Genshin Impact 2.1 Stream News - Scaramouche, La Signora Are Back, Raiden Ei, Kokomi Banners Release Dates, And More

News roundup of the Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream

August 20, 2021

Genshin Impact held on August 20 its Livestream for Version 2.1, officially titled Floating World Under The Moonlight, revealing Scaramouche and La Signora are back, the release date for the Raiden Ei and Sangonomiya Kokomi banners, alongside tons of other news and lore.

We also included at the bottom of this article full resolution versions of the new key visual artwork for Version 2.1.

  • CODES – Primogems codes from the 2.1 stream

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Update: Note that the English stream experienced some issues and was delayed, starting around an hour after its scheduled time. We summarized all the 2.1 news below using information translated from the Japanese Twitter, tidbits from the English Livestream, and the press release from miHoYo. You can find links here to the Bilibili Chinese and English streams.

Genshin Impact 2.1 Stream – Trailer, news summary, Raiden Ei name reveal

Watch the English dub trailer here. The trailer for Version 2.1 most notably revealed the true name of The Raiden Shogun, Raiden Ei. This is how Yae Miko calls her old friend in the trailer.

In summary,

  • As the current Electro Archon: her Archon title is Baal
  • She’s the leader of Inazuma so she holds the title of The Raiden Shogun
  • And her true name is Raiden Ei, with Ei being her first name

Her true name and design are all references to Raiden Mei from Honkai Impact. They also share the same voice actor, Miyuki Sawashiro.

Moonchase Festival and new events gameplay

As previously leaked and officially teased by miHoYo, the Moonchase Festival event in Liyue will happen in Version 2.1. With Xiangling and Keqing as the story’s stars.

We’ll most notably be able to get a giant fish 4-star Claymore weapon, the Luxurious Sea-Lord, and max refine it. The event will also include the Moonlight Seeker subevent, a treasure hunt across Liyue, Mondstadt, and Dragonspine. A new battle event, Hyakunin Ikki, will also be happening in Inazuma.

Official gameplay of the new fishing system

You can either use your catch as fish meat or exchange them at the Fishing Association for rewards and new fishing rods. The update will also introduce the Pool of Sapphire Grace, a new furnishing in Housing, which lets you raise Ornamental Fish your Serenitea Pot. A fishing-themed event called Lunar Realm will also be held during Version 2.1.

Anniversary login bonus and top up double bonus reset

New Archon Quest

The Version 2.1 update will add the final chapters of the Inazuma Archon Quest.

Scaramouche will appear in the latest Archon Quest in Version 2.1, Raiden, Sara, Kokomi release dates

Preview screenshots of the Archon Quests were shared by the Japanese Twitter. Two new World Bosses will also be added, the Thunder Manifestation and the Hydro Hypostasis. They will drop Ascension materials for Kokomi and Raiden respectively.

La Signora will also be added as a new weekly boss. You’ll unlock the fight as you progress through the new Archon Quests. As for banners, The Raiden Shogun will be released as the first banner of Version 2.1, right after maintenance ends on September 1. Sangonomiya Kokomi will be the second banner, released three weeks later. Kujou Sara will be a 4-star character featured on the Raiden banner.

5-star weapons coming in Version 2.1 officially revealed

5-star Polearm Engulfing Lightning, and 5-Star Catalyst Everlasting Moonglow. These will be the weapon banners of 2.1.

More gameplay including Aloy, official key visuals for Version 2.1

Two more Inazuma islands will be added: Watatsumi Island and Seirai Island

Aloy official gameplay reveal

PS4 and PS5 players will be able to get Aloy for free starting 2.1. Other players will have to wait until Version 2.2 unless they link their account with cross-save and play Genshin Impact on PS4/PS5.

That’s all the main news from the Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream. Last but not least, you can find below full resolution versions of the two new key visual artworks for Genshin Impact Version 2.1.

Genshin Impact Version 2.1 Floating World Under The Moonlight will launch on September 1 on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile. A Switch version of Genshin is in development too. You can always reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to chat about Genshin.

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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