Genshin Impact 2.7 Update Brings Two New Characters And Events! Learn More Here

Developer HoYoVerse (previous miHoYo) has announced the Genshin Impact version 2.7 release date, mark the end of May on your calendar.

Also, creators have disclosed the rest of the details about what’s coming your way in the Genshin Impact 2.7 Hidden Dream in the Depths update.

This announcement regarding ver. 2.7 of the hit role-playing game arrives after an unusually lengthy delay, likely due to COVID restrictions in China.

Normally, Genshin Impact comes up with new content after a gap of about six weeks or so. However, the latest update is the first one since ver. 2.6 release in March.

That said, the promising lineup of new features makes it worth the wait.

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As for the heroes entering the open-world mobile title, the update is going to include two new characters. First, welcome the 5-star Yelan who is an expert at wielding bow/hydro. The other one is the 4-star Kuki Shinobu possessing sword/electro capabilities.

Unfortunately, it seems players would not get to play as Shikanoin Heizou in this update. But you can look forward dive into The Chams in the “Perilous Trail” event in addition to sweeping through the “A Muddy Bizarre Adventure” event.

For more details, check a newly released trailer for Genshin Impact 2.7, below.

Read the brief overview explaining the characteristics of Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, below.

  • Yelan is a mysterious figure with many faces and identities, which includes the owner of the Yanshang Teahouse and the special intelligence officer of Liyue. Wielding the bow as her weapon, Yelan is a Hydro DPS character that combines rapid attacks with agile mobility.
  • Kuki Shinobu, is the surprisingly reliable and capable deputy leader of the Arataki Gang. Shinobu is a support character who wields a sword and manipulates the Electro element. She can consume her own HP to heal other party members while dealing periodical Electro DMG to nearby opponents.

Moreover, here is an excerpt from the official statement describing update 2.7 events:

  • The “Perilous Trail” event in Version 2.7 will bring players back to The Chasm with a new Archon Quest story and a series of rewarding challenges. Players may find themselves stranded in the depths with Yanfei, Yelan, Arataki Itto, and Kuki Shinobu, striving to survive. Meanwhile, danger also lurks ahead for Xiao, the “Vigilant Yaksha” who is on an investigation of his own. As the story progresses, the buried past, including how the people of Liyue fought off monsters 500 years ago, as well as the yakshas’ role in the history, will eventually be revealed to this diverse party. Playing through the story will also unlock the new combat challenge “Realms of Guile and War” and bountiful rewards including an event-exclusive four-star bow, Fading Twilight which is available in the event shop. In four distinct challenge domains, players need to carefully consider their party setup strategy with various Stratagem buffs and different domain rules to endure multiple rounds of combat.
  • In “A Muddy Bizarre Adventure” event, Hosseini the Sumeru scholar has found some dark mud-like substance pouring out of the caverns and mines in The Chasm. Players can help clear the mud, weaken the monsters, and complete various tasks such as defeating monsters within time limits or escorting a hot air balloon with the Lumenstone Adjuvant and special installations called the Pursina’s Spikes.

Genshin Impact is out on PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. Version 2.7 update is coming on 31 May 2022.