Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream date – New August Genshin Codes release

UPDATE: Today’s Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream has a start time of 2pm BST and will be available to view on the official Mihoyo Twitch Channel.

The game’s support team has also confirmed that the entire stream will be available to watch three hours later on the Genshin Impact YouTube channel, alongside the new Genshin Codes that will be available to redeem on August 20.


ORIGINAL: Genshin Impact continues to expand in 2021, with the team behind the hit action RPG preparing to launch its next major update on PS4, PS5, PC and Mobile.

What’s coming next in Genshin Impact 2.1 is being revealed this week, and the good news is that we know exactly when the big livestream is being held.

While the next major game update isn’t expected to arrive until September, gamers will soon find out what is planned. That’s because a big Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream is being held this week to confirm the next Banners and character content.

Mihoyo is expected to confirm the launch of Raiden Shogun and Kujou Sara as part of the next Genshin expansions arriving in 2021. That’s without mentioning that PlayStation’s Aloy is expected to make her free Genshin Impact debut after update 2.1.

As mentioned above, Aloy will be available to unlock for free on PS4 and PS5 consoles after Genshin 2.1 has been released.

Meanwhile, gamers playing on other platforms will have to wait until the launch of Genshin 2.2 before they can do the same.

However, it should be noted that Aloy isn’t guaranteed to unlock as soon as Genshin 2.1 has been deployed, meaning you might be waiting longer than September 2021.

Baal and Sara are also expected to play prominent roles in the upcoming Genshin Impact 2.1 banners but the full details have yet to be announced.

The good news is that we should learn more about all the official scheduling for these upcoming events during this week’s Genshin Impact livestream.


Developers Mihoyo has confirmed that the Genshin Impact 2.1 livestream has a start date scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021.

The official start time has been set for 2pm BST on the official Genshin Impact Twitch Channel.

For those who want to watch it on YouTube, you’ll have to wait until later in the day for the broadcast to be uploaded and shared.

A message shared on the official Genshin social media pages adds: “Dear Travelers,

The special preview program for Genshin Impact’s new version will premiere on the official Twitch channel on 08/20/2021 at 09:00 (UTC-4).”

Developers Mihoyo are expected to announce what new banners and characters will be released over the coming weeks, with the 2.1 update expected to arrive in early September.

However, as the team has changed a few things recently when it comes to scheduling, we could see further date changes in the future.

The new Genshin Impact livestream is also expected to unlock a wave of new Genshin codes for gamers to redeem.

These will be the latest to be launched during August and are expected to offer in-game currency and free items.

Some of the most recent Genshin Impact codes can be found listed below:

CODE: AS6BQKLY9GLD –100 Primogems and 10 Mystic Enhancement Ore.

CODE: GBNA9J5H9Y4H –100 Primogems and 5 Hero’s Wit.

CODE: LS6T4L9ZZ7TH –100 Primogems and 50,000 Mora.