Unfortunately, the lack of live streaming leaks from Genshin Impact 2.4 means players have to speculate on its likely date and time.
Genshin Impact live streams are also known as special shows, and there is an amazing amount of consistency in dates and times. For example, the initial Chinese live broadcast always started at 20:00 or 21:00 (UTC+8).
As for the dates, the last few live streams have been separated by about 40 days; ergo, one can deduce when the live stream Genshin Impact 2.4 will happen. Any major announcement speculation derives from what was the focal point of the recent Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks.
Speculation about the date and time of Genshin Impact 2.4’s live broadcast and possible major announcements
Here is a quick summary of all the important speculation details:
- Possible date: From December 22 to 26, 2021
- Probable time (Chinese): 20:00
- Probable time (English): 8:00
Likewise, here are the main potential potential announcements:
- Shenhe and Yunjin . banner
- Xiao and Zhanyu are back
- Lantern Rite event
- New enemies and bosses
- extraction codes
Possible live broadcast dates for Genshin Impact 2.4
Starting this speculation is a discussion about the possible date of the live broadcast of Genshin Impact 2.4. Previous special programs always started on the same date for all regions. Here is a list of past live broadcast dates for your reference:
- Version 1.1: October 30, 2020
- Version 1.2: December 11, 2020
- Version 1.3: Jan 22 2021
- Version 1.4: March 6, 2021
- Version 1.5: April 16, 2021
- Version 1.6: May 28, 2021
- Version 2.0: July 9, 2021
- Version 2.1: August 20 2021
- Version 2.2: October 3, 2021
- Version 2.3: November 12, 2021
Here’s the number of days between each live broadcast:
- Version 1.1 -> 1.2: 43
- Version 1.2 -> 1.3: 42
- Version 1.3 -> 1.4: 43
- Version 1.4 -> 1.5: 41
- Version 1.5 -> 1.6: 42
- Version 1.6 -> 2.0: 42
- Version 2.0 -> 2.1: 42
- Version 2.1 -> 2.2: 44
- Version 2.2 -> 2.3: 40
This means that the Genshin Impact 2.4 live broadcast can take place 40 to 44 days after the date of the 2.3 special programme. The date of the last was November 12, 2021, leaving for fans the following possible dates:
- December 22, 2021 (40 days after SP 2.3)
- December 23, 2021 (41 days after SP 2.3)
- December 24, 2021 (42 days after 2.3 Special Program)
- December 25, 2021 (43 days after SP 2.3)
- December 26, 2021 (44 days after 2.3 Special Program)
A live broadcast of Genshin Impact 2.4 on Christmas Eve or Christmas seems improbable, but not impossible.
Possible live broadcast time of Genshin Impact 2.4
The likely time for Genshin Impact 2.4 to go live varies from region to region. Here is when I started the Chinese live broadcast of previous special programs on Bilibili, all at UTC+8:
- Version 1.1: 21:00
- Version 1.2: 21:00
- Version 1.3: 21:00
- Version 1.4: 21:00
- Version 1.5: 21:00
- Version 1.6: 21:00
- Version 2.0: 21:00
- Version 2.1: 21:00
- Version 2.2: 20:00
- Version 2.3: 20:00
As one can see, the previous Chinese live stream started at 21:00 (UTC + 8) before moving to 20:00 (UTC + 8) in recent releases. Thus, it is logical to assume that the Chinese live broadcast will start at 20:00 (UTC+8) again.
Twitch live streams have always happened earlier than those on YouTube for Genshin Impact. However, the former English live stream did not always use Twitch, with the oldest data going back to Genshin Impact 2.0. Here are the following times since then (all for Twitch at UTC-4):
- Version 2.0: 9:00
- Version 2.1: 8:00
- Version 2.2: 8:00
- Version 2.3: 8:00
Thus, it would be logical to assume that Twitch’s English Genshin Impact 2.4 live broadcast will start at 8:00 (UTC-4).
Potential major ads
Special programs tend to include major and minor advertisements. It’s easy to make the first choice based on what was the focal point of the Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks. Naturally, new characters and replays will be shown.
The new characters are Shenhe and Yun Jin, while the reboot of Genshin Impact 2.4 are Xiao and Ganyu. Possibly a brief overview of Shenhe and Yun Jin’s combination, players discover that Shenhe is a 5-star Cryo Polearm unit, while Yun Jin is a 4-star Geo Polearm user.
Lantern Rite has many details that have been leaked, making it look like a significant event. The Genshin Impact 2.4 live stream could discuss several things involving this event but not necessarily spoil everything. Some of the possible topics include:
- Free 4-star character from Liyue
- How does the new event and sub-events work
- Some details of the story
Enkanomiya is a brand new location set to appear in Genshin Impact 2.4. Previous live streams have hinted at new territories or shown new ones, so fans are likely to take a closer look at this new territory.
They may even cover up some new enemies and bosses when doing so. For example, the Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap and the Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap head each consist of two entities, but it drops Shenhe’s unique ascent material.
Of course, every Genshin Impact live stream contains temporary redeem codes to help players get free Primogems. There will be a few of them scattered throughout the broadcast.
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