New material is often released on the dot every six weeks for Genshin Impact; however, the game’s most recent update, version 2.7, has been postponed indefinitely, most likely as a result of COVID limitations in China. The good news is that the developer of HoYoVerse (formerly known as miHoYo) isn’t going to keep gamers waiting for too long, as they have recently disclosed that update 2.7 will be released before the end of May.
Yelan, a 5-star bow/hydro wielder, and Kuki Shinobu, a 4-star sword/electro wielder, will be added to the game as part of the update. Both characters will have their own unique abilities. It would appear that the newly disclosed Shikanoin Heizou won’t be a part of this update after all. In addition, players can anticipate returning to The Chasm during the “Perilous Trail” event and engaging in some cleanup during the “A Muddy Bizarre Adventure” event, both of which are upcoming challenges. You will find a preview for Genshin Impact 2.7 further down on this page.
Here’s the rundown on our two new characters Yelan and Kuki Shinobu
- Yelan is a mysterious figure with many faces and identities, which includes the owner of the Yanshang Teahouse and the special intelligence officer of Liyue. Wielding the bow as her weapon, Yelan is a Hydro DPS character that combines rapid attacks with agile mobility.
- Kuki Shinobu, is the surprisingly reliable and capable deputy leader of the Arataki Gang. Shinobu is a support character who wields a sword and manipulates the Electro element. She can consume her own HP to heal other party members while dealing periodical Electro DMG to nearby opponents.
Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know about the new update 2.7 events…
- The “Perilous Trail” event in Version 2.7 will bring players back to The Chasm with a new Archon Quest story and a series of rewarding challenges. Players may find themselves stranded in the depths with Yanfei, Yelan, Arataki Itto, and Kuki Shinobu, striving to survive. Meanwhile, danger also lurks ahead for Xiao, the “Vigilant Yaksha” who is on an investigation of his own. As the story progresses, the buried past, including how the people of Liyue fought off monsters 500 years ago, as well as the yakshas’ role in the history, will eventually be revealed to this diverse party. Playing through the story will also unlock the new combat challenge “Realms of Guile and War” and bountiful rewards including an event-exclusive four-star bow, Fading Twilight which is available in the event shop. In four distinct challenge domains, players need to carefully consider their party setup strategy with various Stratagem buffs and different domain rules to endure multiple rounds of combat.
- In “A Muddy Bizarre Adventure” event, Hosseini the Sumeru scholar has found some dark mud-like substance pouring out of the caverns and mines in The Chasm. Players can help clear the mud, weaken the monsters, and complete various tasks such as defeating monsters within time limits or escorting a hot air balloon with the Lumenstone Adjuvant and special installations called the Pursina’s Spikes.