Following its debut on iOS, Android, PC, and PS4 with a PS5 release arriving recently, Genshin Impact (Free) version 2.1 with the game’s first collaboration and a lot more is now live on all platforms. The collaboration is with Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn bringing Aloy into the world of Genshin Impact. Details for the collaboration are here. Aloy will initially be obtainable only on PS4 and PS5 but will roll out for all platforms in Genshin Impact 2.2. If you do get Aloy on PS4 or PS5, you can access her on any other platform before 2.2 arrives. The highlights of today’s big update are Raiden Shogun, Sangonomiya Kokomi, and Kujou Sara joining as new characters. A fishing system has been added letting you fish across Teyvat to produce fish meat, earn rewards, and more at the fishing Association. Signora, Hydro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifestation, and Specters join as new monsters in 2.1. Watch the Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun trailer below:
Seirai Island and Watatsumi Island are this update’s new areas alongside the Moonlight Merriment and Passage of Clouds and Stars events that will be available on all platforms. If you didn’t pre-install from August 30th, you will have to download additional data from within the game client. Full patch notes for today’s update are here. Barring new updates, Genshin Impact also has an online concert planned for next month. Details for that are here. If you haven’t checked out Genshin Impact yet, you can download it for free on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. The PC version is available on the official website here and the Epic Games Store. If you play on iOS, with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, you can now use PS5 and Xbox Series X|S controllers to play Genshin Impact. We featured Genshin Impact as our Game of the Week when it released and awarded it our 2020 Game of the Year. Have you been playing Genshin Impact 2.0 and what do you think of the new content?