While the 2.1 patch of Genshin Impact was just dropped on August 31, players are already looking ahead to the next major update. In this article, we are going to showcase the various leaked info about Genshin Impact 2.2, including release date, new characters & banners, Inazuma map update, and more.

1 - Genshin Impact 2.2 release date speculations

Currently, there's no locked date for Genshin Impact patch 2.2. However, if miHoYo follows their typical six-week update schedule, the 2.2 patch for Genshin Impact will be released on October 13, 2021, at 6 AM UTC +8. This gives players plenty of time to explore Inazuma and complete all current quests.

Genshin Impact 2 2 Release Date
Genshin Impact 2.2 will likely conclude the storyline of Inazuma and open up the next continent.

2 - Possible new characters and banners

Genshin Impact 2.2 Banners

Overall, there have been several leaks concerning the upcoming rerun banners of Genshin 2.2. While the order is not confirmed, it is likely that miHoYo is rerunning popular characters. Players can expect to get Hu Tao and Childe to make appearances.

Childe's banner is going to be rerun in patch 2.2.

New 4-star character Thoma

Another new 4-star character from Inazuma called Thoma will debut in Genshin Impact 2.2. He is a powerful Pyro Polearm user with a strong elemental burst.

Apparently, Thoma would be a great Pyro support, with shields that inflict Pyro damage on enemies even when he's off the field. If you are in need of a good Pyro support, pulling for Thoma in 2.2 update's 2nd banner is definitely a good idea.

3 - Genshin Impact 2.2 events & new map

Apparently, the rhythm game from Windblume Festival will return in the 2.2 update. The new version is called "To the World's Sound Listening" - it will let players duet with some of their favorite characters and gaining a new instrument. Furthermore, there will be a flower trading event called Dreams of Bloom, and a story event called Shadow of the Ancients.

miHoYo is also planning to implement a rogue-like dungeon experience as part of the Labyrinth Warrior event. Players would be able to explore a randomly generated dungeon, with no single run identical to another. This is likely to be a part of update 2.2.


Genshin Impact's patch 2.1 has added Seirai and Watatsumi Island. This leaves Tsurumi Island to be the last one added in 2.2. It has been surrounded by a dense fog for years and everyone on the island is probably dead. Leaks about Tsurumi showcased a land full of ghosts and spirits. This is probably the last piece of content for Inazuma - we are heading to the land of Sumeru next.

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