Genshin Impact ver 2.2 will introduce a new character to the existing roaster. The upcoming role-playing game update slated to arrive next week will also unlock Horizon Zero Dawn’s protagonist named Aloy across all platforms, not just PlayStation. In addition, we will see a slew of new content to expand on already available options in the previous versions.
As far as the new character is concerned, players will get the opportunity to play as Thoma possessing 4-star Pyro capabilities. While at the same time, the last major island in the Inazuma region, the foggy Tsurumi, will open for play. Furthermore, new events are rolling out offering gamers new stuff to explore. And to round off the main highlights of version 2.2, Dualsense controller support for PC players is coming!
Here is the preview trailer of the next major update, below.
Here is an overview of everything you should know about Genshin Impact version 2.2:
Thoma, the popular “fixer” who made his debut in the Inazuma storyline, will be joining as a new four-star playable character. Thoma holds a Pyro Vision and wields a polearm as his weapon. He is also a reliable teammate in combat, providing strong defense and buffs. Players may recruit him in the second Event Wish featuring Thoma and Hu Tao after Childe’s return in the first Event Wish. Hangout Events for Thoma and Sayu will also be available with Version 2.2. Meanwhile, players who have not claimed “Savior From Another World” Aloy will be able to receive this five-star crossover character for free.
Tsurumi Island, the last major island of Inazuma, is finally open to Travelers with Version 2.2. The island is shrouded in dense fog, and players may easily get lost and encounter unprecedented challenges while exploring this area. Tsurumi Island appears to be the focus of recent research by a scholar from Sumeru. In the “Shadow of the Ancients” event, players have to accomplish investigation commissions across Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma to defeat an “Anomalous Model Ruin Grader” that seems to be constantly drawing power from an unknown source of energy to regenerate itself.
A brand-new series of seasonal events is also here along with the new update. In the “Labyrinth Warriors” event, players can venture into a mystic domain in Inazuma with “Childe” Tartaglia, Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers and Xinyan, Liyue’s rock ‘n’ roll musician. You will also be accompanied by a strange paper figure named “Shiki Taishou” who can provide special help and buffs. Tough fights and valuable rewards in the event shop await brave warriors. With another seasonal event “Tuned to the World’s Sounds”, players can enjoy the rhythm game and play different styles of music with Ningguang, Zhongli, Keqing, Xiao, Sangonomiya Kokomi, Kamisato Ayaka, and the Raiden Shogun.
With Version 2.2, plenty of optimizations will also be added to the current gameplay, and DualSense Controller support will be available on Genshin Impact‘s PC version for the first time. More features are added into the Serenitea Pot, including a new Inazuma-themed realm layout “Silken Courtyard,” more Inazuma-style Furnishing Blueprints, a new furnishing type, Floating Platform, and flowers that can be used as furnishings from the limited-time “Dreams of Bloom” event.
Although this update may seem to lack the usual amount of waifus, having said that, it features a decent number of collectible stuff.
In a related Genshin Impact news, developer miHoYo has confirmed a collaboration with Razer to produce different types of Genshin-inspired peripherals.
Genshin Impact is out on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, iOS, and Android platforms. Wednesday (October 13) is when you can update to version 2.2 on compatible devices.