miHoYo’s open-world phenomena, Genshin Impact, announced last night, 26 December that a brand new update will be coming real soon. The upcoming Genshin Impact v2.4 update, “Fleeting Colors in Flight” is set to release on 5 January 2022. This update will feature Liyue’s biggest annual festival, the Lantern Rite. Players will receive rich rewards and the chance to obtain a free four-star Liyue character. Moreover, the destroyed Jade Chamber from the past Archon Quest will be back!
This will be the first update of 2022 and it will unveil a brand new nation, the “Atlantis” of Inazuma, known as Enkanomiya. It’s the remains of an underwater nation that was sealed away for thousands of years beneath Inazuma.
What sets this island apart from the rest in Inazuma is that Enkanomiya is a huge floating island located beneath the ocean. It’s a place where the ancestors of the people of Watatsumi Island once lived.
Without day and night underground, players will need to find ways to use the Dainichi Mikoshi, an artificial sun developed by the ancient civilization. To activate the sun, players get to delve into the puzzles and depths of Enkanomiya.
Apart from that, there will be new villains in Enkanomiya.
Bathysmal Vishaps: They are cunning social predators who hunt together and take advantage of their surroundings in combat.
The Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames can unleash Pyro attacks that deal delayed bursts of damage regardless of whether characters are shielded or not.
The two new playable characters will also be joining at the start of Version 2.4. They’re both polearm users and are reliable supports to the team.
The new five-star character, Shenhe not only wields the power of Cryo but also increases the Cryo damage dealt by her teammates.
Besides that, her Elemental Skill can also boost either nearby party members’ Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage, or their Normal, Plunging and Charged Attack damage.
Yun Jin is a four-star character that owns a Geo Vision. She can buff her teammates’ Normal Attacks based on her Defense and the variety of Visions in the player’s party.
A professional Peking Opera Artist will voice Yun Jin’s opera performances as she’s an opera master. But, voice actress will voice her in different languages.
Moreover, players can also recruit Xiao, Ganyu, and Zhongli in their own Event Wishes during the upcoming version.
Lantern Rite Festival
As the world of Teyvat sees its own new year arriving 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 new update, the Traveler can also pitch in to help Ningguang and the locals rebuild the Jade Chamber.
Players stand a chance to gain rich rewards including 10 Intertwined Fates. It’s a chance to get one of the eight free four-star Liyue characters.
Players can also get Ningguang’s new outfit, Orchid’s Evening Gown in the latest seasonal events. Apart from that, Keqing’s new outfit Opulent Splendor will also be on sale with a limited-time discount.
Check them out here:
Check out the trailer for the new update here:
Apart from the v.24 update, players can take part in the “Enchanting Journey of Snow and Stars” web event, and let the snowy mountains we love be seen by the whole world!
Will you be pulling for Shenhe and Yun Jing in the upcoming Genshin Impact v2.4 update? What are you most excited to experience?