Genshin Impact Version 2.5 "When the Sakura Bloom" Available on February 16
Hi, Travelers! Your Genshin Impact team is excited to announce that Version 2.5 "When the Sakura Bloom" is coming to Epic Games Store on February 16. The update brings Yae Miko as a new playable character, new stories in Inazuma, and a special adventure in Enkanomiya.
Meet Yae Miko Under Blooming Sakura
In Version 2.5, Travelers will meet some familiar faces of Inazuma. Yae Miko, who debuted in the Inazuma storyline, is now the newest five-star playable character. You will also be able to reunite with the Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi in more stories that take place in Inazuma.
Yae Miko is the head shrine maiden of the widely revered Grand Narukami Shrine that guards the Sacred Sakura. Despite her elegance, her cunning and mischievous side can be detected from many urban rumors of Inazuma. In combat, Yae Miko wields a catalyst and manipulates the Electro element. She is able to provide constant damage with her "Sesshou Sakura" when off the field as well as high burst damage when on the field.
Right after the update, Travelers will have a chance to recruit Yae Miko in her Character Event Wish, followed by the reruns of Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi. A new five-star catalyst weapon, Kagura's Verity, will also be available in Version 2.5. Moreover, the update brings new Story Quests of Yae Miko and Raiden Shogun, revealing more about Inazuma's past and present left untold in the Archon Quests.
Dispel the Corrosive Darkness in Enkanomiya
Since the last update, many Travelers have been bravely delving into the mystic underwater realm of Enkanomiya. With the area invaded by an unknown darkness, new challenges have now emerged. In the new "Three Realms Gateway Offering" event, Travelers are commissioned by Sangonomiya Kokomi to investigate the darkness shrouding Enkanomiya and protect Watatsumi Island from the creeping threat.
This new exploration event will be running throughout Version 2.5, where the main goal of Travelers is to explore a special event map based on Enkanomiya. Your strategies are crucial, as there will be new mechanisms and a gadget to utilize. Throughout the exploration, a handy gadget called the "Bokuso Box" will protect Travelers from the corrosive darkness and offer different tricks to assist in the adventure. However, as the darkness accumulates, the energy of the "Bokuso Box" will gradually diminish, making it impossible to defeat some monsters until the energy is replenished.
The area is infested with tough enemies, including the never-before-seen "Shadowy Husk" monsters. Each of the three types of Shadowy Husk monsters has unique abilities. For example, the Standard Bearer creates shields for itself and other Shadowy Husk monsters nearby when its attack hits a shield-protected character. So, think twice when dealing with these guys! Of course, exploration will still bring great rewards, including a new four-star catalyst weapon and much more.
Unleash Your Creative Power
Besides the exciting exploration, Travelers will also have a chance to show off their creativity in the "Divine Ingenuity" Domain design event, try to serve as a bartender at Diluc's tavern, or further test out their combat skills in the returning "Hyakunin Ikki" event.
The new "Divine Ingenuity" event will let Travelers design their own Domains where players need to reach the target area within a set amount of time to clear the challenge. When designing your Domains, you can customize the terrain and mechanisms, place Adventure Coins and add a variety of traps or blessings. Once you've completed the challenge yourself, you'll be able to share it with other players!
Travelers seeking respite from combat can experience the role of a bartender by participating in the latest "Of Drink A-Dreaming" event at the Angel's Share tavern. With some hints and a stroke of genius, you can unlock a series of Drink Recipes to meet all kinds of customer requests. The event will not only bring exclusive rewards, but also the opportunity to mingle with some old friends.
Last but not least, a top secret is now declassified - the long-awaited The Chasm will be coming in the Version 2.6 update! We look forward to sharing more about the new area with you in our next update, but for now, we hope you enjoy the upcoming adventure in Inazuma!