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.
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|2.1 Version Updates
2.1 Update Patch Notes - Release Date
|September 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
|August 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
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
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
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
| Kokomi Banner
|■ 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)
|■ 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.
|■ 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
|■ 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
|■ 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.
|■ 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
|How To Get
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 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
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)
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 DropsLa Signora Boss Guide
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
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 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
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
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.
└ Mystmoon Chest (Treasure Hunting)
└ Moonchase Charm (Festival Oculus)
|Trail Of Delicacies
└ Battle & Food
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
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
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
2.1 Update Patch Notes - New Features
New 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 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
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
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2.1 New Materials & Specialties
This section will be updated once it is officially released by Mihoyo.
For the upcoming 2.1 Update, these two (2) Inazuma Local Specialties might be released alongside with the game update.
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.