Genshin Impact 2.8 beta leaks - banners, enemies, characters, skins, events, release date, more

Genshin Impact 2.8 update still has some time to show up, yet we currently have new info about the characters, banners, region, and more.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 version leaks

After a six-week break, HoYoverse usually releases a new patch, which gamers eagerly anticipate. We recently received the Genshin 2.6 upgrade, and version 2.7 is on the way.

With each new patch, the developers add a few new characters, banners, banner reruns, map, events, opponents, and much more, giving gamers something fresh to look forward to. The same can be said for the Genshin Impact 2.8 update, which is expected to be released by the end of June.

Despite the fact that we have no official word on the Genshin 2.8 patch and that version 2.7 will be released before v2.8, we can thank the dataminers and leakers who work tirelessly to offer the critical information.

Recently, miHoYo officially started recruiting players for the 2.8 private beta. Several leakers hinted to fans to prepare for Heizou crumbs as he will be a part of the 2.8 update and now we have fresh leaks revealing the 2.8 beta date and upcoming content.

So let's get to know what has been revealed so far about the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.8 version, including release date, banners, characters, region, enemies, Livestream, and more.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Beta Date

Recently a fresh leak was posted on the web media, revealing the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.8 beta date. It has been claimed that the Genshin 2.8 beta will begin on May 18th, 2022.

Many were expecting the 2.8 beta to start on the launch date of the new version, however, we are yet to get the official Genshin 2.7 release date.

It was a given that we will start getting the reliable 2.8 leak from the 17th only as we saw the 2.7 leak start little by little a few days before the 2.7 beta officially began.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Release date

Now obviously, other than the 2.7 release, fans were also speculating the Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, and HoYoverse has cleared that doubt as well.  HoYoverse have announced the Genshin 2.8 release date, along with the release date of the Genshin Impact 2.7 update.

As stated in the official announcement, "Version 2.7 update maintenance is expected to start at 05/31/2022 06:00 (UTC+8) and is expected to be completed within 5 hours. Meanwhile, the duration of Version 2.7 is expected to be 6 weeks, and Version 2.8 is expected to be updated on 07/13/2022."

So for the eager fans, the 13th of July 2022 is the official release date for Genshin 2.8 version.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream

As usual, prior to the release of a new patch, miHoYo conducts a live stream, and players will probably get the Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream close to its release.

Those who are keen to know the upcoming changes before the main release should definitely watch it on the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel.

Now let's head over the details on Genshin Impact 2.8 leaks.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Leaks

A prominent Genshin leaker, Genshin Intel shared a small overview of different features and elements that will be seen in the Genshin 2.8 update, and as per the leaked info, players will get:

  • Islands rerun
  • Dreamlike Visions event (Echoing Tales v2)
  • Diluc lore
  • Diluc skin (5★) and Fischl skin (4★)
  • Secret War event (dungeon battles at Dawn Winery)
  • Heizou hangout
  • Kazuha Chapter I
  • Evermotion Mechanical (jigsaw puzzle minigame)

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Heizou height has been adjusted and is now taller than Xiao

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Genshin Impact 2.8 characters leak

There have been numerous leaks talking about the unreleased Genshin characters, and one such character is Shikanoin Heizou. Fans have been waiting for a long for his arrival in the game, and now an official reveal has come as a relief for the fans.

Heizou is Sara's colleague and a (self-proclaimed) detective from the Tenryou commission who has been mentioned several times by other characters in the game. Genshin Heizou was first mentioned in the voice lines of Kamisato Ayaka and his distant elder cousin Kano Nana.

Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou - the Analytical Harmony is the detective of the Tenryou Commission, the first male catalyst, and is the commander of the Anemo element. It has been claimed by the leaker that players will get to see Shikanoin Heizou in the future 2.8 update. Moreover, Heizou's stats have likewise been shared:

  • Weapon: Catalyst
  • Rarity: 4 stars
  • Attack: 225
  • HP: 10657
  • Defense: 684
  • Ascension: Anemo Damage 24%

Heizou will be the last character from Inazuma to be available in the 2.8 release, according to multiple prominent leakers. Yet it remains to be seen, how correct these leaks are.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Banners leak

As of now, no specific confirmation about the Genshin Impact 2.8 banners or which characters would be on the future banner has been released. Gamers, however, may see some unusual characters in the 2.8 banners, according to leaked data.

Earlier rumors recommended that the Genshin 2.8 update would not include any new characters and would instead be a complete rerun patch, which surprised many fans who expected Heizou to be included.

Now clearly that can't be the case as the developers have already revealed Heizou to the players. However, it was assumed that the leaker was hinting that no new 5-star characters will be included in the update, which can a possibility.

Now, the characters who will be rerunning in a future patch have been revealed in a fresh leak concerning the Genshin 2.8 banners.

A recent Twitter post from SaveYourPrioms, a well-known Genshin account, indicated that a trustworthy Uncle Y from NGA had approved a post on the Genshin 2.8 banner. According to the leaks, we can expect the following Genshin Impact 2.8 banners:

  • Genshin Impact Kazuha banner rerun
  • Genshin Impact Klee banner rerun
  • Genshin Impact Yoimiya banner rerun

Seeing Kazuha on the list shouldn't surprise anyone as he has been in rumors since the 2.5 patch. But the other two additions on the list would certainly interest the players.

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Travelers can guess when Genshin Impact 2.8 banners release date based on how previous banners' time cycles operated. On July 13, 2022, the Genshin 2.8 update will go live and that date would be 6 weeks after the release of Version 2.7.

Usually, any Event Wishes in Genshin lasts for 21 days, so based on this information, the forthcoming 2.8 Event Wishes should have the following release dates:

  • Genshin Impact 2.8 Phase 1 will begin on July 13, 2022.
  • Genshin Impact 2.8 Phase 2 will begin on August 3 or 4, 2022 (depending on the first banner).

Prior to Genshin 3.0 update, we have a lot of characters left for reruns including Klee, Kazuha, Yoimiya, Itto, and Shenhe. Genshin 2.7 leaks have claimed that Itto rerun is planned for the 2.7 update, so we have Klee, Kazuha, Yoimiya, and Shenhe left for version 2.8.

However, it remains to be seen who all will actually appear on the Genshin 2.8 banners.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Enemies

So far, the Genshin 2.8 leaks have not revealed any particular enemy that will be seen in the upcoming update, however, we do have knowledge on 2.8 Spiral Abyss, its Floor 11 leyline disorder, and 2.8 spiral abyss blessings.

As per the leaked data, the 2.8 Spiral Abyss Floor 11 leyline disorder is: "Pyro DMG inflicted by characters is increased by 75%."

The details on 3 new Genshin 2.8 Abyss Blessing Phases were shared on the WFP channel, and these new 2.8 Abyss Blessings are:

  • Genshin 2.8 Spiral Abyssal Blessing Phase 1

After a character enters the field, they will receive a stack of ATK Bonus effect every 2s, every stack increases ATK by 20%. Max 3 stacks. When maximum stacks are reached, every time the character's Charged Attack hits an enemy, a shockwave will be unleashed at the enemy's location with a radius of 3 meters, DMG coefficient of 7.49, cooldown 2s. All effects are cleared after the character leaves the field.

  • Genshin 2.8 Spiral Abyssal Blessing Phase 2

Every time a character triggers a Swirl reaction on an enemy, the enemy's DEF is decreased by 12% for 10s. Max 3 stacks. Stacks are counted independently.

  • Genshin 2.8 Spiral Abyssal Blessing Phase 3

Every time the character on-field hits an enemy with a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack, they will receive a stack of 12% NA, CA, PA DMG Bonus effect. Max 4 stacks, lasting 8s. Stack CD 0.1s, stacks are counted independently (they simultaneously give all 3 DMG type bonuses, calculated together). Effects are cleared when the character leaves the field.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 region rerun leak

There are many regions in the title which have to be revealed in the main game, and new leaks say that one of these regions, Golden Apple Archipelago, will be seen in the Genshin 2.8 update, which will be the final patch before version 3.0.

The Golden Apple Archipelago is not a new name for Genshin Impact veterans, as the location was originally released in the 1.6 ptach.

The Genshin Impact Golden Apple Archipelago was the largest summer festival in the game, with beaches, boating, and other enjoyable activities. It would be exciting for players to stay on the islands for the entire summer.

Genshin 2.8 DreamIsland map on Golden Apple Archipelago islands

The Golden Apple Archipelago will be released in the 2.8 patch, according to Genshin Impact 2.8 leaks, and given that the 2.8 update is slated to arrive in the summer, this sounds realistic. However, according to Genshin Impact leaker Sagiri, the tropical region will be changed to reflect the new event.

"As the event progresses, GAA's landmass will change/shift," the leaker claimed. "It's not that there are more islands being added. "Double Double Island," for example, has been modified at least 3 to 4 times, and the map file is called DreamIsland." As Travelers return to the sunny shores, there will most likely be new methods and game styles to play and learn.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 events

With the 2.7 update, players have a lot of expectations in terms of events, and the new leak suggests that players will get an ample amount of events and quests in the 2.8 update as well.

As per the leaked data, different events will be brought back in Genshin Impact's 2.8 update along with several new quests and events.

The Genshin Impact 2.8 events include:

  • A Summer Sea Sojourn (summer islands v2)
  • Dreamlike Visions event (Echoing Tales v2)
  • Secret War event (dungeon battles at Dawn Winery)
  • Heizou hangout event
  • Kazuha Chapter I Story Quest
  • Ludi Harpastum festival event
  • Fischl hangout event

Moreover, the leaks likewise revealed the main Genshin 2.7 event is going to be the upcoming Genshin Summer Sea Sojourn event, rewarding free Fischl to the players.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Summer Sea Sojourn event

The Genshin Summer Sea Sojourn event is the main event in Version 2.8, according to Genshin Impact leaker @Genshin Intel. Moreover, the leaker states, "A Summer Sea Sojourn" (summer islands v2), rewards an event currency (something similar to the Shiny Flotsam in 1.6) and free Fischl can be redeemed using 2000 event currency."

The possible characters coming with Genshin 2.8 Summer Sea Sojourn event are:

  • Fischl
  • Kazuha
  • Xinyan
  • Yun Jin
  • Mona
  • Venti
  • Xiangling
  • Nahida

While free Primogems are expected to be given away to individuals who participate, travelers can likewise expect to see the new character skin Nahida.

We also have Genshin Kazuha Story Quest scheduled for v2.8 along with the Archon Quest & Hangout event. As per leaks, Kaedehara Kazuha's Story Quest "Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act I" and Shikanoin Heizou's Hangout Event will also be released in Version 2.8.

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Earlier, Ubatcha also claimed that the 2.8 events will probably include the Ludi Harpastum festival event and the Fischl hangout event.

  • Genshin 2.8 Ludi Harpastum festival event

The Ludi Harpastum is an annual celebration held in Mondstadt. The festival usually lasts 15 days and is jam-packed with games and music. It is one of the most well-known festivals in Mondstadt.

Ludi Harpastum was founded to honor Barbatos, the Anemo Archon, who taught his people how to make wine and live freely. It was an event intended for everyone to enjoy.

The Ludi Harpastum event which was teased in Klee's story quest and the official Manga is rumored to be launched during the 2.8 update, which is also expected to include Klee's return banner. It's possible that the adorable bombardier will play a role in the Ludi Harpastum tale!

  • Genshin 2.8 Fischl hangout event

Other than this, in his post, the leaker stated that consecutively in 2.7, 2.8, and 3.0, there will be three hangout events in a sequence, and each of these hangout events will be related to a new 4-star and existing character. And Fischl will be linked to the one in the 2.8 update.

So fans can hope to see a Fischl hangout event in the Genshin 2.8 update as well.

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Along with the above-mentioned, we also have some interesting small minigames that travelers can experience in both singles and co-op campaigns. As per the leaked data a few of these Genshin 2.8 mini-games are:

  • Surfpiercer Challenge
  • Reminiscent Regimen
  • Evermotion Mechanical (jigsaw puzzle)

Leaks have likewise revealed what players will have to do in order to complete the Genshin Impact 2.8 mini-games.

  • Surfpiercer Challenge

This Surfpiercer Challenge mini-game is linked to Waverider, and participants will receive special Waverider skills. This appears to be a time-trial challenge in which players must go from point A to point B in a set amount of time while collecting things located along the way.

Genshin 2.8 Surfpiercer Challenge
  • Reminiscent Regimen

This Reminiscent Regimen mini-game can be played solo or in cooperative mode. Convoy, Raid, and Abseil are the three main themes. Players can accomplish numerous events and challenges in single and co-op sessions based on these themes.

Completing these will enable players in accumulating the necessary scores to receive the related rewards.

Genshin 2.8 Reminiscent Regimen challenge
  • Evermotion Mechanical Painting

Players must position all Mechanical Painting elements in the precise spots in this Evermotion Mechanical Painting mini-game. To finish the painting, players can rotate the elements at the appropriate angle or relocate them to precise positions.

Players will be duly rewarded if they complete the painting.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 skins

We've been getting new skins and outfits for the characters in the game since the 2.4 update, and with version 2.5, HoYoverse introduced the Genshin Impact 2.5 alternate outfit for Amber, Jean, Rosaria, and Mona.

Now, receiving new character skins has been a hot issue in the Genshin community for quite some time, and leakers have said that the Genshin Impact 2.8 update will also include the next Genshin skins.

@Dimbreath stated that there are two new entries for the skins section: one for 5*, another one for 4*. Moreover, files pointing to a Diluc skin with "special effects" have recently been discovered by dataminer and it has been claimed that HoYoverse will also be offering a free 4-star skin, similar to prior cosmetic releases.

Fischl, the game's Electro Bow user, is expected to receive the free skin. Fans who do not own Fischl need not fear because the 2.8 A Summer Sea Sojourn will provide them with a free copy.

The skin of Genshin Fischl has been rumored since the 2.5 patch, therefore her inclusion in the 2.8 version seems likely. Furthermore, the leak has been confirmed by a number of trustworthy leakers, so believing them isn't a bad idea.

Although this is exciting news for fans of both characters, it's worth noting that no official artwork for the cosmetics has been revealed. We'll have to wait till further information becomes available.

More information on Diluc skin and Fischl skin leak can be found on our other detailed page.

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Weapons leak

The latest leaks revealed that we will see a new Genshin 2.8 weapon in the game

Now although this unknown weapon has yet to be given a name, the following are the stats of this new Genshin 2.8 weapon:

  1. Rarity - 4 star
  2. Base ATK - 544
  3. ATK - 41.3%
  4. Passive Rank 1

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Genshin Impact 2.8 weapon - Sword_Youtou (placeholder name)

"When a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack hits an opponent, it summons a Hewing Gale, which deals AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increases ATK by 15% for 8 seconds. This effect occurs once every 8 seconds."

These are all of the details that have been revealed thus far regarding the future Genshin Impact 2.8 update, including the release date, characters, banners, maps, and more.

The data, on the other hand, comes from the 2.8 leaks, which are subject to change given that the 2.7 patch still has a long way to go. So, until HoYoverse officially publishes details on Genshin 2.8 update, gamers should take it with a grain of salt.


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