Genshin Impact 2.6 has been announced! Set to arrive in the next two weeks on 30 March, the Version 2.6 update will introduce Kamisato Ayato – yes, he is Ayaka’s older brother – as a playable 5-star character, along with the new Chasm area.
In contrast to Ayaka who is a Cryo character, Ayato wields a Hydro vision and a sword like his sister. He is able to deal a large amount of Hydro damage in a short period of time, and he can even buff the party’s normal attacks. It should be quite fun to build a team around his abilities.
Aside from that, the Chasm will finally be accessible in Genshin Impact 2.6. Located at the westernmost of Liyue, the Chasm will progress the main story with the new Archon quest “Requiem of the Echoing Depths,” where Dainsleif (and maybe even the Traveler’s twin) will make an appearance.
Other new content coming to the Version 2.6 update include a new Ruin Serpent boss in the Chasm, the Irodori Festival in Inazuma – you can recruit Xingqiu through this event, even though he’s a Liyue character – and of course, Ayato’s event wish.
Genshin Impact 2.6 will go live on 30 March. Once the update drops, Ayato’s banner will be available alongside Venti. For the second phase of the event wish, Ayaka will have her own rerun banner.