Genshin Impact Version 2.5 Update 'When the Sakura Bloom' is set to arrive on February 16, 2022

Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo today showcased Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 Update “When the Sakura Bloom” will be 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.

Challenge explorers in Enkanomiya in the new seasonal event Three Realms Gateway Offering

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. Moroever, a special gadget, the Bokuso Box, will be given to help resist the corrosive darkness, gain new abilities, and take down certain monsters.

Players will be able to 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. During this course, the event will provide 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.

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The new seasonal event Three Realms Gateway Offering in Genshin Impact 2.5 update

Moving further, beneath the water in Enkanomiya, players may encounter Standard Bearers, Line Breakers, and Defenders of the Shadowy Husk family. Each type of these creatures will come 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.

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More allies will also come to help as 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 will also get to cross paths with Yae Miko as an unusual urban legend circulates throughout Inazuma. Yae Miko’s Event Wish will also be available in the early stage of the update, followed by Event Wishes of Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi.

Create your own domain in the Divine Ingenuity event in Genshin Impact’s version 2.5 update

With the Version 2.5 update, 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.

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Divine Ingenuity event in Genshin Impact’s version 2.5 update

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. The 2.5 version update of Genshin Impact will be arriving worldwide on February 16th, 2022, for Android and iOS users.

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