The Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream will be happening soon, showing off what kind of new content and playable characters fans can expect before Sumeru arrives in Version 3.0. Although HoYoverse hasn\’t officially confirmed most of what\’s coming in the new update, numerous leaks and rumors have already pointed at what players can expect to see in the Genshin Impact 2.8 Special Program broadcast. The update, allegedly titled Summer Fantasia, will arrive on July 13, 2022 – but the Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream will presumably happen about two weeks earlier.
Typically, HoYoverse has livestreams about a week and a half before an update actually launches. These livestreams have almost always happened on Fridays. And since HoYoverse has already confirmed the release date for Genshin Impact 2.8, it\’s fairly easy to predict when the Special Program livestream will occur. Because the update is happening on July 13, this means the Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream should air on Friday, July 1, 2o22.
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While official confirmation hasn\’t been made, this would line up with the way HoYoverse has handled the vast majority of its livestreams. Additionally, the livestreams typically air around 8 am ET, though times have fluctuated occasionally. The Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream will likely premiere on the game\’s official Twitch channel, and then the video will be uploaded to its YouTube channel later in the day.
Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Reveals – Characters, Events, & New Skin Leaks
Thus far, Genshin Impact has revealed new character Heizou as playable but that\’s really it. However, Banner reruns for Klee and Kazuha have been widely rumored and seem increasingly likely. A rerun for Yoimiya has also been rumored. Additionally, new skins for Diluc and Fischl have allegedly leaked online and are expected to officially debut during the Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream. As usual, new events, weapons, and more should get their own reveals during the broadcast.
With Version 3.0 being a major update that will introduce the new Sumeru region, Dendro element, and many additional playable characters, it looks as though the Version 2.8 update will be rather small in comparison. Still, there should be enough new content to hold players over until Version 3.0 arrives in late summer. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the next Special Program livestream – which should air next week. Given how previous ones have worked, the Genshin Impact 2.8 livestream should occur on Friday, July 1, 2022. However, HoYoverse has yet to make an official announcement and usually waits until mere days before the livestream is set to happen.
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