Genshin Impact 2.7 Update and Livestream are Officially Delayed

After anticipating the announcement for the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream, fans have been officially informed that both the update and the preview will be postponed. Many players saw this coming, considering one of the 2.6 events, Spices From the West, was canceled. Instead, the Spices From the West event will be replaced with Marvelous Merchandise. There were further hints at a possible delay because the Genshin Impact Marvelous Merchandise event exceeds the duration of 2.6, ending on May 13 while version 2.6 was supposed to end on May 10.


Usually, fans would enjoy a new Genshin Impact version every six weeks, and for the first time in over a year, HoYoverse failed to maintain this strict update schedule. The previous 2.6 update was a rather large one, where a new area, The Chasm, was released. Meanwhile, for Genshin Impact 2.7, players were expecting the release of Yelan and Kuki Shinobu on the Genshin Impact character banners. Yelan hails from Liyue and will be a new Hydro character, while Kuki comes from Inazuma and manipulates the Electro Element.

While there is not much information on why Genshin Impact 2.7 will be delayed, fans are theorizing that it is possibly the result of the COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai. The city has been going through quarantine for almost a month now, following a surge of infection in the area.

Of course, fans are only speculating about the reason for the 2.6 delays. China is the developer’s home country, so until HoYoverse responds to this theory, this is currently the most plausible reason. There is still no exact date for both the Genshin Impact 2.7 update and livestream, but HoYoverse has promised the fans that it will provide further information on the 2.7 release date, content adjustment, and of course, compensation players for the delay. The exact compensation is currently unknown, but as usual, people can expect to get some Primogems for the issue.

This news has brought the events in Shanghai to the community’s attention, and many have expressed their concern about this situation and hope that things will settle very soon. The official announcement is still seen as late, but it appears that people are being more understanding this time, and so HoYoverse is safe from backlash. Fans can only hope that announcements will be made more swiftly in the future, as a lot of Genshin Impact players have conveyed their disappointment about learning of the delay from leaks beforehand.

Genshin Impact is now available on Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development.

Source: Gamerant

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