Genshin Affect patch 2.2 arrives in just a little over per week, with a wholesome dose of recent content material to dive into. This consists of one playable character that’s new to everybody. In addition to a returning playable character from an older occasion want. And, the growth of a 3rd character that was made out there for PlayStation gamers again in August.
Other than the characters, model 2.2 of Genshin Affect will open up a brand new space within the sport. In addition to include new bits of storyline quests and different content material. This isn’t as massive as patch 2.0. And at a look appears only a bit smaller than patch 2.1. Nevertheless, there’s prone to be extra to try this isn’t a part of the official announcement. With that, let’s dive into the information.
Genshin Affect patch 2.2 opens up the final main island of Inazuma
When Inazuma was initially launched inside the sport as its third main metropolis, not the entire islands have been out there. With patch 2.2, miHoYo is introducing the final main island of the area. The island known as Tsurumi Island, and is each steeped in magnificence and shrouded in thriller as a result of its dense fog.
You may see a number of screenshots of the realm within the photos above. In fact, this solely showcases a small share of what the island has to supply.
PC will achieve assist for the PS5’s DualSense controller
In case you play the sport on PS5, you is perhaps accustomed to the DualSense format for buttons and in-game actions. Sadly, the PC model of the sport doesn’t assist the DualSense controller. A minimum of not but. You should use the DualShock 4 and the Xbox wi-fi controllers at present although.
However with Patch 2.2, miHoYo is formally including assist for the DualSense. Which is able to make it loads simpler for gamers who’re used to the DualSense and need to use it when enjoying on PC.
Thoma joins the Genshin Affect roster in patch 2.2, and Childe returns to the fold
Patch 2.2 technically consists of two new characters. Although solely certainly one of them is totally new to the sport by way of being a playable character choice. For starters, Childe is returning to the sport as a doable pickup by means of the primary occasion want of the patch. As is Hu Tao. This could present up with the launch of Patch 2.2.
Gamers who don’t have a PS4 or PS5, or who merely didn’t play Genshin Affect on both of these programs, will now even have entry to Aloy. A free playable character that’s a part of Genshin Affect’s first crossover occasion. miHoYo is handing her out by means of the in-game mail. So be certain to verify it.
The second character is Thoma. A polearm person with a Pyro imaginative and prescient constructed for protection and buffing teammates. He reveals up within the second occasion want of the patch, which ought to be a few weeks later. So that you’re probably taking a look at late October to early November.
Patch 2.2 additionally introduces hangout occasions that may be unlocked for each Thoma and Sayu.
Beware the Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps
Tsurumi Island supplies gamers with new content material, quests, and areas to discover. Nevertheless it additionally performs dwelling to new mysteries and challenges that gamers have by no means confronted.
Working example, the Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps. These otherworldly beasts are certain to show a problem for a lot of gamers. As their assaults could cause a “corrosion” impact that impacts all members of the crew. It doesn’t matter what crew member will get hit with the assaults, corrosion is utilized to all characters at present on the sphere.
And the impact ignores shields. As soon as utilized, corrosion continues to deal harm to all affected crew members till it’s dispelled. So it’s important to watch out to not get hit, or dispatch the enemies rapidly so you possibly can cope with the debuff. As Tsurumi Island is caked in fog, this poses much more of a problem as a result of the Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps shall be tougher to identify. Mainly, keep in your toes.
Along with these new beasts, gamers may even have a brand new investigation questline that has them looking down and defeating an enemy known as the Anomalous Mannequin Break Grader. This quest is a part of the Shadow Of The Ancients occasion.
Gear up for brand spanking new seasonal occasions
There are a number of new seasonal occasions coming together with the patch. This consists of the Shadow Of The Ancients talked about above. In addition to Labyrinth Warriors, and Tuned To The World’s Sounds.
Within the Labyrinth Warriors occasion, gamers will companion up with Childe and Xinyan on Inazuma to enter a mystic area. Tuned To The World’s Sounds then again will add a rhythm mini-game the place gamers can play several types of music alongside characters like Ningguang, Zhongli, Sangonomiya Kokomi, the Raiden Shogun and extra.
Design your Serenitea Pot realm within the model of Inazuma
One of many extra thrilling components of patch 2.2 is the addition of a brand new realm model for the Serenitea Pot. Lastly, you’ll be capable of create your realm within the model of Inazuma. The realm format is formally known as Silken Courtyard, and options extra furnishing blueprints with the Inazuma model.
miHoYo can also be including a brand new sort of furnishing (probably within the Inazuma model as nicely), a floating platform, and flowers that can be utilized as furnishings. To amass the flowers, you’ll have to take part within the Goals of Bloom occasion. It is a limited-time occasion that can solely be out there throughout patch 2.2.
So that you gained’t need to miss out on it if you wish to add the flowers to your individual Serenitea Pot realm.