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Genshin Impact 2.7: Everything we know

The latest update is nearly here.

Genshin Impact version 2.7 - Hidden Dreams in the Depths - will be arriving tomorrow. Arriving following a significant setback, it promises to be an important milestone for the game’s narrative, as well as a key moment in the year for playersl booking to grab some new characters, play the exciting new events, and snatch some primo gems while they’re at it.

As such, we’ve written up this short guide that'll tell you everything we know about Genshin Impact version 2.7, what to expect from the wish banners, and what events are coming in 2.7.

Watch the version 2.7 trailer for a brief overview of everything you can expect.

When is the Genshin Impact 2.7 release date?

The Chasm at night, where version 2.7 of Genshin Impact will take place.
It's only a matter of time before we head back down into The Chasm

Genshin Impact Version 2.7 releases tomorrow - check out our 2.7 release times for the exact date and time.

The update is set to go live after approximately five hours of maintenance, although these updates usually are available slightly ahead of schedule so it’s worth checking back in with the game during the wait period to see if you can sneak in early.

Version 2.7 is set to last six weeks in total, split into two phases that are each three weeks long, at which point version 2.8 will be going live.

What are the Genshin 2.7 banner characters and weapons?

Yelan should be your Number one priority as soon as you jump into version 2.7

With the launch of Genshin Impact version 2.7, we’re set to get two new characters through their own banners, two returning five stars running alongside them through reruns, and a new five star weapon appearing in the update’s weapon banner. Each phase is set to last around 3 weeks, so you’ll want to hurry and pick up the specific characters you want from this update.

Yelan, the new five star hydro archer, is set to go live in the Discerner of Enigmas Banner during phase one of the update. They’re coming alongside Xiao, a returning five star anemo DPS character, who will be featured in their own rerun banner in phase 1.

In Phase 2, Kuki Shinobu is a four star electro support character that’ll be receiving a massive boost in drop chance in the Oni’s Royale Banner. Who’s the five star of that banner? Well it’s Arataki Itto of course! The five star geo DPS will be taking centre stage in the banner alongside Kuki.

The new weapon in version 2.7 is the Aqua Simulacra. It’s a five star bow that’s sure to go great with Yelan, and is up for grabs across the whole of version 2.7.

What are the Genshin 2.7 events?

There are four events coming in version 2.7, each spread out across the six weeks the update is live!

Realms of Guile and War is a crucial part of the update, as it’s tied directly to the main quest in this update - Perilous Trail. In it, you’ll have to head back to The Chasm to uncover fight whatever is hidden down there to earn upgrade materials, primo gems, a crown of insight, and the Fading Twilight bow which is unique to this update.

The perilous trail event in Genshin Impact version 2.7
This event is practically mandatory for anyone diving into the new update.

A Muddy Bizarre Adventure is also set to go live, and has the player clean up some corrupting muck down in The Chasm. Using a spike that’ll work away at clearing the area and removing buffs from enemies, you’ll have to either protect it in a standard defence mission, escort it in a balloon, or take on a high-score combat challenge!

A Muddy Bizarre Adventure event detail sheet for Genshin Impact version 2.7
This PvE event will force you to get your hands dirty if you want to nab those rewards.

The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival is probably the most exciting of all the upcoming updates, as it has you progress through a series of music tracks using a special drum from Arataki Itto himself. Think of it like a smaller, limited version of Rock Band coming to Genshin Impact during the 2.7 update.

Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival fact sheet for Genshin Impact version 2.7
Likely one of the standout additions coming to the update. Make some noise!

Once you’ve progressed through this event, you can event create your own music tracks that you can share with other players! Jump on this before it’s gone.

Finally, we’ve got Core of the Apparatus. This has you building robots through three stages, and rewards you with one of a variety of unique robots that can be placed in your serenitea pot once you’re done. One for the housemakers, for sure.

The core of the aparatus event in Genshin Impact version 2.7
Who doesn't need some automated help around the house?

If you’re looking for further information on the new characters or the update itself, check out our recap of the Genshin Impact version 2.7 livestream.

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