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Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, banners, and more

The Genshin Impact 2.8 update was an awesome update for HoYoverse fans, adding new banners, characters, events, and more for all to enjoy.

Genshin Impact 2.8 leaks: Fischl and Diluc

Genshin Impact 2.8 was a treat for longtime players and newcomers, as this update saw fresh banners, and new characters arrive in HoyoVerse’s acclaimed live-service juggernaut. The Genshin Impact 2.8 update release date has come and went, but if you were wondering what this update included, we’ve got your back.


Genshin Impact 2.8 release date

The Genshin Impact 2.8 release date happened on July 13, 2022. HoYoverse confirmed the date shortly before the version 2.7 livestream in May 2022.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 banners

The first phase of Genshin Impact 2.8 banner included rerun banners for the five-star characters, Kazuha and Klee. Players could also enjoy a boosted four-star banner for Heizou too. The 2.8 update later included a rerun banner for Yoimiya, which was the first rerun appearance for this beloved character.

Genshin Impact 2.8 characters

The Genshin Impact 2.8 update focused on four different characters, each of them adding fresh avenues of lore to explore. So, to get you recapped, here’s what you may have missed when this update was originally deployed.

  • Shikanoin Heizou: The first melee-catalyst user in the game, which means he could punch and kick foes with elemental-based attacks. Heartstopper strikes dealt huge damage, and the Windmuster Kick could absord other elements to create giant explosions.
  • Kazuha: Kazuha got a five-star rerun, and returned with the ‘Leaves in the Wind’ banner on July 13, 2022.
  • Klee: A five-star Pyro catalyst user, with a penchant for fiery bombs. Arrived with the ‘Sparkling Steps’ banner.
  • Yoimiya: This Firework-maker is a five-star powerhouse than gives her arrows a fiery edge. Arrived with the ‘Tapes of Golden Flames’ in August 2022.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Diluc and Fischl skins

For those of you who love adding to new skins to your Genshin Impact locker, the 2.8 update was a bona fide treat for players. This update added the Diluc and Fischl skins, and as you can see below, HoYoverse didn’t miss a beat with these designs.

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And that’s all we have on the Genshin Impact 2.8 update. For more Genshin Impact goodness, you can check out our Genshin Impact banner list and Genshin Impact tier list to keep your adventure going.