Do you want to know about Genshin Impact 2.9 update? Now that 2.8 has been released, the clock is ticking until the next major patch is released. Hoyoverse generally operates on a six-week update cycle, with minor updates halfway through each patch updating Genshin Impact banners and Genshin Impact events.
Since the current version, 2.8, was released on July 13, Genshin Impact 2.9 should be the next update, and it’s likely to be released in late August 2022, assuming nothing goes wrong like with the 2.7 delay. However, we have reason to believe there will not be a 2.9 patch and instead Hoyoverse will skip a digit and go straight to Genshin Impact 3.0.
Genshin Impact 2.9 Release Date Speculation
After the release of update 1.6 in June 2021, everyone logically assumed that the next update would be version 1.7. However, due to the amount of new content present in 1.6, Hoyoverse decided to skip some versions and go all the way to patch 2.0. This is the same patch that introduced Teyvat’s third main region, Inazuma. This sets a precedent for the studio to skip version numbers when it feels the situation warrants it.
Let’s take a moment to look at the Genshin Impact rumor mill. At the time of writing, information about new Genshin Impact characters, leaks about the upcoming new region, Sumeru, as well as the RPG’s seventh item, Dendro, have surfaced online, reportedly from a beta version 3.0.
This includes information extracted from data on Tighnari, doriY Colley; new characters that were officially announced by Hoyoverse through the game’s Twitter account. In recent months, any character that has been officially revealed by the studio tends to be released in the next patch. The common thread that ties all of these leaks and rumors together is that all of this content is expected to drop in 3.0. Other than that, there are no known rumors associated with version 2.9.
Taking all this into account, we assume that there will be no Genshin Impact 2.9 update and instead Hoyoverse will jump straight to 3.0 at the end of August. Hoyoverse already shared a preview about Sumeru and the Dendro item, and we should expect a live stream two weeks before the expected release date for the next update.
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That is all we know about the Genshin Impact 2.9 release date. If you’re looking for less speculation and more cold hard facts, check out our Genshin Impact tier list for the best characters in the game. We also have a Genshin Impact codes guide, so you can collect some free Firstborns while we wait for more information.