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Genshin | 2.1 Update Release Date, Banners & New Characters

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2.1 update is an update for Genshin Impact. Guide includes banners, release date, patch notes, update summary, what to expect, banners, weapons, characters, & redeem codes.

Table Of Contents

2.1 Version Updates
Raiden ShogunRaiden ShogunKokomiKokomi Kujou SaraKujou SaraAloyAloy
Inazuma Guides:

2.1 Update Patch Notes - Release Date

Version Schedule
2.1September 1, 2021

Releases On September 1, 2021

2.1 Update is scheduled to release on September 1, 2021. The maintenance will start at 07:00AM of your Server Time and is expected to end on 12:00 PM.

Update 2.1 Preload (Pre-installation) Available

pre installation 2.1 update
Version Schedule
2.1 PreloadAugust 30, 2021 ~ 11:00 (Server Time)
Before 2.1 Update arrives
Installs necessary files needed for the 2.1 Update

For a better gaming experience, players can pre-install the preload version 2.1 files. This will allow players to complete the bulk of the update download and other files that are needed for installations before having to wait for full installation when the update arrives.

How To Update In Desktop

pre installation 2.1 update

In the game launcher, you can see the "Game Pre-Installation" on the bottom-left side of the launcher screen. Click it to start the pre-installation.

How To Update In Mobile Part 1

pre installation 2.1 update

Players can access the pre-installation by going to the Paimon Menu > Settings > Other > Pre-Install Resource Package. for both iOS & Android uses to initiate.

How To Update In Mobile Part 2

pre installation 2.1 update

Click the "Pre-Install Resource Package" located at the bottm left corner of the login menu.

2.1 Update Content Summary

Upcoming Banners & New Characters
Raiden Shogun Banner
【Banner Simulator】
Raiden ShogunRaiden ShogunKujou SaraKujou SaraSucroseSucroseXianglingXiangling
Kokomi Banner
【Banner Simulator】
Other Characters
New Weapons
Luxurious Sea-Lord
└ New Claymore for 2.1
Engulfing Lightning
└ New Polearm for 2.1
Everlasting Moonglow
└ New Catalyst for 2.1
The Catch
└ New Polearm for 2.1 (Event Reward)
New Boss
La Signora Boss
└ One of the Fatui Member will be released as a boss.
La Signora Drops:
Molten Moment, new ascension material for Raiden Shogun & Aloy
Hellfire Butterfly, a new ascension material for Kokomi.
Ashen Heart, a new ascension material for Kujou Sara
Hydro Hypostasis
└ New part of the Hypostasis family.
Dew of Repudiation, a rumored drop and character ascension material.
Thunder Manifestation (Electro Oceanid)
└ New Oceanid boss.
Storm Bead, a rumored drop from Thunder Manifestation.
New Area
Watatsumi Island
└ The island mentioned on the latest Archon quest is expected to be released.
└ Includes new Domain: Palace In A Pool
Seirai Island
└ An new island that is infested with violent storms and a gloomy atmosphere, to be released in 2.1
New Events
Moonchase Festival
└ Collect Festival Oculus called Moonchase Charms.
└ Search for Mystmoon Chests around Liyue, Mondstadt and Dragonspine to obtain various rewards!
└ Receive the iconic fish claymore, Luxurious Sea-Lord.
Trail Of Delicacies, locate and fight with various enemies around Teyvat and also do offer some dishes to gain buffs!
Anniversary Event
└ The Anniversary of Genshin will coincide with this update.
Lunar Realm
└ Fishing Event
Hyakunin Ikki
└ Character Trial Event
Spectral Secrets
└ Specter Monster Event
New Quests
Raiden Shogun Story Quest
└ Baal (Raiden Shogun) Story Quest.
Kokomi Story Quest
└ Kokomi Sangonomiya Story Quest.
Aloy Story Quest Unconfirmed
└ Aloy Story Quest.
New Archon Quest
└ Continuation Of Archon Quest Chapter 2.
New Features
Fishing System
└ A new system where players can now fish on selected water areas of Teyvat.
Fishing Association
All Fish List
All Fishing Baits
All Fishing Rods
New Materials & Specialties
New Local Specialties
Sango Pearl
Amakumo Fruit
New Materials
Fishing System Bait
Fishing Rod
New Enemy Drop - Spectral Secrets
Spectral Husk
Spectral Heart
Spectral Nucleus
New Food Ingredient
Unagi Meat
New World Quest
2.1 World Quest
The Moon-Bathed Deep
Divine Plant of the Depths
Solitary Sea-Beast
Seirai Stormchasers
Relics of Seirai
Reminiscence of Seirai
Storytelling Method
Fertilizer... Salesperson?
The Narukami Trail
Exploding Population
To Thee My Tender Grief Confide
Over the Moon
By Thy Pale Beams I Solitary Rove
The Moon Has Risen
Neko Is A Cat
  └ Wooden Rack
  └ The Children
  └ Shrine Recipe
  └ Cat And Stone
  └ Stone Human's Troubles
  └ Shrine Canteen
  └ Ding-a-Ling Metal Ball
  └ A Good Turn Comes Late

2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Characters

4 Confirmed New Playable Characters

4 Confirmed New Playable Characters

According to the livestream, there will be 3 new 5-star characters and 1 4-star character. Raiden Shogun, Kokomi, and Kujou Sara will be banner characters, while Aloy will be an event exclusive character.

Yae Becomes A Vital Part Of The Story

Yae Becomes A Vital Part Of The Story

Yae Miko is the Grand Priestess of the Grand Narukami Shrine. Although she did show up in the Archon Quest Chapter 2 Act 1, it was only briefly. In the continuation of Chapter 2, it looks like she'll play a bigger role!

Yae Miko Character Guide

Scaramouche Makes His Return

Scaramouche Makes His Return

A much-awaited return, Scaramouche will finally be seen again! Apparently, his origin story will be revealed upon playing the Archon Quest that will be added in the 2.1 Update.

Scaramouche Character Guide

2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Boss

La Signora (Weekly Boss)

La Signora (Weekly Boss)

Finally facing you head on, La Signora is the 8th of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers. As a high-ranking Fatui officer, she should be a powerful opponent and will likely have a Delusion form similar to that of Childe (Tartaglia).

La Signora Drops

La Signora Boss Guide

Hydro Hypostasis (World Boss)

Hydro Hypostasis (World Boss)

Similar to that of the other Hypostasis, the Hydro Hypostasis is an elemental cube, but with a blue coloring to match its Element. It's likely that it will drop materials needed by the newly added characters.

Hydro Hypostasis Boss Guide

Thunder Manifestation

Thunder Manifestation

The Thunder Manifestation has a form similar to that of the Oceanid. Since it's an Electro creature, its design includes purple accents and sharp angles.

Thunder Manifestation (Electro Oceanid) Boss Guide

2.1 Update Patch Notes New Areas

Watatsumi Island

Watatsumi Island

Watatsumi Island contrasts the strong vibrancy of Inazuma's first 3 released islands. It's a pastel-colored island befitting of its ruler, Kokomi. This should be the next setting for the upcoming Archon Quest.

Watatsumi Island Details

Seirai Island

Seirai Island

A land brimming with Electro energy, Serirai Island is likely to be the main headquarters of the Shogunate. If Kokomi rules Watatsumi Island, it's likely that Raiden has total control of Seirai Island.

Seirai Island Location Guide

2.1 Update Patch Notes - Upcoming Events

New Events

Moonlight Merriment

The Moonlight Merriment is a new event coming to Genshin Impact. Set in Liyue, it's story will be tied to Keqing and will include Treasure Hunting, Festival Oculus Collecting.

Event Features
1Moonlight Seeker
Mystmoon Chest (Treasure Hunting)
Moonchase Charm (Festival Oculus)
2Trail Of Delicacies
└ Battle & Food
Moonlight Merriment

Lunar Realm

 Lunar Realm

Lunar Realm is an upcoming 2.1 event that will center around the new Fishing System that will also be added in the same update. Catch fish to get a number of Primogems!

Lunar Realm Event

Hyakunin Ikki

Hyakunin Ikki

Test your skills and push your team to limit with the Hyakunin Ikki event! The upcoming event will have travelers fighting multiple opponents at once to clear it for rewards.

Hyakunin Ikki Event Guide

Spectral Secrets

Send your characters to the event expeditions to earn special rewards. It's premise is similar to the of the previous Vishaps and Where To Find Them Event.

Spectral Secrets Event Guide

Top-Up Event (Double Genesis Crystal Event)

During the 2.1 update, player top-up bonus will be reset. This means players will receive twice the amount of Genesis Crystals for purchasing a bundle for the first time. So far, this has only been announced for the China server. It's still to be confirmed if other servers will get this event.

New Log-In Event

Log in for 10 days within the Event date and receive 10 free Acquaint Fate ! This will work similar to that of the log-in event during the Lantern Rite Festival.

2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Features

New Fishing System

Fishing System

No need to use Klee's bombs to fish! A new fishing system will be added as part of the 2.1 update, allowing travelers to fish from different bodies of water using a rod! The fish you catch can then be added to ponds in your Teapot.

Fishing System Guide

2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Quests

Raiden Shogun Story Quest

The continuation of Raiden Shogun's quest is expected to continue on version 2.1.

Raiden Shogun Story Quest Guide

Kokomi Story Quest

The story between the Resistance versus the Vision Decree Hunters, a.k.a Raiden Shogun's order might be continued in the 2.1 update.

Kokomi Story Quest Guide

Aloy Story Quest

Aloy Story Quest

Aloy is a new character introduced by Mihoyo. She is a character collaboration of Genshin Impact and Horizon. We might get a glimpse of her soon through her story quest!

Omnipresence Over Mortals - New Archon Quest

To Be Released In 2.1 Update

Omnipresence Over Mortals was revealed during the 2.1 Livestream and will be added to Genshin Impact as part of the 2.1 Update. As soon as the update is live, players should be able to start this quest once they meet the requirements.

Omnipresence Over Mortals Archon Quest Guide

2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Weapons & Artifacts

 New Equipment (Artifacts & Weapons)

Luxurious Sea-Lord

NameWeapon Type
How To Get
Luxurious Sea-Lord Claymore
Event Reward
Luxurious Sea-Lord How to Get & Stats

Engulfing Lightning

NameWeapon Type
How To Get
Engulfing Lightning Polearm
Engulfing Lightning How to Get & Stats

Everlasting Moonglow

NameWeapon Type
How To Get
Everlasting Moonglow Catalyst
Everlasting Moonglow How to Get

The Catch

NameWeapon Type
How To Get
The Catch The Catch
Event Reward
The Catch Weapon Guide

2.1 New Materials & Specialties

This section will be updated once it is officially released by Mihoyo.

New Specialties

For the upcoming 2.1 Update, these two (2) Inazuma Local Specialties might be released alongside with the game update.

Sango PearlSango PearlAmakumo FruitAmakumo Fruit
Inazuma Local Specialties Guide

New Materials

Along with the new fishing system update for the version 2.1, there will be new materials and fishing rods that will be added in the game.

Fishing System - Rods

Fishing System - Bait

Fishing System Guide

2.1 New World Quest

2.1 Inazuma World Quest

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