Genshin Impact 2.8 has finally launched, and to mark the new Summer Fantasia event, you can earn free primogems by either watching or streaming the game on Twitch – here’s what you can get and how you can get it.
According to the official HoYoverse post, the streaming event will run from July 14 to August 7, though registration is now open. During that period, if you link your HoYoverse account to your Twitch account, you can collect Blackberry, Enchantment Ore, and Precious Primogems just by watching special Twitch-enabled Genshin streams.
15 minutes watched gives you 20,000 blackberry; 30 minutes earn four sanctifying anointings; 60 minutes gives you five mystical enhancement minerals; 90 minutes brings you the ingenuity of three heroes; but the real prize is the 30 Firstborns, which you get for watching two hours of drop-enabled streams. Keep an eye out for Twitch streams labeled “drops enabled” and make sure you’ve linked your HoYo and Twitch accounts beforehand.
But if you want to get in on the action and earn some extra goodies, you can stream Genshin yourself and collect hundreds of primogems in the process. Start by registering for the 2.8 event – you will need to link an email to your HoYoverse account and then create a Genshin Impact Global UID. Connect everything to your Twitch account, and between July 14 and August 7, make sure you’re streaming on the Genshin Impact Twitch channel.
Six hours of streaming during the entire event period nets you 200 primogems. Stream an additional three hours, for a total of nine, and you’ll earn another 200 gems. Take that to a total of 12 hours and you’ll get another 400 gems.
Basically, if you stream for a total of 12 hours, you will earn 800 gems. Phew. Numbers are difficult.
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You will also get rewards for concurrent viewers: reach 50 and you can keep 1200 primogems. The authentication and verification period for the event runs from August 8 to August 24, and you won’t get your rewards until 30 days after it’s complete, which means you can expect your gifts at the end of September. However, that leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the Sumeru region, along with new Dendro users and whatever mysterious things are going on with the Heralds.