Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream COUNTDOWN: Start Time, How to Watch, New Banners, Promo Codes & Latest News

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Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream revealed all the big things coming in the game's next update.

It is also the opportunity to get some free Primogems with the traditional Promo Codes.

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Here's everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream as we count down to its start time, including how to watch it, and all the news.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Start Time

The Version 2.8 Special Program went live on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 8 pm server time (Chinese Standard Time).

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Usually, the Special Program lasts around 30 minutes, but this time took a little longer for Technical Issues from Hoyoverse and the first official images from Sumeru.

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Where to Watch

For those players that miss the live version, the Special Program will be available on the official YouTube Channel around 11 am EST.

While you wait for the VOD version of the Special Program, we recommend to redeeming the following codes.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Special Program Promo Codes.

  • DTNVKAWBWSF5 - 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Enhancement Ores
  • WANVJAFAXTER - 100 Primogems, 5 Hero's Wit
  • HA6C2AFBXSZV - 100 Primogems, 50K Mora
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The following codes will be available until 11 pm EST, so ensure redeeming them as soon as possible.

To learn how to claim these reward, check our guide and all the active codes for this month, here.

What is new in Genshin Impact 2.8?

Below, we'll break down all news from the Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream. Some details are subject to change in the final version.

Character and Weapon Banners

Genshin Impact 2.8 is full of rerun banners. The characters making a return are Kazuha, Yoimiya, and Klee.

  • Kazuha and Klee are the 5-star featured in the first half of Genshin Impact 2.8.
    • In the same banner, we have the debut of Heizou the last new character before Sumeru.
  • The first weapon banner, will feature the Freedom Sworn Sword and the Catalyst Lost Prayer to the Sacred Wings.
  • For the second half of version 2.8, we will have the rerun of Yoimiya.
  • The weapon banner will bring back the Bow Thundering Pulse. The second 5-star weapon is not confirmed yet.
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Events and Stories

  • Story Quests:
    • Kazuha Story: Acer Palmatum Chapter 1
    • Hangout Series VII. Heizou Hangout: Trap' Em by Storm
  • Main Event Summertime Odyssey:
    • Kazuha, Mona, Xinyan, and Fischl will be special guests at the main event.
    • The GAA have secret connections with the characters, producing a unique domain based on their personality.
    • By completing challenges, travelers will obtain the currency Iridescent Flotsam.
    • Iridescent Flotsam can be exchanged in the event store for rewards, including the 4-star character Fischl.
  • Reminiscent Regime
    • To participate in this event, players need to enter the cooperative mode.
    • Reminiscent Regimes is divided into three game modes.
      • Convoy: Protect the vessel until it reaches its destination and collect coins to recharge the energy of the flying balloon.
      • Raid: Navigate in the Waverider and board floating platforms to battle enemies.
      • In Descent: Travelers start on very high platforms. They must descend to the surface by battling their way down.
  • Resonant Visions
    • Rerun event from the first time we visit the Golden Apple Archipelago.
    • The players need to collect Phantasmal Conchs. These conchs will echo stories from the past.
    • Collecting enough Phantasmal Conchs will grant players with the new Fischl Skin: Ein Immernachtstraum.
Fischl Skin in Genshin Impact 2.8
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NEW SKIN: Fischl is wearing a Victorian Era Swimsuit in her new new Outfit for Genshin Impact 2.8
  • Hidden Strife
    • Combat challenge that will feature Diluc and the Dawn Winery.
    • Players will try the new Diluc Skin: Red Dead of Knight, the first 5-star Alternative Outfit.
    • Diluc's Red Dead of Night shows him with a relaxed ponytail and a modern new jacket. In addition, the skin will have new ability effects and idle animation.
    • The skin is not available in the event. Instead, players need to purchase it from the shop.
  • Ever Motion Mechanical Painting
    • We need to collect components and fix the gear of mechanical paintings.
    • Players will win the Ever Motion Mechanical Painting Furniture for the Serenitea Pot
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Sumeru Trailer

The Genshin Impact 2.8 Special Program finished with the first trailer from Sumeru, the Dendro nation.

Sumeru is full of vegetation and palaces with Middle East civilizations vibes.

Additionally, we confirm the identity of the Dendro Archon as a very young girl by looking at the Dendro Statue of the Seven.

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