Hidden Dreams in the Depths releases May 31

Hello travelers! Your Genshin Impact development team is back! First of all, we must apologize for the delay and express our gratitude for all the patience and support received during such a special time.

Today we would like to learn more about Genshin Impact Hidden Dreams in the Depths version 2.7 which is coming to PS4 and PS5 on May 31st. As you continue your exploration of The Chasm, you’ll join an interesting crew of Yanfei and Itto, as well as new characters Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, to learn more about Liyue’s history and secrets. Meanwhile, the Arataki gang also invites you to the Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong festival and the latest season of the rhythm game.

Also, if you are a PlayStation Plus member, don’t forget to claim your free gift pack with every new version update.

Trapped at the bottom of the abyss

It seems The Chasm is not only sealing clues about Khaenri’ah and the Traveler twins, but also Liyue’s history and secrets, including how people fought monsters 500 years ago. For a long time, Yelan watched over The Chasm, trying to find out what happened back then, which might be closely tied to his origin. Additionally, the yakshas also seem to share a deep connection to what happened in the past.

In the new Perilous Trail event, you’ll begin a new Archon Quest Interlude chapter featuring a diverse cast of characters inside The Chasm. While Yelan, Yanfei, Itto, and Shinobu are stranded in the depths, danger also threatens the Demon Conqueror, Xiao, who conducts his own investigation. Survive the crisis together and follow in Xiao’s footsteps to uncover the history buried in The Chasm.

As the story progresses, a new combat challenge, Realms of Guile and War, will be unlocked with the Perilous Trail event, testing both your combat skills and your crafting strategy. band. In this new game mode, you will face multiple combat rounds in four different domains, and each domain has its own rule to rearrange your party after each combat round. For example, the Direcliff Court realm only allows one member of your current party to continue in the next round of combat, while in the Kaleidoscope Cage realm, two current members will be randomly banished in subsequent fights. The challenge can be daunting, so we’ve also prepared several Stratagem buffs and trial characters for you to choose from. Plenty of rewards, including the new four-star Fading Twilight bow, are also waiting for you in the event store.

Also, our old acquaintance Hosseini, the sumeru scholar, again asks for help with another crisis in which a dark slime-like substance springs from the depths. In A Muddy Bizarre Adventure, you have to use your Lumenstone Adjuvant and the Scholar-placed Pursina’s Spike to clear mud, fend off monsters, and complete different challenge objectives such as escorting a hot air balloon to its destination or defeating certain monsters in a limited time.

Meet Yelan and Kuki Shinobu

After Yelan and Kuki Shinobu’s debut in The Chasm, you’ll also have the option to recruit them in 2.7. Although Yelan and Shinobu have very distinct backgrounds and histories, they are both extremely capable and reliable characters for their friends and allies.

Yelan is the mysterious owner of Liyue’s Yanshang Teahouse, but her true identity is difficult to explain in a few words. Known as “a person of many faces”, Yelan appears in various guises, pulls the strings behind events, and disappears before anyone notices. Therefore, she is also an excellent Special Intelligence Officer, helping Ningguang protect Liyue. Yelan enjoys living on the brink, and her pursuits have taken her across the other nations of Teyvat, and even into the Abyss. If you’re interested in how this master of wits and disguise operates in difficult scenarios to uncover the truth, be sure to check out his Story Quest chapter Umbrabilis Orchis.

In battle, our new 5-star playable character Yelan favors the bow and is capable of being a Hydro DPS that combines fast attacks with nimble mobility. After a short out-of-combat period, Yelan will enter a “Breakthrough” state, which will cause the charge time of her next Charged Aimed Shot to be reduced, and once charged, she can fire a Breakthrough Barb which will inflict AoE Hydro DMG. With her elemental skill Lingering Lifeline, Yelan can move quickly, tag opponents, and inflict Hydro DMG on marked targets after her quick move is complete. Yelan also has a fixed chance to reset her Breakthrough state, based on the number of opponents tagged. His elemental Burst Depth-Clarion Dice distributes AoE Hydro DMG and creates a wondrous die to aid in combat. The dice will follow your active character and launch a coordinated attack when you unleash a normal attack or when Yelan’s lifeline explodes and hits opponents. With Yelan’s Adapt With Ease passive skill, the active character’s damage increases over time while the dice are active. Additionally, Yelan’s max HP increases based on the number of elemental types present in the party.

As Yelan protects Liyue from plots and threats, Kuki Shinobu is busy rescuing the boss and the other members of the Arataki gang from various troublesome and dangerous situations. Born into a family of shrine maidens, Shinobu took a very different path. She learned a variety of trades and skills and earned so many professional certificates that her business card can’t even list them all. She even studied law in Liyue as a former junior student of Yanfei. It’s still unclear how Shinobu ended up becoming the deputy leader of the Arataki gang, but through his efforts, this wandering little gang of misfits became a crew capable of doing all kinds of errands and jobs. If you want to spend a day with the gang and learn more about Shinobu, you shouldn’t miss their Hangout event.

As a four-star electro sword character in battle, Kuki Shinobu can be a strong support to heal teammates and deal continuous damage from outside the battlefield. Shinobu’s Elemental Skill Sanctification Ring will sacrifice a certain amount of his HP and create a budding Sanctification Ring that will heal friendly characters inside and inflict continuous Electro DMG on surrounding opponents. Shinobu’s healing and damage will be increased based on his Elemental Mastery, and his healing bonus can be further increased if his HP drops to a certain level. With his Elemental Burst Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite, Shinobu creates a special field in front that deals continuous electro damage to opponents inside.

Yelan’s Event Wish will be available at the start of 2.7, coinciding with Xiao’s replay. Arataki Itto and Kuki Shinobu will be joining in the final stage of the update.

Join the beat with the Arataki gang

While Kuki Shinobu has completed his law studies in Liyue, Arataki Itto and his fellow students now invite you to the almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival in Inazuma! It’s time to celebrate Shinobu’s graduation with a new rhythm game event!

During this event, you will receive a strange little drum from Itto to play with, and the playing style is also different from our previous rhythm game to better match the percussion and drum beats. If you manage to unlock all available tracks, you can also access the Note Editor mode and create your own beatmaps and share them with other players.

As you pass Inazuma, you can also check out the Core of the Apparatus event to help out a Fountain Toy Merchant and receive different robotic furniture that can be placed in the Serenitea Pot. You can also send your robot furniture to your friends.

Over the past few months, we’ve also optimized the game’s CPU performance on PS4 and PS5. With version 2.7, players should be able to feel smoother gameplay, especially on PS4.

Finally, we would like to give all PS Plus members the PS Plus Bundle including Mora ×50,000, Hero’s Wit ×20, Mystic Enhancement Ore ×15, and Fragile Resin ×2 in the upcoming 2.7 release. After each Genshin Impact version update, this pack will be refreshed and you can buy it again for free.

And that’s it for our sharing on version 2.7. We would like to thank you once again for your continued support, and we look forward to bringing you more fun and excitement next time.

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