Version 2.5 of Genshin Impact wasn’t the most exciting, but the version 2.6 was still eagerly awaited for its novelties. We already knew thatAyato would be the star of this next update, and the preview stream helped highlight everything coming in the update, starting with the long-awaited Chasm area. Here’s everything you need to know about version 2.6 of Genshin Impact.
Inazuma opens its doors to the world
This version 2.6 first promises to open the Inazuma region to other characters in the world. Thus, we will find Venti, Klee or even Albedo within Inazuma, now that the border is open again.
We can therefore expect new quests which will be linked in particular to a festival which will take place in Inazuma, with other characters from this region.
Ayato and banners from version 2.6
Inevitably, the stream lingered a lot on AyatoAyaka’s big brother, who will be entitled to his own quest for history in stride. This 5-star character will therefore wield a one-handed sword and will be of the Hydro type..
He will be able to hold a stance in which he will unleash a series of rapid Hydro-type attacks while remaining stationary. His elemental unleash will create a Hydro zone around him and deal damage over time, like Ganyu.
Ayato will be available in the first banner of this version 2.6, and will be accompanied by Winds via a double banner. The Archon Anemo therefore returns for the third time (much to Kazuha’s chagrin), and will be followed by Ayakawhich will be present in the banner of the second part of version 2.6.
Weapon-wise, all we know for now is that Ayato’s signature one-handed sword, named Futsu’s undulating Lunewill be available as 5 stars.
We will also be entitled to two new sets of artifacts, which will both increase the attack of our characters as 2-piece sets.
The Chasm Unfolds with a New Archon Quest
The main attraction of this version 2.6 is the establishment of a new area: the Chasm. Visible on the map since the release of the game, this area can finally be traveled and will be divided into two parts.
The first will be on the surface, accessible from the main map, while the second part will concern the depths, visible on another map, such as Enkanomiya.
These depths will hide many secrets and the lighting will be less in this region, which is why you will find a lantern (“Lumenstone Adjuvant”) which you can upgrade by looking for new collectibles in this area, as Dosdragon Crimson Agates. A new 4-star weapon will also be offered as a reward here.
This area will also serve as a theater for the reunion between our avatar and Dainsleif, since an important new Archon quest (“Requiem of the Resonating Depths”) will be available. It will then advance the main story of the game.
All events in version 2.6
As previously stated, version 2.6 of Genshin Impact will first be centered on the Irodori festival of Inazuma, which will reserve many activities to perform. As a reward, you can even get a copy of Xingqiu for free.
These are then not one, but two photo-centric events that will take placeand which will ask you to take snapshots of specific places at certain times of the day or night. Another event centered on gardening with the realization of flowerpots will also allow you to see if you have a green thumb, whilean event focused on recipe making (with a quest given by a Sumeru character) will give you the opportunity to do some QTE.
The Mechanical Theater will then make its return with some new features, including rule changes and above all a game time that will be shortened, given that it tended to drag on a bit.
We then return to more combat-focused events, with an activity that will allow us to perform duels between our avatar and samurai. No basic skills here, just you and your sword. And to make it all more exciting, a parade system will be exceptionally set up here.
Later, another event will take place, this time as a team, with characters loaned for the occasion, where it will be necessary to make two teams of four to fight various enemies, with the help of bonuses.
When will Genshin Impact version 2.6 be available?
This 2.6 update will be available from March 30th., around 4 a.m. A maintenance will take place a few hours before, and 600 Prime Gems will be distributed as compensation.
Here are the primo-gem codes distributed during the stream:
Please note that these codes are unfortunately only valid for a few hours.