2 will also include some new gameplay optimization options, with DualSense controller support being available for the PC version. You’ll also get some additional customization options, with new realm layouts, blueprints, and furniture. No more excuses to leave your lyres just lying around.
If you haven’t played Genshin Impact yet then you have plenty of ways to get started. It’s available for PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, and Android, and, of course, is free. With so much going on, however, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. If you need help with finding sango pearls, pufferfish, the hellfire butterfly, where the best fishing spots are, or many other tips and secrets, you know where to find them.