MiHoYo has announced that it’ll kick off the new year with the next big update for Genshin Impact. Titled ‘Fleeting Colors in Flight,’ version 2.4 will land on January 5th and will bring with it the Lantern Rite festival along with its rewards, a new area, new enemies, and two new playable characters.
The annual Lantern Rite will give players an opportunity to get the four-star Liyue character for free as well as the chance to earn “rich” rewards once again. The new area is called Enkanomiya – the ruins of an ancient underwater civilization ripe for players to explore.
“Unlike the other islands in Inazuma, Enkanomiya is a huge floating island located beneath the ocean, constantly eroded by the Abyss,” wrote miHoYo. “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.”
Enkanomiya will come with new dangerous enemies but players will have new companions to deal with the threats. The two new playable characters are the five-star Shenhe and four-star Yun Jin. Shenhe wields Cryo power and her Elemental Skill can boost nearby party members’ Element Skills and damage. Yun Jin is equipped with Geo Vision and can buff her teammates’ normal attacks.
Update 2.4 will also bring games, stalls, vendors, and other festivities to Liyue Harbor.