Action RPG Genshin Impact has received consistent support since its initial launch in 2020, and version 2.6\’s release date is now on the horizon. Players can expect this new version in the coming weeks, as the game\’s update schedule and new content releases have been a big piece of the game\’s ongoing consistency. But when exactly will the update release?
Each Genshin Impact version update comes with an addition of new in-game features, from new characters and events to hidden achievements like Genshin Impact version 2.5. This constant stream of new content has played big role in keeping the game popular, as there is almost always something new for players to do. Combined with the game\’s open world exploration, those who may have put Genshin Impact down for a while can be easily drawn back in with new content in each update.
As such, update 2.6 will almost certainly continue this trend. Previous updates for Genshin Impact have released on a consistent schedule, with two previous versions having been released so far in 2022. At present, there is no reason to expect version 2.6 will deviate from this schedule, and players have extrapolated the expected release date from HoYoverse\’s prior updates. Versions appear to release on Wednesdays every six weeks; as Genshin Impact update 2.5 released on February 23, update 2.6 is expected to arrive on March 30. That version will likely last for another six weeks until version 2.7 is released in May. Until then, players will certainly have a lot of new content and features to try, as information has surfaced about the upcoming version.
What To Expect In Genshin Impact 2.6
Update 2.6 will feature one or more new characters, at least two new explorable areas, and more. Early in version 2.5, dataminers found renders of Yelan, a potential new Banner character, and gameplay footage of Hydro character Ayato has circulated on Reddit thanks to user julixttaa. Additionally, the highly anticipated Chasm location will contain two areas to explore – possibly at different depths, with varied enemies and environments between the two. Beyond this, the update will likely include the usual selection of quests, weapons, recipes, and enemies, though exact details are currently unknown.
Genshin Impact has grown significantly since its initial launch, and the frequency of updates indicates it won\’t be slowing down any time soon. Even as excitement for version 2.6 grows, players will likely start to look beyond, as leaks and announcements build hype for upcoming content. This cycle is a major driving factor behind the success of Genshin Impact and other live-service games, as the story develops and the world grows, ensuring long-term player investment.