Genshin Impact 2.4 Update: Leaks, Release Date, and Characters

Looking for the latest Genshin Impact 2.4 update leaks? Though 'Shadows Amidst Snowstorms' has barely begun, the beta test for the upcoming version is not far off, giving us some clues as to the content arriving in 2.4. Long-rumoured characters such as Shenhe and Yun Jin have also been confirmed and previewed on Mihoyo's official social channels, and if the trend remains consistent, that means we're also going to see them in the next version.

The release of the new Eula and Albedo rerun banner for Genshin Impact 2.3 also gives us a consistent element to predict, as we now know that we'll be getting two five-star character reruns alongside the usual two new ones from now on. Considering when characters previously launched, it's not too hard to infer who's due to return next.

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In this Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks list, we'll summarise the latest beta leaks, datamining, and rumours surrounding the content coming in the new version; including a release date, new events, characters, and regions.

What Is the Genshin Impact 2.4 Release Date?

While no release date has been announced, it's likely that Genshin Impact 2.4 will release in early January. Each version usually lasts six weeks, with a duration of three weeks for each of the two character banners featured. If we had to predict an exact date based on the usual timing, we would say that the Genshin Impact 2.4 release date is January 5 or thereabouts.

Possible Genshin Impact 2.4 character, Yun Jin, in her character portrait.
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Who Are the Genshin Impact 2.4 Characters?

While nothing is ever certain, the two new Genshin Impact 2.4 characters are almost certainly Shenhe and Yun Jin. Both have long been rumoured and were featured in the closing cutscene of the Moonchase Festival questline. Here's a little about both of them:

  • Yun Jin is the director of one of Liyue Harbor's most popular groups of performers, the Yun-Han Opera Troupe, but she also performs as a singer as well. As previously rumoured, she's a Geo polearm-user, and though we don't know her rarity, it's likely she'll be the four-star character accompanying Shenhe on her banner. Yun Jin is also friends with Xinyan and enjoys rock music.
  • Shenhe was previously thought to be the human form of Cloud Retainer, but it turns out she's actually her disciple. Far less was known about Shenhe than Yunjin, but apparently she is from a clan of exorcists, which might imply some connection between her and Chongyun. She's also a Cryo polearm-user and is likely to be a five-star character.
Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks suggest Shenhe will release in the second half of the update.
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We've also got the returning five-star rerun banner, and this time it's likely to be Xiao and Ganyu, since both are popular characters, but neither have received a rerun yet. If you also follow the order of release, then Ganyu should come next considering Albedo has finally reappeared, 12 months after his initial release. A far less likely banner might involve Klee. She got a rerun as early as Patch 1.6, but it's possible she could get her third time in the spotlight soon.


Is There a New Genshin Impact 2.4 Region?

For a long time, people expected the next region to be the Chasm in Liyue, considering it's discussed by NPCs and you can even see it on the map. But according to leaks, the new region could actually be Enkanomiya.

You see, the people of Watatsumi Island used to live in a submerged realm known by that name, worshipping the serpent Orobashi who saved them from an evil dragon. Eventually, those people came to the surface, and the Raiden Shogun killed Orobashi on Yashiori Island (where you can still see his skeleton).

According to Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks tweeted by UBatcha, instructions from Mihoyo have asked beta players to complete 'The Moon-Bathed Deep', a world quest on Watatsumi Island that involves unlocking a key to Enkanomiya (though you are unable to enter it yourself). This implies that we might get to visit the realm in version 2.4, especially as the pool that leads to Enkanomiya is already in the game, at the centre of Watatsumi Island's crater.

Both a Ningguang skin and Keqing skin were mentioned in the latest Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks.
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Genshin Impact 2.4 Skins

Following on from Jean and Barbara's summer skins in Midsummer Island Adventure, Ubatcha believes two new Genshin Impact 2.4 skins are on their way - this time for Ningguang and Keqing. The serial leaker thinks these skins could release during the next Lantern Rite event in February, with the Keqing skin being paid and the Ningguang skin being free.

The timing makes a lot of sense when you consider that's likely around the second half of version 2.4. If it follows the same structure as 2.3, that's when Shenhe and Yun Jin's banner would release as well. That said, the Ganyu and Xiao rerun would also make sense during Lantern Rite, but we'll just have to wait and see!

And that's our Genshin Impact 2.4 leaks guide. If you're looking for info around version 2.3, we have some details about the Golden Wolflord boss, as well as everything surrounding Arataki Itto and Gorou. Enjoy!