Genshin Impact anniversary speculation

With Hoyoverse's smash hit title quickly approaching its second birthday, we look forward to the Genshin Impact anniversaries and what celebrations it may bring

Genshin Impact Anniversary art showing Keqing and Xiangling cooking, with Guoba in the background

When Hoyoverse’s open-world adventure, Genshin Impact, came out back on September 28, 2020, no one could have guessed just how much of a smash hit it would become. Now, two years in, Genshin has become an absolute juggernaut in the industry, with millions of Travelers logging on every day to explore the ever-expanding world of Teyvat and its wonderfully detailed lore.

As we approach the second Genshin Impact anniversary, many of you are curious about what to expect in terms of celebrations. Last year, Travelers snagged a bunch of goodies including primogems, fragile resin, intertwined fates, and even an exclusive windglider. So, what does Hoyoverse have in store for us this year? Let’s take a look at all the details we have so far.

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When is the Genshin Impact anniversary date?

As mentioned above, the initial Genshin Impact release date was September 28, 2020. As such, we can expect the Genshin Impact anniversary celebrations to occur around then. This actually coincides perfectly with the Genshin Impact 3.1 release date, which is scheduled to go live on September 28, too – so we expect the anniversary events and rewards will start with version 3.1.

What are the Genshin Impact anniversary rewards?

Hoyoverse is yet to confirm any rewards or celebrations for the second Genshin Impact anniversary yet, but leakers have suggested that we’ll get a free four-star polearm, a seven-day login event, a Windfield Maze event, and reruns of the Hyakunin Ikki and Shadow of the Ancients events during version 3.1, all of which may or may not be tied into the anniversary event.

Hopefully, we’ll have even more exciting events and rewards confirmed closer to the date, as many players are currently underwhelmed by what the leakers have dug up.

Genshin Impact anniversary art showing Guoba raising his paws

What were the previous Genshin Impact anniversary rewards and events?

During the first Genshin Impact anniversary, players received a variety of rewards via mail, and could get involved with a bunch of different events in order to earn more goodies.

First Genshin Impact anniversary mail rewards

  • September 9, 2021: 400 primogems and the exclusive anniversary glider
  • October 1, 2021: 400 primogems, two fragile resin
  • October 2, 2021: 400 primogems, two fragile resin
  • October 3, 2021: 400 primogems, Resonant Melody furnishing

First Genshin Impact anniversary events

  • Moonlight Merriment – a Moonchase Festival event running from September 27 to October 11, 2021, in which you could earn primogems, mora, ascension materials, and the Luxurious Sea-Lord claymore
  • Passage of Clouds and Stars – a login event running from September 28, 2021, to the end of version 2.1, in which you could claim a total of ten intertwined fate, along with hero’s wit, enhancement ore, and mora
  • One Year Community Events – a group of web events in which you could earn primogems and more

Hopefully, we’ll see plenty of exciting events and rewards to celebrate the second Genshin Impact anniversary this year. We’ll update this guide as soon as Hoyoverse confirms any more information. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Genshin Impact events guide, or head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact for a new adventure.