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Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, banners, and rumours

You want to know the Genshin Impact version 2.8 release date? Despite the 2.7 update delay which disrupted Hoyoverse’s six-week development cycle for the animation game, the studio already announced an expected release date of version 2.8 well ahead of what we normally find out.

Although this is subject to change, we can rest assured that the Genshin Impact 2.x release date has been established. However, there are still many things we don’t yet know about the update. According to current rumours, we will get a new Genshin Impact Character but there will also new Genshin Impact Events and additional content.

Genshin Impact was released just recently. However, there are many rumours that we can compile together. Here’s all we know about Genshin Impact 2.2.8 including the release date.


Genshin Impact 2.2.8 is due to be released on July 13, 2022. This information is taken from a notice Hoyoverse published May 19,. It stipulated not only the new release day for the 2.7 patch but also confirmed that the six-week patch cycle would continue. The studio also confirmed that the 2.8 patch would be released in July.

This is subject to change if another delay occurs, but it is still a strong statement of intent by Hoyoverse. We can accept it as written, therefore,


Heizou, an upcoming character, has been mentioned in game files but was officially announced by Hoyoverse May 16. Heizou’s ability data has been leaked online due to leakage of information from a beta version of 2.8. This is similar to the leakage of Yelan, and Kuki Shibu – two new characters that were announced and first featured in the 2.7 beta. They are now on the current Genshin Impact banners.

Although Heizou’s banner date isn’t yet confirmed, it’d surprise us if he did not appear in patch 2.8. Based on the above. Ubatcha, a Genshin leaker, brought us the first Heizou rumour in February.

Lumie, a trusted leaker, suggested that Heizou would be the first to sign patch 2.8 after Heizou’s announcement.

Heizou, like Kuki Shinobu is believed to be a 4-star character. This means that he’s likely to feature as a 4-star option on another (4-star) character banner. We can still look at the ability data and see what a good Heizou team might look like while we wait.


Although no Genshin Impact events have been confirmed, there are a few rumors that were leaked online from Genshin Intel. Genshin Intel leaker says that we may be receiving a new event to get Fischl free of charge.

Rumours also include a mini-jigsaw puzzle.


Although the Genshin Impact 2.2.8 livestream is not yet announced, previous livestreams were held approximately 10-12 days before the new patch’s release date.

The livestream would be available between Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4. Hoyoverse is a well-known livestreaming platform that runs on weekends. The entire window is therefore valid.

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This is all we know about Genshin Impact 2. To learn more about Genshin Impact 2.8, visit our Genshin Impact list. You will find the top characters at the moment. We also have a lot of Genshin Impact primogems.