Start time, banners, how to watch, promo codes and freebies

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream has revealed all the big things in the game’s next update.

It’s also a chance to get some free Primogems with traditional promo codes.

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

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream Start Time

Special program version 2.8 has been activated saturday, July 2, 2022in 20 o’clock server time (China Standard Time).

Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream begins


Usually, the Special Program lasts about 30 minutes, but this time it took a little longer due to technical issues from the Hoyoverse and the first official images of Sumeru.

Where to watch

For those players who miss out on the live version, a special app will be available on the app YouTube channel around 11:00 am EST.

While you wait for the VOD version of the Special, we recommend using the following codes.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Special Program Promo Codes.

  • DTNVKAWBWSF5 – 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Upgrade Ores
  • WANVJAFAXTER – 100 Primogem, 5 Wisdom of the Hero
  • HA6C2AFBXSZV – 100 Primogem, 50K Mora

The following codes will be available until 11:00pm EST, so be sure to redeem them as soon as possible.

To find out how to claim this bonus, check out our guide and all of this month’s active codes here.

What’s new in Genshin Impact 2.8?

Below, we break down all the news from the Genshin Impact 2.8 Livestream. Some details may change in the final version.

Banners of symbols and weapons

Genshin Impact 2.8 is full of duplicate banners. Returning characters are Kazuha, Yoimiya and Klee.

  • Kazuha and Klee are the 5-stars featured in the first half of Genshin Impact 2.8.
    • Under the same banner, we have the debut of Hizou, the last new character before Sumeru.
  • The first flag of arms, shows Oath to freedom The Sword and the Catalyst Lost prayer to holy wings.
  • In the second half of version 2.8, we have the Yoimiya iteration.
  • The weapon flag returns the pulse of the bow arrow. A second 5-star weapon has yet to be confirmed.

Events and Stories

  • Story Tasks:
    • Kazuha’s Story: Acer Palmatum Chapter 1
    • Series VII Hangout. Heizou Hangout: Trap’Em by Storm
  • Main Event of Summer Odyssey:
    • Kazuha, Mona, Sinyan and Fishle will be special guests in the main event.
    • GAA has a secret relationship with secret characters and creates a unique domain based on their identity.
    • By completing the challenge, adventurers receive the currency Iridescent Flotsam.
    • Iridescent Flotsam can be exchanged in the event shop for rewards, including the 4-star character Fishle.
  • Reminder mode
    • To participate in this event, players must enter co-op mode.
    • Reminder modes are divided into three game modes.
      • Convoy: Protect the ship to its destination and collect coins to charge up the energy of the flying balloon.
      • Ride: Navigate the Waverider and ride floating platforms to fight enemies.
      • Descent: Travelers start on very high platforms. They must fight their way down to the surface.
  • Resonance shows
    • A repeat event from our first visit to the golden apple archipelago.
    • Players must collect Phantasmal Conches. These shells will reflect the stories of the past.
    • Collecting enough Phantasmal Conchs will grant players a new skin, Fischl: Ein Immernachtstraum.
Fish skin in Genshin Effect 2.8

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New Skin: Fischl wears a Victorian swimsuit in her new outfit for Genshin Impact 2.8
  • Secret combat
    • Battle Challenge featuring Diluc and Winery Dawn.
    • Players try out the new Diluc: Red Dead Knight skin, the first 5-star alternate skin.
    • Diluch’s “Red Dead of the Night” shows her in a relaxed ponytail and a trendy new shirt. In addition, the skin will have new ability effects and animations.
    • The skin is not available at the event. Instead, players must purchase it from the store.
  • Ever Motion Mechanical Painting
    • We need to assemble the components and fix the mechanical paint gear.
    • Players will win Ever Motion Mechanical Painting Furniture for Pot Serenitea

Sumeru trailer

The Genshin Impact 2.8 special has concluded with the first trailer from Sumeru, the land of Dendro.

Sumeru is full of plants and palaces with Middle Eastern civilizations.

In addition, we confirm Dendro Archon’s identity as a very young girl by looking at the statue of Dendro Seven.

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