We can also expect a new event hosted by Arataki Itto and the Arataki Gang with a musical instrument as an event reward. For those who can't watch it on Twitch, here's everything getting announced during the 2.7 Special Program livestream, including new characters, events, banners, and more.
Genshin Impact 2.7 Special Program live blog – New characters, events, banners and more
HoYoverse is hosting the 2.7 Special Program livestream via Genshin Impact's Twitch channel on 20th May 2022. The live programming event gives Travelers a look at the upcoming 2.7 update arriving on 31st May 2022.
[12: 38 PM GMT] The third and final Redemption code is here. Following the release of the Redemption code, the livestream has officially concluded.
The stream was fairly short and sweet and featured new characters and exciting events to look forward to; it will surely be a glorious time in Teyvat.
[12:35 PM GMT] The Genshin Impact x Funko Pop collection was revealed, with Paimon, Aether and Lumine Pops arriving soon. More characters are expected to be announced soon.
[12:33 PM GMT] Some quality of life (QOL) improvements are arriving in the game. Some of the changes outlined during the livestream include challenge feature hints added to the start of specific domains, giving you clues to defeating the bosses within these domains.
There were also suggestions on how Travelers can level up their characters with the Talent Update Recommendation feature. This includes data based on active players using a particular character.
An Artefact Reference tab will be introduced as a way for Travelers to gain insight into the "main attribute" usage stats for each attribute slot. This data is also determined based on active players for a specific character.
[12: 30 PM GMT] Core of the Apparatus is the final event announced for the 2.7 update. Get ready to build some robots (Yelan's words) as Travelers will be collecting a material collector from a vendor in Fontaine is used where three objectives are needed to complete the process of creating a robot.
[12;28 PM GMT] RHYTHM GAME! The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumaliong festival awards Travelers with a drum and we can get on board with the amazing beats we can create.
The developer added some tweaks to the game, including a lag calibration function, where you can calibrate your device by tapping the screen or keys when a sound is made. Adjusting the calibration will allow the "decision time" to line up with notes when played.
Also, isn't Itto's beatboxing amazing? It certainly surprised the Traveler and Yelan, to say the least. And yes, the music is "bopping," Itto!
[12:26 PM GMT] A Muddy Bizarre Adventure is the next event announced with a strange substance oozing within The Chasm, which appears to empower enemies in this area.
You'll need to assist a Sumeru scholar to "resolve the crisis," as the Traveler stated. The Lumenstone Adjuvant will be used during this event, as the mud will drain your HP.
[12: 21 PM GMT] It's time for Events: the first event will be included in the update's Archon Quest Interlude Chapter, called Perilous Trail. This event will feature Kuki, Yelan, Itto, Yanfei, and Xiao?
The event rewards Travelers with the four-star weapon, the Fading Twilight bow. Its ascension material will be given as a reward too.
[12: 19 PM GMT] The second Redemption code has been dropped. So hurry and claim its rewards... like now, Travelers!!!
[12:17 PM GMT] Kuki Shinobu is getting a Hangout Event. Wonder what our day will be like and will we see Itto?
[12:13 PM GMT] Kuki Shinobu is revealed in a Character trailer, in which Kira Buckland and Kaori Mizuhashi are revealed as their voice actors.
[12: 07 PM GMT] The voice actors for Yelan have been announced. Laura Post will handle Yelan's English voiceover, with Aya Endo taking over for the Japanese voiceover, with a trailer accompanying the announcement.
[12: 05 PM GMT] The Character Event wish banners have been revealed. In Phase I, Yelan and Xiao will be available in their respective banners, with Kuki Shinobu and Itto in the second phase.
Additionally, the 5-star bow, Aqua Simulacra, will be featured in the Weapon Event banner.
[12:03 PM GMT] The first Redemption code is available for players to redeem Primogems.
[12:02 PM GMT] The official trailer for the 2.7 update, Hidden Dreams in the Depths, has debuted, and as always, it’s gorgeous and picturesque. The trailer showcases the next two playable characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, with their movesets and impressive weapon skills.
[12:00 PM GMT] The Genshin Impact 2.7 Special Program livestream has begun! Follow our live blog for all the announcements, and you can watch the livestream on Genshin Impact's Twitch channel. In addition, the VOD will be available on Genshin Impact's YouTube channel a few hours later.
[11: 55 AM GMT] The Genshin Impact 2.7 Special Program livestream will start in five minutes. You can follow our live blog for all the announcements from the livestream as it happens.
The 2.7 update, Hidden Dreams in the Depths, launches across supported devices on 31st May 2022.
For future announcements on the 2.7 update, check out our section dedicated to Genshin Impact news, updates, guides, features and more and our Genshin Impact Twitter account.
Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.