The much awaited announcement is finally here as HoYoverse surprised its players by dropping the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream date. A handful of leaks were trending on the social media channels which led to the speculations that the patch might be released soon and fortunately, the update is indeed coming sooner than expected.
The excitement of players knew no bounds when the drip marketing of Shikanoin Heizou was done a couple of days ago. Players should gear up for more surprises as the 2.7 special program date has just been announced.
Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream date officially revealed
The 2.7 update which was apparently supposed to arrive on May 11th got delayed due to the distressing lockdown situation in China which is the hub of mobile games. As players were not provided with a release date, data miners started speculating various dates regarding the livestream as well as the patch release date.
Much to the player’s surprise, the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream date has been announced. As per the official statement, the special program will be hosted on 20th May,2022 at 12 PM (UTC-4) for the YouTube channel. Twitch viewers can catch the program live from 8AM (UTC-4)! Here is the time for different time zones regarding Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream-
- Eastern Standard Time: 8:00 AM
- Pacific Standard Time: 5:00 AM
- Central Standard Time: 7:00 AM
- Indian Standard Time: 8:30 PM
- Japan Standard Time: 1:00 PM
What to expect from the livestream?
From the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream official banner, it is confirmed that Arataki Itto is having a rerun in the game and as an obvious fact, Kuki Shinobu will appear in his banner. The rerun of Xiao is also official as displayed in the Chinese official art. Here is what players can expect from the livestream-
Yelan and Kuki Shinobu
Two new characters will become playable in the 2.7 update. The former one is a new Hydro bow character with 5-star rarity whereas the other one is a 4-star Electro healer using sword. She is the Deputy of Arataki Gang and is also said to have her hangout quest in the upcoming patch.
Possible Sumeru hints
If we look at the previous trends, Inazuma was introduced before 2 patches of its release. As a result, it is highly possible that information regarding Sumeru will be provided in the special program. However, this is just a speculation that players can only know when the livestream airs.
Xiao and Itto rerun
For rerun banners, Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream will bring back Xiao again and Arataki Itto, the Geo charater that became playable in the 2.3 update. The latter character’s rerun was quite expected as he is closely acquainted with Kuki Shinobu. However, Xiao’s rerun that got revealed through leaks was a surprise to the players. He is going to play a crucial role in a story quest.
Apart from these primary attractions, players should be ready to take 3 new promo codes from the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream. These primogems will help the players to pull for Yelan or Kuki Shinobu banners.