Genshin Impact 2.2.8 Release Date, Time, Early Patch Notes, Server Maintenance

Genshin Impact 2.2.8 release date is rapidly approaching. HoYoverse will soon drop the Summer Fantasia update. This patch will introduce a new four-star character, Shikanoin Heizou, and allow players to claim a free Fischl. It is expected to launch on Tuesday, July 12, or Wednesday, July 13, depending on your time zone. After five hours of scheduled server downtime, the new Genshin Impact update should be available.

Here are the schedules for the different regions of the world.

Genshin Impact 2.2.8 Release Date UK Launch:

Server Downtime starts at 11 pm UK Time on Tuesday, July 12, and ends at 4 am UK Time on Wednesday, July 13.

Genshin 2.8 European Launch: Server Downtime starts at midnight CEST on Wednesday, July 13, and ends at 5 am UK Time on Wednesday, July 13.

Genshin Impact 2.2.8 Release Date US Launch: Server Downtime starts at 3 pm pacific/6 pm eastern on Tuesday, July 12, and ends at 8 pm Pacific/11 pm Tuesday, July 12.

As a thank you for waiting to return online, players will receive a reward of 60 primogems each hour the servers are down.

HoYoverse has released an update notice describing the patch in the lead-up to Genshin Impact 2.2.8’s release date.

Genshin Impact 2.8 updates have one significant addition: a free Fischl character that can be claimed after completing in-game challenges.

Genshin Impact 2.2.8 will allow players to return to the Golden Apple Archipelago.

These patch notes are an early preview of Genshin Impact 2.


Limited-Time Area: Golden Apple Archipelago

Area Unlock Criteria

Reach Adventure Rank 32 and above

– Completion of the Archon Quest Chapter II: Prologue – Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves

– Mona’s Complete Story Quest “Astrolabos Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars.”

The Adventure Rank necessary to accept Mona’s Story Quest, “Astrolabos Chap: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars,” will be reduced to 32 during the event.

After Version 2.8, the Golden Apple Archipelago won’t be accessible. Also, you will no longer be allowed to open treasure chests or gather materials. So grab this chance to explore!

New Character

Shikanoin Heizou – 4-Star Character “Analytical Harmony.”

Vision: Anemo

– Weapon: Catalyst

– The Tenryu Commission’s young detective prodigy. His senses and thoughts are sharp.

New Equipment

Cursed Blade (4-Star Sword)

To learn more about the weapon, participate in the Version2.8 quest storyline.


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

To earn rewards like Primogems, Hero’s Wit, and Mystic Enhancement Ore, you must complete “Surfpiercer” and “Phantom Realms” tasks. To obtain Iridescent Flotsam, meet the “Phantom Realms” challenges. Accumulate a describe number of Iridescent Flotsam to invite “Prinzessin der Verurteilung!” Fischl (Electro)! You can exchange Iridescent Flotsam for rewards like Crown of Insight and Character Level-Up Materials.

New Outfits

Diluc – Red Dead of Night

Main Story

1. New Story Quest

Kaedehara Kazuha’s Story Quest – Acer Palmatum Chapter – Act I “A Strange and Friendless Road.”

2. New Hangout Event

Hangout Event: Shikanoin Heatingou – Act 1 “Trap ‘Em By Storm”

3. Quests from the New World

– Limited-time World journey: “The Treasure of the 4 Skerries,” Thus Was the Work Done In Vain,” Treasure Voyage, and” The Final Treasure” show Phantasmagoria! Tale of the Sword-Wielding Princess!” “Bake-Danuki Wanderlust,” The Misplaced Photograph,” “The Discarded INsignia,” and “A Misplaced Conch.”

– New World Quest: Film Notes

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