As Hoyoverse Fights Unprecedented Leaks, Epic Games Store Releases Genshin Impact 2.8 In Full
Genshin Impact 2.8 has been leaked in full thanks to a premature and now canceled Epic Games Store update.
Hawkeye Reddit Users reported (opens in a new tab) the unwitting update late last night, and Genshin’s usual gang of leakers and data miners were quick to pounce on the now-official details.
Update 2.8, dubbed Summer Fantasia according to leaked art, centers around a new take on the Golden Apple Archipelago, which first appeared in Update 1.6 and was widely considered the best event ever. of the game. It was basically a limited-time group of tropical islands full of treasures, fun challenges, and several quests featuring Klee. The Epic Games Store describes the new release as another “limited time zone”, so we can safely expect a similar experience from the new islands.
Just like update 1.6, update 2.8 will introduce “new outfits”, according to the leaked details. There is also mention of a “general locker room update”, which may affect more than just these new skins.
The original golden apple arc gave Jean and Barbara beach-themed skins, the latter free for all players, and an archived preview video suggests Fischl will be getting a new look this time around. -this. If 2.8 follows the same pattern, Fischl’s skin will likely be free and another character will receive a paid skin – potentially Diluc, according to separate reports – but that’s just speculation at the moment.
Finally, this leak gave us a look at Shikanoin Heizou, a new character from Inazuma. teased several weeks ago. Heizou appears to be an anemo DPS as well as Genshin’s first male Catalyst user, but unlike most Catalyst wielders, it appears that he specializes in close combat, almost akin to martial arts.
Tomorrow’s livestream should tell us more about the update’s heavy hitters and fill out the list of events for the next few weeks. We are also awaiting official word on the 2.8 character and weapon banners. We know Kazuha gets its very first replay – much to the delight of a voracious fanbase – and Klee seems like a shoo-in given the history of the Golden Apple archipelago, but the rest is up in the air.
All this information fell just a day before the Genshin Impact 2.8 Live Streamwhich airs tomorrow, June 2. It also arrived on the heels of a frankly unprecedented Genshin Impact 3.0 and Dendro Leaks who keep coming. These leakers have cut so close to the bone that many prolific leakers won’t even touch them, fearing legal action from Hoyoverse, which has sued leakers on several occasions in the past.
Hoyoverse Has More Than Genshin Impact In The Works: It’s Dropped A new gameplay trailer for Zenless Zone Zeroanother upcoming game to go with Honkai Star Railearlier this month.