This morning, developer miHoYo released a livestream to talk about the latest Version 2.4 update for their hit open-world gacha title, Genshin Impact. This time, instead of the voice actors hosting, we had different staff members from the Genshin Impact development team guiding players on each of the additions we’ll be seeing in the upcoming update, which is slated to release on January 5, 2022.
Here’s a list of what you should expect from Version 2.4. Please note that the following images were taken from the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel (unsaved broadcast).
To start things off, as the Teyvat approaches the New Year, we will be going back to Liyue to celebrate the Lantern Rite with both new and old acquaintances, such as Shenhe, Yun Jin, Xiao, and Ganyu. In the main event, titled “Fleeting Colors in Flight,” players will be able to not only obtain an exclusive skin for Ningguang but also choose one Liyue 4-star character and add them to your team for free. In addition, a login bonus offering up to 10 Intertwined Fates will also be available.
Furthermore, four Event Wishes will be happening in Version 2.4. During the first phase of the patch, Shenhe and Xiao will be available for players to Wish for, and on the second phase of the patch, Zhongli and Ganyu will return for another chance. This is great, as many players have requested these characters to return for several months. Thankfully, with the introduction of the new characters, a myriad of team compositions are now possible.
Next, a new area will open in Inazuma, called Enkanomiya. The developers describe it as an underground region just below Watatsumi Island. It will contain many puzzles that require players to adjust the time to proceed, as day and night affect mechanics. As Genshin Impact continues to get more and more regions and expand its map even further, optimization will be added to the in-game map so that players can easily access their desired region instead of scrolling to where they wish to go.
UPDATE: The English version of the Version 2.4 Special Program is now available on the official Genshin Impact YouTube Channel. You can watch it here, with subtitles:
Genshin Impact Version 2.4 will be available on January 5, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS, and Android. A PC data pre-load option should be possible to perform a few days prior, and we’ll keep you updated regarding it.
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