Genshin Impact – Version 2.8 “Summer Fantasia” is Live; Adds New Limited-Time Area, World Quests, Outfits, and More

The Golden Apple Archipelago is now available along with a new 4-star Sword, the Summertime Odyssey Event and a new story quest.

Posted By | On 13th, Jul. 2022

Genshin Impact - Version 2.8

Sumeru and the Fatui Harbingers may be the talk among the Genshin Impact fandom but there’s another update to play through before their arrival. Version 2.8 “Summer Fantasia” is now live for the free-to-play action RPG and adds a new limited-time area – the Golden Apple Archipelago – along with new World Quests and a new character in Shikanoin Heizou.

There’s also a new 4-star Sword, Cursed Blade, which creates a Hewing Gale that deals AoE damage equal to 180 percent of its attack while increasing attack by 15 percent for eight seconds. Diluc and Fischl also get new outfits with the former available in the Character Outfit Shop and the latter through the Resonating Visions event. Fischl’s outfit will also go into the Character Outfit Shop once the event is over.

Check out some of the patch notes below and full patch notes here. Genshin Impact is currently available for PS4, PC, iOS and Android. Stay tuned for more details on future updates in the coming weeks, especially with the Sumeru teases continuing.

Summer Fantasia Version 2.8 Update Details

Limited-Time Area: Golden Apple Archipelago (This area is only available during Version 2.8)

Golden Apple Archipelago

Area Unlock Criteria:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 32 or above.
  • Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Prologue – Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.”
  • Complete Mona’s Story Quest “Astrolabos Chapter: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars.”
  • During the event, the Adventure Rank required to accept Mona’s Story Quest “Astrolabos Chapter: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars” will be adjusted to 32.
  • The Golden Apple Archipelago will no longer be accessible after the end of Version 2.8. You will also no longer be able to open treasure chests, gather materials, or earn quest rewards on the islands, so grab the opportunity to explore away!

New Equipment

Cursed Blade (4-Star Sword)

  • When a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack hits an opponent, it will whip up a Hewing Gale, dealing AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increasing ATK by 15% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 8s.
  • Take part in the Version 2.8 quest storyline to learn more about this weapon.

New Events

“Summertime Odyssey” Event: Take part to invite “Prinzessin der Verurteilung!” Fischl (Electro)

  • During the event, complete the specified tasks in “Surfpiercer” and “Phantom Realms” to obtain rewards such as Primogems, Hero’s Wit, and Mystic Enhancement Ore. Complete the “Phantom Realms” challenges to obtain Iridescent Flotsam. Accumulate a specified number of Iridescent Flotsam to invite “Prinzessin der Verurteilung!” Fischl (Electro)! You can also use Iridescent Flotsam to exchange for rewards such as Crown of Insight, Character Level-Up Materials, and Talent Level-Up Materials from the Event Shop.

Event Duration

Eligibility

Reach Adventure Rank 32 or above.

  • Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Prologue – Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.”
  • And complete Mona’s Story Quest “Astrolabos Chapter: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars.”
  • During this time, the Adventure Rank required to accept Mona’s Story Quest will be adjusted to Adventure Rank 32. Complete Mona’s Story Quest to enhance your experience.
  • If you have not completed Mona’s Story Quest, you can enter the event through “Quick Start” in the event page.

New Outfits

Diluc – Red Dead of Night

  • One of the outfits Diluc wears during covert actions, it resembles a flame dancing in the shadows. The crimson red traces it leaves behind at the edges of the enemy’s vision will scar their nightmares forever.
  • Diluc’s outfit “Red Dead of Night” will also feature additional idle animations, combat special effects, combat voice lines, and chat voicelines.
  • After the Version 2.8 update—2022/08/22 03:59, during this period, Diluc’s outfit “Red Dead of Night” will be available for purchase in the Character Outfit Shop at a limited-time discount. During the discount period, the price of the outfit is 1,980 Genesis Crystals. The price will revert to 2,480 Genesis Crystals after the limited-time discount ends. The outfit can only be purchased once.

Fischl – Ein Immernachtstraum

  • A ceremonial outfit for the Prinzessin. May she who is noble retain her courage, sincerity, and kindness forever, such that no evil shall ever overcome her.
  • During Version 2.8, Travelers can obtain Fischl’s “Ein Immernachtstraum” for free through the “Resonating Visions” event.
  • After Version 2.8 is over, Travelers can buy the outfit in the Character Outfit Shop.

New Main Story

New Story Quest

  • Kaedehara Kazuha’s Story Quest: Acer Palmatum Chapter – Act I “A Strange and Friendless Road”
    Quest Start Time
  • Permanently available after the Version 2.8 update.

Quest Unlock Criteria

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above.
  • Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals.”
  • Complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I – Reflections of Mortality.”

New Hangout Event

  • Hangout Event: Shikanoin Heizou – Act I “Trap ‘Em by Storm”
  • After the Version 2.8 update, Hangout Event: Shikanoin Heizou – Act I “Trap ‘Em by Storm” will be permanently available.

Event Unlock Criteria:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above.
  • Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals.”
  • Complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams.”
  • Complete Arataki Itto’s Story Quest “Taurus Iracundus Chapter: Act I – Rise Up, Golden Soul”.

New World Quests

  • New limited-time World Quests: “The Treasure of the Four Skerries,” “Thus Was the Work Done in Vain,” “Treasure Voyage,” “The Final Treasure,” “Drama Phantasmagoria: Tale of the Sword-Wielding Princess!,” “Bake-Danuki Wanderlust,” “The Misplaced Photo,” “The Discarded Insignia,” and “A Misplaced Conch.”
  • New World Quest: “Film Notes.”

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