Genshin Impact 2.4: Release Date, Shenhe and Yun Jin's Debut, Calamity Queller Polearm, Character Banners, and More

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Genshin players are currently enjoying some of the content added as part of Update 2.3, as they await the release of Phase II with the debut of 'Canine Warrior' Gorou and 'Hanamizaka Heroics' Arataki Itto. , two new characters from the Inazuma region. .

But as we look deeper, new details have started to emerge 473ur the 2.4 update, thanks in large part to information from the closed beta.


Two new characters are expected in the update, along with a powerful weapon for each of them, and a series of banners that are sure to excite fans of miHoYo's gacha-RPG.


Presentation of Shenhe and Yun Jin, origins and skills

As confirmed by miHoYo on November 22, "Lonesome Transcendence" Shenhe and "Stage Lucida" Yun Jin will be added to Genshin Impact's playable roster in the 2.4 update.

"The Solitary Transcendence" Shenhe. (Photo: miHoYo)

While both of these arrivals have already been teased during v2.3, we have more details on these Polearm characters than ever before.

First, Shenhe will be a Cryo character from a family related to a clan of exorcists, with a unique constitution, immensely strong will, and a talent for adept arts, all of which have earned him recognition from adepts.

His skills will be based on giving Cryo effects to nearby party members, so your allies will use Cryo DMG in different ways depending on whether the skill button is pressed or held, as well as a powerful AoE burst that weakens enemies, making them more vulnerable to Cryo attacks.


« Stage Lucida » Yun Jin (Photo : miHoYo)

Then we have Yun Jin, a versatile Geo character whose attacks are based on martial arts, however, she is best known for being the director of the Yun-Han opera troupe and a famous figure in the Liyue lyrical stage. Harbour.


As with most Geo characters, his skills will focus on creating strong shields to deal with hordes of enemies 473ur you.

His burst will increase your character's power by inflicting Geo AoE DMGs and activating a time-limited effect that increases damage dealt by a percentage of Yun Jin's current DEF, when he inflicts normal attack DMGs on enemies.

You can expect both characters to arrive in Genshin's 2.4 update. (Photo: miHoYo)

To prepare for their arrival, players will enjoy a new story quest, in the case of Shenhe, and a new Hangout event for Yun Jin and Ningguang.

New 5-star polearm, the Calamity Queller

As is the case with all new characters, a new weapon for them will be available in-game through the Epitome Summon banner, the 5-Star Calamity Queller Polearm.

Polearm 2.4 of 5 stars from Genshin, Calamity Queller. (Photo: MAK's Gaming / miHoYo)

With a base ATK of 49 (up to 741 at max level) and a bonus ATK% of 3,6% (up to 16,5% at max level), this polearm comes with a special passive that increases elemental DMG by 15/12/18/21/24%.

Also, when activating an elemental skill, the wearer will get another effect for 20 seconds, which for every second passed, increases ATK by 3,2/4/4,8/5,6/6,4 .XNUMX%. This effect can stack up to six times, and when characters with the weapon are offscreen, this effect will be doubled.



To max this weapon, you'll need Elixirs of Mist Veiled Lead, Mist Grass Pollen, Whopperflower Nectar, and Mora.

Featured Character Banners for Genshin Impact 2.4

Finally, let's take a look at the banners of this update. So far, it has been confirmed that the first banner in Update 2.4 will feature both Shenhe and Yun Jin and they will work simultaneously.


Xiao and Ganyu may return to the Banner Calendar with this update. (Photo: miHoYo)

As for the Phase II Banner, due to the replay of the Lantern Rite event, rumors abound of the reappearance of Xiao and Ganyu, two of the most powerful characters in the game.

Genshin Impact update 2.4 is scheduled to release on January 5, 2022.

  • Read more: Genshin Impact v2.3 tier list: all characters ranked from best to worst

Be sure to check out our dedicated Genshin Impact section, where you can find all the news, guides, and previews you desire, as well as our Genshin Impact Twitter account.

Image courtesy of miHoYo.

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