Genshin Impact 2.5: Banners, Release Date & Latest News

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Genshin Impact 2.5 is finally here and the update adds some exciting stuff to the game, including the most popular character yet, Yae Miko!

Here's everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact 2.5 update, including when you can play it and the banners it will feature.

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Release Date & Time

Genshin Impact 2.5 is live now for you to download. It went live on February 16 and will run until March 30, 2022.

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Genshin Impact 2.5 Last Week

We are in the last week of Genshin Impact 2.5, the last six days for players to wish on the Kokomi and Raiden Shogun banner. The last chance to reach lv. 50 of the Battle Pass.

Version 2.5 still has active events, with very interesting rewards.

  • Three Realms Gateway Offering: Exploration event of Enkanomiya, with three new regions.
  • Rewards:
    • Free Catalyst Oathsworn Eye
    • 1200-1500 Primogems from quests and chest.
    • Time Remaining: 6 days (March 29)
  • Hyakunin Ikki rerun
    • Combat Challenge where players switch between 6 different tag-teams to defeat mobs of enemies.
    • Players can obtain 420 Primogems, Inazuma Talent Books, Mora, and Mystic Enhancement ore.
    • Time Remaining: 5 Days (March 28)
  • Overflowing Mastery
    • Players will obtain the double of Talent Books material in all domains.
    • The double rewards are up to three times per day with Original Resin
    • Time Remaining: 5 Days (March 28)
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Genshin Impact 2.5 Banners

The first phase of Genshin Impact 2.5 will have only one Character Event Banner.

Everbloom Violet will feature Yae Miko - 5-star Electro, Catalyst character.

Along with Yae Miko, the chances to obtain the following 4-stars characters are increased.

  • Thoma - 4-star Pyro, Polearm User
  • Dionna - 4-star Cryo, Bow User
  • Fischl - 4-star Electro, Bow User.
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The presence of Thoma and Dionna in the banner could indicate that Yae Miko will need shield generators in her team. In the case of Fischl, she is an excellent Electro Battery.

Banners Genshin Impact 2.5
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Credit: miHoYo Ver. 2.5 Livestream
BANNERS: Three Banners are coming to Genshin Impact 2.5: Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko and Kokomi

For the second half of Genshin Impact 2.5, arriving on March 9, 2022, we are receiving two rerun banners:

  • Reign of Serenity
    • Featuring Raiden Shogun - 5-star Electro Polearm User
  • Drifting Luminescence
    • Featuring Sangonomiya Kokomi - 5-star Hydro Catalyst User
  • The following 4-star characters complete the roster:
    • Kujou Sara, Electro Bow Character
    • Bennett, Pyro Sword Character
    • Xinyan, Pyro Claymore Character.
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Weapon Banners

Based on leaks and the characters featured in the character banners in the ver. 2.5

The 5-star Weapons in the Epitome Invocation for Genshin Impact 2.5 are Kagura's Verity, Catalyst, and the Jade Primordial Cutter Sword.

The following 4-stars weapons complete the banner

  • Wavebreaker Fin - Polearm
  • Sacrificial Sword - Sword
  • Rainslasher - Claymore
  • Eye of Perception - Catalyst
  • The Stringless - Bow
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Second Phase:

The 5-star Weapons in the second weapon banner for Genshin Impact 2.5 are Engulfing Lighting, Polearm, and the Everlasting Moonglow, Catalyst.

The following 4-stars weapons complete the banner

  • Akuoumaru - Claymore
  • Mouun's Moon - Bow
  • Lion's Roar - Sword
  • Favonius Lance - Polearm
  • Sacrificial Fragments - Catalyst
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Map Changes

We received news from The Chasm; however, the new region is coming on Genshin Impact 2.6. There is no new region in Genshin Impact 2.5.

The Chasm in Genshin Impact
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THE CHASM: The canyon was created by a celestial object

Instead, travelers would explore a bizarre version of Enkanomiya covered with a purple fog similar to Tsurumi Island.

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The alternative version of Ekanomiya is a different realm, with unique enemies chests, and players have to unlock the teleport waypoints again.

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New Boss - Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun is back not only in a banner, but she is becoming the new weekly boss. The battle will unlock after completing the Baal Story Quest.

Once defeated Raiden Shogun will drop materials for Ayato, Yae Miko, and future characters.

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NEW BOSS: Raiden Shogun? Ei is losing control of her powers.

The Electro archon looks like a terrifying boss, but that often means the best rewards.

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New Enemies - Shadowy Husks

Genshin Impact 2.5 will introduce the Shadowy Husks, a new type of enemy with the capability to heal and provide a shield to other foes.

There are three different types of Shadowy Husks based on the element they harness. Each Husk will have a different ability:

  • Hydro Husk - After its attacks land on a character protected by a shield, it will sacrifice a portion of its own HP to generate healing ripples.
  • Cryo Husk - After its attacks land on a character protected by a shield, it will sacrifice a portion of its HP to change its weapon stance for a given period of time, to a shield that defends against damage and buffs its attack.
  • Pyro Husk - When its attack hits a character who is protected by a shield, it sacrifices a portion of its HP and creates a shield for itself and nearby husks.
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SHADOWY HUSK: New enemies in Genshin Impact 2.5

The Husk enemies will drop the following world materials when defeated: Gloomy Statuette, Dark Statuette, and Deathly Statuette

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Leaks: Yae Miko Abilities, Gameplay, and Constellations

New Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact will introduce two new catalysts, one from the Gacha System and another F2P, part of the rewards of an upcoming event.

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Yae Miko Weapon in Genshin Impact
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Yae Miko Signature Weapon is a Kagura Suzu

Kagura's Verity

The new 5-star weapon is a Catalyst, the signature weapon for Yae Miko. The weapon resembles a Kagura Suzu.

These are the stats for the upcoming 5-star Catalyst:

  • Base Attack: 608
  • Secondary stat - 66.2% Crit DMG
  • Passive R5: When using an Elemental Skill character receive the Shinra Dance, increasing the Elemental Skill DMG by 24%
    • The effect lasts 12s and stacks 3 times. When 3 stacks are reached wielder gains additional 24% damage.
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Ascension Material Kagura's Verity

These are the ascension materials for the new Catalyst:

  • Mask Series - Weapon ascension material that players can obtain in the domain Court of Flowing Sand in Inazuma.
    • On Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Concealed Pieces - Common Material drop by the Rifthounds.
  • Spectral Pieces - Common material drop by the Specters.
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Oathsworn Eye

The free weapon for Genshin Impact 2.5 will be a catalyst, with a ring design similar to Everlasting Moonglow.

The catalyst is obtainable in the Three Realms Gateway Offering (Exploration event)

These are the stats for the upcoming 4-star Catalyst:

  • Base Attack: 565
  • Secondary stat - 27.6% ATK
  • Passive R5: Increases Energy Recharge by 48% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.
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Ascension Material Oathsworn Eye

These are the ascension materials for the new Free Catalyst:

  • Branch of Distant Sea Series - Weapon material that players can obtain in the domain Court of Flowing Sand in Inazuma.
    • On Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Concealed Pieces - Common Material drop by the Rifthounds.
  • Spectral Pieces - Common material drop by the Specters.
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READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5 Leaks: Banners, Yae Miko, Raiden, Kokomi, Kazuha

Three Realms Gateway Offering: Event in Genshin Impact 2.5
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Three Realms Gateway Offering: Main Event in Genshin Impact 2.5

Genshin Impact 2.5 Events

Genshin Impact 2.5 is bringing a batch of new events and some fan favorites reruns:

  • Two New Story Quest:
    • Raiden Shogun's Story Quest: Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II - Transient Dreams.
    • Yae Miko's Story Quest: Divina Vulpes Chapter: Act I.
  • New Boss Domain: Raiden Shogun will be the new weekly boss.
  • Three Realms Gateway Offering: Exploration event of Enkanomiya, with three new regions.
    • The main event of Genshin Impact 2.5
    • Free 4-star Catalyst Oathsworn Eye as the main reward.
    • Ointment Sight, Oathsworn Eyes refine material available in this event.
    • Kokomi is part of the story in this event.
    • New Gadget for this event called: Bokuso Box
  • Divine Ingenuity
    • Player-designed domains accessible by all players
    • Travelers can design the obstacles and rooms. There are no mobs of enemies in these domains.
    • The event is very similar to Super Mario Maker
  • Drink a Dreaming
    • Prepare drinks combining different parameters: 3 ingredients, quantity, preparation method.
    • Based on customers' orders, some drinks will require experimentation.
    • Eula, Kaeya & Rosaria, Diluc, Lisa & Jean, Zhongli, Beidou & Ningguang, and Shenhe are part of this event.
  • Hyakunin Ikki rerun
    • Combat challenges with a quick swap of teams of two.
    • Players can use the following Trial Characters: Ayaka, Yoimiya, Kazuha, Itto, Xiangling, and Razor
  • Overflowing Mastery
    • Players will obtain the double of Talent Books material in all domains.
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