Genshin Impact 2.5 | Leaks, New Characters, Release Date!

Version 2.6 is expected to be jam-packed with content, from Yae Miko to even more puzzles in Enkanomiya.

Another update is incoming! Genshin Impact's development team continues to expand Teyvat with new areas, characters, and exciting events and stories, one update at a time.

Check out this compilation of leaked content that's expected to drop in the game's Version 2.5. But remember: take leaks with a grain of salt and know that changes between the beta server and actual release aren't uncommon.

A huge thank you to UBatchaGenshin_IntelWFPHoney Impact, and the Genshin Impact community.

Genshin Impact 2.5 Release Date

Genshin Impact's Version 2.5 update is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2022. This is subject to change but falls in line with the game's attempt to roll out a consistent six-week update period.

This is our tentative road map of when the updates should be released. Anything after update 2.5 is purely guesswork based on the game's six-week update schedule so far, as miHoYo has not released another roadmap.

  • Version Update 2.5—Scheduled for Feb. 16, 2022, and will run until Mar. 30, 2022.
  • Version Update 2.6—Sceduled for Mar. 30, 2022, and will run until May 11, 2022.
  • Version Update 2.7—Sceduled for May 11, 2022, and will run until June 22, 2022.


New Characters

Genshin Impact has confirmed via Twitter a new character who will make an appearance in Version 2.5.

Yae Miko—Five-Star Electro Catalyst

The Grand Narukami Shrine's head shrine maiden and a descendant of Kitsune lineage, Eternity's servant and friend... and the intimidating editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House, a publisher of light novels.

Yae Miko

Learn more about this coy priestess by checking out our guide on Everything we know about Yae Miko in Genshin Impact – Abilities, voice actor, and more! and our wiki page on Yae Miko's Skills, Constellations, Ascension materials, and more.

While Yae's banner placement is unconfirmed, it's highly likely that she'll occupy the first banner without a second five-star. Meanwhile, some leakers have revealed the possibility of Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi's appearances in the second banner of Version 2.5.

New Weapons

Based on current leaks, two new catalysts are expected to drop in Version 2.5.

Oathsworn Eye

  • Four-star catalyst; visually matches Sangonomiya Kokomi
  • Attack: 44-565
  • Substat: Attack (6 to 27.6 percent)
  • Passive: People of the Faltering Light—Increases Energy Recharge by 24/30/36/42/48 percent for 10 seconds after using an Elemental Skill.

Kagura's Verity

  • Five-star catalyst; visually matches Yae Miko and is her best-in-slot weapon
  • Attack: 46-608
  • Substat: Crit Damage (14.4-66.2 percent)
  • Passive: Kagura Dance of the Sacred Sakura—Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill Damage of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12/15/18/21/24 percent for 16 seconds. Max three stacks. This character will gain 12/15/18/21/24 percent All Elemental Damage Bonus when they possess three stacks.

New Enemies

The new enemies leaked for Version 2.5 amp up the game's difficulty level with mechanics that will keep you on your toes—or drive you crazy.

Weekly Boss: Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun is expected to appear as a new Weekly Boss in Version 2.5. She will be located under the Grand Narukami Shrine.

She has been leaked to come in six Phases, but keep in mind that the information is still subject to change.

  • Phase 1: normal battle
  • Phase 2: Destroy Electro Constructs and find the correct Raiden from three Illusions within 10 seconds (two separate challenges). Failure to complete this Phase will bring players back to Phase 1, followed by a weakened Phase 2.
  • Phase 3: a Fury meter will appear under Raiden's HP, enhancing her abilities and giving her an Electro shield. A time-stopping Attack similar to the Musou no Hitotachi will prevent your ability to move.
  • Phase 4: Raiden will be enclosed by her giant arms, and an Electro Construct will spawn. Shielded characters will take no Damage from the slash Attacks, but will injure Raiden's shield.
  • Phase 5: Raiden will return to her enhanced form, and will summon totems and throw explosive spears.
  • Phase 6: Breaking Raiden's shield will bring her to Phase 6, which is a weakened state that lasts for 20 seconds. Failure to defeat her within this period will bring her back to Phase 1.

Related: Will Raiden Shogun be a weekly boss in Genshin Impact 2.5?

Common Enemies: Shadowy Husks

Based on their leaked abilities, these pesky new enemies are unapologetically anti-shield. Get your healers ready when exploring Enkanomiya and delving into the Spiral Abyss.

  • Shadowy Husk: Standard Bearer (Pyro)—An enigmatic, pitch-black standard-bearer. When its attacks hits a character who is protected by a shield, it sacrifices a portion of its HP and creates a shield for itself and nearby Husks.
  • Shadowy Husk: Line Breaker (Hydro)— After its attacks land on a character protected by a shield, it will sacrifice a portion of its own HP to generate healing ripples that continuously regenerate HP for itself and nearby Husks. This healing effect can stack multiple times.
  • Shadowy Husk: Defender (Cryo)—An enigmatic, pitch-black archer. After its attacks land on a character protected by a shield, it will sacrifice a portion of its HP to change its weapon stance for a given period of time, expanding a firm shield that defends against Damage and buffs its Attack. The Attack buff received by the Cryo Husk via this method can be stacked multiple times.

New Abyss Lineup

Floor 11

Ley Line Disorder: All characters in the party gain a 60 percent Electro Damage Bonus. All party members gain a 30 percent Healing Bonus.

ChamberFirst HalfSecond Half
Chamber 1x1 Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
x1 Cryo Abyss Mage
x2 Geovishap
x2 Electro Whopperflower 
x2 Pyro Whopperflower 
Chamber 2x1 Hydro Abyss Mage
x5 Cryo Specter
x3 Hydro Specter
x2 Large Cryo Slime 
x2 Large Hydro Slimes 
x1 Pyro Abyss Mage 
x1 Large Pyro Slime
x2 Mutant Electro Slime 
x2 Large Electro Slime
x1 Dendro Samachurl 
x4 Electro Specter
x2 Pyro Specter 
Chamber 3x2 Thundercraven Rifthound 
x4 Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp 
x1 Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning 
x1 Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames 

Floor 12

There will be no Ley Line Disorder on this floor.

ChamberFirst HalfSecond Half
Chamber 1x2 Thundercraven Rifthound
x2 Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp 
x2 Primordial Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling
x2 Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling 
x2 Primordial Bathysmal Vishap
Chamber 2x2 Ruin Guardx1 Golden Wolflord
Chamber 3x1 Shadowy Husk: Standard Bearer
x1 Shadow Husk: Line Breaker
x1 Shadow Husk: Defender 
x1 Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap 
x1 Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap 

New Food

Some new dishes could possibly make their way to Teyvat—and Paimon's tummy! Check out what we've been able to scrounge so far:

  • Fukuuchi Udon (Yae Miko's Specialty Dish)—Revives character and restores 250 HP.
  • Udon Noodles—Revives the selected character and restores 250–550 HP.
  • Sangayaki—Decreases Stamina depleted by sprinting for all party members by 15–25 percent for 900s seconds. In Co-Op Mode, this effect only applies to your own character(s).

New Name Cards

Name Card collectors will be excited to hear that, per leaks, there should be at least three new Name Cards coming in the update.

  • Battle Pass namecard
  • Of Drink-A-Dreaming (bartender event) namecard
  • Yae Miko namecard

New Furniture

Enkanomiya-themed Furnishings are expected to drop in Version 2.5. These include plant life and houses. There's also going to be a new mini-game Furnishing called the Leisure Device: Archery Game, which will allow you to play a scored archery game in your Realm, whether alone or in Co-op. Its design visually appeals more to Monstadt-themed Realms.

A Special Furnishing item may also be obtained from Inagi Hotomi at Grand Narukami Shrine after completing Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual.

Related: How to change the background music in the Serenitea Pot in Genshin Impact

New UI

Quality-of-life has been on miHoYo's list of priorities, and there's no better way to execute that than by fixing the in-game UI to be as convenient as possible.

  • Artifacts can now be filtered by set and stat order. For instance, choosing Crit Damage as #1 and HP as #2 in the Sort Order will filter the Crit Rate Circlet with the highest HP substat.
  • One additional column may be added to the Inventory UI, allowing more items to appear on each row.
  • One, two, and three-star weapons can be auto-added and destroyed without having to click the individual items.
  • Surround sound may be added to the Audio Output Settings.

New Alternate Outfits

Due to censorship issues in China, miHoYo announced alternate outfits for Amber, Mona, Jean, and Rosaria. Leakers believe that these will come out in Version 2.5.

New Story Quests

Get excited for more Inazuma lore, which has been leaked to come in the form of two Story Quests. Make sure to stock up on Story Keys before the update drops!

  • Yae Miko's Story Quest: Divina Vulpes Chapter: Act I
  • Raiden Shogun's Story Quest: Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II - Transient Dreams

New Events

Three Realms Gateway Offering

This is an exploration event where players must solve puzzles in the darkened Enkanomiya. The exploration progress in this event is separate from your progress in Version 2.4.

It's a large event with plenty of new Chests and puzzle mechanics, but keep in mind that the leaks below may still change between the beta and Version 2.5 release.

  • Bokuso Box—new gadget that can disperse darkness surrounding enemies and challenge Trials. It can build up corrosion and lose energy, but these effects can be countered with other event mechanics.
  • Light Sigils—can be obtained through various exploration objectives. It can be offered to the Statue of the Vassals in Enkanomiya to upgrade the Bokuso Box (up to level 15) and strengthen its corrosion effects.
  • The Rite of Diffusal—Teleport Waypoints around Enkanomiya have been blocked and can only be unblocked using Aphotium Ore and Tokoyo Legumes. These can be obtained by gathering using the Bokuso Box.
  • Light Realm Cores—can be obtained from Luxurious Chests in Enkanomiya. Offering them to the Statue will grant you Bokuso Arts (battle buffs).
  • Mirrors—these are new puzzle mechanisms. Light is refracted by Water Mirrors and reflected by Ice Mirrors, and these can be moved using Pyro and Cryo Skills.
  • Illusory Stairways—these are stairways that can change direction by activating the Bokuso Box.

Of Drink-A-Dreaming

This bartender event is expected to take players back to the Angel's Share in Monstadt. Play the role of bartender and mix juices, tea, and coffee, and unlock 21 recipes. It's unclear whether or not the recipes can be used post-event.

These are four-stage timed challenges serving NPC customers with various preferences. The following characters may also make an appearance (including voicelines!):

  • Eula
  • Kaeya
  • Rosaria
  • Diluc
  • Lisa
  • Jean
  • Zhongli
  • Beidou
  • Ningguang
  • Shenhe

Hyakunin Ikki Rerun

The Hyakunin Ikki event was first released in Version 2.1, and leakers revealed that it may make a comeback in Version 2.5. The event involves completing six timed stages in pairs of two, aided by various buffs that you can assign to each team.

The new enemies, Shadowy Husks, are expected to appear in this event. The following trial characters have also been leaked to appear: Ayaka, Yoimiya, Kazuha, Itto, Xiangling, and Razor.

Divine Ingenuity

The Divine Ingenuity has been leaked to be a new event type, where players can design Domains and publish them for others to challenge. These are mob-free Domains that will test your puzzle-building capabilities with traps, wind fields, trampolines, and Element-applying platforms.

Stay tuned for more updates, leaks, and guides here on Pro Game Guides. Don't forget to start exploring Enkanomiya by following our guide on How to complete The Subterranean Trials of Drake and Serpent World Quest in Enkanomiya Genshin Impact.

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Hi, I'm Nicki, and I'm fueled by iced coffee, gacha games, and 2D boys. I spend most of my time on Genshin Impact and figuring out the latest Arknights stage that I've failed 40 times in a row.

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  1. I actually really love those alternative outfits, would love to see more.