Genshin Impact‘s version 2.8 update is right around the corner. It’s bringing a good amount of new content to the game, including another character, Shinkanoin Heizou, the return of the Golden Apple Archipelago, more costumes, and new events. Here’s everything you need to know.
Version 2.8 Release Date and Time
The 2.8 update goes live on July 13 and, according to a tweet from the official Genshin Impact Twitter account, maintenance on the game will begin at 6 AM UTC+8, which is 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. The maintenance process should take about five hours.
For those who would rather not wait until Wednesday, the update can now be pre-installed on PC and mobile devices to save some time. At the time of writing, pre-installations aren’t yet available on PS4 or PS5.