Genshin Impact 2.7, 'Hidden Dreams in the Depths,' goes live May 31 with new characters & more

Genshin Impact 27 Update Artwork
Genshin Impact 27 Update Artwork (Image credit: Cognosphere)

What you need to know

  • Genshin Impact 2.7 will land on iPhone and iPad on May 31.
  • The new update will include story progression and new characters.
  • A new trailer for the update has been released.

Genshin Impact 2.7 'Hidden Dreams in the Depths' will go live on May 31, it has been confirmed. The new update will take us further into The Chasm as players battle to unravel its mysteries. They'll do so with new characters in tow, while a new Realms of Guile and War challenge will offer rewards.

The announcement comes with a lengthy new trailer to get everyone excited and while May 31 might not seem that far away, it's going to feel like an eternity for Genshin Impact fans around the world.

The mysteries in the depths of The Chasm are complicated and bewildering, and people have gathered here for different purposes.The mountains and valleys stay silent while the visitors' thoughts are in turmoil. Nevertheless, the path to finding answers is unclear.Where daylight falls, there are still things left to be done and wishes to be fulfilled.

New characters will include Yanfei and Kuki Shinobu, both of which will have their own quests and events for people to look forward to. Both offer different play styles for gamers to use, with Yelan making use of a five-star bow and Kuki preferring a sword.

You can get a feel for where the story will go next by watching that trailer, but we can expect some questions to be answered along the way if I'm reading things correctly. It's an exciting time indeed!

Those who already have Genshin Impact installed will obviously see the new update arrive soon enough. Those who haven't yet taken the game for a spin can fix that right now by downloading it for free from the App Store.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.