Genshin Impact 2.4 | Leaks, new characters, release date!

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Another update is coming! The Genshin Impact development team continues to expand Teyvat with exciting new areas, characters, and events and stories, one update at a time.

Check out this compilation of leaked content that is expected to drop in version 2.4 of the game. But remember: take leaks with a grain of salt and know that changes between the beta server and the live release are not uncommon.

Many thanks to UBatcha, Genshin_Intel, WFP, Honey Impact and the Genshin Impact community.

Genshin Impact 2.4 Release Date

The Genshin Impact version 2.4 update is scheduled for January 5, 2022. This is subject to change but is in line with the game's attempt to roll out a consistent six-week update period.

This is our tentative roadmap of when updates should be released. Everything that happens after the 2.4 update is pure conjecture based on the game's six-week update schedule so far, as miHoYo hasn't released another roadmap.

  • Version 2.4 update: scheduled for January 5, 2022 and until February 16, 2022.
  • Version 2.5 update: scheduled for February 16, 2022 and until March 30, 2022.
  • Version 2.6 update: scheduled for March 30, 2022 and until May 11, 2022.


New characters

Genshin Impact has confirmed via its official channels that two new characters will appear in version 2.4.

Shenhe—Cryo-Five Star Polearm

We crossed many kingdoms and took a large number of students. Among them, Shenhe looks the most like himself.

For all character information, such as Shenhe Skills, Constellations, and Ascension Materials, we've got you covered.

Yun Jin—Four-Star Geo Polearm

A performance of Yun Jin in our teahouse earns enough Mora that we won't have to open for an entire month!

For all character information, such as Yun Jin's skills, constellations, and ascension materials, we've got you covered.

It's been suggested that these two new additions will be dropped on the first banner in 2.4, but it's currently unknown who will occupy the second banner. However, there are also rumors circulating about the other characters who may make a return in the reruns, namely Xiao, Ganyu, and Zhongli, but miHoYo has yet to make an official confirmation.

Related: Who is Yun Jin in Genshin Impact?

New weapons

A new five-star polearm called Calamity Queller has been leaked to appear in 2.4. Visually, her color scheme matches that of Shenhe.

  • Attack: 49-741
  • Substitute: Attack (3,6 to 16,5%)
  • Passive: Increases damage by 12/15/18/21/24 percent, and when activating a skill, the character will get an effect. Each second, Attack is increased by 3,2/4/4,8/5,6/6,4%. The effect can stack up to six times. When the weapon wielder is out of range, the attack increase is doubled.

Information regarding this weapon is particularly sparse, so don't be surprised if there are major changes in the current version.

New types of weapons

Besides the reruns above, there's also an interesting character who could possibly be in the works. A supposed character called Yelan, who could be Madame Ping in her youth, was supposed to be the mysterious blue-haired character who appeared in the final cutscene of the Stove God event. His weapon has been leaked to possibly be a crossbow, a new type of weapon that may be coming to Teyvat in the near future.

Additionally, leaks have hinted that other weapons may be available in 2.4 or later, including a weapon that could be used in both near and far situations.

new area

Enkanomiya is a place that has been heavily teased in the quest for the moon-drenched deep world, a land hidden beneath the island of Watatsumi. This area may be released in 2.4, along with new Enkanomiya-specific environment mechanics.

  • Players can switch between Evernight and Whitelight using fixed mechanics, which alter Enkanomiya's environment.

Due to its relevance to the World Quest, some have hinted that the moon-drenched chasm is a possible prerequisite for unlocking Enkanomiya. Additionally, the area option in the world map may eventually change to show each nation plus Enkanomiya separately instead of being labeled under the same umbrella (they are currently labeled under Teyvat).

New enemies

Many new enemies have been leaked in 2.4, so get your teams ready for action! Again, take all information with a grain of salt, as enemy mechanics almost always undergo changes between beta and actual launch.

Common enemies

  • Specters (Pyro, Cryo and Electro)

regular boss

  • Vishap bathysmal primordial (Hydro)
  • Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap (Cryo) – could possibly be a World Boss
  • Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap (Electro) – could possibly be a World Boss
  • Abyss Reader: Infinite Flames (Pyro)

world bosses

A new Enkonomiya-based World Boss has been suggested for 2.4, but it's not yet clear what it will be. Some leakers have unearthed his character ascension material drop: Dragonheir's fake fin, which could possibly be used for Ascending Shenhe. The World Boss could be the Cryo and Electro Vishaps combined as part of a leaked event, but nothing has been confirmed.

Related: Who is Shenhe in Genshin Impact?

New Abyss range

Get a head start on preparing the Abyss with this ground enemy intel leaked.

Floor 11

Bedroom First half Second part
1 room Wave 1:
Ruins Cruiser x2
Wave 2:
Ruin Destroyer x2
Wave 1:
x2 Pyro Hilichurl Shooter
x1 Abyssal Electro Mage
Wave 2:
x1 Lawachurl's Thunderscream
x1 Electro Hilichurl Grenadier
x1 Pyro Hilichurl Grenadier
2 room Wave 1:
x4 Electro Epecter
Pyrotechnic Specter x4
Wave 2:
x2 Pyro Specter
x1 Large Pyro Slime
x2 Electro Specter
x1 biggest electro slime
Wave 1:
x2 Hydro Mimic Boar
x2 Hydro Mimic Furet
Wave 2:
x2 Hydro Mimic Crab
x2 Hydro Mimic Mallard
Wave 3:
x2 Hydro Mimic Cranes
x2 Raptors Hydro Mimic
3 room Wave 1:
x1 maiden mirror
x1 Kairagi: Dancing Thunder
x1: Kairagi: Burning Power
Wave 1:
x1 Thunder Manifestation

Floor 12

Bedroom First half Second part
1 room Wave 1:
x1 perpetual mechanical net (with sharp mind)
Wave 1:
x1 Abyss Lector: Unfathomable Flames
2 room Wave 1:
x1 Primo Geovishap—Pyro (with Sharp Mind)
Wave 1:
x1 Abyss Herald: Villain Torrents
3 room Wave 1:
x2 Ruin Guard (with Honed Spirit)
Wave 2:
x2 ruin grader (with sharp mind)
Wave 1:
x1 Abyss Herald: Villain Torrents
x1 Abyss Herald: Purple Lightning
x1 Abyss Herald: Unfathomable Flames

new fish

New fish could possibly arrive in version 2.4. Teyvat's resident anglers may have fun catching Divda Ray and Formalo Ray, yellow and purple stingray-inspired fish. From the way they were described, these fish can appear in Enkanomiya.

new food

New dishes might eventually make their way to Teyvat and Paimon's belly! Check out what we've been able to recover so far:

  • Yummy Bountiful Year: Increases Attack of all party members by 320 and Crit Rate by 10% for 300 seconds. In cooperative mode, this effect only applies to your own characters.
  • Delicious Dragon Beard Noodles: Increases attack of all party members by 228 for 300 seconds. In cooperative mode, this effect only applies to your own characters.
  • Heartstring Noodles (Shenhe Specialty)—Increases Attack of all party members by 274 for 300 seconds. In cooperative mode, this effect only applies to your own characters.
  • Cloud-Shrouded Jade (Yun Jin's specialty): Decreases stamina consumption of all party members by 25% for 300 seconds. In cooperative mode, this effect only applies to your own characters.

New business cards

Calling Card collectors will be pleased to hear that according to leaks, there should be at least four new Calling Cards coming in the update.

  • Shenhe—Comb
  • Yun Jin—Rime
  • Travel Notes—Flowing Shades
  • Inazuma—Tokoyo

New furniture

Some Liyue-inspired furniture has been leaked to arrive in 2.4. Outdoor furniture visually resembles Lantern Rite stands, while indoor options include a vase and two screens. It is currently unknown how these parts can be obtained.

New skins

There have been rumors about the possibility of new skins coming in the next update, especially for the Liyue Qixing: Keqing and Ningguang. Based on the previous skin rollout, the five-star skin could possibly cost crystals, while the four-star skin could be given away for free. But of course, nothing says how this mechanism could change in version 2.4.

New Hangouts

The leaks revealed the results of Hangout events for Yun Jin and Ningguang, which players might be able to play as soon as 2.4 is released.

New Events

There are a lot of exciting events that hinted that leaks would come to 2.4. But don't get too excited, with weeks to come it's unclear what changes might come between beta and launch.


In addition to the new area, there's a chance a corresponding event will take place to help players navigate the depths of Watatsumi Island.

Lantern Rite

The Rite of the Lantern has a good chance of returning in time for the Lunar New Year, but it's been changed to provide a new experience that introduces new characters and stories. Based on last year's event, the Lantern Rite could be the star of 2.4, with three event currencies that could eventually roll out in phases.

With sleet and storm

With the new Bosses come the corresponding events. With Sleet and Storm was leaked to introduce players to the Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap and Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap in Enkanomiya. It's unclear if there are real event challenges with standalone rewards, or if the event will just advertise the new bosses.

Over mountains and seas

The leaks hinted at a Tanuki Baking related event, which features Kichjiboushi, who will accompany you to see the world beyond Chinju Forest.

A study in potions

Earlier leaks introduced the possibility of an alchemy event in 2.4, and some believe it could be called a study in potions. It starts in Monstadt, where Timaeus needs your help to create a…

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