So, miHoYo announced that the Genshin Impact 2.7 update will be delayed. Which might have people wondering what they can do before then? Updates are promised ahead of its debut, but there’s still a level of uncertainty. Especially as we don’t have a new Genshin Impact event schedule that takes the delay into account. However, there’s still a lot people can do while they wait.
Take part in your Genshin Impact Daily Commissions and Battle Pass Activities.
There are a number of built-in activities to keep up with while waiting for the next limited time events to do. First, there are the Battle Pass activities. This is essentially a daily and weekly to-do list for rewards. Each day, you can get points for logging in, completing all four Daily Commissions missions, mining 10 items, and using up 150 Original Resin. The 10 items one can even be accomplished by sending characters on expeditions, so you don’t actually have to do any mining.
As for the weekly activities, these could be done in a single day or over the course of a week. For example, you could knock out cooking 20 dishes, forging 20 items, and the Trounce Domains objectives in a single session. (I like to revisit Dvalin, Childe, Signora and Raiden Shogun myself.) You might even be able to get 10 furnishings created in a Serenitea Pot in a single day, if you time it right. You will need to spread out the 15 Domain Challenges, 10 boss enemy fights, and 20 Ley Line Deposit Challenges over a few days, which is fine. No sense rushing.
Then, there are the Daily Commissions. Sure, they can get repetitive. You’ll probably deliver a lot of food for Sara at Good Hunter and help Zhihua look for a lot of signs. Still, 60 Primogems per day adds up. It also helps to get those Story Keys. Because you know Yelan will probably get her own Story Quests when she appears. We also might see more Hangout Quests when 2.7 shows up as well.
Speaking of which…
Catch up with Genshin Impact Story Quests and Hangout Events!
Anyone else automatically unlock Story Events and Hangout Quests the second they appear in Genshin Impact, then not do them? That’s me. I do that. I want to use up Story Keys, but then get distracted by something else.
Well, since we don’t know how long the delay until the Genshin Impact 2.7 update will be, now is a good time to get those off of your plate. Maybe set them aside and do between two and three each week, so you can get caught up. (As a positive, it means you won’t have to worry about characters being “busy” and keeping you from completing other quests when 2.7 does drop.)
As for the Hangout Events, now is a good time to obtain extra endings. Doing so will give you extra rewards and Memories of the Heart achievements.
Finish every quest associated with The Chasm.
There is a lot to do in Liyue’s The Chasm area! Which means it is a good way to spend time while waiting for the Genshin Impact 2.7 update. There is a whole new Archon Quest called Requiem of the Echoing Depths. It is a pretty substantial one.
However, before you can even start that, you need to get over halfway through a new World Quest storyline called The Chasm Delvers. This opens up the underground mines where the new Archon Quest awaits. This consists of six parts total. You have to get to The Heavenly Stone’s Debris, the fourth part, before you can even reach Dainsleif in the underground mines.
All that will probably take you a few hours.
After that, you might want to check out some of the other new World Quests associated with The Chasm? For example, there’s The Millennial Mountains. It involves finding six items, which each involve quests of their own. Wang will give it to you at The Chasm’s Maw. If you’re actually inside The Chasm’s mines, you could always help the Fatui in A Company Vanishing into the Deep or Lost in a Foreign Land. I do recommend looking for other World Quests in the area after completing The Chasm Delvers. The reason for this is two-fold. First is because you’ll actually happen upon some of them while completing those. Second is because some, like Hydrological Investigation in The Chasm, won’t unlock until you completed that questline.
You also might want to spend some time fighting the Ruin Serpent every day for a week or so. In addition to helping clear the Battle Pass “10 boss fight” list item, you’ll start accumulating Runic Fangs. Nobody uses it as an ascension item yet. However, given this is a Liyue boss and Yelan is a new character from Liyue, it could be an item you’ll need to get for her. It never hurts to have 10 or 20 items on hand, just in case.
Gather character ascension materials for Itto and Xiao.
Okay. MiHoYo hasn’t announced which character rerun banners will appear after Ayaka’s banner. All we know is that Yelan and Kuki Shinobu are confirmed for 2.7. But rumors suggested that there will be Itto and Xiao rerun banners appearing in the game soon. If you’re thinking about trying for either one of them, gathering their character ascension materials ahead of time could help!
For Itto, the two tricky items you need to get are the Onikabutos and Riftborn Regalias. The former are beetles you can find on the Inazuma islands of Kannazuka, Narukami, Seirai, and Yashiori. I find the easiest ones to get are in the caves below the Raiden Shogun’s home on Narukami and near the mines at Yashiori. As for Riftborn Regalia, it is a drop from the Golden Wolflord boss fight on Tsurumi Island. You can reach this fight without having to go through the questline that removes the fog from the island. You will need 168 Onikabuto and 46 Riftborn Regalia to get him to level 80. He’ll also need various Prithiva Topaz chunks and Slime Condensate, Secretion, and Concentrate drops as well.
As for Xiao, he’ll also need Slime Condensates, Secretions, and Concentrates. Though you will only need Vayuda Turquoise for his stone. The “difficult” to get items for him are 46 Juvenile Jade and 168 Qingxins. The former is a Primo Geovishap drop. It’s in Minlin in Liyue. Make sure you have someone who can create shields, like Noelle, Thoma, Xinyan, or Zhongli, on hand for that normal boss fight. As for the Qingxins, those are the fussy flowers that only grow on top of cliffs and mountains in Liyue. However, you can also grow them in your Serenitea Pot, which really helps with collecting those.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch version is in development. The Genshin Impact 2.7 update will be delayed.