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Genshin Impact 2.0 Livestream – Start Time, UTC-4 to ET, How to Watch and Leaks

By Iyane Agossah

July 8, 2021

Following an initial leak, miHoYo has officially revealed its plans for the Genshin Impact Version 2.0 livestream, which will fully introduce Inazuma, reveal the Ayaka, Yoimiya banners release dates, new Archon Quests, and Events.

Inazuma is the third region of Teyvat – the world of Genshin Impact – that the Traveler will go to in their quest to find the Unknown God. miHoYo has been teasing Inazuma ever since the open-world JRPG’s worldwide release on September 28, 2020. Most notably in an interview with DualShockers.

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Genshin Impact 2.0 – Where to watch the live stream, start time

The July 9, 2.0 livestream will be held first on the official Genshin Impact Twitch, at 8 AM EST / 5 AM PST. Here’s a table with other time zones. Click here for a countdown to the stream’s start.

Four hours later, the stream will also be broadcast on the Genshin Impact YouTube channel. At 12 AM EST.

Liu Wei, co-founder of miHoYo, will be hosting the Chinese version of the 2.0 stream. In the past, he has hosted all of the videos with huge announcements, most notably the one where the housing, skins, and farming systems were first teased.

Baal reveal, Yae and Sara – Predictions

First off, the teaser visual for the livestream revealed the Statue of the Seven design for the Electro Archon, also known as Baal, the God of Eternity, and the Raiden Shogun. She’s the leader of Inazuma. This is the first time we officially see her Statue. We’ll see it plenty of times as we explore Inazuma in Genshin Impact 2.0.

Keep in mind that similarly to how the Statues of the Seven in Mondstadt looks different than Venti, and how the Statues in Liyue looks different from John Lee, Shogun also looks different in-game.

Following the official reveal of the Electro Archon, we will also get introduction trailers for Kamisato Ayaka, Yoimiya, Sayu. We’ll also have a special gameplay trailer introducing the Traveler using their Electro Elemental Skill and Burst. That’s a given seeing how past streams went.

So here are my other predictions for the Genshin Impact 2.0 livestream: Perhaps future Inazuma playable characters will make appearances as well. Especially those who similarly to Shogun will initially appear as NPCs, such as Kujo Sara or Gorou. Guuji Yae should be coming back too after her teaser appearance in the 1.5 stream.

Lastly, keep in mind the stream will contain spoilers if you aren’t up to date yet and haven’t cleared all the Archon Quests currently available.

Genshin Impact 2.0 Leaks so Far

Warning: There could be spoilers below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them!

As always, plenty of content has leaked from Genshin 2.0 testing. This includes the full Inazuma island map, something which has been heavily anticipated for quite a while.

Alongside this, we’ve got a small look at some of the new characters who will be appearing as part of this update and we’ve got our first information regarding cross-saves.

Finally, there’s also been information regarding Genshin 2.1 testing!

As always, we’ll keep you updated through the stream with a live report, so stay tuned on DualShockers. You can also catch me on Twitter @A_iyane07.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He plays Genshin Impact for the story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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