Genshin Impact Update 2.20 Patch Notes – What’s New?

Genshin Impact update 2.20 is now available. Here are all the changes and fixes added to this patch.

Version 2.2 of Genshin Impact has been released today by miHoYo on all platforms. This is patch version 2.200 on mobile, PS4, and PS5, and 2.2 on all other platforms. This update is called “Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog.” Here are all the details of Genshin impact update 2.20.

Genshin Impact Update 2.20 Patch Notes:

Here are the official patch notes of Genshin Impact update 2.20:

〓Compensation〓 
Maintenance Compensation: Primogems ×300 (60 Primogems per hour the servers are down)
Issue Fix Compensation: Primogems ×300 (please refer to the relevant compensation mail for more details)

〓Eligibility〓    
Maintenance Compensation: Travelers who reach Adventure Rank 5 or above before 2021/10/13 06:00 (UTC+8)
Please claim before the end of Version 2.2.
Issue Fix Compensation: Travelers who reach Adventure Rank 5 and above before 2021/10/13 06:00 (UTC+8)
Please claim the compensation mail before 2021/10/16 06:00 (UTC+8)
Our developers will distribute compensation to Travelers via in-game mail within 5 hours after the update maintenance is finished. The mail will expire after 30 days, so don’t forget to claim the attached compensation in time.

〓Update Schedule〓    
Update maintenance begins 2021/10/13 06:00 (UTC+8) and is estimated to take 5 hours.

〓How to Update Game Client〓    
PC: Close the game, open the Genshin Impact Launcher, and click Update.
iOS: Open the App Store and tap Update.
Android: Open the game and follow the directions on-screen.
PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5: Highlight Genshin Impact from the Home Screen, press the OPTIONS button, and select “Check for Update.”
Please do not hesitate to contact Customer Service if you encounter any issues installing the new version. We will do our very best to resolve the issue.

〓Update Details〓    
I. New Inazuma Island — Tsurumi Island
An island that has been locked off by perpetual fog, where few people dare enter.
◇ After the Version 2.2 update, Tsurumi Island in the Inazuma region will be available.
◇ Unlock Criteria: Complete the World Quest “Seirai Stormchasers”

II. New Character
4-Star Character “Protector From Afar” Thoma (Pyro)
◇ Vision: Pyro
◇ Weapon: Polearm
◇ The Kamisato Clan’s housekeeper. A well-known “fixer” in Inazuma.

Thoma’s Elemental Skill “Blazing Blessing” can deal AoE Pyro Damage, apply Pyro to himself, and summons a defensive Blazing Barrier. When a new Blazing Barrier is obtained, the remaining DMG Absorption of an existing Blazing Barrier will stack and its duration will be refreshed. The maximum DMG Absorption of the Blazing Barrier will not exceed a certain percentage of Thoma’s Max HP.
When Thoma uses his Elemental Burst “Crimson Ooyoroi,” he deals with AoE Pyro DMG and creates a Scorching Ooyoroi. Characters under the effects of the Scorching Ooyoroi will trigger Fiery Collapses with their Normal Attacks, dealing AoE Pyro DMG and summoning another Blazing Barrier. Except for the amount of DMG they can absorb, the Blazing Barriers created in this way are identical to those created by Thoma’s Elemental Skill.

The 4-star character “Protector From Afar” Thoma (Pyro) will be available in a future event wish.

III. New Domain

Moshiri Kara

  • A mansion that was set up somewhere outside the Sea of Fog. No one knows who built this place, but it seems clear that it is now nothing but a den of ravenous wolves.
  • Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above and fulfill certain criteria.
  • Challenge the Domain to obtain rewards such as Primogems and Electro Sigils. Located at Tsurumi Island.

IV. New Equipment

New Weapons

Polar Star (5-Star Bow)

  • A pristine bow that is as sharp as the glaciers of the far north.
  • Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for several seconds. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, Attack DMG will gradually increase. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.

Akuoumaru (4-Star Claymore)

  • The beloved sword of the legendary “Akuou.” The blade is huge and majestic but is surprisingly easy to wield.
  • The entire party’s combined maximum Energy increases the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon. A certain percentage of increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.
  • During the event wish, Epitome Invocation, the event-exclusive 5-star weapon Polar Star (Bow), and the event-exclusive 4-star weapon Akuoumaru (Claymore) will receive a huge drop-rate boost!

Wavebreaker’s Fin (4-Star Polearm)

  • A naginata forged from luminescent material deep in the ocean depths. It was once the possession of the tengu race.
  • The entire party’s combined maximum Energy increases the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon. A certain percentage of increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.

Mouun’s Moon (4-Star Bow)

  • A lovely warbow made from seashells and coral. A mournful brilliance flows along its moonlight-colored arms.
  • The entire party’s combined maximum Energy increases the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon. A certain percentage of increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.
  • The event-exclusive 4-star weapons Wavebreaker’s Fin (Polearm) and Mouun’s Moon (Bow) will be available in a future event wish.

V. New Event
“Labyrinth Warriors” Event: Take part to invite “Blazing Riff” Xinyan (Pyro)!
During the event, you can obtain Aged Tokens upon completing the Mystic Onmyou Chamber. Aged Tokens can be exchanged in the event shop for Primogems, Crown of Insight, Character Level-Up Materials, Talent Level-Up Materials, Hero’s Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and Mora. If you meet all the requirements for Blazing Unison, you can exchange several Aged Tokens to invite “Blazing Riff” Xinyan (Pyro).

▌Event Duration
Event Details

▌Eligibility
Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above
And complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals”

VI. New Quests
1. New Hangout Events
Hangout Events: Series III
Hangout Event: Thoma – Act I “A Housekeeper’s Daily Chores”
Hangout Event: Sayu – Act I “Yoohoo Art: Seichou no Jutsu”

▌Quest Start Time
Permanently available after the Version 2.2 update
◆ Series III Unlock Criteria:
• Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above
• Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals”
2. New World Quests
◆ New World Quests: “A Particularly Particular Author,” “Octave of the Maushiro,” “The Sea of Fog and the Rite of the Trees,” “The Sun-Wheel and Mt. Kanna,” “The Saga of Mr. Forgetful,” “Clean House,” and more.

VII. New Enemies

Rifthound Whelp and Rifthound
◇ Beasts with monstrous blood that are capable of eroding the boundaries of the world.
When an attack hits a character, all party members will be affected by the “Corrosion” status and continually lose HP.

VIII. Other Additions

New Recipes:

  • Thoma’s specialty: “Warmth”
  • Inazuma Kiminami Restaurant: Radish and Fish Stew, Wakatakeni, Berry Mizu Manjuu, and Soba Noodles

2. New Achievement categories such as “Through the Mists,” and additions to the “Wonders of the World” and “Memories of the Heart” categories

3. New Namecards:

  • “Travel Notes: Heavenly General” Reward obtained via the BP system
  • “Thoma: Blazing Guard”: Reward for reaching Friendship Lv. 10 with Thoma
  • “Inazuma: Eagleplume”: Reward for completing all achievements under “Through the Mists”

4. New Realm Layout “Silken Courtyard”

Unlock Criteria:

  • Sacred Sakura’s Favor Level 40 or above
  • Obtain Silken Print

5. New Furnishing Categories: Floating Platform and Paving, and new Furnishings

6. Spiral Abyss:

Floor 11 Ley Line Disorders changed to:

  • Pyro DMG dealt by party members increased by 60%.
  • Hydro DMG dealt by party members increased by 60%.
  • Updated the monster lineup on Floors 11 – 12 of the Spiral Abyss.

Starting from the first time that the Lunar Phase refreshes after updating to Version 2.2, the three Lunar Phases will be as follows:
Phase 1:
Vanguard Moon
After the challenge begins, when a character’s Elemental Energy is greater than or equal to 50%, they will gain a 6.5% ATK Bonus every second. Max 10 stacks. When a character’s Elemental Energy is less than 30%, the ATK Bonus gained this way will be cleared.

Phase 2:
Chiliastic Moon
After the challenge begins, when a character’s Elemental Energy is 100%, they will gain 1 stack of Auspice every second. Max 10 stacks. When this character unleashes their Elemental Burst, all Auspice stacks will be cleared, and the DMG dealt by this character will be increased by 5% for each stack cleared for the next 10s. While the character is enjoying the DMG Bonus gained via this method, they cannot gain any more stacks.

Phase 3:
Splendiferous Moon
After the challenge begins, when the active character’s Elemental Energy is greater than or equal to 50%, they will continuously release shockwaves that deal DMG to opponents. When their Elemental Energy reaches 100%, these shockwaves will deal even greater DMG.

IX. Adjustments & Optimizations

Quests

  • After Travelers abandon the challenge in the “Full Speed Ahead” commission quest, the remaining enemies will no longer drop Elemental Particles.
  • Optimizes the experience of the “Rules of Safe Transportation” and “Safe Conduct” commission quests in the Inazuma area, and increased the HP and Movement SPD of the hot air balloon.
  • Optimizes the trial character’s Artifacts and Talent levels in some Story Quests, so that they change dynamically with the World Level.

System    

  • Increases Inventory limit for Artifacts from 1,000 to 1,500.
  • Adjusts the display order after performing a 10-wish pull. After adjustment, the pull results will be displayed with the following priority (from left to right): 5-star character > 5-star weapon > 4-star character > 4-star or 3-star weapon > items not converted to Starglitter > items converted to Starglitter > Sequence acquired.
    (Originally: 5-star character > 4-star character > 5-star weapon > 4-star or 3-star weapon > items not converted to Starglitter > items converted to Starglitter > Sequence acquired.)
  • Adds a new feature to skip the display scene when performing a 10-wish pull.
  • Adds feature for learning Furnishing Blueprints in the Forge menu, Crafting Bench, and the Furnishing Creation interface in Serenitea Pot.
  • Optimizes location selection logic in the Expedition page when using a Controller.
  • The conditions for purchasing the Starter Supply Bundle and Wayfarer’s Supply Bundle permanent bundles are adjusted to Adventure Rank 25 or above (originally Adventure Rank 1).
  • Optimizes the performance of the Hangout Event interface.
    • Adds ending status display in the Hangout Event interface.
    • Adds new hints in the Hangout Event Storyline Summary screen: during the process, you can start playing from any of the completed plot nodes.
    • Options you have selected before will be recorded when the Hangout Event is played on the same device.
  • Optimizes the Time Adjustment experience in Paimon Menu: you can now change time over the span of days.
  • Adds some prompts for loading screens.

Characters    

  • Optimizes the descriptions of Sucrose’s Lv. 4 Constellation “Alchemania” and of Noelle’s Passive Talent “Nice and Clean” (only the descriptions were revised, the actual effects of the skill work as intended in-game).
    • Original description of Sucrose’s “Alchemania”: “Every 7 Normal and Charged Attacks, Sucrose will reduce the CD of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 by 1-7s.”
    • Revised description: “Sucrose will reduce the CD of Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 by 1-7s for every 7 Normal or Charged Attack hits she scores against opponents. One hit may be counted every 0.1s.”
    • Original description of Noelle’s “Nice and Clean”: “Breastplate’s CD is reduced by 1s per 4 Normal Attack or Charged Attack hits. Hitting multiple enemies with one attack is only counted as one hit.”
    • Revised description: “Noelle will decrease the CD of Breastplate by 1s for every 4 Normal or Charged Attack hits she scores on opponents.\nOne hit may be counted every 0.1s.”

Audio    

  • Optimizes the music switching range in some areas.
  • Optimizes the voice-over for some characters and quests.
  • Reduces the time delay between characters opening the Treasure Chest and triggering of the relevant voice-over line.
  • Adjusts the voice-over of Sayu when she deploys her wind glider.

Other    

  • In the Shop > Stardust Exchange section, there is now no limit to the amount of Mora that can be exchanged, but we have added a limit for each exchange, which is 100.
  • At the Souvenir Shops in Mondstadt and Liyue, there is no limit to the amount of Mora that can be exchanged, but we have added a limit for each exchange, which is 300.
  • Updates the usable materials for the Parametric Transformer: including new harvestable materials in Inazuma and certain materials dropped by enemies, etc.
  • Reduces visual obstruction from special effects when bow characters enter Aiming Mode (such as shield effects and the effects of the Raiden Shogun’s Chakra Desiderata).
  • Reduces the brightness of the Raiden Shogun’s Chakra Desiderata in various lighting conditions.
  • New items at NPC Marjorie’s store in Mondstadt: Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon, Windsong Lyre, and Wind-Blessed Harpastum are currently available for purchase. These three gadgets are priced at 150,000 Mora each.
  • Optimizes the rules for the appearance of “warm” ground in the Domain “Peak of Vindagnyr” in order to avoid the long absence of “warm” ground.
  • Reduced the camera shake caused by storms and lightning in the open world, and optimizes the gaming experience when thunderstorms are in high frequency.
  • Adds PC platform support for DualSense™ Wireless Controller for PS5™. Travelers, please keep in mind when using the DualSense™ Wireless Controller:
    • Please connect the DualSense™ Wireless Controller to the PC before opening the game.
    •  After connecting the controller, you need to configure the sound channels of the wireless controller: Windows Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback > Right click on “Speaker Wireless Controller” > Configure Speakers > Select Configuration [Four Channels] > Next > Select all full-range speakers > Next > Finish.
    • When replacing the USB port connected to the controller, you may need to reconfigure the Wireless Controller sound channel and restart the game.
    • The vibration function when Bluetooth is connected to the DualSense™ Wireless Controller is not currently supported. If you would like to feel the vibration function of the Controller, please use a wired Controller.
    • DualSense™ Wireless Controller speaker sound effects are currently not supported.

〓Bug Fixes〓   

Quests    

  • Fixes an issue whereby when carrying out the Archon Quest “The Familiar’s Path”, the challenge quest didn’t fail even though all party members had fallen.
  • Fixes an issue with the Archon Quest “Wishes” whereby the NPC Yae Miko would not disappear after completing the quest.
  • Fixes an issue under certain circumstances whereby the enemies may abnormally move outside of the combat radius during the Archon Quest “The Omnipresent God.”
  • Fixes an issue during the Daily Commission “The Gourmet Supremos: Foodie Quiz” whereby the camera may point abnormally after the Traveler answered the question.
  • Fixes an issue during the Daily Commission “Crash Course on Inazuman Fashion” whereby when the server is disconnected, the NPC Ogura Mio. may unexpectedly disappear after reconnecting to the server.
  • Fixes an issue in the World Quest “Seirai Stormchasers” whereby the quest objectives “Go to investigate the Warding Stone” or “Seal the Warding Stone” may not be able to be completed normally once Travelers enter Co-Op Mode. After the Version 2.2 update, if Travelers are still experiencing similar problems, please exit and log back into the game to continue the quest.

Domains    

  • Fixes an issue with the Domain “Momiji-Dyed Court” whereby characters could climb abnormally in some parts.
  • Fixed an issue with the Domain “Palace in a Pool” whereby characters would keep dropping at certain positions.

Characters    

  • Fixes an issue with Tartaglia whereby the camera and attack method of his Aiming Mode were abnormal under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue with Kujou Sara whereby her retreat distance might be abnormal when casting her Elemental Skill.
  •  Fixes an issue with Sangonomiya Kokomi whereby under certain circumstances, when she casts her Elemental Burst, the duration of the character moving on the surface of the water would become abnormal.
  • Fixes an issue with Barbara whereby after unlocking her Lv. 4 Constellation, when her Charged Attack hits opponents, there is a small chance that it didn’t restore the normal amount of Elemental Energy.
  • Fixes an issue whereby when the Traveler resonates with the Statue of the Seven of another element, Elemental Energy is not consumed when the character unleashes their Elemental Burst.
  • Fixes an issue in Co-Op Mode whereby when a character returns to the Domain after triggering another player’s Jean’s Lv. 6 Constellation, the number of attacks it receives will not refresh.
  • Fixes an issue whereby when the character moves like a torrent on the ice surface, the ice surface will melt abnormally and the character will enter swimming mode.
  • Fixes an issue whereby some characters’ eyes might appear abnormally when they jump or launch Plunging Attacks into the water.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the brightness of Beidou’s or Jean’s weapon to be abnormal when Noelle uses her Elemental Burst immediately after Beidou or Jean use their Elemental Burst.
  • Fixes an issue with Klee whereby if you change to another character before her Charged Attack deals DMG, the effects of her Passive Talent “Sparkling Burst” may not be triggered properly.
  • Fixes an issue whereby when a character leaves the field after using the Anemo rings to land, the character will move sideways abnormally when they come on the field again.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the special effects of Raiden Shogun’s Chakra Desiderata might appear abnormally or linger under some conditions.
  • Fixes an issue with the Raiden Shogun whereby the Cooldown reduction effect would be incorrectly displayed on party members’ Elemental Skill button when she triggers her Lv. 6 Constellation effect (Elemental Burst CD display and actual CD reduction effects of party members work as intended).
  • Fixes an issue with the Raiden Shogun whereby when she is added to the party, under certain circumstances, when other characters in the party interact with NPCs, Places of Interest, etc., the effect of stacking Resolve for Raiden Shogun will be triggered incorrectly.

Enemies    

  • Fixes an issue with the Boss Signora whereby she may not be able to move normally while in “Blazing Heat” phase.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the Specters would move below the water surface.
  • Fixes an issue with Co-Op Mode, whereby when it was raining, there was a possibility that the enemy did not receive the Wet effect caused by the rain, and thus Vaporization reaction did not increase the damage dealt.
  • Fixes an issue in Single Player Mode whereby the calculation of the duration and cooldown of opponents’ abilities would not be interrupted after the game was paused.

System  

  • Fixes an issue whereby when the character’s equipped gadgets were switched from Wind Catcher to NRE (Menu 30), the Gadget icon would abnormally leave a halo effect.
  • Fixes an issue in the descriptions of some Furnishing Set Blueprints whereby Aloy was not displayed among the companions who prefer this set (The display and the effect of these sets were not affected. When players place these sets, they can still receive Companion Gifts from Aloy).
  • Fixes an issue that there may be a delay in the disappearance of the marker after the character obtained the corresponding ore at the Magical Crystal Ore marker on Seirai Island in Inazuma.
  • Fixes an issue in the Weapon Details menu that caused the weapon accessories (such as sword tassels) to slowly become longer with the waiting time.
  • Fixes an issue whereby some of the button mappings in the Settings were displayed incorrectly when using Xbox wireless controllers during the game.

Audio    

  • Fixes an issue with abnormal sound effects of some character skills, enemy sound effects, and menu sound effects.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the Chinese voice-over did not match the subtitles in some quests.
  • Fixes an issue with some characters’ English voice-over and fixes the issue whereby Japanese voice-over lines were missing from certain quests
  • Fixes Chinese and English voice-over errors on some Characters and quests as well as Korean voice-over errors on some NPCs.

Other

  • Fixes an issue whereby under specific circumstances, certain puzzle mechanics could not be solved in the Starglow Cavern in Dragonspine.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the glowing part at the top of the Small Lamp Grass might disappear.
  • Fixes an issue whereby abnormal images would appear on the windows of the office at the Knights of Favonius headquarters.
  • Adjusts the effect of the Thunder Barrier glows in Inazuma.
  • Fixes an issue whereby when the current character automatically switched to another character after the character carrying the Electrogranum died, the Electrogranum would disappear abnormally.
  • Fixes an issue under certain circumstances whereby the fishing rod would abnormally remain in the character’s hand after fishing.
  • Fixes an issue whereby some abnormal errors may occur when using Gadgets (After the Version update is complete, you will need to re-equip your Gadget from your Inventory).
  • Fixes textual errors and displays issues in Traditional Chinese, Spanish, German, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese and optimizes the localization of text. (Note: Related in-game functions have not changed. Travelers can view the changes in different languages by going to the Paimon Menu > Settings > Language and changing the Game Language.) Text-related fixes and optimizations in English include:
    • Optimized instances of a character’s name from “Kannagara” to “Kamuna.”
    • Optimized instances of a character’s name.

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