Genshin Impact 2.2 Release Date, New Characters, Leaks and Banners

Here is what we know about the next banner, Thoma, and more.

Here are the latest details about the Genshin Impact 2.2 release date, its upcoming new characters, banners, weapons, and more. By just following the normal release schedules of the updates for Genshin Impact by game company miHoYo, one can easily guess when the next one will be released.

Genshin Impact 2.2 Release Date

The release date for the Genshin Impact 2.2 update is October 13, 2021. If everyone would follow the trend for update releases, it is every six weeks after the previous update got released. Kokomi’s Banner will be ending on October 12, 2021, so it is likely that the next update is applied after that day.

Genshin Impact 2.2 Banner – New Details on the Upcoming Banner

Update: The Genshin Impact 2.2 Update Livestream has already ended yesterday and has revealed what miHoYo is planning for the next update. Here are the new details:

Genshin Impact 2.2 New Characters – Officially Confirmed Rerun

After much speculation, miHoYo at TGS 2021 confirmed that there will be two 5-star rerun characters coming back in the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.2 Banner. These characters are Childe and Hu Tao from the previous “Farewell of Snezhnaya” and “Moment of Bloom” banners. There will be no new 5-star characters added, but there is a new 4-star character and will be the main star of the upcoming banner.

Thoma has been confirmed to be the newest character that will be featured in the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.2 banner. He is a 4-star Pyro Polearm user, a faithful retainer of the Kamisato Clan, and was one of the prominent characters joining the Traveler’s main Inazuma quest.

Genshin Impact 2.2 New Weapons to Check Out

There are four new weapons that will be added to the upcoming new banner and it consists of two bows, one polearm, and one claymore. Here are the new weapon descriptions, according to the official website:

  • Polar Star – 5 Star Bow – A pristine bow that is sharp as the glaciers of the far north.
  • Mouun’s Moon – 4 Star Bow – A lovely warbow made from seashells and coral. A mournful brilliance flows along its moonlight-colored arms.
  • Wavebreaker’s Fin – 4 Star Polearm – A naginata forged from luminescent material deep in the ocean depths. It was once the possession of the tengu race.
  • Akuoumaru – 4 Star Claymore – The beloved sword of the legendary “Akuou.” The blade is huge and majestic, but is surprisingly easy to wield.

Genshin Impact 2.2 Events

There are four new events to check out in the upcoming 2.2 update. These are Labyrinth Warriors, Shadows of the Ancients, Tuned to the World’s Sounds, and Dreams of Bloom.

  • Labyrinth Warriors – A new event where players will enter the Mystic Onmyou Chamber that imprisons new powerful and fierce monsters within. This is a new Domain where you can enter inside solo or with a friend and be assisted by Shiki Taishou. One of the rewards for this is a free Xinyan character summon.
  • Shadow of the Ancients – Katheryne of the Adventurer’s Guild is currently recruiting people for a certain investigative commission and she is having trouble with it. It is revealed that there is now a mysterious Ruin Grader that has appeared in the islands and it seems to be nearly invincible. In order to find its weaknesses, you have to do research and assist a Sumeru scholar.
  • Tuned to the World’s Sounds – miHoYo is introducing a new minigame where it is a rhythm game, a somehow similar mechanic to a previous event. It will have new additional features though and has Kazuha as the main character focus.
  • Dreams of Bloom – Players will be helping out an NPC named Sakuya, who is an Inazuma florist. You are tasked to plant unique seeds in the Serenitea Pot, which will bloom into Dreambloom flowers that can be exchanged for items or can be sent to friends as gifts. The rewards are pretty interesting.

Genshin Impact 2.2 New Monsters to Fight

There are four new monsters that you will be fighting against in the Labyrinth Warriors and are natural residents of the upcoming Tsurumi Island. They are the same type of monsters and two versions of them, one of an earlier stage and the other the stronger one. These are:

  • Rockfond Rifthound Whelp
  • Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp
  • Rockfond Rifthound
  • Thundercraven Rifthound

Ley Line Overflow Event – Genshin Impact

This is a returning limited-run event that offers twice the amount of rewards from Ley Lines. The only limit is that you can only get twice the rewards for three times a day.

Serenitea Pot gets new Inazuma-Themed Realm

At last, there will be a new Inazuma-Themed Realm for the Serenitea Pot. All they need to do is get the Sacred Sakura Tree to level 40. This seems to be a permanent addition to the game.

New Hangouts from Genshin Impact 2.2 Banner

Two new hangouts will be added to Genshin Impact in the upcoming new banner, which will feature two Inazuma characters: Sayu and Thoma. They will be playable as soon as the new update releases.

Genshin Impact New Map: Tsurumi Island

There will be a new island to explore in update 2.2, and that is Tsurumi Island. It is an eerie and foreboding place to discover, but it will also be filled with a lot of treasure to loot. It is also home to the new monsters, the Rifthounds.

Genshin Impact x Razer Partnership

Razer and miHoYo are partnering up to offer a series of co-branded peripherals with product support like the custom-tuned THX Game Profile.

Players can check out three new products made by Razer and has the theme of Genshin Impact. These products include a Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro gaming house, Razer Iskur X ergonomic chair, and the Goliathus Speed gaming mouse mat. Each product will have a bonus code that can be redeemed and offers in-game rewards that can help in their journey in Genshin Impact.

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genshin impact 2.2 release date

According to several rumors and obvious hints from miHoYo itself, the next new character to be introduced in the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.2 banner is Thoma, a speculated 4-star Pyro polearm user. One of the characters that will be included in the next banner is more interesting and controversial though since it is a particular rerun. Some say that Childe will be making a comeback next month and some fans are not quite hyped about it. Hu Tao is also coming back as well. There is a small chance Ganyu will be making a comeback, but the possibility is quite low.

The most anticipated new 5-star character is Yae Miko. She was first seen on the Raiden Shogun Archon story, so there is a possibility she will be included in the upcoming new banner. Other fans say otherwise though since they think Yae Miko will be introduced in update 2.3 instead.

Genshin Impact Aloy for PC

PC players will now be able to get the free character Aloy since it is already Update 2.2. She was only available on PS4 and PS5 on update 2.1 due to the promo that miHoYo did. She can be claimed via in-game email. Unfortunately, she will not come with the unique bow because that was only exclusive to PS4 and PS5 versions.

Genshin Impact 2.2 Rumored New Enemies, Features and Events

Rumor has it that there will be tons of new content when update 2.2 lands on all platforms. There will be a new area called the Tsurumi Island, a part of Inazuma which is covered in fog and is said that no one has ever entered the lands for a long time. It is said that it will be below Kannazuka and Yashiori Island.

There are two rumored new enemies that will be introduced into the game, which are the Riftstalker Whelp and Riftstalker Hound. They will be new additions for an upcoming event.

There are several new events that will be added to the game like Dreams of Bloom: Ikebana Event, New Hangout Events, Shadow of the Ancients, and more. It could also finally start the Storytelling Method World Quest that has not yet started in the current update for some reason.

For the new features, some say the teapot realm will finally have an Inazuma-themed realm, which many have been waiting for so long. There should also be new furniture sets based on Inazuma culture.

New weapons and items will be added too, rumors say. There will be a new polearm, two bows, and a sword coming in Genshin Impact 2.2 release date and a few new items to collect.

No new bosses have been rumored though. Update 2.1 has already introduced a few new bosses to raid, so there is a high chance no new bosses will be added in the next one.

Genshin Impact is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android.