Genshin Impact 2.5: Leaks, Banners, Release Date & Latest News

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Genshin Impact 2.5 is on the horizon and based on what we've learned from leaks, it's already looking like a fascinating addition to the game!

Here is everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.5 so far, including when players can expect its release date and what players can expect from its banners, events, and beyond.

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Release Date

Genshin Impact 2.5 will go live on February 16, 2022, running until March 30, 2022.

This timing puts the Spring Festival in the Genshin Impact 2.5 timeframe, which is a fantastic event for players to look forward to.

Genshin Impact 2.5 Livestream

miHoYo usually runs a Livestream two weeks before releasing a new update. We can expect the Genshin Impact 2.5 Livestream on Friday, February 4, 2022.

During the Livestream, developers announced the new content coming to the game, besides giving away Free Primogems Promo Codes.


Genshin Impact 2.5 Banners

Yae Miko has officially been announced by miHoYo as the 5-star character coming on the first phase banner of Genshin Impact 2.5.

We can also expect the announcement of Kuki Shinobu, Arataki Itto's sidekick, a 4-star electro character.

In the case of reruns, we can expect the return of Raiden Shogun. Archons come back after 4 patches of their original release and she is part of the story. Likewise, Kokomi is part of the Three Realms Gateway event, we can expect her rerun.

With no more Mondstadt and Liyue characters waiting for a rerun, it is time for Inazuma inhabitants, Kazuha, and Kujou Sara seems to be first on that list.

Map Changes

While many players expect The Chasm to open as it's been on the map for some time, there is no indication that the Chasm is coming in Genshin Impact 2.5.

With that, we are most likely receiving new exploring areas for Enkanomiya instead.

  • Dark version of Enkanomiya covered with a purple fog similar to Tsurumi Island
  • Different realm, with unique enemies, chests, and players have to unlock the teleport waypoints again.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.4: How to Unlock Enkanomiya, Key Sigil Locations

Raiden Shogun Weekly Boss in Genshin Impact
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Raiden Shogun Weekly Boss

New Boss - Raiden Shogun

It seems the rumors were true, Raiden Shogun is coming back, not only in a banner and the Second Chapter of her story. She is becoming the new weekly boss. Once defeated she will drop materials for Ayato, Yae Miko, and future characters.

The Electro archon looks like a terrifying boss, but that often means the best rewards.

New Enemies - Shadowy Husks

Genshin Impact 2.5 will introduce the Shadowy Husks, a new type of enemy with the capability to heal and provide a shield to other foes.

There are three different types of Shadowy Husks.

  • Flagbearer Shadowy Husk
  • Guard Shadowy Husk
  • Line-breaker Shadowy Husk
  • The enemies will drop the following world materials when defeated: Gloomy Statuette, Dark Statuette, and Deathly Statuette
New Eenemies in Genshin Impact 2.5
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New enemies in Genshin Impact 2.5

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Leaks: Yae Miko Abilities, Gameplay, and Constellations

New Weapons and Artifacts


Genshin Impact will introduce two new catalysts, one from the Gacha System and another F2P, part of the rewards of an upcoming event.

Yae Miko Weapon in Genshin Impact
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Yae Miko is a Kagura Suzu

Kagura's Verity

The new 5-star weapon is a Catalyst, the signature weapon for Yae Miko. The weapon resembles a Kagura Suzu.

These are the stats for the upcoming 5-star Catalyst:

  • Base Attack: 608
  • Secondary stat - 66.2% Crit DMG
  • Passive R5: When using an Elemental Skill character receive the Shinra Dance, increasing the Elemental Skill DMG by 24%
  • The effect lasts 12s and stacks 3 times. When 3 stacks are reached wielder gains additional 24% damage.

Ascension Material Kagura's Verity

These are the ascension materials for the new Catalyst:

  • Mask Series - Weapon ascension material that players can obtain in the domain Court of Flowing Sand in Inazuma.
    • On Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Concealed Pieces - Common Material drop by the Rifthounds.
  • Spectral Pieces - Common material drop by the Specters.

Oathsworn Eye

The free weapon for Genshin Impact 2.5 will be a catalyst, with a ring design similar to Everlasting Moonglow.

The catalyst is obtainable in the Three Realms Gateway Offering (Exploration event)

These are the stats for the upcoming 4-star Catalyst:

  • Base Attack: 565
  • Secondary stat - 27.6% ATK
  • Passive R5: Increases Energy Recharge by 48% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.

Ascension Material Oathsworn Eye

These are the ascension materials for the new Free Catalyst:

  • Branch of Distant Sea Series - Weapon material that players can obtain in the domain Court of Flowing Sand in Inazuma.
    • On Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Concealed Pieces - Common Material drop by the Rifthounds.
  • Spectral Pieces - Common material drop by the Specters.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Leaks: Banners, Yae Miko, Raiden, Kokomi, Kazuha

Events Ver. 2.5

Genshin Impact 2.5 is bringing a batch of new events and some fan favorites re-runs:

  • New Boss Domain: Raiden Shogun will be the new weekly boss.
  • Three Realms Gateway Offering: Exploration event of Enkanomiya, with three new regions.
    • The main event of Genshin Impact 2.5
    • Free 4-star Catalyst Oathsworn Eye as the main reward.
    • Kokomi is part of the story in this event.
    • New Gadget for this event called: Bokuso Box
  • Divine Ingenuity
    • Player-designed domains accessible by all players
    • Travelers can design the obstacles and rooms, but not the enemies.
  • Drink a Dreaming
    • Prepare drinks for certain characters to unlock new dialogs.
    • Eula, Kaeya & Rosaria, Diluc, Lisa & Jean, Zhongli, Beidou & Ningguang, and Shenhe
  • Hyakunin Ikki re-run
    • Combat challenges with a quick swap of teams of two.
    • Players can use the following Trial Characters: Ayaka, Yoimiya, Kazuha, Itto, Xiangling, and Razor
Alternative Outfits in Genshin Impact 2.5
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Comparison: Current Outfits vs. Alternative Outfits

Latest - New Mondstadt Outfits

Genshin Impact 2.5 skins will focus on Mondstadt characters, releasing a more elegant version of the current outfits for Mona, Jean, Rosaria, and Amber.

The Outfit will be available for free during the second phase of the Ver. 2.5 at the beginning of March 2022.

  • Jean - Gunnhildr's Heritage
    • The main change in Jean is the addition of an undercoat black shirt.
  • Amber - 100% Outrider
    • Amber changed the explorer shorts and corset for a Red Romper with white gloves.
  • Mona - Covenant of Stars and Moon
    • Mona is no longer wearing Leotard and Black Leggins. Now, instead, she has a Romper and Lond Stockings.
  • Rosaria - To the Free Person of the Church
    • Rosaria lost the fishnets, and now they were replaced by three layers of clothes: shorts, stockings, and leggings.
  • Rosaria's corset now will cover most of her Torso and wears full arm gloves.

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