miHoYo has officially announced all the sweet details for the upcoming Genshin Impact Version 2.5 Update, titled – “When the Sakura Bloom. The key takeaway of the announcement is no other than the new character Yae Miko, Enkanomiya map update as well as the continuation of Raiden Shogun’s story.
Check out the trailer:
New Character – Yae Miko
Yae Miko, the head shrine maiden of the Grand Narukami Shrine, will be joining as the new 5-star Electro Catalyst user. With her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst, Miko is capable of providing both constant damage off-field and high burst damage on-field. Meanwhile, players may also cross paths with Yae Miko as an unusual urban legend circulates throughout Inazuma.Yae Miko’s Event Wish will be available in the early stage of the update, followed by Event Wishes Rerun of Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi.
New Trounce Domain Boss
On the other side of Inazuma, a formidable new Trounce Domain opponent arises, as Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest continues, promising to challenge players with intimidating combat mechanics.
So far, the live stream didn’t reveal much of the details on the boss, but we are pretty sure that’s the Shogun puppet Ei has created. I guess the poor programming on the puppet has led to more contradictions with Raiden Ei’s newfound understanding of “Eternity”.
New Seasonal Event
The new seasonal event “Three Realms Gateway Offering” will challenge explorers with an area based on Enkanomiya that is haunted by unknown darkness. Once they have set foot in this area, characters will continuously accumulate corrosive darkness. A special gadget, the Bokuso Box, will be given to help resist the corrosive darkness, gain new abilities, and take down certain monsters. Open chests, unlock Waypoints and complete exploration objectives in the event area will all level up the Bokuso Box. The event will last the entire duration of Version 2.5, providing players with an ample amount of time to fully explore every corner and claim rich rewards including Primogems and the new 4-star catalyst weapon, Oathsworn Eye.
Tough enemies continue to appear in Inazuma. Beneath the water in Enkanomiya, players may encounter Standard Bearers, Line Breakers, and Defenders of the Shadowy Husk family, each type with different weapons, elements, and abilities. For instance, the Standard Bearer will create shields for itself and nearby Shadowy Husks if it hits a shielded character.
With Version 2.5, the “Divine Ingenuity” event will offer a chance for players to create their own domain. Participants of this event will be able to customize their own domains with a variety of terrain, mechanisms, traps, buffs and completion criteria. Moreover, players may also try out other players’ domain designs.
The Chasm Concept Art RevealedA series of concept art about the Chasm was revealed to fans and players in the latest Version 2.5 Special Program. Starting from Version 2.6, players will be able to explore this all-new map addition in Liyue.
Coming Soon on 16th February 2022
Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 update will be arriving on February 16, 2022. Check out the full replay of the live stream announcement if you happen to miss it.