Genshin Impact version 2.5 launches on February 16, adding new five-star character Yae Miko, new story quests for Raiden Shogun, new exploration events, and more

Mihoyo has announced that Genshin Impact version 2.5 will launch on February 16 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices.

Dubbed 'When the Sakura Bloom', this update adds a new exploration event in Enkanomiya with new mechanics, Yae Miko as a new five-star character, new story quests for Raiden Shogun, a new Trounce Domain opponent, Raiden Shogun & Sangonomiya Kokomi up for reruns, and the ability to create and share your own domains.

To celebrate this new release, there's three new promotional codes that'll give you in-game freebies. They're below - or you can find all the other codes on our Genshin Impact Promo Codes page:

First, some codes that are only available on February 4th: 

  • VTPU3CQWYCSD
    • x100 Primogems
    • x10 Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • AB7VJC9EGDAZ
    • x100 Primogems
    • x5 Hero's Wit
  • WT7D3CQEHVBM 
    • x100 Primogems
    • 50,000 Mora

The Genshin Impact 2.5 trailer, all the details, and screenshots can be found below via Mihoyo.

Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo today showcased Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 Update, “When the Sakura Bloom,” coming on February 16, 2022. Darkness of unknown origins is looming in the recently opened Enkanomiya area, bringing unprecedented challenges for the Travelers. On the other side of Inazuma, the story of the Raiden Shogun continues, followed by the Story Quest of Yae Miko, accompanying her arrival as the latest five-star character.  

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious "Traveler," who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast regions, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses!

The new seasonal event “Three Realms Gateway Offering” will challenge explorers with an area based on Enkanomiya that is haunted by unknown darkness. Once they have set foot in this area, characters will continuously accumulate corrosive darkness. A special gadget, the Bokuso Box, will be given to help resist the corrosive darkness, gain new abilities, and take down certain monsters. Open chests, unlock Waypoints and complete exploration objectives in the event area will all level up the Bokuso Box. The event will last the entire duration of Version 2.5, providing players with an ample amount of time to fully explore every corner and claim rich rewards including Primogems and the new 4-star catalyst weapon, Oathsworn Eye.

Tough enemies continue to appear in Inazuma. Beneath the water in Enkanomiya, players may encounter Standard Bearers, Line Breakers, and Defenders of the Shadowy Husk family, each type with different weapons, elements, and abilities. For instance, the Standard Bearer will create shields for itself and nearby Shadowy Husks if it hits a shielded character. On the other side of Inazuma, a formidable new Trounce Domain opponent arises, as Raiden Shogun’s Story Quest continues, promising to challenge players with intimidating combat mechanics.

More allies will also come to help. Yae Miko, the head shrine maiden of the Grand Narukami Shrine, will be joining as the new five-star Electro Catalyst user. With her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst, Miko is capable of providing both constant damage off-field and high burst damage on-field. Meanwhile, players may also cross paths with Yae Miko as an unusual urban legend circulates throughout Inazuma. Yae Miko’s Event Wish will be available in the early stage of the update, followed by Event Wishes of Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi.

With Version 2.5, the “Divine Ingenuity” event will offer a chance for players to create their own domain. Participants of this event will be able to customize their own domains with a variety of terrain, mechanisms, traps, buffs and completion criteria. Moreover, players may also try out other players' domain designs.

A series of concept art about the Chasm was revealed to fans and players in the latest Version 2.5 Special Program. Starting from Version 2.6, players will be able to explore this all-new map addition in Liyue.

Genshin Impact's Version 2.5 update will be arriving on February 16, 2022. With the cross-save function, players can now continue their adventure across PlayStation, PC, and mobile. The game is available for download on PS4 and PS5 from the PlayStation Store, on Android from Google Play, on iOS from the App Store, and on PC from Epic Games Store or the Genshin Impact official website (genshin.mihoyo.com). First released in September 2020, the game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS. For more information and updates, please visit the official Genshin Impact website (genshin.mihoyo.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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