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Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse announced on Thursday (5 May) that players will be receiving Primogems, Hero's Wit, and other rewards every week as compensation for the continued delay of the release of version 2.7.
Players who have reached Adventure Rank 5 or above can expect to receive 400 Primogems, 1 Fragile Resin, 7 Hero’s Wit, 16 Mystic Enhancement Ore, and 160,000 Mora every Wednesday at 4:00 am, server time through the in-game mail.
HoYoverse will begin to issue the compensation rewards on 11 May until the end of version 2.6.
Aside from the issuing of compensation rewards, the delay of version 2.7's release has also prompted the developer to extend the duration of version 2.6.
Accompanying the extensions are new events, with the previously cancelled 'Spices From The West' event scheduled from 14 May to 7 June as the last event of version 2.6's extended run.
As of the time of writing, there are still no official announcements on when version 2.7 will be released.
For more details on the 2.7 delay compensation rewards, check the official HoYoverse announcement here.
Why is version 2.7 delayed?
HoYoverse did not explicitly state the reason behind the postponement of version 2.7's release.
China implemented lockdowns last month amid Omicron variant outbreaks in the mainland, with most of the cases being concentrated in the cities of Shanghai and Beijing as well as the neighbouring province of Jilin.
HoYoverse's parent brand, miHoYo, is notably headquartered in Shanghai, where citizens have struggled for food and other supplies due to the stringent lockdown.
Genshin Impact players have previously speculated on how the lockdown has affected the game's developers due to the 'Spices from the West' event in version 2.6 being quietly scrapped and maintenance on the 'Serenitea Pot' feature beginning around the same time lockdowns began in Shanghai.
Earlier this month, HoYoverse told Kotaku that it had closed its physical office in Shanghai and started providing supplies to employees, who have begun working from home.
"Our team in Shanghai is now working from home and doing our best to organize all the online work. We have also been providing necessary supplies to Shanghai team members at this special period," said HoYoverse.
"While the distance may bring challenges in communication and everyday tasks, it is vital to protect the health and safety of team members here."
But with version 2.7 now being postponed, it seems the situation for the Genshin Impact developers may still be impacted.
We can only hope for cases in Shanghai to go down and for the lockdown to cease.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.