Genshin Impact has just launched its new 2.1 version update in order to celebrate the game’s 1 year anniversary. The update is packed with new story content, new characters, new worlds to explore, new weapons and monsters, as well as a new fishing system. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new playable character, Raiden Shogun, who has just been released with the new update. Raiden Shogun represents the electro element and uses an electro polearm for damage. During her burst attack option, she switches her weapon to a sword. Along with this character, Sangonomiya Kokomi from the hydro element and Kujou Sara from the electro element have also been added as playable characters with this update.
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The new island, Watatsumi Island, is an ocean-themed island in Inazuma that corresponds to the new character, Kokomi. It is filled with lakes and waterfalls as well as calming, blue trees and castles. This island is a perfect place to try out the new fishing system. The second island released, Seirai Island, is an electro themed island that is shrouded in a constant thunderstorm. It corresponds to the new character, Raiden Shogun.
In the new fishing system, players can find and collect unique species of fish within each individual fishing spot. Using different forms of bait can also increase the likelihood of catching new types of fish. These fish can either be used in cooking to create new recipes or traded at the Fishing Association for treasures. This system offers a new, calming way to pass time in the game that gives players a break from battles.
The update also includes new monsters to battle: Signora, Hydro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifesto, and Specters. The new events to play include the “Moonlight Merriment” festival in which players can participate in new activities and earn rewards and “The Passage of Clouds and Stars.”