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2.6 Update Release Date & Patch Notes

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2.6 update is an update for Genshin Impact. Guide includes 2.6 banners, release date, The Chasm, Ayato, patch notes, 2.6 characters, new materials, banners, new weapons, 2.6 Quests, and more for 2.6 Update.

Table Of Contents

2.6 Version Updates
AyatoAyatoVentiVentiAyakaAyaka
The ChasmHues Of The Violet GardenVibro-Crystal Research
Secrets and Hidden Content
2.6 Livestream Schedule & Redeem Codes

2.6 Update Patch Notes - Release Date

2.6 Update Is To Release On March 30, 2022

Version Schedule
Details
2.6 March 30, 2022

The 2.6 Update was announced to be released On March 30, 2022. There will be a maintenance from around 06:00 - 11:00 (Server Time)

2.6 Update Official Trailer

2.6 Update Content Summary

New Banners
Banner For Ayato Featured Characters & Release DateAyato Banner
1st Phase
(2022/03/30 ~ 2022/04/19)
AyatoAyatoSucroseSucroseXianglingXianglingYun JinYun Jin
Second Rerun Banner For Venti (2.6 Update) - Featured CharactersVenti Rerun Banner
1st Phase
(2022/03/30 ~ 2022/04/19)
VentiVentiSucroseSucroseXianglingXianglingYun JinYun Jin
AyakaAyaka Banner
2nd Phase
(2022/04/19 - till the end of version 2.6)
AyakaAyakaSayuSayuRazorRazorRosariaRosaria
New Weapons
Haran Geppaku Futsu
└ Signature weapon of Ayato.
New Boss & Enemies
New Boss
Ruin Serpent
New Materials
New Materials & Items
Lumenspar
Starshroom
Lumenstone Adjuvant
Lumenstone Ore
Radiant Spincrystal
Mysterious Letter
New Gadget
Lumenstone Adjuvant
New Wildlife
New Wildlife Creatures
Lucklight Fly
Bluethunder Weasel
New Events
Hues Of The Violet Garden
└ Traditional Inazuma Festival
Friendship In Writing - Obtain free Xingqiu.
Spices From The West
└ Cook food and experiment on spices.
Outside The Canvas, Inside The Lens
└ Photo-taking and collecting event.
Vibro-Crystal Research
└ A new limited domain event challenge.
New Quests
Cypressus Custos Chapter: Act 1
└ Story Quest of Kamisato Ayato.
Requiem Of The Echoing Depths
└ Continuation of the Main Story.
└ World Quest To Unlock Enkanomiya
New World Quests
The Chasm Delvers
Stolen, by the Rightful Owner
Undetected Infiltration
A Cliff-Side Hero's Past
The Millennial Mountains
Says He Who Seeks Stone
Dimming Mushroom's Call for Help
A Company Vanishing Into the Deep
Valor's Afterglow
Valor's Afterglow: Return By Sundown
Lost in a Foreign Land
Mycological Investigation in The Chasm
Hydrological Investigation in The Chasm
Paleontological Investigation in The Chasm
The Chasm's Bounty
The Missing Miner
Perils In The Dark
New Domain
The Lost Valley Domain
└ A new artifact domain.
New Artifacts
Vermillion Hereafter Set
└ A new artifact amazing for Xiao
Echoes Of An Offering Set
└ A set that is great for speedy Normal attack users such as Yoimiya, Childe and Ayato
Secret Contents
■ Hidden Contents & Puzzles
 └ Shriveled Seed
 └ Orb Of The Blue Depths
 └ The Missing Miner
 └ Mysterious Letter
 └ The Nine-Word Rumor Achievement

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Characters & Banners

All Character Banners For 2.6

New Character Banners

For the first phase of 2.6 Update, Ayato and Venti will be available for pick up. After the first phase, Ayaka will be available for rerun for the first time.

New Character

Ayato Kamisato

Ayato

The head of Kamisato Clan and Ayaka's Brother, Kamisato Ayato, will be the only new character for the version 2.6 Update.

All Upcoming Characters Guide

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Boss & Enemies

Ruin Serpent

Ruin Serpent

The Ruin Serpent is a new type of enemy that can be found within the Chasm. This enemy will be a world boss in The Chasm.

Official Description

DescriptionA Ruin machine that looks like a giant serpent has recently come alive for reasons unknown. It slithers quietly in the shadows of the mine to pave a way to the known world for unknown dangers buried in the depths of The Chasm. Judging from its appearance and movement, it looks to be a digging machine of some sort.

Floating Hydro Fungus

Floating Fungus

A new mushroom-like monster was found in floating during the livestream. It can be found on the underground of The Chasm.

Floating Fungus Location

Black Serpent Knight: Windcutter

Black Serpent Knight: Windcutter

An upcoming new enemy, located in The Chasm, and will also be released alongside with the 2.6 Update.

Black Serpent Knight: Windcutter

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Areas

The Chasm

Chasm

The Chasm will be the new area in Teyvat for the 2.6 game version update. Chasm will have two layers: Above Ground With Liyue & Underground

The Chasm - Release Date & Location

2.6 Update Patch Notes - Upcoming Events

Hues Of The Violet Garden (Irodori Festival)

Hues Of The Violet Garden
Hues Of The Violent Garden Event Schedule
True Tales Of The Violet Garden: Act 1
 Release Date: 2022/04/07 10:00
 Quest & Sub-Events:
 ↳ The Moon and Stars Inscribe
  ↳ Irodori Poetry: Part I
  ↳ Irodori Poetry: Part II
  ↳ Irodori Poetry: Part III
 ↳ Friendship In Writing Event
 ↳ A Story For You Quest
True Tales Of The Violet Garden: Act 2
 Release Date: 2022/04/09 04:00
 Quest & Sub-Events:
 ↳ Theater Mechanicus
 ↳ About That Time We Saved the Tanuki Photo Board
True Tales Of The Violet Garden: Act 3
 Release Date: 2022/04/11 4:00
 Quest & Sub-Events:
 ↳ Clash Of Lone Blades
 ↳ The Floral Courtyard
 ↳ Buyer's Guide to the Statue of Her Excellency
True Tales Of The Violet Garden: Act 4
 Release Date: 2022/04/11 4:00
 Quest & Sub-Events:
 ↳ Pen Pals, Book Reviews, and the Super Lucky General

Hues Of The Violet Garden is an event that lets you celebrate the Irodori Festival. A Traditional Festival that is set in Inazuma. It will have various mini-games and character interactions from people of different nations.

Hues Of The Violet Garden Guide

Spices From The West

Spices From The West

Spices From the West is a "cooking event" wherein you will help a researcher from Sumeru conduct a research on spices. You can also give the dishes that you cook to characters in your teapot to increase their friendship!

Spices From The West

Vibro-Crystal Research

Vibro-Crystal Research

Learn about the crystals that exist in Chasm with this event. You will also need to fight various enemies in this event.

Outside The Canvas, Inside The Lens

Outside The Canvas

Help a girl called Asagiri and take photos of various locations in Teyvat to complete a photo colection andreceive rewards such as Primogems and Exp Materials.

Outside The Canvas, Inside The Lens Event Guide - Release Date

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Materials

New Gadgets
Lumenstone AdjuvantLumenstone AdjuvantLumenstone oreLumenstone Ore
New Materials
StarshroomStarshroomLumensparLumenspar

Fungal Spores

Fungal Spores is a rumored new drop material that is said to be obtainable upon defeating a Floating Fungus.

Fungal Spores Location & How To Get

New Recipes

New RecipesQuiet Elegance
・Katsu Sandwich
・Rainbow Aster

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Quests

Story Quest For Ayato Kamisato

Ayato Story Quest

Together with the introduction of Ayato Kamisato, a story quest about him and his work as the head of Kamisato Family will also be released. You will need story keys to unlock this quest.

Cypressus Custos Chapter: Act 1 Ayato Story Quest Walkthrough

Requiem Of The Echoing Depths

Requiem Of The Echoing Depths

A continuation of the story of the Twins and the character Dainsleif is to continue on version 2.6.

Requiem Of The Echoing Depths Archon Quest Walkthrough Guide

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Weapons & Artifacts

New Artifacts

New Artifacts
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Vermillion Hereafter

2-Piece Set+18% ATK
4-Piece SetAfter using an Elemental Burst, this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character's HP decreases, their attack will further increase by 10%. This increase can occur this way a maximum of four times. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8 seconds. Nascent Light will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.

Vermillion Hereafter is a new artifact that is obtainable starting at version 2.6. It is an artifact that suits Xiao's Kit.

Vermillion Hereafter Set Location & How To Get

Echoes Of An Offering

2-Piece Set+18% ATK
4-Piece SetWhen a Normal Attack hits opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack Damage by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger a Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur every 0.3s.
Echoes Of An Offering Set Location & How To Get

A new artifact that increases Normal Attack DMG output. This artifact suits the kit of speedy Normal Attackers such as Ayato, Yoimiya and Childe.

New Weapons

Haran Geppaku Futsu
NameWeapon Type
How To Get
Haran Geppaku FutsuHaran Geppaku Futsu Sword
Wish

A new weapon that seems to be themed on Ayato is also available on 2.6 Update.

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Wildlife

New Wildlife Creatures For 2.6

NameDescription
Bluethunder WeaselBluethunder Weasel These intelligent weasels live underground within the mining tunnels and cavernous depths of the Chasm. Their fur has a unique blue sheen.
Can be captured by the Omni-Ubiquity Net
Lucklight FliesLucklight Fly These intelligent weasels live underground within the mining tunnels and cavernous depths of the Chasm. Their fur has a unique blue sheen.
Can be captured by the Omni-Ubiquity Net

2.6 Update Patch Notes - New Features

New Features

Tap & Hold Character Portrait On Mobile To Jump To Team

Tap To Story

Mobile users can now access team edit directly from game without heading to the menu by simply long pressing the traveler's icon.

Tutorial Icon Will No Longer Disappear From The UI

UI

The tutorial icon will always exist on the upper left of the screen regardless if you have a new tutorial or not. It was also rearranged making it easier to see the latest tutorial you get in-game.

Guides About Enemies Are Now Connected At Archive

Monster UI Add

You can now see detailed guide about monsters by pressing the right side of the screen.

Spiral Abyss Update

Floor 11 (Update)
• All characters in the party gain a 75% Anemo DMG Bonus.
• Updated the monster lineup for this floor.
Floor 12 (Update)
• Updated the monster lineup for this floor.

3 Lunar Phase Will Refresh

PhaseDescription
Sheet-Ice Moon
(Phase 1)
After a character's Normal Attack hits an opponent, this opponent will be afflicted with a Mark of Ending. After 10s, this Mark of Ending will be removed, dealing True DMG to this opponent. When a character's Normal Attack hits an opponent with a Mark of Ending, the DMG dealt by the Mark of Ending's removal will be increased. This DMG can be increased 9 times.
Snap-Rain Moon
(Phase 2)
After a character's Normal Attacks hit opponents, the DMG dealt by this character's Normal Attacks will increase by 12% for 5s. This effect can stack up to 5 times. Each stack is calculated independently. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s.
Iris Moon
(Phase 3)
After a character's Normal Attack deals DMG to an opponent, the Physical/Elemental RES of this opponent will decrease by 6% for 5s, matching the type of DMG dealt. This can stack up to 7 times. RES decreases of different types can co-exist, and their stacks and timers will be independent of each other.

All Spiral Abyss Floor Guides

Additional Gameplay Adjustments

New RecipesQuiet Elegance
・Katsu Sandwich
・Rainbow Aster
New Additional Achievements・Challenger: Series V
・Chasmlighter
・Wonders of the World
New Furnishings・Leisure Device: Maximum Motivation
New Namecards・Travel Notes: Irodori
・Kamisato Ayato: Ripple
・Lumens: Stone of Light
・Achievement: Thunderclap
・Achievement: Chasm
New Wildlife ・Lucklight Fly (Capturable)
・Bluethunder Weasel (Capturable)
New Harvestable ResourceStarshroom
New Shop・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.
Realm Music・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.
Gameplay Adjustments・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.
・The "Adjust Brightness" function has been added to Settings > Graphics.
・Adds some prompts for loading screens.

Other System Updates

Adjustments & Optimizations
Enemies・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.
System・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.
Audio・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・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.

2.6 Update Patch Notes - Other Updates

Abyss Heralds And Lectors Now Drop Statuette Materials

Abyss Heralds and Abyss Lectors will now drop a new ascension material called Stautettes. For now, not much is known regarding the material.

Statuette Material Location & How To Get

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