Fans have already been exploring the world of Teyvat since the free-to-play Genshin Impact was released last year, and they soon may have some new cosmetic options to look forward to.
Developers at miHoYo may be working on a couple of new skins for existing Genshin Impact characters according to a leaker known as Genshin Intel on Twitter. This leaker has previously revealed additional information about the upcoming Lantern Rite event.
One of the most credible Genshin Impact leakers, Genshin Intel has apparently revealed more information about the upcoming Lantern Rite event which should arrive in update 2.4. The new update should bring two new skins for the popular characters Ningguang and Keqing. Ningguang’s skin is named Orchid’s Evening Gown and it will be obtainable for free by completing the Lantern Rite events. However, players will need to spend Genesis Crystals in order to acquire Keqing’s Opulent Splendor skin.
This would be only the second time for miHoYo to introduce new skins to the game. The Midsummer Island Adventure back in update 1.6 has brought two new skins for Barbara and Jean. Barbara’s skin was also obtainable for free by completing the quests during the event. It is currently purchasable in the in-game shop for 1680 Genesis Crystals.
Every Genshin Impact update brings at least two sets of events, one for each of the two banners. A credible Genshin Impact leaker has revealed additional information about the Lantern Rite event which will arrive in the upcoming 2.4 update. According to the leak, the Lantern Rite event will have the following themes:
- Smelting fireworks
- New Boss domain with a three-head hydra
- Waverider minigames in Guyun Stone Forest
- Wondrous Shadows – minigame similar to Shadowmatic
Genshin Impact updates usually bring new events, characters, and enemies. Even though playable characters are usually the focal point of each update, adding new enemies has proven to be just as exciting, especially if they have a special personality like the Azhdaha weekly boss. A recent post by a credible Genshin Impact leaker has apparently revealed the model for a new boss enemy, and it’s a familiar face.
The Oceanic Defender, also known as Osial, has brought one of the biggest story boss fights so far. The monster was defeated by the Liyue squad after Tartaglia broke the legendary seal. There wasn’t much information about Osial for many updates after it got crushed by the Jade Chamber, and it seems like miHoYo decided to bring back the beast. It will most likely be a part of the new Genshin Impact region Enkanomiya.
Genshin Impact is now available on Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5 with a Switch version in development.