Yoimiya from Genshin Impact lighting fireworks.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Phase 2 Events and Banner Times Revealed

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HoYoverse has revealed more details about the upcoming second phase of Genshin Impact 2.8, including new events and the return of Pyro specialist Yoimiya. Phase 2 is scheduled to run from August 2 until August 23.

The second phase of 2.8 will reintroduce Yoimiya as the limited 5-star character. Players will also have an increased chance of adding Yun Jin, Bennett, and Xinyan to their party from this new banner. The accompanying weapon banner will feature two five-star items: the Summit Shaper sword and the Thundering Pulse bow. Available four-star weapons include the Wine and Song catalyst, Alley Hunter bow, The Flute sword, the Sacrificial Greatsword claymore, and the Dragon’s Bane polearm.

From August 4 until August 15, players of adventure rank 32 or higher will be able to participate in the Reminiscent Regimen event by traveling to the Golden Apple archipelago. Here, you can complete challenges to earn primogems, talent leveling materials, mora, and hero’s wit.

From August 12 until August 22, the Evermotion Mechanical Painting event will task players with assisting Felix Yogue from the Court of Fontaine as he restores mechanical painting parts. This will also earn you plenty of primogems, hero’s wit, mora, and weapon ascension materials, as well as new furniture.

Those wanting to add Kazuha, Klee, or Shikanoin Heizou to their roster will want to hurry–once 2.8 ends, these characters won’t be available until they receive banner reruns sometime in the future.

With the end of patch 2.8 in sight, many players are wondering when to expect the release of Genshin Impact 3.0, which will introduce the Sumeru region. While several new characters have already been leaked, the same can’t be said for the release date.

Genshin Impact is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch version is currently in development. In May, it was announced that the title had surpassed $3 billion in global lifetime player spending since its release in September 2020.