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Genshin Impact 2.7 Update Coming May 31

May 19, 2022

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 
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Developer
miHoYo
Publisher
miHoYo
Release Date
September 28,2020 (Calendar)
Genre
Action
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For those of you who have been (im)patiently waiting for the Genshin Impact 2.7 update, there's now a light at the end of the tunnel, as it will be arriving on May 31, 2022. The current Character Event Wish, Weapon Even Wish, and "Test Run" event will end on 5/31/2022  05:59 (UTC+8). The countdown time display on the Wish screen and Events Overview page will be adjusted to accommodate the Genshin Impact 2.7 update release date. There will be no changes to other in-game events. 

The maintenance for the Placement Function in the Serenitea Pot will also end after the Genshin Impact 2.7 update maintenance is complete. Travelers can then resume using this particular Placement Function, which should result in much rejoicing amongst the playerbase.

 

Why was there a Genshin Impact 2.7 update delay?

The update was delayed indefinitely on April 29, 2022 due to the Shanghai COVID-19 lockdown, although it wasn't directly stated at the time. However, an earlier tweet through the Chinese WeChat social networking app stated that "although COVID delayed our schedule, it won't stop the warmth and emotions within us". So, yeah, it was delayed because of the Shanghai COVID-19 lockdown.

On May 5, 2022, it was announced that players would be receiving compensation for the delay. Every week the delay remained until the update's release, players could (and still can) claim the following items if they had reached Adventure Rank 5 or higher by May 11, 2022:

 
 
  • Primogem x400
  • Fragile Resin x1
  • Hero's Wit x7
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x16
  • Mora x 120,000

The Genshin Impact 2.7 update is expected to last six weeks, with Update 2.8 hopefully releasing on July 13, 2022. If that holds true, then the 2.8 release date will put the game back on the regular timeline that players have become used to over the past year and a half. 

For more information on what to expect in the latest Genshin Impact update, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor's coverage of the Version 2.7 Special Program Preview tomorrow.