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Genshin Impact update 2.4 leaks: Yunjin & Shenhe, Enkanomiya map update, release date

Published: 14/Nov/2021 2:00 Updated: 14/Nov/2021 2:01

by James Busby


Genshin Impact update 2.4 is coming soon — two new characters in Yunjin and Shenhe are expected to drop onto Teyvat, the Inazuma map update will feature new region Enkanomiya, and more. Here’s what we know about the January 2022 patch.

Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks have surfaced online, giving players a sneak peek at Yunjin, Shenhe, and the upcoming Enkanomiya map update.

While many travelers will be saving their Primogems for the 2.3 update, which will see the release of Arataki Itto and Gorou – the 2.4 update will also be packed with plenty of new content.

It may still be early days, but we’ve rounded up all the Genshin Impact update 2.4 leaks and rumors in preparation for the upcoming release. 



Genshin Impact update 2.4 release date

Aether with Paimon, Mona, Fischl, and Scaramouche
The Genshin Impact 2.4 update is on the horizon.

Genshin Impact’s Version 2.4 update is rumored to release in January 2022.

Current speculation states that 2.4 will run from January 5 to February 15

Genshin Impact update 2.4 livestream

The Genshin Impact 2.4 livestream has yet to be announced by miHoYo, but we’ll likely hear an official announcement closer to the release date.

The developers will likely host the stream on Twitch, and we can expect the usual promo code giveaways and character demonstrations. We have embedded the official Genshin Impact Twitch stream below for convenience.

New characters Yunjin, Shenhe coming in Genshin Impact update 2.4

After being in the files for months, Yunjin and Shenhe are finally expected to release in Genshin Impact update 2.4.

Yunjin has been widely theorized to be Genshin Impact’s first Dendro character, expanding the game’s elements for the first time since release. She currently exists in the game as an NPC, serenating all of Liyue with her opera performances.


Shenhe was rumored to be the human form of the Cloud Retainer, although voice lines only allude to the possibility. She is expected to be a five-star character however, and also a Cryo-Catalyst user.

The two characters’ release have been leaked by an anonymous dataminer, who got the details of Gorou and Itto’s release — as well as the Albedo and Eula re-run in update 2.3 — correct. It has also been seconded by Ubatcha1.

Ganyu & Xiao re-runs leaked for Genshin Impact update 2.4

The same anonymous leaker has also claimed Ganyu and Xiao will be getting re-runs in update 2.4.

This would lead to yet another patch with three banners — and it’s possible the Ganyu and Xiao re-runs could happen concurrently like Albedo and Eula’s.


Genshin Impact update 2.4 map update: Enkanomiya rumored, not The Chasm

While initial leaks pointed towards The Chasm — off the west of Liyue — would be coming in Genshin Impact update 2.4, its release has been reportedly delayed a little longer.

Instead, players will stay in Inazuma for another patch, this time exploring Enkanomiya. The underground palace near Sangonomiya Shrine will explore what many consider to be the birthplace of the Watatsumi people.

For those waiting for an early Dendro release, unless the Yunjin leaks are true, sadly you’ll need to wait a bit longer.

Genshin Impact 2.4 Keqing and Ningguang skins

The Keqing and Ningguang skins have been rumored for a while now, but according to Ubatcha1, they will release as part of Genshin Impact’s 2.4 update. Both skins will launch alongside the Lantern Rite event. This event was previously released in Version 1.3, which saw the appearance of Xiao – the 5-star Anemo Adeptus.


While miHoYo has yet to reveal how you can get Keqing and Ningguang’s skins, they will likely follow a similar pattern to the game’s previous Jean and Barbara skins.

During the event, Jean’s “Sea Breeze Dandelion” skin was available for purchase in the in-game Shop for a limited-time discount. Meanwhile, Barbara’s could be unlocked via completing requirements in the new Echoing Tales event.

Because of this, it’s speculated that Keqing’s skin will be purchasable for 1,350 Genesis Crystals, while Ningguang’s will be free to claim during the event. 

Keqing skin
Keqing skin will likely be the same price as Jean’s Sea Breeze Dandelion skin.

We will update this Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks hub as soon as we hear more details. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Genshin Impact content:


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