Version 2.4 of Genshin Impact is releasing soon, and developer miHoYo seems to already be teasing new characters for Version 2.5, including Yae Miko. Fans have been eagerly awaiting Yae Miko\’s release date in Genshin Impact for quite some time. However, outside of some brief appearances in the Inazuma content, she\’s remained fairly elusive.
For players wanting to recruit Yae Miko to their teams, the wait isn\’t quite over – but she does appear to be getting closer to releasing in the game. Yae Miko is an Electro user with the Yae Publishing House in Inazuma. The character initially surfaced online thanks to a datamine in 2020, and she\’s long been rumored for Genshin Impact updates ever since. Speculation reached a fever pitch in 2021 when Yae Miko was a part of the Version 2.0 livestream; however, she wasn\’t playable yet.
As late as December 2020, alleged leaks pointed at Yae Miko being in Genshin Impact 2.5. With multiple characters already confirmed for January 2022\’s Version 2.4 update, this seems like a plausible time for her to release. Despite taking a bit of a backseat in Inazuma\’s storyline, Yae Miko has remained a popular character that fans have been hoping to see in-game. Now, it appears as if fans thankfully have the official confirmation they\’ve been waiting for.
Genshin Impact: When Yae Miko\’s Banner Release Date Likely Is
The official social media accounts for Genshin Impact have seemingly confirmed Yae Miko for Version 2.5 now. A new image of Yae Miko was shared last week, and this follows the way miHoYo teases characters about an update in advance. With Version 2.4 releasing this week, it would follow the studio\’s typical release schedule for showing off future characters. While the post stopped just short of confirming Yae Miko for Genshin Impact 2.5, the subtext is clear – and it\’s been the way miHoYo has revealed new characters for the past six months or so.
Assuming she\’s playable in Version 2.5, this would mean Yae Miko\’s release date is around February 16, 2022. This would be when Genshin Impact 2.5 goes live, keeping with the game\’s usual six-week release schedule. However, it\’s possible Yae Miko\’s Banner won\’t release until halfway through the update, which is something miHoYo has done with other new characters in previous updates.
Until fans gets official confirmation, all signs point toward Yae Miko being playable in Genshin Impact 2.5. This means they should expect to find her in-game around the middle of February – and in early March (halfway through the update) at the latest. In the meantime, Genshin Impact 2.4 is introducing new characters and events this week that should keep players busy.