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Genshin Impact - Version 2.6 Release Date and Patch Notes

Genshin Impact Version 2.6 was released on March 30, 2022. The update includes the release of Ayato and his character banner, reruns for Ayaka and Venti, a new 5-star Sword, two new artifacts, and the new Chasm location, so read up on everything here!

Latest News on Version 2.6

Version 2.6 Gets a Phase 3

Genshin - 2.6 Extension Banner
Due to the Version 2.7 delay, Version 2.6 will be getting a Phase 3. The 2.6 extension includes:

  1. Longer banner dates for Ayaka
  2. Longer banner dates for this Weapon Banner
  3. The release of the Spices from the West event
  4. An Overflowing Mastery event rerun

A post from Genshin Impact's Facebook has confirmed that Ayaka's Banner and the Mistsplitter Reforged banner will end on May 31st, 2022.
2.6 Extension & Phase 3 News

Update 2.6 Release Date

When was Update 2.6 released?

Genshin Impact Version 2.6
Genshin Impact - Version 2.6 - Zephyr of the Violet Garden
Release Date March 30, 2022

Genshin Impact Version 2.6 was released on March 30, 2022. The update includes the release of Ayato, reruns for Venti and Ayaka, a new Chasm location, a new 5-Star sword, two new artifact sets, a new Archon Quest with Dainsleif, an Inazuma Festival, and other exciting content!

Version 2.6 Livestream

Genshin - Special Program Announcement for Version 2.6

2.6 Livestream Dates and Times

Server 2.6 Livestream Times
North America 7:00 AM (UTC/GMT -5)
Europe 1:00 PM (UTC/GMT +1)
Asia 8:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)
TW, HK, MO 8:00 PM (UTC/GMT +8)

Livestream Guide

Genshin Impact 2.6 Summary

All New Content in Version 2.6

2.6 Redeem Codes
All Servers (EXPIRED)
China Server (EXPIRED)
2.6 Characters
2.6 Equipment
2.6 Locations
2.6 Quests
2.6 Events
Hues of the Violet Garden Spices From the West
Outside the Canvas Vibro-Crystal Research
Theater Mechanicus Rerun Ley Line Overflow Rerun
Marvelous Merchandise Rerun

Genshin Impact 2.6 Trailer

Genshin Impact 2.6 Banners

All 2.6 Banners and Dates

Banner Dates & Characters
Genshin Impact - Azure Excursion GachaAzure Excursion Mar. 30 ~ Apr. 19, 2022
Ayato ImageSucrose ImageXiangling ImageYun Jin Image
Genshin Impact - Ballad in Goblets GachaBallad in Goblets Mar. 30 ~ Apr. 19, 2022
Venti ImageSucrose ImageXiangling ImageYun Jin Image
Genshin Impact - The HeronThe Heron's Court Apr. 19 ~ May. 31, 2022
Ayaka ImageRosaria ImageRazor ImageSayu Image
Genshin - Epitome Invocation Version 2.6 Second Phase.pngEpitome Invocation Mar. 30 ~ Apr. 19, 2022
Genshin - Haran Geppaku Futsu ImageGenshin - Elegy for the End ImageGenshin - Rust Image
Genshin - The Flute ImageGenshin - Sacrificial Greatsword ImageGenshin - DragonGenshin - The Widsith Image

Apr. 19 ~ May. 31, 2022
Genshin - Mistsplitter Reforged ImageGenshin - The Unforged ImageGenshin - The Bell Image
Genshin - Favonius Sword ImageGenshin - Favonius Lance ImageGenshin - Favonius Codex ImageGenshin - Favonius Warbow Image

The banner images will be updated as soon as the rate-ups are released!

Ayaka's banner rerun is now live! The end date for Ayaka's banner and the current Epitome Invocation banner has been extended until May 31, 2022.

Banner Guides & History

Genshin Impact 2.6 Characters

All Character Updates in 2.6

Character Element Weapon
Ayato Image Ayato (5★)
Ayaka Image Ayaka (5★)
Venti Image Venti (5★)

Other New & Upcoming Characters

Ayato released in Version 2.6!

Genshin - Kamisato Ayato

Ayaka's long-teased brother, Ayato, was finally released in Version 2.6! He's in the first banner of Version 2.6, side-by-side with Venti's rerun.

Genshin Impact 2.6 Locations

New The Chasm Location in Liyue

The Chasm Teasers

The mysterious, grayed out area in Liyue called ''The Chasm'' was revealed in Version 2.6. The new are features new quests, enemies, and other features. We'll also get to use the new Lumenstone Adjuvant gadget to aid us in exploration!

The Chasm Map Guide

Genshin Impact 2.6 Equipment

New Haran Geppaku Futsu Sword in Version 2.6

Genshin - 2.6 New Weapon
There is a new 5-Star Sword released in Version 2.6. The 5-Star sword, Haran Geppaku Futsu, is a strong weapon for Ayato as it can increase the user's Normal Attack DMG!

The new sword was available in the first weapon banner of Version 2.6, alongside Ayato's debut banner.

Haran Geppaku Futsu Guide

Two New Artifacts in Version 2.6

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Echoes of An Offering - FlowerEchoes of Offering 2-Piece: ATK + 18%
4-Piece: When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur once every 0.2s.
Genshin - Vermillion Hereafter - FlowerVermillion Hereafter 2-Piece: ATK + 18%
4-Piece: After using an Elemental Burst, this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character's HP decreases, their ATK will further increase by 10%. This increase can occur this way a maximum of 4 times. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8s. Nascent Light will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.

Two new 5-Star artifact sets were also released in Version 2.6! These artifacts are rewards from The Lost Valley domain makes an appearance in the new area, The Chasm.

List of Artifacts

Genshin Impact 2.6 Quests

Big Quests in Version 2.6

Quest Name Type

Dainsleif makes a return in the Archon Quest in Version 2.6; the story of finding your sibling and The Abyss Order continues!

We'll also spend some quality time with Ayato and stopping an arranged marriage in his Story Quest!

World Quests in Version 2.6

Version 2.6 Quest Chain Guides
The Chasm Delvers Valor's Afterglow
Lost in a Foreign Land
Version 2.6 World Quest Guides
Undetected Infiltration A Cliff-Side Hero's Past
The Millennial Mountains Says He Who Seeks Stone
Dimming Mushroom's Call for Help A Company Vanishing Into the Deep
Mycological Investigation in The Chasm Hydrological Investigation in The Chasm
Paleontological Investigation in The Chasm The Chasm's Bounty
The Missing Miner

All Quests & Quest Types

Genshin Impact 2.6 Events

All Events in Version 2.6

Event Event Details
Genshin - Traveler, Paimon, and Klee in the Irodori FestivalHues of the Violet Court Brace yourself for an all-star event because we'll be seeing a LOT of our favorite characters during the Irodori Festival! This festival is the main event of Version 2.6, and will have a a ton of minigames and rewards!
Genshin - Event - Spices From the WestSpices From The West Cook up some Fragrant Dishes and have your Serenitea Pot companions try your food out. You'll get some Companionship EXP for the meal!
Genshin - Vibro Crystal ResearchVibro-Crystal Research This event is the battle challenge of Version 2.6. Go through event stages and customize buffs to breeze through challenges!
Genshin - Event - Outside the Canvas, Inside the LensOutside the Canvas, Inside the Lens Use your Camera to take photos of your characters in different locations in Teyvat. Bring forth your best selfies!
Genshin - Event - Theater Mechanicus RerunTheater Mechanicus Rerun Theater Mechanicus is returning to Genshin Impact as part of the Irodori Festival! Time to dust off those defense towers!
Genshin - Ley Line OverflowLey Line Overflow Rerun Ley Lines will be doubling on rewards once again in Version 2.6 in the rerun for Ley Line Overflow!
Genshin - Marvelous MerchandiseMarvelous Merchandise Rerun Do business once again with Liben and exchange items for Boxes of Marvels that contain different rewards for the Version 2.6 rerun of Marvelous Merchandise!

Genshin Impact 2.6 Items

New Enemy Drops

Guides for 2.6 Enemy Drops
Genshin - Deathly Statuette ImageDeathly Statuette Genshin - Dark Statuette ImageDark Statuette Genshin - Gloomy Statuette ImageGloomy Statuette
Genshin - Runic Fang ImageRunic Fang Genshin - Fungal Spores ImageFungal Spores Genshin - Luminescent Pollen ImageLuminescent Pollen
Genshin - Crystalline Cyst Dust ImageCrystalline Cyst Dust

All New Food in 2.6

Guides for 2.6 Food
Genshin - Rainbow Aster ImageRainbow Aster Genshin - Katsu Sandwich ImageKatsu Sandwich Genshin - Quiet Elegance ImageQuiet Elegance

All New Cosmetics in 2.6

New 2.6 Namecards
Genshin - Kamisato Ayato: Ripple IconKamisato Ayato: Ripple Genshin - Lumens: Stone of Light IconLumens: Stone of Light
Genshin - Achievement: Thunderclap IconAchievement: Thunderclap Genshin - Achievement: Chasm IconAchievement: Chasm
Genshin - Travel Notes: Irodori IconTravel Notes: Irodori

All New Furnishing in 2.6

Guides for 2.6 Furnishing
Genshin Impact - Leisure Device: Maximum Motivation ImageLeisure Device: Maximum Motivation Genshin Impact - “The Five Kasen” Nishiki-e Image“The Five Kasen” Nishiki-e Genshin Impact - Mt. Yougou Night Walk Red Kitsune Doll ImageMt. Yougou Night Walk Red Kitsune Doll
Genshin - Statue of Her Excellency, the Almighty Narukami Ogosho, God of ThunderStatue of Her Excellency Raiden Shogun

Genshin Impact 2.6 Optimizations

All Changes and Improvements in 2.6

Additions, Changes, & Improvements
1 Better Tutorial Interface
2 New Shortcut for Changing Your Party on Mobile
3 New Achievement Categories
This will include ''Challenger: Series V,'' ''Chasmlighter,'' and new ''Wonders of the World'' achievements.
4 Adjust Brightness in Settings > Graphics
5 New Radiant Spincrystals in the Teapot
6 New Shop in Ritou, Inazuma
The new shop will sell Sango Pearls, Unagi Meat, and Lucky Dog Artifacts.
7 New shortcut for opening Party Setup on mobile
8 Lower Geovishap Hatchling DMG from tail sweep
9 Optimized sorting logic for Weapon Ehancement Materials and Artifact Enhancement Materials
10 Added Alternate Outfit voicelines for Jean, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona
11 On the Spiral Abyss reset on April 1, the Echoes and Vermillion Artifact Sets will replace Gladiator's and Wanderer's as drops from Domain Reliquary Tiers 1 and 2

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Updates and News

Genshin Impact - Version 2.8

Version 2.8 News Guides
2.8 Livestream 2.8 Banners & Dates
2.8 Redeem Codes Sumeru Teaser
2.8 Characters
2.8 Skins
2.8 Quests
2.8 Events
Summertime Odyssey Reminiscent Regimen
Resonating Visions Evermotion Mechanical Painting
Hidden Strife

Update 2.8 Release Date & Patch Notes

Genshin Impact 2.7 Updates and News

Genshin - Version 2.7

Version 2.7 News Guides
2.7 Livestream 2.7 Banners & Dates
2.7 Redeem Codes Delay Updates
Delay Compensation
2.7 Characters
2.7 Equipment
2.7 Quests
2.7 Events
Spices From the West Perilous Trail, Realms of Guile and War
The Arataki Drumalong Festival A Muddy Bizarre Adventure
Core of the Apparatus

Update 2.7 Release Date & Patch Notes

Genshin Impact 2.6 Updates and News

Genshin Impact - Version 2.6 Guide

2.6 Characters
2.6 Equipment
2.6 Locations
2.6 Quests
2.6 Events
Hues of the Violet Garden Spices From the West
Outside the Canvas Vibro-Crystal Research
Theater Mechanicus Rerun Ley Line Overflow Rerun

Update 2.6 Release Date & Patch Notes

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