Genshin Impact Version 2.5 is here — the February update includes the long-awaited release of Yae Miko, as well as a new Raiden Shogun boss fight and more character reruns. Here’s what you need to know, including the full patch notes.
The Inazuman arc in Genshin Impact’s main story is approaching its end in Version 2.5. With only a couple more updates left before players turn their attention towards Sumeru, HoYoverse have been saving their best for last.
The February update includes Yae Miko’s release — finally — after months of speculation. Raiden Shogun will be reappearing as a new weekly boss, and there’s two reruns returning too.
For those waiting for The Chasm though, Version 2.5 won’t include any map updates.
Here’s what we know about Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 update.
- Genshin Impact Version 2.5 release date
- Version 2.5 trailer
- What’s coming in Genshin Impact Version 2.5?
- Genshin Impact Version 2.5 patch notes
Genshin Impact Version 2.5 update release date
HoYoverse has finally confirmed a release date for Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 update: February 16, 2022. It will run until March 30, 2022.
Genshin Impact update 2.5 trailer
Missed the Genshin Impact Version 2.5 livestream on February 6? Catch up on the trailer above, and check out the major changes coming in the update below.
What’s coming in the Genshin Impact Version 2.5 update?
Yae Miko finally added as playable character
The Chief Priestess of Grand Narukami Shrine has been a core part of Inazuma’s storyline so far, and now Genshin Impact players will be able to recruit Yae Miko to their squad.
She is joining the game’s roster as a five-star Electro Catalyst character — with great synergy with Raiden Shogun no less. Her Elemental Skill lets her dash around the battlefield, leaving behind totems that can be activated with her Elemental Burst for big damage.
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Yae Miko is also getting a standalone story quest in Genshin Impact to accompany her release, as well as a special five-star weapon — Kagura’s Verity — in a banner running alongside her own.
Yae Miko banner
Hello Travelers~ In Version 2.5, the new "Three Realms Gateway Offering" event with new gameplay will be taking place in Enkanomiya. In addition, new Wishes will take place, let's take a look!
View the full notice here >>>https://t.co/peSa5j9Lie#GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/zuCHuc5G1Z
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) February 14, 2022
The Yae Miko banner has now officially been announced by HoYoverse, giving players a look at all the characters that will be featured alongside her. The following 4-star units will receive a special rate-up:
- Thoma: Pyro
- Diona: Cryo
- Fischl: Electro
Two banner reruns: Kokomi & Raiden Shogun
While Yae Miko will have her solo banner run through the entirety of Phase 1, two reruns will take place in the second half of Version 2.5: Kokomi and Raiden Shogun.
It’s been a few months since the two were first released — both hit live servers in September 2021 — and with the storyline circling back around to them, it makes sense to bring the duo back.
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More details about the Kokomi and Raiden Shogun rerun banners will be released closer to Version 2.5’s launch date.
New Raiden Shogun weekly boss fight
Raiden Shogun will get her own weekly boss fight in Genshin Impact Version 2.5, with the yet-to-be-released Kamisato Ayato and Yae Miko rumored to utilize her item drops.
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.
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While the Raiden Shogun story quest fight proved tricky for many Genshin players, this new weekly boss looks to increase her lethality even further.
And if that wasn’t enough Raiden Shogun content, she is also getting a second Act to her Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter story quest in Version 2.5.
New Shadowy Husk enemies
Three new enemies are being added into Genshin Impact. Named under the archetype Shadowy Husk, there’ll be three different types: Standard Bearers, Line Breakers, and Defenders.
They align with different elements — Pyro, Hydro, and Cryo — and have different weapons and abilities.
The new Shadowy Husk enemies are being added to Enkanomiya, but might appear across different parts of Teyvat in the future.
Three Realms Gateway Offering & Divine Ingenuity events
Four events will be available to players throughout Genshin Impact Version 2.5, the two biggest of them being the Three Realms Gateway Offering and Divine Ingenuity quest lines.
In Three Realms Gateway Offering, players will have to explore a new part of Enkanomiya while combating a corrosive mist that weakens their powers. However, by keeping your Bokuso Box charged and making offerings, you can cleanse it away.
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The Divine Ingenuity event was leaked in some capacity ahead of the update and will see players create their own Domains to share with others. Players will be able to use trampolines, set traps, utilize element-applying platforms, windfields, and other obstacles.
A couple of smaller events, including a rerun of the Hyakunin Ikki tag team event, are also expected in Version 2.5.
You can find the full Genshin Impact Version 2.5 update patch notes below, courtesy of HoYoverse.
Genshin Impact Version 2.5 patch notes
- 5-Star Character “Astute Amusement” Yae Miko (Electro)
- Vision: Electro
- Weapon: Catalyst
- Lady Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine also serves as the editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House. Unexpected intelligence and cunning are hidden under her beautiful appearance.
- Kagura’s Verity (5-Star Catalyst)
- The bells used when performing the Kagura Dance, blessed by the Guuji herself. The scent of the Sacred Sakura tree lingers on it.
- Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
- Oathsworn Eye (4-Star Catalyst)
- A national treasure of Byakuyakoku stored in the Dainichi Mikoshi. With the coming of the Serpent God, this item was used to notarize great oaths and wishes.
- After using an Elemental Skill, Energy Recharge is increased for 10s.
- “Three Realms Gateway Offering” event: Take part and obtain the event-exclusive weapon “Oathsworn Eye” (Catalyst)
- During the event, explore the darkness-covered Enkanomiya, using Light Realm Sigils to upgrade your Bokuso Box. Upgrade your Bokuso Box to a certain level to obtain Oathsworn Eye (Catalyst) and its refinement materials, and rewards such as Crown of Insight. Complete the Event exploration quests to obtain Primogems, Weapon Ascension Materials, and more.
- Duration: 2022/02/17 10:00 until the end of Version 2.5
- Eligibility: Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above. Complete the Archon Quest: “Chapter II: Act II – Stillness, the Sublimation of Shadow” and complete the World Quest “Erebos’ Secret”.
- Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams”
- Quest Start Time: Permanently available after the Version 2.5 update
- Quest Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above. Complete the Archon Quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals”, and complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I – Reflections of Mortality”
- Yae Miko’s Story Quest “Divina Vulpes Chapter: Act I – The Great Narukami Offering”
- Quest Start Time: Permanently available after the Version 2.5 update
- Quest Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above. Complete Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams”
- “Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto”
- This is the form that the puppet that inherited the Raiden Shogun’s authority takes when she is opposing those who threaten Eternity.
- She will continuously absorb Ominous Destiny, and when Ominous Destiny is filled up, she will enter the Baleful Shadowlord form. In this form, she will gain great DMG RES and deal more fatal attacks. Additionally, while she is in the Baleful Shadowlord form, active characters will lose Elemental Energy at intervals.
- Located at Narukami Island
- Shadowy Husk: Standard Bearer, Line Breaker, and Defender
- An enigmatic warrior of darkness.
- When their attacks hit a character defended by shields, they will obtain buffs at the cost of its HP.
- New Recipes: “Sangayaki and Udon Noodles,” “Fukuuchi Udon”
- New Namecards: “Celebration: Binge Vessel,” “Yae Miko: Kitsune Dreaming,” “Travel Notes: Awakening”
- New Achievements added to the “Wonders of the World” category.
- New Furnishings: “Leisure Device: On the Pulse”, “Sub-Space Cabochon: In Soaring Flight”
- New Living Being: “Coral Butterfly”
- “Wanderer’s Advice” is newly added to the weekly redeemable items in the Realm Depot.
- “Dynamic Range” and “Output Settings” newly added in Settings > Audio.
- Newly added icon hints to the Artifacts filtering interface.
- Adds the feature of adding Weapons at once to the Destruction System.
- Adds some prompts for loading screens.
- Floor 11 Ley Line Disorders changed to:
- All characters in the party gain a 60% Electro DMG Bonus.
- All party members gain 30% Healing Bonus.
- Floor 12 Ley Line Disorders changed to:
- For this floor only, the ley line flow will be normal.
- Updated the monster lineup on Floors 11 – 12 of the Spiral Abyss.
Starting from the first time that the Lunar Phase refreshes after updating to Version 2.5, the two Lunar Phases will be as follows:
- Phase I: Lightning Moon — When opponents take Electro-Charged DMG, their Electro RES decreases by 10% for 10s. Max 4 stacks. Each stack’s duration is independent. Each enemy can receive this effect once every 1.2s.
- Phase II: Godcall Moon — When the active character’s Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts hit an opponent affected by Electro, a shockwave is created at that opponent’s position, dealing True DMG. A shockwave may be produced in this manner every 2s.
Adjustments and Optimizations
- Optimizes weapon crafting order. Weapon crafting list will be sorted by weapon type.
- Optimizes the UI style of the new Books archive unlock hint.
- The top tab in the character Artifact page now supports scrolling by using a controller.
- Optimizes the filtering and sorting function of Artifacts.
- Optimizes the filter function of character Artifacts: a maximum of 2 affixes can now be selected.
- Optimizes the UI display style of the Resin replenishment pop-up window: Upon reaching the maximum number of times Original Resin can be replenished, the exchange button will turn gray (the button will disappear for controller controls).
- Optimizes the area of effects on some enemies after they are knocked down to provide a smoother gaming experience.
- Optimizes the guidance of some quests to reduce the difficulty of adventuring: adjusted the Adventure Rank requirement of the World Quest “When the Trail Goes Cold”. After the adjustment, Travelers with an Adventure Rank of 22 or above can accept the quest. If your Adventure Rank is below 22 before Version 2.5, the quest objective “Talk to Katheryne” will disappear from the Quest Menu after the Version 2.5 update. You can accept this quest again after reaching the corresponding Adventure Rank.
- If your current quest objective is “Talk to Iris” or subsequent objectives, then your quest will not be affected after the version update.
- Adds option to adjust the dynamic range of audio in “Settings/Audio > Other Settings.”
- Adds option to switch between stereo or surround sound in “Settings/Audio > Other Settings.” Relevant devices are required to experience stereo or surround sound effects.
- Optimizes ambient sound and some sound effects.
- Optimizes the frequency of voice line triggers for some characters.
- Optimizes the Japanese and Korean voice-over for certain characters and quests.
- Replaces Oz’s Chinese voice artist and replaces Oz’s related voice-over.
- The appearances of the NPCs Jean, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona will be adjusted to the Alternate Outfits in Version 2.5 and in the quests of previous versions.
- Removes cutscenes from previous events to reduce the size of the client.
- Starting from Version 2.5, the bitrate for new cutscenes on mobile will be adjusted to 25,000 kbps to streamline client size.
- Adjusts the height of the central stage disc in all levels on Floors 1 – 8 of the Spiral Abyss.
- Adds borders when moving the cursor with a controller in the Serenitea Pot editing menu.
- Optimizes the description text of the stored set in the Serenitea Pot.
- Optimizes some animations of the characters Ningguang and Lisa in the Character > Weapon interface.
- Adds dialogue to the Narukami Island region’s Grand Narukami Shrine NPC Inagi Hitomi: after the dialogue, Travelers who have completed the World Quest “Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual” can obtain the Furnishing “A Mask”.
- After the Version 2.5 update, the red dot of some announcements will only appear on the “Announcements” button and no longer displayed on the Paimon Menu in the top-left corner of the interface.
- Fixes an issue with the Daily Commission “The Thundering Wilds” whereby the response area range required to disperse the Electro fog is too small.
- Fixes an issue with the Archon Quest “Where the Heart Finds Rest” whereby the Traveler “Lumine” is abnormally displayed as the Traveler “Aether” in two frames during a cutscene.
- Fixes an issue whereby the boss “Bathysmal Vishap Herd” would not be defeated after reaching 0 HP under certain circumstances.
- Fixes an issue whereby when the character is near a wall around the boss Bathysmal Vishap Herd, ranged attacks will have a probability of abnormally targeting opponents below the ground.
- Fixes an issue whereby the energy spikes skill of the opponents Primordial Bathysmal Vishap, Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap, and Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap will trigger abormally when the character is at a higher elevation.
- Fixes an issue whereby the DMG dealt by the opponent Geovishap’s water pillar skill was abnormal.
- Fixes an issue whereby there is a probability that the Electro wall attack cast by the boss “Thunder Manifestation” would be displaced when encountering Geo constructs.
- Fixes an issue under certain circumstances whereby the boss “Electro Hypostasis” does not recover HP as usual when out of combat.
- Fixes an issue with the boss “Childe” whereby during the third phase, his cloak will abnormally flicker or have gray display effects under certain circumstances.
- Fixes an issue whereby after logging in multiple times, the Corrosion effect inflicted on the characters by the boss “Golden Wolflord” would apply abnormally under certain circumstances.
- Fixes an issue in Co-Op Mode whereby after defeating the boss “Signora,” there is a small probability that the Blazing Heat state would continue to accumulate.
- Fixes an issue with the opponents “Rockfond Rifthound” and “Thundercraven Rifthound” whereby the collision effect during a portion of their attacks would be abnormal.
- Fixes an issue in Domains whereby if the Electro orb attacks cast by the opponent “Electro Abyss Mage” do not hit any targets, they will abnormally deal DMG to the center of the Domain (such as the Ley Line Monolith situated in the center of the Domain).
- Fixes an issue whereby the shadow effect on the Raiden Shogun’s face would display abnormally while she is in the Musou Isshin state.
- Fixes an issue whereby the shadowing on Ningguang’s back is displayed abnormally after changing into her outfit “Orchid’s Evening Gown.”
- Fixes an issue with Keqing whereby when switching to the “Opulent Splendor” outfit, the edges of her pupils will display abnormally.
- Fixes an issue with the swimming speed of Diona, Klee, Sayu, and Qiqi whereby they would not benefit normally from increased Movement SPD bonus effects.
- Fixes an issue with Arataki Itto under specific circumstances whereby after casting his Elemental Burst, the effect duration of DMG changing to Geo DMG would be abnormal.
- Fixes an issue with Bennett whereby if he is interrupted during his Charged Attack, his facial expressions would abnormally remain.
- Fixes an issue whereby clipping would occur with the models of Diluc when he is sprinting and Raiden Shogun when she is sitting.
- Fixes an issue with Gorou whereby when holding the attack button to enter aiming mode, the camera position would be abnormal.
- Fixes an issue with Eula whereby after casting her Elemental Burst, “Dance of the Shimmering Wave,” there is a probability that the Lightfall Sword’s accumulation of energy stacks is abnormal when the frame rate is low.
- Fixes an issue whereby some text of Tartaglia’s Profile > Voice-Over > “Opening Treasure Chest: I” voice line were missing.
- Fixes an issue whereby characters’ colors may display incorrectly when changing characters multiple times after activating Elemental Sight.
- Fixes an issue whereby the Craft and Convert tabs in the Crafting page no longer displayed the current number of Mora during that given game session after switching to the “Mystic Offering” tab.
- Fixes an issue whereby the number of stored furnishings in the “Set > Obtain Required Furnishings” page in the Serenitea Pot might be displayed abnormally.
- Fixes an issue with the “Artifact > Enhance” page whereby there is a small probability that the enhancement effect preview will appear abnormally when no material is put in.
- Fixes an issue whereby when using a controller to view in-game mail, there is a probability that mail attachments would not display correctly.
- Fixes an issue whereby the limited-time symbol in the top-left corner of the limited-time gadgets was not displayed normally in the Inventory.
- Fixes an issue whereby when viewing friends’ Character Details, pressing the ESC button at the same time may cause display issues.
- Fixes an issue under certain circumstances whereby the forging queue would be displayed abnormally on the Forge screen.
- Fixes an issue that caused some characters’ and enemies’ voice lines to be missing or not triggering correctly.
- Fixes an issue with voice-over lines for some characters and some quests in Japanese, Korean, and English.
- Fixes the source description error of the Character Level-Up Material “Dragonheir’s False Fin.”
- Fixes an issue with abnormal shadows for some characters inside Inazuma City’s Uyuu Restaurant.
- Fixes an issue whereby some objects would float abnormally in the Enkanomiya region.
- Fixes an issue whereby the camera may point abnormally after some characters talk to NPCs while simultaneously casting their Elemental Bursts.
- Fixes an issue under certain circumstances whereby some characters would abnormally float when abnormally entering a scenario model.
- Fixes an issue whereby when playing the game on PC on the lowest graphics setting, in some scenes of the Sea Gazer’s Abode Domain, when the characters Shenhe, Thoma, Ganyu, and Razor cast their respective Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts, there is a small chance that their special effects will be displayed abnormally.
- Fixes an issue whereby when playing the game on iOS, Android, or on PC on the lowest graphics setting, in some scenes of the Spiral Abyss, when the characters Shenhe, Thoma, Ganyu, and Razor cast their respective Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts, there is a small chance that their special effects will be displayed abnormally.
- Fixes textual errors in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Indonesian, German, Thai, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese and optimizes some text
- Note: Related in-game functions have not changed. Travelers can view the changes in different languages by going to the Paimon Menu > Settings > Language and changing the Game Language.