‘Genshin Impact’ Version 2.2 Release Date, New Character, Mini-Games, New Island, and More Announce

The first Genshin Impact (Free) collaboration began in version 2.1 with Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn bringing Aloy into the world of Genshin Impact on PlayStation platforms initially. Details for the collaboration are here. As mentioned before, Aloy was initially obtainable only on PS4 and PS5 but will be available on iOS, Android, and PC platforms with the 2.2 update. Over the weekend, miHoYo revealed Genshin Impact version 2.2 ‘Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog’ set for October 13th on all platforms. This update brings the last of the six major islands of Inazuma, a new playable character Thoma, new challenges, mini-games, and more. The last island, Tsurumi, is covered in fog and features Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps. Watch the Genshin Impact 2.2 special stream below:

Thoma who debuted in Genshin Impact through the Inazuma story will be a new 4 star playable character featuring Pyro Vision and a polearm weapon. Hu Tao returns in the second Event Wish in 2.2. For events, Labyrinth Warriors is a new event where players can enter a mystic domain in Inazuma with Childe and Xinyan. The concert I was looking forward to also took place over the weekend. Watch clips from it below:

If you haven’t checked out Genshin Impact yet, you can download it for free on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. The PC version is available on the official website here and the Epic Games Store. If you play on iOS, with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, you can now use PS5 and Xbox Series X|S controllers to play Genshin Impact. We featured Genshin Impact as our Game of the Week when it released and awarded it our 2020 Game of the Year. Have you been playing Genshin Impact 2.1 and what do you think of the new content and plans for this year?

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