Genshin Impact update 2.5 leaks: Yae Miko, Ganyu rerun, Ayato, release date - Dexerto
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Genshin Impact update 2.5 leaks: Yae Miko, Ganyu rerun, Ayato, release date

Published: 13/Jan/2022 17:00

by James Busby


Genshin Impact 2.5 leaks have revealed a number of new characters and details, giving players a sneak peek at future content. 

A number of Genshin Impact 2.5 leaks have revealed information on upcoming characters and banner reruns. While many travelers will be diving into the 2.4 update and spending their Primogems on Shenhe and Yun Jin, that hasn’t stopped a number of 2.5 details from surfacing online. 

Genshin Impact’s 2.5 update is rumored to include the long-awaited arrival of Yae Miko – the Chief Priestess of Inazuma’s Grand Narukami Shrine. There are also leaks that suggest a Ganyu rerun will feature alongside Yae, so there’s certainly a lot to be excited about for both new and veteran players alike. 


While it may still be early days, we’ve rounded up all the Genshin Impact 2.5 leaks and rumors in preparation for the game’s upcoming update. 


Genshin Impact 2.5 release date

Albedo with Aether and Paimon in the snow
Genshin Impact’s 2.3 update may have just begun, but the 2.5 leaks are already pouring in.

MiHoYo has yet to give an official release date for 2.5, but we do know that Genshin Impact’s Version 2.4 update is rumored to release in January 2022. This means the 2.5 update will likely release in February

While this may seem rather far away, it will give players plenty of time to save Primogems for Yae Miko and Ganyu. For those aiming to unlock Arataki Itto and Shenhe, this release window will likely come as a relief. 


Genshin Impact update 2.5 livestream

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Genshin Impact’s 2.5 livestream will reveal plenty of new content.

The Genshin Impact 2.5 livestream has yet to be announced by miHoYo, but we’ll likely hear an official announcement closer to the release date.

The developers will host the official stream on Twitch, where we can expect the usual promo code giveaways and character demonstrations. We’ll embed the official Genshin Impact Twitch stream above for your convenience when the announcement is live. 

Yae Miko banner release date

Yae Miko character model in Genshin Impact
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Yae is one of the most highly anticipated Genshin Impact characters.

According to renowned Genshin Impact leaker, @Ubatcha1, Yae Miko will release alongside the 2.5 update. While there has yet to be any footage of Yae Miko’s abilities, it’s currently believed that the Shrine Priestess will command the Electro element. 


This rumor stems from her purple eyes and visible Electro Vision that has been placed within her golden earrings. Quite how she’ll use these electrical abilities remains to be seen, but many players believe she could be a Catalyst user that bombards her enemies with ranged electrical attacks.

We’ll likely see more details revealed in the coming months to come, so we’ll be updating this section as soon as we have more information. 

Ganyu rerun banner release date

Ganyu banner rerun
The Ganyu banner could be set to return in 2.5.

MiHoYo has yet to give an official release date for the Ganyu rerun banner, but one Genshin Impact leaker has speculated that she could be arriving in the 2.5 update. It’s currently rumored that the Ganyu’s rerun will drop alongside Yae, which means travelers who missed the Plenilune Gaze in Version 1.2 will finally have a chance to unlock her. 


Ayato release date

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Ayato could share the same element and weapon type as his younger sister, Ayaka.

For now, Ayato doesn’t have a set release date in Genshin Impact. However, @Ubatcha1 did find some data surrounding Ayaka’s brother in the 2.4 beta. According to the leaker, Ayato is a sword user who has a male body type.

Ayato could release a lot sooner than 2.5, but the current findings suggest that miHoYo is preparing for his debut. 

Raiden Shogun weekly boss fight

A new leak from Genshin Mains has discovered that Raiden Shogun will get her own weekly boss fight in 2.5, with Ayato and Yae rumored to utilize her item drops. The footage is only 18-seconds long, but it does give us a decent look at how the Electro Archon will utilize her abilities in combat.


Unlike her previous encounter, Raiden Shogun can be seen floating above the ground in a mechanical suit, which she uses to wield her Musou no Hitotachi. At one point, Ei even uses her Eye of Stormy Judgment to unleash a gigantic katana, slicing through everything on the screen.

While Raiden Shogun story quest boss fight proved tricky for many Genshin players, this new weekly boss fight looks to increase her lethality further.

Raiden Shogun banner rerun release date

Raiden Reign of Serenity banner
The previous Raiden Shogun banner released in 2.1.

A number of Genshin Impact leaks have found that the Raiden Shogun banner rerun will release in the 2.5 update. This means the 5-star Electro character could release alongside Yae Miko – the chief priest of Inazuma Grand Narukami Shrine.

This rerun would also make sense, particularly given Raiden Shogun will now have her own weekly boss fight. It’s also speculated that she will have some involvement in the 2.5 story, so those looking to add the Electro Archon to their team will want to start saving their Primogems.

Genshin Impact Custom Domains

Beidou in a Genshin Impact Domain
The Genshin Impact Divine Ingenuity event could bring custom Domains to the game.

The leaked Divine Ingenuity could enable travelers to create their very own custom Domains. Genshin Impact leaker, Genshin Intel, discovered the findings in the 2.5 beta, stating that the “Divine Ingenuity is an event similar to Super Mario Maker, where players can complete Domains created by others.”

According to Genshin Intel, travelers will be able to use trampolines, set traps, utilize element-applying platforms, windfields, and other obstacles. There are currently no findings to suggest that enemy mobs can be placed, but miHoYo could adjust this before the event’s official release.

So, there you have it, everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.5. We’ll be updating this page as soon as miHoYo reveals further details. In the meantime, check out our other Genshin Impact news and guides:

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