After being talked about for such a long time in-game via the story and background lore, Genshin Impact players will finally journey to Inazuma with the latest update to the game. The Version 2.0 update, which brings with it a metric tonne of new features, areas and other content, went live on the 21st of July 2021 and it’s great!
Building upon the success of the previous 1.6 update, the Version 2.0 update will see players venturing forth into Inazuma for brand new story driven content.
The Inazuma area consists of six main islands and a series of islets scattered across the ocean, each with a unique landscape and history. You may visit the Grand Narukami Shrine and Sacred Sakura on the mountain of Narukami Island, or admire the blooming cherry blossoms and the magnificent Tenshukaku where the Shogun resides at in Inazuma City. You may also witness the giant skeleton and the palpable aura of the Tatarigami at Yashiori Island where the Raiden Shogun battled a great serpent, or traverse the desolate coastline where lies the ruins of war at Tatarasuna. You may also find yourself getting lost in the area shrouded in thunderstorms, or stumble into huge mysterious underground areas and ruins hidden beneath the sea surface.
Genshin fans should watch the video below which showcases Inazuma and dives into further detail regarding the latest update:
If you don’t have an hour to watch the above video, fear not, the shorter, more cinematic trailer which shows off Inazuma can be viewed below too:
From the above, you can see that there’s quite a lot of new characters added to the game with Kamisato Ayaka being one of the key protagonists in this update.
Kamisato Ayaka is a long-awaited character who has been familiar to many fans since closed beta testing. Ayaka is the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan, a branch of the Tri-Commission under the Raiden Shogun. Wielding the power of Cryo and a sword, Ayaka has often been conceived as dignified, elegant, wise, and strong. However, she also has her own worries and desires like other young girls of her age.
Yoimiya is the other five-star character joining in Version 2.0. She’s a Pyro archer and an expert in fireworks. Known as the “Queen of the Summer Festival,” Yoimiya excels in her craft of creating fireworks that symbolize people’s hopes and dreams. The last character, Sayu is a four-star ninja character who wields an Anemo Vision. Despite her petite stature, she can wield a giant claymore bigger than herself.
Genshin Impact Version 2.0 also brings a range of other enhancements to the title such as “cross-progression support”. There’s also a brand new character shading feature that’s been implemented with Version 2.0. You can see this in action below.
For more information about Genshin Impact’s 2.0 update, gamers can check out MiHoYo and Epic Game’s official post about the title here. Genshin Impact Version 2.0 is available to download on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS and Android.