Top 5 new features in the Genshin Impact 2.1 update

Genshin Impact 2.1 update is right around the corner and here's a list of the five best features coming along with the next major update.

By Tarun Sayal

August 21, 2021

Genshin Impact continues to develop further, with the miHoYo gearing up to launch the 2.1 “Floating World Under the Moonlight” update on September 1 for all the platforms.

Following the Genshin Impact 2.1 live stream, the team behind the RPG title has unveiled some of the most significant and major changes of the 2.1 version. While there’s plenty of content to explore in the Genshin Impact 2.1 update, there are several features that players should look for.

Before jumping in, we want our readers to know that the official 2.1 broadcast revealed three new redeem codes that are giving away over 300 free Primogems along with other valuable resources to the Travelers. Hence, make sure to redeem them before they get expired.

Here’s a look at the list of the best five new features coming with the Genshin Impact 2.1 update.

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Top 5 features in the Genshin Impact 2.1 update

#1 Raiden Shogun

Everything revealed about Raiden Shogun so far (Image via miHoYo)

New characters are the spotlight of any Genshin Impact update, and version 2.1 is no different. Raiden Shogun is one of the 5-star characters that players are most excited about.

Raiden Shogun also known as Baal, the Electro Archon, and the God of Eternity, doesn’t seem to be on the friendliest terms with Travelers after considering her leaked abilities.

As per the several data miners and leakers, the normal attack of the Raiden Shogun will perform up to five consecutive spear strikes, whereas, her charged attack will deplete some stamina to perform an upwards slash. Finally, the Plunging Attack enables Baal to attack while floating in the air.

#2 New Islands – Watasumi and Sevrai

Genshin Impact Watasumi and Sevrai Islands (Image via miHoYo)

If you think you’ve explored and uncovered each and every secret of all the islands in the Inazuma region, you’re absolutely wrong. In the latest 2.1 live stream, miHoYo has confirmed the addition of two new islands, Watasumi and Sevrai, in the Inazuma region.

From the gameplay footage shown during the live stream, one can clearly see the constant lighting storm surrounding the whole Watasumi island that inarguably looks scary and provides a supernatural theme. Whereas, Sevrai island mainly consists of water; hence players can expect a lot of lakes and waterfalls in their surroundings.

#3 New Mechanic – Fishing

Fish can be added to Serenitea Pot (Image via miHoYo)

Fishing is a relaxing activity that’s common in RPG games. To follow up this tradition, miHoYo has finally decided to add a fishing mini-game, through which players can go angling for a variety of fishes across the continent of Tevyat.

Travelers can simply use the trapped fish to produce meat or exchange it for rewards. Moreover, with the Pool of Sapphire Grace, the gamers will also be able to grow an Ornamental Fish in their personal realm.

#4 Moonlight Merriment event

Moonlight Merriment event rewards (Image via miHoYo)

As the Genshin Impact 2.1 approaches, another festival is coming to the game, celebrating a Moonlight event. During the event, the Travelers have to navigate back to the Liyue region to be a part of the festival, which features a lot of interesting activities such as hunting the special treasures chest.

miHoYo also showcased a short clip during the live stream in which Sayu is holding a literal fish claymore, unveiling a new free-to-play weapon in the game. As of writing, we don’t have much info about the event, but players can grab rewards like free primogems, mora, and other valuable resources.

#5 Archon Quest (Chapter II: Act III)

Archon Quest Chapter II: Act III (Image via miHoYo)

In version 2.1, Travelers will pick up right where the 2.0 story left off. Things will also continue evolving, with the arrival of a new archon quest – Omnipresence Over Mortal, within the horizons of the Inazuma region.

From the title, it seems like the story will still be revolving severely around the Raiden Shogun and her army in command for the Vision Hunt and Sakoku Decree. Since it’s the final chapter of the quest, the Inazuma arc of the story will also conclude once the Travelers complete it.

Genshin Impact is available on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile, with a Switch version in development.

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Tarun Sayal

Tarun is an avid gaming journalist who has researched, writen, and reported for a number of renowned media outlets. If he's not writing, you'll likely spectate him in Valorant or CSGO.

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