Genshin Impact version 2.6 launches on March 30, adding new five-star Hydro swordsman Kamisato Ayato, new Chasm area, and more
Mihoyo has announced that Genshin Impact version 2.6 will launch on March 30 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices.
Dubbed "Zephyr of the Violet Garden", this update adds a new Chasm area, new Archon Quest, new character in five-star Hydro swordsman Kamisato Ayato, a seasonal celebration event in Inazuma & a chance to recruit Xingqiu for free, and reruns of Venti and Kamisato Ayaka.
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The Genshin Impact 2.6 trailer, all the details, and screenshots can be found below via Mihoyo.
Global interactive entertainment brand HoYoverse announced today that Genshin Impact's Version 2.6 update, "Zephyr of the Violet Garden," will be arriving on March 30, 2022. A brand-new area, The Chasm that is located at the westernmost of Liyue, will soon open and along with it, the story threads of the Traveler Twins and Khaenri'ah will finally be uncovered. Meanwhile, players can also visit Inazuma on the other side of the sea, meet the newest five-star character Kamisato Ayato, and celebrate the Magnificent Irodori Festival with talents and friends across Teyvat.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious "Traveler," who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast regions, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses!
As Liyue's primary source of ores, The Chasm consists of a distinct violet-red area with an unfathomably deep space underground. The area has been closed due to a series of mysterious accidents and is now overrun by monsters, Treasure Hoarders, and the Fatui. The new boss enemy Ruin Serpent and unknown danger from the Abyss also await at the end of The Chasm, where the main story continues with the new Archon Quest "Requiem of the Echoing Depths" in the company of Dainsleif. Meanwhile, a gadget named the Lumenstone Adjuvant will be handed to players to help illuminate pathways. Travelers can also unlock bountiful rewards including a four-star Weapon Billet and an all-new Namecard.
After the Sakoku Decree was abolished, Inazuma and the Magnificent Irodori Festival are now welcoming talents and guests all across Teyvat. Organized by the Yashiro Commission and Yae Miko, this year's Irodori Festival will invite Venti, Xingqiu, and many old acquaintances to celebrate a time of arts and culture. In the meantime, rich rewards always come with festivities and games, ranging from taking themed photographs for a Mondstadt bard, clearing stages in the upgraded Theater Mechanicus, dueling in sword fighting, or practicing the art of flower arrangement. With all challenges accomplished, players can unlock a chance to recruit the four-star playable character Xingqiu.
Kamisato Ayato will make his debut as the newest five-star character during Version 2.6. As the young but highly accomplished head of the Yashiro Commission's Kamisato Clan, Ayato is a man of many ways and means. In his Story Quest, players will see how Ayato handles troubles and an unusual occasion as Inazuma steps into a new era of progress. In terms of combat, Ayato wields a sword and holds the Hydro Vision. He can unleash immense Hydro damage in a short amount of time, and is capable of increasing the effects of his party's Normal Attacks.
Players may recruit Kamisato Ayato and Venti in their Character Event Wishes, followed by the first rerun of Kamisato Ayaka in the latter half of the update. The Weapon Event Wish will feature a new five-star sword from Inazuma called "Haran Geppaku Futsu," among others.
Genshin Impact's Version 2.6 update will be arriving on March 30, 2022. With the cross-save function, players can now continue their adventure across PlayStation, PC, and mobile. The game is available for download on PS4 and PS5 from the PlayStation Store, on Android from Google Play, on iOS from the App Store, and on PC from Epic Games Store or the Genshin Impact official website (genshin.hoyoverse.com). First released in September 2020, the game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS. For more information and updates, please visit the official Genshin Impact website (genshin.hoyoverse.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.