Genshin Impact Confirms 2.7 & 2.8 Release Dates

Genshin Impact 2.7 2.8 Release Dates

HoYoverse has officially confirmed the release dates for Genshin Impact 2.7, as well as when the Version 2.8 update will arrive. The 2.7 update for Genshin Impact was delayed from the beginning of May, presumably from COVID-related lockdowns in Shanghai, and it\’s also understandably pushed back future updates like Version 2.8. Although HoYoverse had remained fairly quiet on the matter, fans now know when to expect the next two major Genshin Impact updates.
Previously, HoYoverse had teased new playable characters Yelan and Kuki Shinobu for Genshin Impact 2.7. Earlier this week, the studio unveiled another new character – Heizou – who is expected to arrive in the Version 2.8 update as a playable 4-star character. Multiple leaks had pointed at the livestream being moved to Friday, May 20, with the likely release date for Genshin Impact Version 2.7 on or around May 31 – which makes sense, since HoYoverse typically updates the game on Tuesdays.

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According to the latest official information from HoYoverse, the Genshin Impact 2.7 update will indeed go live on May 31, 2022, meaning the update was delayed by about a month. The update will last six weeks, just like previous ones, and Genshin Impact 2.8\’s release date is set for July 13, 2022. Rumors for Genshin Impact 2.7 had suggested the update would be shorter to compensate for the unprecedented delay, but it looks as if that won\’t the case. A tweet of the official announcement can be found below:

Because of leaks from the Genshin Impact 2.7 beta test and additional datamining efforts, many fans already have an idea of what to expect when the update arrives. However, HoYoverse has confirmed the current Character Event Wish, Weapon Event Wish, and Test Run event will all end on 05/31/2022 at 05:59 (UTC +8). The Ayaka Banner had been running ever since the delay was announced, so fans are likely eager for new Banners. There are no changes to other in-game events, meaning the dates and times for current events like \”Spices From the West\” won\’t be affected. Additionally, the issues affecting the Serenitea Pot should be fixed when the Genshin Impact 2.7 update goes live.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Genshin Impact 2.7, and it\’s nice to see HoYoverse also confirm the release date for Genshin Impact 2.8, putting to rest any fears that future updates will be delayed further or that 2.7 will be unusually short. With the next update less than two weeks away, fans can expect Genshin Impact 2.7 on May 31, with the Version 2.8 update arriving on July 13, 2022 – keeping to HoYoverse\’s usual six-week schedule.

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