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.
- When is the Genshin Impact 2.7 release date?
- What are the Genshin 2.7 banner characters and weapons?
- What are the Genshin 2.7 events?
When is the Genshin Impact 2.7 release date?
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.