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Server status, downtime schedule and post time

Genshin Impact 2.8, the last major update before Sumeru arrives, is just hours away.

But before players get their hands on all the new content, Genshin Impact servers will be down for maintenance for a considerable amount of time until the next update goes live.

Here’s everything players need to know about the Genshin Impact 2.8 maintenance schedule, including server status, free Primogems rewards, and all the latest news as we get closer to launch.

Server maintenance schedule

Genshin Impact servers will be down for maintenance on July 13, 2022at 6:00 a.m. server time (Chinese Standard Time).

In other time zones, Genshin Impact servers will drop to:

  • July 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m. PST
  • July 12, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
  • July 12, 2022, 23:00 GMT

Servers will be unavailable for approximately 5 hours and players will receive compensatory Primogems during the time they cannot play the game.

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Free Primogems for Genshin Impact Server Maintenance

Travelers will receive 60 Primogems for every hour the servers are down. However, if the game is back online before the scheduled 5 hours. Players will always get a minimum of 300 Primogems.

Additionally, miHoYo gives 300 Primogems compensation for all bug fixes found in the previous update. Thus, travelers who log into the game after the maintenance will receive 600 Primogemsalmost 4 wishes.

Free Primogems will be delivered to each player via in-game email. Additionally, if the maintenance takes more than 5 hours, 60 additional Primogems for each hour of delay will be added.

Genshin Impact 2.8 preload available now

Genshin Impact players can start preloading the next update. The worm. The 2.8 file size is about 2.8 GB for Android and IOS and about 10 GB for PC players.

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IT’S STARTING: Players will soon be able to start preloading the next Genshin Impact update

PC users can keep playing while they download files. Unfortunately, there is no preload option for Playstation players.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Banners

  • leaves in the wind will feature Kazuha – a 5 star Anemo sword character.
  • Sparkling Steps will feature the replay of Klee – a 5 star Pyro Catalyst character.

Both banners will share the following 4-star characters:

  • Heizou – 4-Star Anemo, Catalyst User
  • Ningguang – 4 Star Geo, Catalyst User
  • Thoma – 4 star Pyro, polearm user.

weapon banner

The first weapon banner will feature a catalyst and an arc, both reruns.

Lost Prayer of the Holy Winds 5 Star Catalyst, an interesting weapon for DPS and Sub-DPS characters

Sworn freedom is the second 5-star weapon in the banner, a powerful sword for characters that creates elemental reactions.

These 4-star weapons complete the roster:

  • Lance Favonius – Polearm
  • The Widsith – Catalyst
  • Rainslasher – Claymore
  • Alley Flash – Sword
  • Mitternacht Waltz – Bow

Second stage

For the second phase of Genshin Impact 2.8, we will only receive one replay, Yoimiya.

The second weapon banner will include the Thundering Pulse 5-star bow and Skyward Spine polearm.

More details will be revealed in the following weeks.

Genshin Impact 2.8 Events

Genshin Impact 2.8 will release two new character stories, we will learn about Kazuha’s past and get familiar with the new character Heizou.

Fischl, Mona, Kazuha and Xinyan are the companions of the Traveler and Paimon who will return to the Golden Apple Archipelago.

There’s something going on in the Dawn Winery, so the trip is here to join. To our great surprise, we will find Diluc and his new outfit for a few OG battles.

Genshin Impact 2.8 will introduce two new skins, Diluc and Fischl’s summer outfits.

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