Genshin Impact 2.6 update release date, characters, live stream code, and more

The open-world action RPG Genshin Impact has taken the mobile gaming world by storm with its beautifully vast open-world, mesmerising graphics, variety of characters to play with, and more. It’s a free-to-play game with a heavy resemblance to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in terms of its graphics. Genshin Impact developers HoYoverse is now working on a new update that will bring new characters, weapons, and a bunch of improvements to the game. The update, which is dubbed as Genshin Impact 2.6, is expected to release later this month, with Ayato as a playable character and Chasm area in Liyue, among other things. Here’s a quick look at the Genshin Impact 2.6 update release date, characters, livestream code, and everything else we know so far:

Genshin Impact 2.6 release date

The developers behind the Genshin Impact follow a 6-week release cycle. HoYoverse is expected to release the new update patch on March 30th. Before the Genshin Impact 2.6 update, there will be a server maintenance time of a few hours and the players can’t access the game in this period. After the maintenance is over players can log in and start playing the game. 

Genshin Impact is available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Playstation and more for free. The game can be downloaded from here. That said, Genshin Impact is a Chinese game. This means it could meet the same fate as the other Chinese games such as Free Fire and PUBG Mobile in India, if caught working against “sovereignty, integrity, defence, and security of the country”.

Genshin Impact 2.6 live stream codes

Players can redeem the below codes in Genshin Impact to get various rewards including Primogems, Mora, Enhancement Ores and Character level-up materials. You can either redeem the code on the HoYoverse website or in the game by clicking the Paimon icon and going to Settings > Account > Redeem Code.

  • AB7CKBVQULE5 —100 Primogems and ten Enhancement Ores
  • 3TPUKSV8C5X9 — 100 Primogems and 5 Hero’s Wit
  • UT7C2TD8C5ZD — 100 Primogem and 50,000 Mora

Genshin Impact 2.6 update features

The upcoming Genshin Impact 2.6 patch will introduce the most anticipated map by the players The Chasm, the new 5-star character Kamisato Ayato (Hydro), Venti (Anemo) rerun and the first rerun of Kamisato Ayaka (Cryo), new Artifacts sets and enemies, Events, Inazuma Irodori Festival, and several quality-of-life improvements to the game.

New Character: Azure Excursion — Kamisato Ayato and Venti and Kamisato Ayaka rerun

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In the Zephyr of the Violet Garden 2.6 update, Genshin Impact is introducing the new character Kamisato Ayato (Hydro), who is a sword wielder. Kamisato Ayato will debut as the head of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato clan. Kamisato Ayato can deal a large AoE Hydro damage in a short amount of time and is capable of increasing his team members’ Normal Attacks.

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Kamisato Ayato can be obtained in Phase 1 of the Event Wish along with another 5-star character Venti. Phase 2 of the Event Wish will feature Kamisato Ayaka’s rerun. This will be Kamisato Ayaka’s first rerun since the 2.0 update.

New Weapon

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In addition to the new character, Genshin Impact is also introducing a new 5-star sword Haran Geppaku Futsu, in the Weapon Event Wish banner. This will likely be Kamisato Ayato’s best-in-slot weapon.

New Area: The Chasm

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Genshin Impact will also introduce the most anticipated area The Chasm in the 2.6 update. Gesnhin Impact showcased the sneak peek of The Chasm in the previous special program live stream. Players have been anticipating The Chasm for quite a while now and they can finally explore this vast new beautiful map with deep underground levels. 

The Chasm is a new area in the Liyue region and due to a mysterious event in the past, The Chasm is now overrun by monsters and strange powers. The 2.6 livestream reveals whatever going on in The Chasm might be connected to the Abyss Order, the faction of monsters that seeks the destruction of Teyvat.

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Outside of the surface beauty of The Chasm lie the deep underground areas enveloped in the blanket of darkness. While exploring the deep underground levels of The Chasm, players will need a gadget called ‘Lumenstone Adjuvant’. This new gadget will light up the dark areas and allow you to explore the map with ease. Players can also level up the Lumenstone Adjuvant to increase its capabilities and get various rewards including a 4-star weapon billet, Wishes, Mora, Enhancement Ores, and more.

New Archon Quests and Story Quests

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Kamisato Ayato will be getting his own Story Quest with the Cypressus Custos Chapter: Act 1. Now that the Sakoku Decree is lifted, Inazuma is entering a new era of progress, but beneath all this joy, Ayato will find himself in a precarious situation as the head of the Kamisato clan.

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And after a long while, players will also get to continue the main story questline with the new Archon quest, Requiem of the Echoing Depths. The Traveller will meet with Dainsleif and descend into The Chasm to explore the abnormal situations and learn more about Khaenriah and Abyss!

New Artifacts Domains

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The Chasm will introduce two new Artifacts domains. The new Artifact sets are Vermillion Hereafter and Echoes of an Offering. Both of these Artifact sets appear to be DPS oriented. 

New Enemies

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The depths of The Chasm will also introduce a new enemy Ruin Serpent. Apart from the Ruin Serpent, players can also expect many other new enemies. 

New Events

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The patch is filled with the Events just like the previous one. A festival will be held by Yashiro Commission and Yae Miko in Inazuma, and you’ll meet with various guests from other nations of Teyvat. The Hues of the Violet Garden Event will feature 4 different gameplays. During the event, you get a poetic theme and around that theme, you’ll be required to take pictures according to the hints provided, the more pictures you supply the easier it’ll be to compose the new lines of poetry and help complete the composition. 

Upon the completion of the Event Hues of the Violet Garden, players can expect to get Primogems, Mora, Talent level-up and character EXP materials, Enhancement Ores, and a free 4-star character Xingqiu (Hydro).

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And everyone’s favourite Event, the Theater Mechanicus is returning as well. And this is not the end of Events, players will be getting various other Events centred around sword fighting, the new gardening related event Floral Courtyard in the Serenitea Pot, Spices From the West Event where you help do the research on seasonings, Vibro-Crystal Research combat event where you connect transmitter and receiver crystals and produce various effects to defeat the enemies and obtain various rewards, Leyline Overflow event, and more.

Quality-of-Life Improvements 

Genshin Impact is introducing many new improvements with this patch to help the players. You can now long-press on the character in the game to configure the party, and since Genshin Impact is a game that revolves around Elemental reactions, this will especially help the players switch the party members quickly and will come as a huge convenience to many veteran players alike. Apart from this, developers are also making it easy to view the tutorials of the game mechanics by always displaying the tutorial icon next to the mini-map and moving the tutorial button to a more obvious location in the Living beings archive.


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Genshin Impact is also introducing a new OST, Islands of the Lost and Forgotten. This is the second OST album of the Inazuma region. The album will feature music from Seirai island, Watatsumi Island, Tsurumi Island, Enkanomiya and also other thrilling combat music.