Genshin Impact Patch 2.8 Leaks: New Skins, Events, and Region

On July 13, 2022, Genshin Impact 2.8 will be released. With that, HoYoverse has returned to its usual six-week update cycle. Starting around 6 p.m., maintenance should last about five hours and will conclude around 11 p.m. As per usual, maintenance compensation will be 300 Primogems.


Shikanoin Heizou, a new character whose drip marketing was completed a few days ago, will be visible to players. Aside from him, leaks have revealed the characters for the upcoming reruns. Heizou will be accompanied by Klee for the first rerun banner, followed by Kazuha and Yoimiya.

New Character Skins!​

Diluc and Fischl will reportedly have alternate outfits in Genshin Impact 2.8. Diluc would be the first male character in Genshin Impact to receive an alternate outfit. If accurate, he and Fischl would be the only characters in the game with skins, joining Jean, Barbara, Ningguang, Keqing, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona.


One of the event called A Summer of Sea event will give travellers the Fischl Alternative Outfit for free. Travelers will obtain a currency similar to the Shiny Flotsams by completing challenges.

Diluc, the 5-star Pyro Claymore character, now has a new skin called Red Dead of Night. While Fischl's skin is free, Diluc's new skin will cost approximately 2600 Genesis Crystals. The Skins will have special effects and will be available in a discounted rate of 1350 Genesis Crystals during Genshin Impact 2.8.

New Events!

Genshin Intel also revealed some information about possible events in the 2.8 update. Heizou may gain a Hangout event with Kaedehara Kazuha receiving the first chapter in his Story Quest, according to them, after details for Kaedehara's Story Quest, titled "Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act I," were leaked.

New Region!

According to multiple leaks, this new region (The castle of the Twinning Aisle) will be limited to Genshin Impact Version 2.8, similar to last summer's Golden Apple Archipelago event. It was included in Genshin Impact update 2.6 as part of the Midsummer Island Adventure. The Golden Apple Archipelago was a temporary region located east of the Mondstadt region. The entire event is regarded as a fan favorite, and it was divided into four acts.


Stay tuned for the latest update!