Genshin Impact 2.0 Update: Release Time, Patch Notes, Download Size, And More

Update 2.0 for Genshin Impact is shaping up to be the biggest update the game has received to date, adding an all-new region, all-new characters, and several exciting new features. The Genshin Impact story continues in this update as well, and there are plenty of new story quests players can take on in the new region. However, since Genshin Impact's development is based in China, the update may come out at an odd time if you're anywhere else in the world. Here is when you can start playing Genshin Impact version 2.0.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Release Time

Genshin Impact version 2.0 will be released at 20 p.m. PT / 23 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 20. Mihoyo did not provide an exact release time for the update, but the developer announced that the maintenance will start at 15pm PT / 18pm PT and will last around 5 hours. This means servers should return at 20:00 PM PT / 23:00 PM PT, but server maintenance could still end earlier than that.

Either way, Mihoyo compensates players with 300 Primogems for downtime, which is a nice bonus. The update might also roll out to different platforms at different times. PC gamers could get the update before console gamers, or PlayStation gamers could be the first to be able to download it. There's no way to know for sure, but the update will likely be released around the same time on all platforms.

Genshin Impact Version 2.0 Download Size

On PC and PlayStation 4, the 2.0 update weighs around Go 6,5. On mobile devices, you just need to download Go 1,83. However, you will need additional free space to install the update. PC drives need 16 GB of free space on their drives, and mobile drives need 3,5 GB of free storage.

Who is the first character in Banner 2.0?

The Heron's Court wish event will begin as soon as the servers restart after downtime. You will have the chance to obtain the new five-star character Kamisato Ayaka, who specializes in Cryo abilities. The banner also features the four-star characters Chongyun, Ningguang, and Yanfei. The event will run until August 10, so you have just under a month to save up your Primogems.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Patch Notes

Mihoyo has already released patch notes on their website ahead of the update's launch, and you can read them below. Be warned, it's a long list of changes and updates.

I. New Region

New Region – Inazuma

New Areas: In Version 2.0, three areas, Narukami Island, Kannazuka, and Yashiori Island in the Inazuma region will be available.

Unlock Criteria:

  • Adventure Rank 30 or higher
  • Complete the Archon quest "Chapter II: Act I - The Still God and Eternal Euthymia"

New system in Inazuma

Sacred Sakura: Gift the Electro Sigils you get from your various adventures in Inazuma to the Sacred Sakura to increase your Sacred Sakura's favor level and gain valuable items in return. You will receive upgrades to your Electrogranum at certain levels of the Sacred Sakura's Favor, which will enhance their abilities.

Electrograna : These miraculous spirits are called Electrograna. They appear from Thunder Sakura Boughs and grant Electro protection.

Inazuma reputation system: By interacting with certain Inazuma NPCs, you will be able to accept requests to complete and increase your reputation. As your reputation level increases, you will unlock various reputation rewards!

Additionally, Expeditions, Daily Commissions, and other new content will also be added in Inazuma.

New gameplay in Inazuma

  • Branches of Thunder Sakura: Sometimes in Inazuma you will come across branches of Thunder Sakura, from which you can acquire Electrograna that last for a certain duration.
  • Thunder Barriers: A kind of impenetrable shield known in Inazuma as a thunder barrier.
  • Balthunder : Certain areas of Inazuma are affected by high levels of Electro Focus. While in these regions you will gradually lose HP. This phenomenon is known as Balethunder.
  • Use Electrograna to protect yourself against the harmful effects of Balethunder.
  • Thunder Spheres: This strange entity is known as the Thunder Sphere. This is a common sight in Inazuma. Characters who hold the Electro power or are healed by Inazuma can use it to move at lightning speed.
  • New gameplay mechanics added in Inazuma also include Thunderstones, Lightning Strike Probes, Discharge Stones, and Cumulation Stones.

New areas in Inazuma

Domain of counterfeiting: Cour du Sable Coulant

  • They say that in the antediluvian era now lost to history, there was once a foolish ruler who dreamed of building a great garden in honor of the sacred white tree on the primordial sands. Now a dead silence fills the kingdom built on sand, but the obsessions of the past remain.

Mastery Area: Violet Court

  • Once in the past, the mountains rose higher than the sky and the earth was bigger than the dome of the sky. But one day the mirror broke and the oceans arose. In these legends, this caused the early sakura court to be separated from the other islands.

Domain of Blessing: Court dyed by Momiji

  • This yard is still a silent scene of falling red leaves. Maybe lost causes and unforgettable loves can follow the veins of the earth and blend into the fruits of the white tree in the yard.

Estate: Empty Ship with a Thousand Gates

  • This tengu annex that floats on the sea like a lone boat was once home to the somewhat famous “Yougou Three,” and it would later become the cage in which they, forlorn, spent the rest of their days.

Domaine: Pavillon Shakkei

  • This magnificent mansion was built by an ancient ascetic warrior in the depths of the earth using landscapes borrowed from the outside world. In the last days, a deeply discouraged eccentric would be discovered inside.

Domain: Training Domain

  • This domain once belonged to a lieutenant of Orobashi no Mikoto, until he, his god's body, and the sky were torn apart by lightning.

II. New characters

5 Star Character "Frostflake Heron" Kamisato Ayaka

  • Vision : Cryo
  • Weapon: sword
  • Daughter of the Kamisato clan of the Yashiro Commission. Dignified and elegant, but also wise and strong.

Inazuma Shogunate, Yashiro Commission, Kamisato Clan. Widely known as one of the most distinguished clans in all of Inazuma, it is the branch of the Tri-Commission that handles ceremonial and cultural affairs.

Since the death of my parents, Brother and I have assumed responsibility for all clan affairs, large and small.

5 Star Character “Frolicking Flames” Yoimiya

  • Vision : Pyro
  • Weapon: Bow
  • Owner of Naganohara Fireworks. Known as the "Summer Festival Queen", she excels in her art of creating fireworks that symbolize people's hopes and dreams.

Fireworks were born out of people's desire for light and beauty. The first mention of fireworks dates back to Liyue during the Archon War. Born from fire and embodied in stone and metal, they have since become an integral part of many festive activities in Teyvat. The Naganohara family has perpetuated this beautiful human tradition from generation to generation. It is said that in addition to locally made fireworks, fireworks made by Naganohara Fireworks were also used during the Liyue Lantern Rite, adding an extra touch of splendor to the festival.

Sayu, 4 star character “Mujina Ninja”

  • Vision : Anémo
  • Weapon: Claymore
  • A pint-sized ninja attached to the Shuumatsuban, who always seems to be sleep deprived.

5 Star Character Traveler (Electro)

  • Interact with a Statue of the Seven - Electro to resonate with the Electro element and use a new Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.

III. New equipment

New weapons

  • Reforged Mistcutter (5 Star Sword)
  • Thundering Pulse (5 Star Arc)
  • Amenoma Kageuchi (4 Star Sword)
  • Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (Claymore 4 étoiles)
  • Cross Spear Kitain (4 Star Polearm)
  • Hakushin Ring (4-Star Catalyst)
  • Hamayumi (4 star bow)

New Artifacts

  • Reminiscence of Shimenawa (4 stars and 5 stars)
  • Emblem of Broken Fate (4 stars and 5 stars)

IV. New Events

Thunder Stay Event: Participate to obtain the Beidou (Electro) "Lord without crown"!

During the event, complete challenges across Inazuma to obtain Thunder Pellets and Thunder Crystals. Use Thunder Pellets and Thunder Crystals to get Beidou "Uncrowned Lord of the Ocean" (Electro), Crown of Insight, Talent Level Materials, Hero's Spirit and other rewards!

Event duration

Event details:

  • Playing time
  • Act I
  • 2022/7/22 10:00
  • 2022/8/9 3:59
  • Act II
  • 2022/7/24 4:00
  • Act III
  • 2022/7/27 4:00
  • Act IV
  • 2022/7/30 4:00
  • Event Shop Duration
  • 2022/7/22 10:00
  • 2022/8/16 3:59

Use 1 Thunder Pellets and 000 Thunder Crystals at Ocean Lord's Oath to exchange for Beidou "Uncrowned Lord of Ocean" (Electro). Can only be redeemed once.

2022/08/16 03:59:00 After the event shop closes, any Thunder Pellets or Thunder Crystals in your possession will disappear, so be sure to redeem them for rewards in time!


  • Adventure Rank 30 or higher
  • Complete the Archon quest "Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves" and the quest "Ritou's Escape Plan" in "Chapter II: Act I - The Immutable God and Eternal Euthymia"

Act I: Bolt Blitz

During the event, complete the "Voyage Prep" quest to unlock Act I: Bolt Blitz.

During the event, travelers can complete six challenges in total, with three new challenges unlocking each day.

After starting the challenge, travelers must use Thunder Spheres to move quickly and reach the destination within the time limit.

Complete challenges to get rewards like Thunder Pellets, Primogems, and Mora.

Act II: Thunderbolt

During the event, complete the “Chasing Thunder” quest to unlock Act II: Lightning Round.

After starting the challenge, travelers will need to defeat all opponents within the time limit.

Complete challenges to get rewards like Thunder Pellets, Primogems, and Mora.

Act III: Weaving lightning bolts

During the event, complete the "Through the Storm Clouds" quest to unlock Act III: Weaving Lightning.

After starting the challenge, travelers will need to defeat all opponents within the time limit.

Complete challenges to get rewards like Thunder Pellets, Primogems, and Mora.

Act IV: the automata front

During the event, complete the “Facing Distant Echoes” quest to unlock Act IV: Automaton Front.

Complete the Estate Challenge to get Thunder Crystals. Thunder Crystals can be redeemed for rewards in the event store.

V. New Quests

1. New Archon Quests

  • Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act I – The Immobile God and Eternal Euthymia”
  • Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act II – “Stillness, Sublimation of Shadow”

Beidou's Crux fleet has almost completed its supply and preparation work in Liyue. As promised, the fleet is ready to take you through the storms to Inazuma.

The Traveler never stops for long. Now is the right time to embrace fate and set sail for the land engulfed by tempest and storm… The nation of “eternity”!

After the version 2.0 update, the unlock criteria for some quests will be adjusted as follows:

● Unlock criteria for Archon Quest Chapter I: Act II will be adjusted to Adventure Rank 25 or higher (originally Adventure Rank 29 or higher)

● Unlock criteria for Archon Quest Chapter I: Act III will be adjusted to Adventure Rank 28 or higher (initially Adventure Rank 35 or higher)

● World Quest "Bough Keeper: Dainsleif" unlock criteria will be adjusted to Adventure Rank 28 or higher (originally Adventure Rank 36 or higher)

● Unlock criteria for Archon Quest Chapter I: Act IV will be adjusted to Adventure Rank 28 or higher (originally Adventure Rank 36 or higher)

* Of which, monster level in Archon Quest Chapter I: Act II will be adjusted to Lv. 30 (originally Lv. 35). The rest of the adjustments made are adjustments to the player's Adventure Rank for quest unlock criteria, while other unlock criteria and quest rewards remain unchanged.

2. New Story Quests

  • Kamisato Ayaka's Story Quest "Grus Nivis Chapter: Act I - The Whispers of the Crane and the White Rabbit"
  • Yoimiya Story Quest “Chapter of Carassius Auratus: Act I – Dreamlike Timelessness”

3. New World Quests

  • The art of horticulture
  • Sakura Sacred Purification Ritual
  • A strange story in Konda
  • sacrificial offering
  • Hayashi from Tanuki in the Forest
  • Purification of defilements
  • Nettoyage Yougou
  • The Farmer's Treasure
  • Hiromi's watch
  • Gourmet Supremos, Gather!
  • The Gourmet Supremos: The Seashore Strider
  • The Gourmet Supremos: The Deep Divers
  • The seventh samurai
  • Tales of Tatar
  • Arborist Sakura
  • Sword Art Dreams
  • Orobashi's LegacyA Fighter's Fate
  • Look three thousand miles away
  • Treatment on the island
  • Sinister Instruction
  • Yae Publishing House Invitation
  • Chisato's letter
  • O Archon, have I done well?
  • International travel diary
  • The house sits above the ocean
  • In another country
  • Battle of Revenge
  • The Gourmet Supremos: The importance of eating well
  • The Gourmet Supremos: on the road
  • Pizza from another country
  • La route de Ritou

VI. New monsters

Hypostase Pyro : Elemental creatures that shield themselves from incoming attacks with their durable carapace.

Perpetual Mechanical Table: A strange alien machine.

Nobushi: Jintouban, Nobushi: Hitsukeban, Nobushi: Kikouban, Kairagi: Fiery Might, Kairagi: Tonnerre dansant: Samurai fallen into banditry.

Ruin Cruiser, Ruin Destroyer, Ruin Defender, Ruin Scout : Various oddly shaped machines that took on different forms and functions.

Fatui – Mirror Maiden: A Fatui mage of Snezhnaya who can command a Hydro Mirror in battle.

Also, monsters like Electro Grenadier Hilichurl, Electro Samachurl, Crackling Ax Mitachurl, Electro Abyssal Mage, Lawachurl of Thunderhelm, et Electro Whopperflower have been added.

VII. Other additions


New Special Weapon Wishes Mechanic – Incarnate Path

  • Once you have made a path to your chosen weapon, you will get 1 fate point by receiving a 5 star weapon that is not your chosen one. You can get a maximum of 2 fate points.
  • Once you have accumulated enough Fate Points, your next 5-Star Weapon will be the one you choose through "Incarnate Path".
  • Your Fate Points will be reset when obtaining an "Incarnate Path" weapon during this "Exemplary Summon".
  • If you don't pick a weapon, Wishes won't accumulate Fate Points.
  • You can change or cancel your selection. This will reset your accumulated fate points.
  • At the end of this "Epithelial Summon", your accumulated Fate Points will also be reset.

Adventurer's Handbook – Commission Quests: Region Selection feature added for Commissions

New Gadgets:

  • Seed dispensary
  • Red Feather Fan
  • Electroculus Resonance Stone
  • Electro treasure compass
  • souvenir lens
  • Mini Seelie : alto
  • Artefact Strongbox : Gladiator’s Finale
  • Artifact Safe: Troop of Wanderers
  • Artifact Safe: Bloodstained Chivalry
  • Artifact Safe: Noblesse Oblige

New Crafting Bench Function – Mystical Offering

Consume a certain amount of 5-Star Artifacts to craft an Artifact Chest containing a 5-Star Artifact.

New Kingdom Riches and Kingdom Creatures added to the Kingdom Repository: Exchange "A Path of Valor: Lush Glebe", "A Path of Valor: Orderly Meadow", "A Path of Valor: Jade Field", "Subspace Waypoint" furniture from Kingdom's Wealth. Trade seeds and other materials obtained through the Kingdom Creatures Seed Dispensary.

New recipes:

  • egg roll
  • Yakisoba Mixte
  • miso soup
  • Tonkotsu ramen
  • Sushi au slim
  • Dango tricolor
  • Brochette with three flavors
  • Dry-braised salted fish
  • onigiri
  • Sashimi platter
  • sakura tempura
  • Kourayaki crab eggs
  • Imported poultry
  • Konda's Kitchen
  • Rice Cake Soup
  • butter crab
  • Sakura mochi
  • snow on the hearth
  • Beauty in all weathers
  • Fish summer festival
  • Vertige-Be-Gone no Jutsu Version 2.0

New Achievements such as "Mortal Works: Series II", "Challenger: Series IV", "Meetings in Outrealm: Series II", "A Realm Beyond: Series III", "Inazuma: The Islands of Thunder and Eternity – Series I" and additions to the category "Wonders of the world"

New business cards:

  • Inazuma: Sakura sacrée
  • Travel Notes: Grand Narukami Shrine
  • Kamisato Ayaka: Folding Fan
  • Yoimiya : Auratus Spark
  • Sayu: Muji-Muji Daruma
  • Inazuma: écusson Kamisato
  • Inazuma: Raiden Emblem
  • Achievement: Door
  • Achievement: Crossing
  • Achievement: Stone Dragon
  • Achievement: Full Bloom
  • Inazuma: Insigne Kujou
  • Celebration: Wonderful Calculation

New animals:

  • pale red crab
  • general crab
  • purple ibis
  • Marrow lizard
  • Raven
  • Kitsune,
  • Cook-Danuki
  • Electro Crystalfly

New materials:

  • Bois de Yumemiru
  • Maple wood
  • Aralia wood
  • Otogi wood

Abyss and spiral:

Updated the range of monsters on floors 9-12 of Spiral Abyss.

Ley Line Disorder for Stage 9 has been changed to:

  • A plasma field will be generated at the edge of the challenge area once the challenge has started. In the field, characters will be hit by lightning once every 5s and take Electro DMG. The area covered by the field will gradually expand as the challenge progresses.

Ley Line Disorder for Stage 10 has been changed to:

  • There will be a leader among the opponents present in each challenge on this floor. His Companions will also be present to bring him improvements and protection. Each companion will increase the leader's element RES and physical RES by 10%. Attendants restore the leader's HP every 12s, with each attendant restoring 5% of their HP. When there are no attendants, the leader will have none of the above enhancement and restoration effects.

11th Floor Ley Line Disorders have been replaced with:

  • Pyro DMG processed by all party members increased by 60%.
  • Cryo DMGs distributed by all party members increased by 60%.

12th Floor Ley Line Disorders have been replaced with:

  • Energy Tides is present in this challenge. They will switch between elemental high tide and elemental low tide in 10s cycles.
  • During high tide, a large amount of elemental particles will be generated when a character's attack hits opponents, restoring 10 elemental energy. This effect can occur once every 2,8s.
  • During low tide, not all characters in the party can gain elemental energy.

From the first moon phase refresh after updating to 2.0, the three moon phases will be as follows:

Stage 1: Shattering Moon

When an active character's elemental energy is fully charged, the DEF of opponents hit by the character's normal, charged, or dipping attacks will be reduced by 7% for 10 seconds. 5 stacks max. Each stack has an independent duration.

Phase 2: Full Moon

When an active character obtains an elemental orb or elemental particle, the character will unleash a shockwave that deals DMG to surrounding opponents. This type of shockwave can be triggered once every 4 seconds.

Stage 3: Faithful Moon

After triggering an elemental burst, the ATK of each character in the party will be increased by 20% for 10s. Maximum 3 stacks. Each stack has an independent duration.

the audio

Added voice lines that will trigger when a character is at low HP.

Adds Japanese voice over for some characters.


Added new character battle voiceovers under Character Profile > Voiceovers


Adds prompts for loading screens

Add Barbara's "Summertime Sparkle" outfit to the Outfit Shop.

VIII. Adjustments and optimizations


Once your account for PSN is linked to a valid email address, you can log in on iOS/Android/PC using your miHoYo account, or on PlayStation using the account for PSN linked to the email address. associated with your miHoYo account and resume your game progress.

There are two methods for linking:

  • 1 method (Keep previous progress of miHoYo account on mobile/PC): On the PlayStation platform, using an account for PSN that has never logged into Genshin Impact, open the game for the first time. Follow the steps in the pop-up window to link the email address associated with your miHoYo account. This will link both accounts. *IMPORTANT: The pop-up prompting you to link your accounts only appears when your account for PSN first enters the game, after you agree to the Terms of Service. You can only link an existing miHoYo account from this pop-up window. There is no other way to bind.
  • 2 method (Keep Previous Account Progress for PSN): Sign in to Genshin Impact on the PlayStation platform, then go to Settings > Account > User Center > Link Account and link your Genshin Impact connected PSN account to a email address that has not previously been used to register a miHoYo account. After linking, your game progress will be shared when you log in your account to play on the same server on iOS/Android/PC/PlayStation.

Genesis Crystals

Genesis Crystals earned on PC or mobile platforms and Genesis Crystals earned on PlayStation will not be bound for the same account. This includes, but is not limited to, Genesis Crystals obtained through the following means: recharge, refund, and compensation for recharge errors for Blessing of the Welkin Moon and Battle Pass.

Increases Max Map Pins limit from 99 to 150.

Adjusts the contents of the Gnostic Hymns bundle: replaced the Mondstadt talent upper level material bundles with the Inazuma talent upper level material bundles.

Optimized the UI display on mobile devices when entering aiming mode when using touchscreen controls: the "Drop Challenge" button is hidden and the text transparency of the challenge objectives is reduced.

Adds a second confirmation when deleting friends.

Adjusted Waverider's Stamina mechanic: Waverider's Stamina is now independent of the character's, and Stamina Regeneration is also calculated separately for each.

the audio

Adjusts Chinese and Japanese voiceover for some characters, and adjusts Korean voiceover for some quests.


Adjusted the animation performance of Mona's combat talent "Illusory Torrent".

Optimized the expressions of certain characters in battle.

Adjusted the description of Ningguang's passive talent "Trove of Marvelous Treasures": Shows the location of nearby ore veins used to forge on the minimap.

Origin: Displays the location of nearby ore veins (Iron Ore, White Iron Ore, Crystal Ore, Magic Crystal Ore, and Starsilver) on the minimap.

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