Genshin Impact 2.6 Beta Test Should Include Ayato, How to Sign Up

Everything you should know to get in the Genshin 2.6 Beta

January 18, 2022

miHoYo on January 18 started recruiting players for the Genshin Impact 2.6 Private Beta Test, the version update which should feature Kamisato Ayato according to several leakers – Here’s how to sign up.

Is Ayato playable in Genshin Impact 2.6?

At least two leakers mentioned Kamisato Ayato will be released in Version 2.6. One popular and longtime leaker, Uncle Dumb Dumb, mentioned several months that Yae Miko would be in 2.5 and Kamisato Ayato in 2.6.

Yae was now officially be confirmed to be in 2.5 through Drip Marketing, giving more credence to Uncle Dumb Dumb’s leaks. This was one of their final leaks, as their account later got banned from NGA, the Chinese forum from which 99% of Genshin Impact‘s non-datamined leaks are from.


Now on January 18, a new leaker, @TheSusLeaker on Twitter, mentioned Ayato will be the 1st banner of 2.6, meaning he will show up in the Beta.

  • MORE – Is the new Ayato leak real?

How to sign up for the Genshin Impact Version 2.6 Beta Test

  • You must join the Genshin Impact official Discord server and access its #genshin-announcements channel, where you’ll find the beta sign-up form.
  • If you never joined the server before, you must verify your phone number before being able to see all channels.
  • You can access the Google form directly with this link, but you must be part of the server or your candidacy won’t be considered.
  • You must be over 18 years old. Minors can’t participate in the Beta.
  • You must have a valid ID (or passport or driver’s license).
  • The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 10 PM EST, click here for a countdown.

If you’re picked, do not share any Beta information

Needless to say, if you’re picked, never ever share anything, even with friends you trust. Do not break the NDA. Do not forget that story from a Chinese player who got betrayed. And even if you hide your UID, there are several ways to track down leaked Beta gameplay or screenshots such as damage numbers. So do not take any chances.

At the end of the day, a Beta Test is to help developers finish content that is still in development. Your primary objective shouldn’t be to have fun or to see new content before everyone else. You should consider participating in a game’s Beta Test as something akin to volunteer work.

Genshin Impact Version 2.6 & Ayato banner release date

Genshin Impact 2.6 and Ayato should release on March 30, 2022, on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android.

For now, the only thing miHoYo has officially revealed about Ayato is his voice. He’s most notably voiced by Akira Ishida in the Japanese dub.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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