Based on data mined information, we know the update is supposed to bring Kuki Shinobu on a banner in the second half of the update cycle, which is usually three weeks after the release of the first half (thanks, PCGamesN).
The update was likely delayed partially due to severe COVID-19 lockdowns that have been imposed in Shanghai, where MiHoYo is based.
Due to project progress, the Version 2.7 update will be postponed.
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— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) April 29, 2022
Updates are usually released on a regular six-week development cycle, however MiHoYo has said it “will provide the corresponding information to Travelers as soon as possible.”
Game features like decorating and building in the Serenita Pot have also been under maintenance for several weeks.
In other Genshin Impact news, the Ayaka Banner is back until May 10, which will see a huge increase in the drop-rate of five-star character “Frostflake Heron” Kamisato Ayaka.
The event also sees a significantly increased drop rate for four-star characters “Wolf Boy” Razor (Electro), “Thorny Benevolence” Rosaria (Cryo), and “Mujina Ninja” Sayu (Anemo).
The company’s CEO, Allen Wu, was ousted by the board two years ago, but he managed to cling to his position due to centuries-old business practice in China, where he possessed the company’s seal stamp, allowing him to ignore anything the board requests.