As expected, thanks to earlier teases, a Yae Miko banner will be part of the Genshin Impact 2.5 When the Sakura Bloom update. The new five-star unit will be the lone new character following the patch. The other banners will be rerun ones for Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi. All three will feature prominently in the new story. Yae Miko will show up first, then the two rerun banners will appear in the second phase.
Yae Miko will be an Electro character. She’ll wield a catalyst in battle. She’s very closely tied to fox spirits, which feature prominently in her Elemental Burst and idle animation. Her Elemental Skill will summon lightning down to damage enemies. The first chapter of her Story Quest will appear in 2.5 too.
Here’s a quick peek at her in-game.
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As for Raiden Shogun, she’ll be returning in a rerun banner for the first time since her September 2021 debut. As a reminder, she’s another Electro five-star. Her weapon of choice is a polearm, though for her Elemental Burst she uses a sword. The second chapter of the Raiden Shogun Story Quest will appear in 2.5 too.
Kokomi also first appeared in Genshin Impact back in September 2021. She’s a five-star Hydro catalyst user. She’s known best for her healing abilities.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will eventually come to the Nintendo Switch. The Yae Miko banner and Raiden Shogun rerun banner will be a part of the 2.5 update. The February 4, 2022 Special Program will appear on the official YouTube channel following its Twitch debut.