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Genshin Impact 2.2 Banner Rerun Characters Officially Confirmed

miHoYo over at TGS 2021, officially confirmed the banner rerun characters coming in Genshin Impact Version 2.2, and the leaks were right.

By Iyane Agossah

October 3, 2021

Genshin Impact just held on October 3 its special Version 2.2 stream at Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2021) revealing our first official look at the next update, and the banner rerun 5-star characters that are coming with Thoma, we have all the details below, including the new event with Childe and Xinyan.

We detailed and translated below all the main details on Genshin Impact Version 2.2 Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog. This is info revealed on the Japanese livestream and in the official press release.

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Banner rerun characters in Genshin Impact Version 2.2 revealed

The two characters getting a rerun are Childe (Tartaglia) which is the first banner, and then Hu tao as the second banner. New character Thoma is a Pyro 4-star Polearm character and will be featured on the Hu Tao banner. Some Thoma gameplay was also shown at the 14:05 timestamp of the stream.

The stream featured several seiyuu (Japanese voice actresses and actors) appearing as guests. We had Shun Horie (Sora / Aether / male Traveler), Masakazu Morita (Thoma), and Chiaki Takahashi (Xinyan). Shohei Taguchi was the MC, and it was a pre-recorded stream.

Version 2.2 Release date, trailer

Genshin Impact Version 2.2 Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog is releasing on October 13. The stream has just ended, you can find below the Japanese version trailer for Version 2.2, and here is the English dub version.

New weapons coming in Version 2.2 including a 5-star Bow

A new 5 star Bow is coming alongside 3 four-star weapons: The Polar Star, Wavebreaker’s Fin, Akuomaru, and Mounn’s Moon.

New Hangout Events coming in 2.2

Genshin Impact version 2.2 will add Hangout Events with Thoma and Sayu. They are the first Inazuma characters getting Hangout Events. Their stories should be pretty interesting and teach us new lore on the islands.

New area and enemies in 2.2 – Tsurumi Island and Rifthound

You can watch gameplay of the new Tsurumi Island area at the 19:05 timestamp below. This is the sixth and final island of Inazuma. The area has four new enemies: Rockfond Rifthound, Rockfond Rifthound Welp, Thundercraven Rifthound, and Thundercraven Rifthound Welp. The monsters show up at 20:47.

That’s not all. When your character is hit by these monsters, all of your party will be hit with the Corrosion status effect. Your character will continuously lose HP, regardless of if they’re Shielded or not.

New 2.2 Event – Shadow of the Ancients

Tsurumi Island is the focus of recent research by a scholar from Sumeru. In the Shadow of the Ancients event, players have to accomplish investigation commissions in Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma. To defeat an Anomalous Model Ruin Grader that constantly draws power from an unknown source of energy to regenerate itself.

Genshin Impact Version 2.2 new event with Childe (Tartaglia) and Xinyan explained

A new event focusing on Childe and Xinyan will happen in Version 2.2. The Labyrinth Warriors Event. Players can venture into a mystic Domain in Inazuma with “Childe” Tartaglia, Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers, and Xinyan, Liyue’s rock ‘n’ roll musician.

Plus, a strange paper figure named “Shiki Taishou” who can provide special help and buffs will also join you. You can also get Xinyan for free through this event.

New 2.2 Rhythm Game event – Tuned to the World’s Sounds

Players can enjoy the rhythm game and play different styles of music with several characters. Ningguang, Zhongli, Keqing, Xiao, Sangonomiya Kokomi, Kamisato Ayaka, and the Raiden Shogun.

Serenitea Pot (Housing) update in 2.2

Version 2.2 Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog will add an Inazuma-themed Realm layout for the Serenitea Pot, called the Silken Courtyard. New Inazuma-themed Furniture Blueprints will be added too. Alongside a new type of Furnishing, Floating Platform. And flowers that can be used as Furnishing from the time-limited event Dreams of Bloom. You can see gameplay of the new Inazuma Realm at the 37:20 timestamp of the TGS stream.

Razer x Genshin Impact collab

Razer goods including a gaming chair were also announced on the English stream. The merch has no release date for now.

Moreover, Version 2.2 also adds DualSense Controller support on PC. Aloy will also release for free even if you don’t play on PS4 or PS5. Plus, the Ley Lines x2 Bonus is also returning. As usual, for a limited timeframe, three times per day, you’ll be able to get double the EXP tickets or Mora from Leylines.

Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android. Version 2.2 launches on October 13, 2021. Plus, a Nintendo Switch version is also coming at some point but has no release date yet.

Finally, the Moonchase Festival Event is ongoing until October 11. Don’t wait until the final day to rush everything. You can always reach out to me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to ask me anything about the game. Or about Japanese-stylized stuff in general. Be sure to check the rest of our TGS 2021 coverage for more news and translations.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane 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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