Genshin Impact Updates bring two cycles of banners featuring different five- and four-star characters and items. The game has a very frequent update schedule with each version lasting around six weeks, and many players are used to updates being released on time.
Genshin ImpactOfficial social media accounts have already confirmed the two characters that will arrive in the next Genshin Impact 2.7 update: Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. However, there is a possibility that players may have to wait a bit longer to acquire them, as various rumors claim that the upcoming 2.7 version could be delayed.
A recent announcement on Bilibili mentioned that Marvelous Merchandise will be coming after the Leyline Overflow event, which was originally planned as the last event of the update. This and the current COVID-19 issues facing Shanghai have led a large part of the community to believe that Genshin Impact Version 2.6 could be extended. In a statement to Comicbook.com, a HoYoverse representative issued the following statement: “We’ve also noticed some discussion between fans and players, and our team has been doing everything we can to work on the game and future updates at this time.”
The fact that HoYoverse does not dismiss the rumors means that there is a possibility that they are true. First Genshin Impact banner has brought in a new character, Kamisato Ayato and Venti for the first banner phase. The second part of the update started on March 22 and introduced the first banner replay for Ayato’s sister, the Cryo user Ayaka. According to the in-game countdown, her banner will expire on May 10.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if HoYoverse decides to bring a third banner to update 2.6. Having a cycle of three banners in an update has already happened once in Genshin Impact update 1.3, where players had the option to opt for Xiao, Keqing, and Hu Tao. The third banner will most likely bring a reprise for an older character, and while many players want Arataki Itto to return, previous rumors have revealed that he will actually be a part of Genshin Impact update 2.7.
The current Genshin Impact The 2.7 beta leaks have revealed a lot of information about the next two characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. Both characters will fit well in the supporting role, but Yelan is expected to be a stronger character due to her five-star rarity. Leakers have claimed that Yelan will arrive in the first banner cycle, while players will have to wait for the second part of the update to lure Kuki Shinobu.
Genshin Impact is available for PC, PS4, PS5 and mobile devices, with a Nintendo Switch version in development.
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