Genshin Impact v2.2: Release Date, New Character and Island Confirmed

Genshin Impact v2.2: Release Date, New Character and Island Confirmed

Developer miHoYo is all set to hit the market with yet another update for Genshin Impact. This time with Version 2.2, the devs intend to add a broad spectrum of fresh content to this highly successful RPG.

Called “Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog,” Genshin Impact’s version 2.2 will go live on October 13

The update will introduce a new playable character Thoma, a new Tsurumi Island –  the last of the six major islands of Inazuma, and a wide-ranging array of events, challenges, and mini-games.

Version 2.2 "Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog" Trailer | Genshin Impact

On top of such exciting content, v2.2 will make Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn free to access for all those who haven’t claimed her yet!

Once you have downloaded update 2.2, you will witness the Tsurumu Island blanketed by a thick sheet of fog. As per miHoYo, enthusiasts will “encounter unprecedented challenges while exploring this area.” 

Genshin Impact v2.2: Release Date, New Character & Island Confirmed
Tsurumu Island Covered with Fog

Concealed in the translucency of the fog lurks dangers like Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps, who are waiting to tear you apart. The moment they ambush you, your character will be affected by Corrosion and lose HP whether you’re shielded or not.

Genshin Impact v2.2: Release Date, New Character & Island Confirmed
New Character Thoma

Version 2.2 will also see the addition of a new four-star character called Thoma. First seen in the Inazuma storyline, this famous “fixer” wields a polearm and Pyro Vision as his arms of choice. Not only is Thoma useful in combat but also solid defensively. 

Players can recruit Thoma in the second Event Wish that stars them and Hu Tao. Moreover, v2.2 will make Hangout Events for Thoma and Sayu available too.

To ensure there is no shortage of content, Genshin Impact will also introduce new seasonal events through v2.2:

  • Labyrinth Warriors – A thrilling journey in Inazuma with “Childe” Tartaglia, Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers & Xinyan, Liyue’s rock ‘n’ roll musician.
  • Tuned to the World’s Sounds – A rhythm game incorporating Ningguang, Zhongli, Keqing, Xiao, Sangonomiya Kokomi, Kamisato Ayaka, and the Raiden Shogun.

Like any other update, v2.2 comes with its own set of tweaks and optimizations too. Genshin Impact on PC will finally obtain DualSense Controller support, something that was long due.

Serenitea Pot will receive some love this time as well. New features include “Silken Courtyard” – a new Inazuma-inspired realm layout, a great variety of Inazuma-based furnishing blueprints, a new furnishing type, Floating Platform, and flowers that can be used as furnishings from the brief “Dreams of Bloom” event.

About Genshin Impact

Developed and published by miHoYo, Genshin Impact is an action-adventure RPG. It allows for both single-player and multiplayer gameplay. Furthermore, the game supports both cross-platform and cross-save features.

Genshin Impact is full of countless magical characters that will come with their own set of unique skills to kill enemies. Since it is an open-world game that one can explore by several movements like walking, swimming, gliding, and climbing.

The game allows enthusiasts to choose the gender of the playable character. In a quest to find your lost sibling, you will stumble upon other playable characters too who will assist you in unveiling the secrets of the gods of this dynamic world.