The 2.1 update to Genshin Impact is coming soon, bringing fresh content and new features to the game.
Aside from the standard banner rotations, the 2.1 update will introduce new islands and enemies in Inazuma. The main storyline of Genshin Impact will also continue among these new islands, wrapping up the Archon Quests in the Electro nation.
Many players have been especially excited for this update, and the waiting time is finally almost over.
Genshin Impact 2.1 update to introduce new content on September 1
Genshin Impact’s 2.1 update is scheduled for September 1 at 6:00 am (UTC+8). At this time, the servers will go down for maintenance, which should last about 5 hours. Therefore, Genshin Impact 2.1 will be live again at 11:00 am (UTC+8) on September 1.
Maintenance may end sooner than expected, as it has in some prior updates. Nevertheless, assuming maintenance takes the full estimated time, the Genshin Impact 2.1 release times are listed below for various regions.
Genshin Impact 2.1 update release time for USA, UK, India, Philippines, and Vietnam
- USA – 11:00 PM EST (August 31)
- UK – 04:00 AM
- India – 08:30 AM
- Philippines – 11:00 AM
- Vietnam – 10:00 AM
To compensate for the server downtime, players will receive 300 Primogems in the in-game mail once the update is live. If maintenance takes longer than expected, players will receive an extra 60 Primogems per hour.
Genshin Impact players must be at least Adventure Rank 5 to receive the 300 free Primogems. The compensation mail expires after 30 days, so players should be sure to claim it when they can.
How to install the Genshin Impact 2.1 Update
After the maintenance ends, PC gamers can update Genshin Impact from the launcher with the simple “Update” button. Meanwhile, PlayStation users can press the options button, and select “Check for update” with Genshin Impact selected.
Players can take advantage of the pre-installation function to begin playing Genshin Impact as soon as the update is released. This feature is already available and players only need to take the following steps:
- Launch Genshin Impact and open the Paimon Menu
- Navigate to Settings > Others
- Press the “Pre-Install Now” button at the bottom of the list
- Select “Confirm” after Genshin Impact details the file size to be pre-installed
The Genshin Impact team has revealed plenty of 2.1 content over the past few weeks. The livestream showcased the upcoming characters, Watatsumi and Seirai Island, the new fishing system and much more.
Needless to say, the Genshin Impact community is abuzz in anticipation of the 2.1 update. Apart from the new playable content, players are excited for Genshin Impact’s one-year anniversary that will take place during the 2.1 update.
Rewards will surely come in spades during 2.1, so players should make sure to participate in all the inbound events.
Note: The article reflects the views of the writer.