04/16/2022 UPDATE: Now ended. Genshin Impact is not accepting requests anymore.
While the 2.7 update is around the corner and will be released in a couple of weeks, as players try to wait, they can get a chance to experience the early stage of the 2.8 update by signing up on the closed beta-testing servers. You only have until Friday, April 15th (GMT 8:00+) to be a beta-tester so what are you waiting for?
It’s simple. Players need to fill up a form in order to get a chance to try out the update, they can sign up via their official Discord server, heading to the announcements provided by the admins, or they can sign up directly to the beta-testing form here that is spread through on Twitter. Please note that you’ll be required to have your email address linked to your HoYoverse account (formerly miHoYo), and have both your HoYoLab and Discord ID ready to be qualified for the application.
You’re unlikely to get into the beta-testing phase of version 2.8 if you’re not a part of the forums. With a massive amount of players worldwide, there’s probably only a small chance that you’ll get selected. With that in mind, selected players are not allowed to share or leak any information concerning the beta-testing phase with anyone, as well as signing an NDA. So, if you’re one of those lucky players, you better keep it only to you and to yourself. Doing such a thing will get you into trouble.
As for the release date, several reports and rumors confirm that the release date for the 2.8 update should roll out around the last week of June 2022. Relying on HoYoverse, the developer of the game’s announcement regarding the update roadmap, the company says that they will be updating and maintaining the game every six weeks, but that goes for the 2.7 update, which is slated to be released around May 2022.