Genshin Impact Developer HoYverse responds to 2.7 delay rumors

Genshin Impact updates feature two cycles of banners that feature different five- and four-star characters and items. The game has a very frequent update schedule, with each version lasting around six weeks, with many players used to updates being released on the fly.

Genshin ImpactOfficial social media accounts have already confirmed the two characters that will arrive in the upcoming Genshin Impact Update 2.7 – Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. However, there is a chance that players will have to wait a little longer to acquire them, as several rumors claim that the upcoming 2.7 version may be delayed.


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A recent announcement in Bilibili mentioned that Marvelous Merchandise will be coming after the Leyline Overflow event, which was originally planned to be the last event in the update. This and the current COVID-19 issues that Shanghai is facing has led a large part of the community to believe that Genshin Impact Version 2.6 can be extended. In a statement to, a representative for HoYoverse released the following statement: “We’ve also noticed some discussions between fans and players, and our team is doing their best in the game and in future updates at this time.”

The fact that HoYverse isn’t dismissing the rumors means there’s a chance they are true. The first Genshin Impact banner brought a new character, Kamisato Ayato and Venti to the first banner phase. The second part of the update started on March 22 and introduced the first re-run banner for Ayato’s sister, user Cryo Ayaka. According to the in-game countdown, her banner is scheduled to expire on May 10th.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if HoYverse decided to bring a third banner for the 2.6 update. Having a cycle of three banners in an update has already happened once back Genshin Impact update 1.3, where players had the option to pull Xiao, Keqing, and Hu Tao. The third banner would likely bring a rerun for an older character, and while many players want Arataki Itto to return, previous rumors have revealed that he will indeed be a part of the series. Genshin Impact update 2.7.

The current Genshin Impact The 2.7 beta leaks revealed a lot of information about the next two characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. Both characters will be a good fit for the supporting role, but Yelan is expected to be a stronger character due to her five-star rarity. Leaks stated that Yelan will arrive in the first banner cycle, while players will have to wait for the second part of the update for Kuki Shinobu.

Genshin Impact is available for PC, PS4, PS5 and mobile devices, with a Nintendo Switch version in development.

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