Genshin Impact 2.8 is still a little ways over the horizon, but leaks have already started pouring out, albeit before the beta has even begun. While that means the info in these leaks is subject to change more than the Genshin Impact 2.7 leaks we reported on, there’s still enough to get a solid idea of what to expect in the upcoming update.
This guide covers everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.8 so far, including its likely release date, the banners that may show up, and any major developments to shake up the game.
If you’re looking for some new Genshin Impact content that’s a little closer, check out everything you need to know about Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, including Yelan’s materials and Shinobu’s materials, to get a head start on 2.7’s banners. Keep an eye on our Genshin Impact codes list for some free Primogems as well.
When Is the Genshin Impact 2.8 Release Date?
Assuming Hoyoverse follows its usual pattern of each update lasting six weeks, Genshin 2.8 should release around the middle of June. It, too, will likely last six weeks, though we may not see Genshin 2.9 follow immediately afterwards. There’s some uncertainty over whether the 2.8 patch will be the last before Sumeru, similar to Hoyoverse skipping to 2.0 in 2021 after update 1.6.
What Are the Genshin Impact 2.8 Banners?
There’s equal uncertainty over what banners might feature in the update, though most leakers seem comfortable in the belief that the five-star characters in 2.8 will all be reruns. Kazuha is frequently mentioned as a probability, and some rumors are floating around suggesting Klee and Yoimiya may see reruns as well.
Kazuha and Yoimiya have yet to feature in banners since their respective debuts, and Klee’s last run was during the Midsummer Island Adventure in summer 2021.
Leaks about the 2.8 hangout event suggest a new four-star character will show up, though there are, as yet, no details about who they are.
What Are the Genshin Impact 2.8 Events?
Along with the new four-star character’s hangout event, there may be a new Fischl event as well. It’s reportedly tied to a new costume Fischl will receive during the update, though again, this is also labeled “questionable” in Ubatcha’s leaks.
Additional events may include the Ludi Harpastum festival in Mondstadt and the continuation of the Unreconciled Stars event, though that may only be floating around because of the Fischl rumors.