A leak suggests that Genshin Impact\’s 2.6 Update will feature a new event called the Irodori Festival. This news comes on the heels of Patch 2.5\’s release in the game. Every major update features a series of limited-time events, for players to participate in while obtaining various rewards. These special occasions often involve some of the Traveler\’s friends, met during the main story. The leak reports that a total of nine returning characters will make an appearance in the Irodori Festival, and players will also be able to earn an excellent free four-star character as a reward.
Genshin Impact events tend to serve as a transition from one part of the main story to the next. Fans can participate after they have reached a certain point in the Archon quests. Players look forward to these updates because they often contain unique stories, utilizing fan-favorite characters, such as in Genshin Impact\’s Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event. These breaks in the main story also act as an outlet for experimentation of fun new game modes. For example, the Theater Mechanicus event in Update 2.0 acted as a tower defense game in Genshin Impact. If this leak turns out to be true, the Irodori Festival will be the main event of Patch 2.6, and players can hopefully expect more innovative content.
A well-known Genshin Impact leaker on Twitter, by the name of Project Celestia, wrote, \”The main event of version 2.6, Irodori Festival features Albedo, Kaedehara Kazuha, Kamisato Ayaka, Kamisato Ayato, Klee, Kujou Sara, Venti, Xingqiu, Yae Miko.\” This list may be an indicator for potential characters, that would appear in a rerun banner. Albedo was available for summoning in the 2.3 Update and Yae Miko was just released into Genshin Impact. The two most likely candidates are the Anemo characters participating in the Irodori Festival. Venti has not been available since version 1.4, and Kazuha has not returned since his initial release in Update 1.6. Three four-star characters are featured on each banner, so it is possible the others may be available for summoning as well. The participating characters are not the only thing that Project Celestia leaked about the event.
Xingqiu Will Be The Character Reward According To Leak
There is no better reward in Genshin Impact than a free character. The gameplay stays fresh by cycling in new characters for fans to play while exploring the world. Main events give players a way to earn a free four-star character, usually with special limited currency. According to Project Celestia\’s tweet, Xingqiu will be the reward during the Irodori Festival. Xingqiu is a strong Genshin Impact Hydro character, usually best used to support the team. His Elemental Skill, Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen, inflicts Hydro damage and creates a circle of swords around the active character, reducing incoming damage. The swords shatter with each attack taken, but Xingqiu can cast his Elemental Burst to deal damage, and keep these weapons at the maximum amount for a duration. One of his passive abilities also restores HP to the active character when a blade is shattered. This excellent Hydro unit can be used with practically any team composition.
If the leak is true, Genshin Impact will be receiving a big event in the future. Players should start saving their Primogems, for the potential rerun banners of fan-favorite characters. The Irodori Festival will supposedly be the main event, and with nine characters participating, there will be much in store for fans to look forward to in version 2.6.