miHoYo is about the launch the newest update and there will be a Genshin Impact update 2.6 server maintenance and downtime soon. Here is the schedule while the update is underway.
How Long is Genshin Impact Maintenance and Server Downtime?
The official announcement revealed that the Genshin Impact maintenance will start on March 30, 2022 at 6:00 (UTC+8). It is estimated that it will take about 5 hours to complete. Players will be given 300 Primogems as maintenance compensation while waiting for servers to go online again. Also, if the servers will not go online after five hours, additional 60 Primogems for every hour it is down. If the update is completed early, no additional Primogems will be awarded.
The compensation can only be awarded to Travelers who have reached Adventure Rank 5 or above before March 30, 2022 at 6:00 (UTC+8). They must claim it before the end of Version 2.6. They can get it via in-game mail within 5 hours after the update maintenance gets completed.
What is Going to Change for Genshin Impact 2.6?
With Update 2.6, players can look forward to several new changes like new character banners for Kamisato Ayato and Venti. The former will be the new character to be added to the game roster.
Also, there will be a new area in Liyue called The Chasm. Players will need to be Adventure Rank 28 in order to enter this area. They also need to complete the Archon Quest “A New Star Approaches” and the World Quest “Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering”. There is a new domain called The Lost Valley as well.
There will be new equipment like the Haran Geppaku Futsu, and new Artifact Sets called Vermillion Hereafter, and Echoes of an Offering.
Look forward to the new Hues of the Violet Garden where they can invite Juvenile Galant Xingqiu. There are also new gameplay modes like The Moon and Stars Inscribe, Theater Mechanicus, Clash of Lone Blades, and The Floral Courtyard. Gain exclusive Furnishings, exclusive recipes, Primogems, Crown of Insight, Talen Level-up Materials, and more:
New Recipes: “Quiet Elegance,” “Katsu Sandwich,” and “Rainbow Aster.”
New Achievement categories such as “Challenger: Series V,” and “Chasmlighter” and new Achievements added to the “Wonders of the World” category.
New Namecards: “Kamisato Ayato: Ripple,” “Lumens: Stone of Light,” “Achievement: Thunderclap,” “Achievement: Chasm,” and “Travel Notes: Irodori.”
New Furnishing: Leisure Device: Maximum Motivation
The “Adjust Brightness” function has been added to Settings > Graphics.
“Radiant Spincrystals” have been added to Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma. After obtaining them, you can unlock the corresponding Realm Music using “Euphonium Unbound.”
The Teapot Traveling Salesman has added some “Radiant Spincrystals” which can be purchased after obtaining and completing the corresponding World Quests in Inazuma.
After completing Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II,” Ritou will add a shop where you can purchase “Sango Pearls,” “Unagi Meat,” and 2-Star “Lucky Dog” Artifacts.
New Living Beings: Lucklight Fly (Capturable), and Bluethunder Weasel (Capturable)
New Harvestable Resource: Starshroom
The redirect link to the “Adventurer Handbook: Bosses” screen has been added under the “Sources” for certain Development Items.
The Development Items dropped by “Floating Hydro Fungus” will also include a redirect link to the “Adventurer Handbook” in future versions.
New Loot Drops from “Abyss Heralds,” and “Abyss Lectors”: “Gloomy Statuette,” “Dark Statuette,” and “Deathly Statuette.”
Adds a shortcut for opening the Party Setup Screen on mobile platforms: on the main interface, tap and hold the avatar of any character to quickly access the Party Setup Screen.
Adds some prompts for loading screens.
And a lot more changes are coming with update 2.6, here are additional details on the patch notes.
Genshin Impact 2.6 Patch Notes – Hotfix and Adjustments
Lowers the DMG done by “Geovishap Hatchlings” when their tail sweep skill hits a character continuously.
Optimizes the appearance of the “Primo Geovishap” in the “Living Beings” section of the Archive.
Optimizes the Ornamental Fish icon.
Optimizes UI presentation and text of content that has yet to be unlocked in Hangout Events.
When below Adventure Rank 30, the “Tutorials” icon will be permanently displayed on the main interface.
Added “Recently Unlocked” to “Tutorials.” Five newly unlocked tutorials will be stored for easy access.
“Tutorials” will record the position where you last have read. If there is no unread tutorial, the last read tutorial will be selected.
Adjusts the position of the Tutorials button in “Living Beings.”
Optimizes the sorting logic for Weapon Enhancement Materials and Artifact Enhancement Materials: these two materials are still placed at the bottom of their respective categories, but their internal sorting will be affected when sorting by quality.
Optimizes the volume of music in the Serenitea Pot.
Optimizes the Japanese, Korean, and English voice-over for certain characters and quests.
Adds Alternate Outfits voice lines for the characters Jean, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona; Travelers can change the outfits in “Character > Outfit” to play the relevant voice lines.
Other Genshin Impact 2.6 Bug Fixes
The text of the “Exit Download” button in the login screen has been changed to “Stop Download,” and the text description of the related function was optimized.
For animation cutscenes from Version 2.6 and earlier, Jean, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona’s appearances have been adjusted to the Alternate Outfits.
Optimizes the effects of the cutscene animation in the Archon Quest “A Long Shot.”
Optimizes some display animation details of the character Kaeya in the Character > Weapon interface.
Batch optimizes the logic related to the enemy homing function for 15 characters and 4 large-sized enemies: Golden Wolflord, Stormterror, Ruin Serpent, (new enemy in Version 2.6), and Bathysmal Vishap Herd.
After the Spiral Abyss resets on April 1, the “Gladiator’s Finale” and “Wanderer’s Troupe” Artifact set rewards in “Domain Reliquary: Tier I,” and “Domain Reliquary: Tier II” for floors 9-12 will be replaced with “Vermillion Hereafter” and “Echoes of an Offering.”
Optimizes the sensitivity of the controller in the Hangout Events interface.
Optimizes the display of certain messages on the interface when using a controller: hides messages that are not part of the current operation interface.
When using a controller, you can quickly activate certain functions of the shortcut wheel by pressing key combinations.
Adjusts the height of the central stage disc in some Domains.
Adjusts the text description of Achievement category “Liyue: The Harbor of Stone and Contracts.” Progress in exploring Liyue’s The Chasm area will be counted separately in the “Chasmlighter” Achievement category.
For details on other bug fixes, please see the Version Update Details notice to be posted at 2022/03/30 07:00 (UTC+8).
Genshin Impact is now available on PS4, PS5, iOS, Android, and PC. Update 2.6 will be released on March 30, 2022.