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Genshin Impact Update 2.6: Release Date, Contents & Banner Character

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With update 2.5 of Genshin Impact out, the data miners have already started content digging for the next Update 2.6. Many prominent leakers have put out many new things from the upcoming update. What can we expect from Genshin Impact update 2.6? Who will be the new banner character in 2.6, and what will be the new event? In this blog, we will discuss everything in great detail about everything we know of Genshin Impact’s upcoming update 2.6. Genshin Impact 2.5 update brought Yae Miko as the new banner character, whose first appearance was back in update 2.1.

The weekly boss introduced for update 2.5 is the Electro Archon of Inazuma Raiden Shogun. Genshin Impact is an action-adventure gacha video game from miHoYo that was released in 2020. The game takes place in a fictional magical world called Teyvat that has seven nations with their own elements. Genshin Impact released on all PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, and with a planned release date for Nintendo Switch at a later date. Genshin Impact gives the player the role of a traveler who gets separated from their sibling. The traveler goes on the quest to search for their sibling but gets intertwined in seven nations’ affairs.

Genshin Impact 2.6 Contents

Genshin Impact Update 2.6 has pretty big expectations to live up to or even cross it. The last update, Update 2.5, brought many things such as Raiden shogun, quality of life updates, new interesting enemies, weekly bosses, etc.

Genshin Impact Update 2.6

Kamisato Ayato

Though 2.5 came very recently, the leaks are one thing that cannot stop coming out, be it one hour after the latest update. So what do the leak presents for the new and upcoming update 2.6?

New Banner Character

Which new character will feature in the latest update? One of the most prominent leakers in Genshin Impact community, Ubatcha, leaked that the upcoming banner character in the latest update is Kamisato Ayato.

Genshin Impact Update 2.6

Kamisato Ayato

Kamisato Ayato is the Kamisato clan’s head as well as the leader of the Yashiro Commission. He is the brother of Kamisato Ayaka. According to the official introduction, Ayato has a resourceful and cunning personality. He will share benefits with everyone, as they deserve. He is also not a show-off and does not like public appearances. 

The initial reaction from the fans was very positive, so it was only obvious for the developer, miHoYo, to make him a playable character. 

Kamisato Ayato: Abilites

Kamisato Ayato will be a hydro-based character with a five-star rarity. The leak also brought some of the abilities of Ayato. 

Genshin Impact Update 2.6

Kamisato Ayato

  • Normal Attacks – Five Rapid Strikes.
  • Charged Attacks – Upon consuming a portion of his stamina, Ayato will dash and use an Iai Slash.

Elemental Skill – Kamisato Art – Kyouka.

In his elemental skill, Ayato will leave a watery illusion at his original location. Ayato’s watery illusion will taunt the enemies nearby and explode after some time or when attacked. Ayato will go into Soukai Kanka state. Soukai Kankai mode will have Ayato attacking the enemies at blindingly fast attacks. 

Elemental Burst – Kamisato Art – Suiyuu

In Ayato’s elemental burst, a space of Garden will be created. Within this Garden, Bloomwater Blades will rain down constantly on enemies dealing hydro damage. The allies’ attack speed will increase in the Garden space. 

The Chasm

In update 2.5’s Livestream, there was a confirmation regarding The Chasm coming in update 2.6. The Chasm location is in the west of Lisha, which is a rich source of ore. Due to mysterious incidents and accidents, miners abandoned it. 

Genshin Impact Update 2.6: Contents And Release Date

The Chasm

The Livestream of update 2.5 unveiled that The Chasm formed when celestial bodies crashed into the earth, becoming a mine in the process. The Chasm has a lot of mysterious ores and stones. 

Irodori Festival event

According to the leaks, the main event of update 2.6 is the Irodori Festival event, where featured characters will be

  • Albedo
  • Kaedehara Kazuha
  • Kamisato Ayaka
  • Kamisato Ayato
  • Klee, Kujou Sara
  • Venti
  • Xingqiu
  • Yae Miko
  • all the playable characters from Inazuma

The mini-games for the Irodori Festival event will be:

  • Poetry
  • Kendo
  • Tower Defense
  • Ikebana mini-games
Genshin Impact Update 2.6: Contents And Release Date


The completion of the Irodori Event games will receive a free Xingqiu.


The leaks have suggested that Klee and Venti will have their banner reruns with update 2.6.

Also Read: Ayane Sakura To Voice New Character ‘Yae Miko’ In Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Update 2.6 Release Date

When can one expect update 2.6 of the Genshin Impact to come out? Will it come this month or the next? miHoYo always hosts a Livestream for their upcoming updates. For update 2.5, they hosted the Livestream on 4 February 2022 and released the update two weeks later on 16 February 2022.

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Genshin Impact 2.5 will run till 30 March 2022. Though there is no expected release date for Genshin Impact Update 2.6, many speculations have suggested that update Livestream will happen in March with a set release date sometime in April, maybe the end of the first week or in the mid of the second week. 

Also Read: All The Best Genshin Impact Characters Ranked in New Update

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