Genshin Impact 2.5 Adds Costumes, Shenhe Banner, and Ningguang Hangout Event Events
MiHoYo’s next Genshin Impactupdate was Version 2.4 Flight. It launched just in time to welcome the new year. Teyvat’s next storyline will feature new banners and costumes, an additional year of the Lantern Rite Festival, a return to the Jade Chamber, as well as a lot more screen time for Ningguang, one of Genshin’s best characters.
Next month Shenhe and Yun Jin will release. The former will be a four-star character, while the latter will debut as a five-star Shenhe for a short time on January 5. MiHoYo hosts its double five-star up rates for its next banners. Xiao will be joining Shenhe as the fifth-star option. Phase two of 2.4 will see Zhongli, Ganyu, and Ganyu return to the fold. These are arguably some of your strongest picks for your Genshin Impact roster. Ganyu is especially welcome back.
Flight offers more fashion options. MiHoYo will give away Ningguang’s new fancy look, Orchid’s Evening Gown. Keqing will get a paid outfit with Opulent Splendor, her formal attire. These are ensembles for Liyue’s Lantern Rite Festival. This annual event rewards players with a four-star character, 10 Intertwined Fates, and other goodies.
Genshin Impact has other plans. It’s not just about new faces and looks. It is a dark, dangerous place in the ocean depths that hides new enemies. There are two types of enemies: the Bathysmal Vishaps, who hunt together in groups to destroy your team in unknown waters. Then there is the Pyro-wielding Abyss Lector, Fathomless Flames, which can pierce through your team’s shields. It’s a stunning area, and MiHoYo continues to improve upon its formula for these areas. However, we might explore Enkanomiya more clearly as the studio shared details about optimization changes in a PlayStation blog for the patch.
It’s all very well, and I am excited about the Genshin patch. But the most important bits are hidden away in the first two seconds. Ningguang, Beidou, and the Lantern Rite Festival fireworks can be seen if you fast-forward the trailer to the 43-second mark. Later on, they have some back-and-forth when discussing the next battle. They kiss the Traveler when he leaves, no matter what anyone says. I will not believe anything they say. Ningguang will be in the next batch of character Hangout Event–MiHoYo is aware of what’s going on.
In Version 1.1, A new star approaches, Nigguang gives up her Jade Chamber to save Liyue’s life from an old god. Although that story was over a year old, reconstruction efforts seem to have brought the new lookout point for Liyue back into operation. The moment is fleeting as the 2.4 trailer shows Ningguang’s most heart-stopping moment, where he willingly sacrifices everything to get it back. While Genshin Impact’s older arcs remain my favorite, I am keen to return to Liyue to see the city rebound from that tragic day. A Beijing moment is something I will do for, so thanks.