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Genshin Impact version 2.4 coming January 5 with new area and characters and the return of the Lantern Rite Festival

MiHoYo did a nice Twitch broadcast last night to drop more details for Genshin Impact version 2.4 which will go live on January 5. The new update will be called “Fleeting Colors in Flight and will return a number of stuff from past updates including Liyue’s biggest annual festival called “The Lantern Rite”, new characters and another new location to explore.

Check out the trailer for version 2.4 below:

New Location to Explore – Enkanomiya

Fleeting Colors in Flight will also unveil the new island of Enkanomiya, an underwater nation sealed awa for thousands of years beneath Inazuma. Unlike the other islands in Inazuma, Enkanomiya is a huge floating island located beneath the ocean, constantly eroded by the Abyss. Ancestors of the people of Watatsumi Island once lived there, leaving the ruins of an ancient civilization that are older than any other relics found on land. Without day and night underground, players will find a way to use Dainichi Mikoshi, the artificial sun developed by the ancient civilization, as they delve into the puzzles and depths of Enkanomiya.

Dangerous enemies also await in the unknown new area. Living in the dark waters of Enkanomiya, Bathysmal Vishaps are  More enemies also show up from the Abyss. The Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames can unleash Pyro attacks that deal delayed bursts of damage regardless if characters are shielded or not.

Bathysmal Vishaps

There will also be some new enemies that will be introduced in 2.4 namely the Bathysmal Vishaps who are described as “cunning social predators who can hunt together and take advantage of their surroundings in combat.”

 

Five-Star Character Shenhe

To confront the challenges, players can team up with more reliable companions. The two new playable characters joining at the start of Version 2.4 are both polearm users and reliable supports to the team. The new five-star character Shenhe not only wields the power of Cryo herself but also increases the Cryo damage dealt by her teammates. Her Elemental Skill can also boost either nearby party members’ Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage, or their Normal, Plunging, and Charged Attack damage.

Four-Star Character Yun Jin

The four-star character Yun Jin owns a Geo Vision, and she can buff her teammates’ Normal Attacks based on her Defense and the variety of Visions in the player’s party. As an opera master, Yun Jin’s opera performance will be voiced by a professional Peking Opera Artist, while her daily-life dialogues will be delivered by voice actors in different languages.

Rerun banners

Players may also recruit Xiao, Ganyu, and Zhongli in their own Event Wishes during the upcoming version.

The Return of the Jade Chamber and the Lantern Rite

As the world of Teyvat sees its own new year arrive in Version 2.4, Liyue Harbor will once again be packed with games, stalls, vendors, and all sorts of festivities to celebrate the Lantern Rite. In this year, the Traveler can also pitch in to help Ningguang and the locals rebuild the Jade Chamber. Meanwhile, rich rewards including 10 Intertwined Fates, a chance to get one of the eight free four-star Liyue characters, and Ningguang’s new outfit Orchid’s Evening Gown can be obtained in the latest seasonal events. Keqing’s new outfit Opulent Splendor will also be on sale with a limited-time discount.

 

About Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast regions, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses!

Genshin Impact’s Version 2.4 update will be arriving on January 5, 2022. With the cross-save function, players can now continue their adventure across PlayStation┬«, PC, and mobile. The game is available for download on PS4 and PS5 from the PlayStation™Store, on Android from Google Play, on iOS from the App Store, and on PC from Epic Games Store or the Genshin Impact official website (genshin.mihoyo.com). First released in September 2020, the game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS. For more information and updates, please visit the official Genshin Impact website (genshin.mihoyo.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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