Genshin Impact 2.8 update is coming soon. Its Livestream Program will also start next week. Check out the time and date of the Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream as well as the expected content to be confirmed here.

I. Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream

The Special Livestream Program in Genshin Impact is often on-air two weeks before the update release date. Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream is scheduled for next Friday, July 1st, 2022. Then, the update will be officially released on July 13th.

Like every previous Livestream Program, this Special Program also starts at 8:00 PM (UTC+8) on Twitch. Four hours later, it’s published on YouTube so those who miss the Livestream on Twitch can watch it again.

Genshin Impact 2 8 Livestream
Genshin Impact 2 8 Livestream will start soon.

II. What To Expect

Genshin Impact 2.8 will be a big update with tons of additions, such as a new game event, the return of Golden Apple Archipelago, the new character Heizou, and more. Check out the next patch's features that can be shown in the upcoming Livestream Progam.

#1. All Banners

There isn't any new 5-star character in Genshin Impact 2.8. Instead, there are three old characters from Mondstadt and Inazuma who will come back in the next update. In specific:

  • Klee and Kazuha's rerun banners are available to pull in the first half. Shikanoin Heizou is the new 4-star Anemo character on both these banners.
  • Naganohara Yoimiya's rerun banners will be released in the second half of the next update.

Other old 4-star characters in these banners are still unknown. But Xinyan and Fischl can be subsidiary characters who also appear in the Summer Fantasia event in update 2.8.

Genshin Impacr Banner
Three rerun banners of Klee, Kazuha, and Yoimiya.

#2. Fischl & Diluc New Skin

Fischl and Diluc will have new skins in Update 2.8. When the Golden Apple Archipelago was introduced for the first time in Update 1.6, Jean and Barbara got summer-themed skins. Therefore, players are expecting to get summer outfits for these two characters.

According to the meta of this game, players can get Fischl's skin for free while Diluc's skin may cost you Genesis Crystals. Moreover, players can get a free Fischl without having to pull from a big event in the next update as a reward.

Get A Free Fischl
You can get a free Fischl.

#3. New Region

Golden Apple Archipelago will be re-introduced in Genshin Impact 2.8. It has four main islands and a lot of small isles surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches which are full of materials and ingredients to farm, such as crabs, flowers, eels, fish, etc.

Besides, Travelers can find lots of chests to loot, puzzles to solve, and challenges to complete in this new region to get materials and Primogems.

In addition, the new Golden Apple Archipelago in this upcoming version will have a beautiful abandoned castle to explore. The new event called "A Summer Sea Sojourn" will take place in this place.

New Castle In Golden Apple Archipelago
New castle in Golden Apple Archipelago.

#4. New Event

The next update will have many new events for players to collect tons of Primogems and rewards, including quest chains of old and new characters and interesting activities in the new region.

  • A Summer Sea Sojourn

Apart from Shikanoin Heizou Hang Out event and Story quest of Kazuha, players can take part in "A Summer Sea Sojourn" event with many mini-games, including:

  • Surfpiercer Challenge: It's a Waveriders racing game;
  • The Reminiscent Regimen: It's a time challenge with three different themes;
  • Evermotion Mechanical Painting: It's an interesting puzzle challenge in which players solve painting puzzles.

The details of these upcoming activities will be unveiled further in Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Program. The banners, rules, gameplay, and rewards are also highly anticipated.

Summer Fantasia
Many new summer events and challenges.
  • Resonant Visions

Resonant Visions is also a new exploration game in Golden Apple Archipelago. Travelers and four characters - Kazuha, Mona, Fischl, and XInyan - take part in a journey in this new region. You need to collect Phantasmal Conches and use them to exchange for rewards.

Each character has a theme specially designed based on their personalities and background story. You go through these domains, complete challenges, and obtain tokens. When you collect enough tokens, you may get a free Fischl skin.

  • Hidden Strife

Diluc is the main character of this event. You can explore the story of his character and the Dawn Winery may become a battlefield domain. This combat challenge has seven stages with different gameplay. You have no trial characters but you can obtain buffs to fight off enemies faster.

Diluc New Skin Genshin
Get new skin for Diluc.

III. Livestream Rewards

As usual, Genshin Impact will grant players three redeem codes during their live stream program. Each code gives players 100 Primogems. But these Redeem Codes will expire soon. They will be invalid 12 hours after release.

Those are all about Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream program that you can expect. If you cannot watch the Livestream, you can watch the Program on YouTube later.

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