"When the Sakura Bloom" Version 2.5 Update Notice

Dear Travelers,
To ensure all Travelers have the best-possible Genshin Impact experience, our developers will soon begin performing update maintenance. After this is complete, the game will update to a new version.

After Travelers install the new game client, they will be able to continue playing. It is recommended to install the update over a Wi-Fi connection owing to the large file size.
While the update maintenance is in progress, Travelers will be unable to log in to the game. Please take note of the update time and schedule your game time accordingly to avoid losing your progress. We hope Travelers will bear with us during the disruption. > <

〓Update Schedule〓
Update maintenance begins 2022/02/16 06:00 (UTC+8) and is estimated to take 5 hours.

〓How to Update Game Client〓
PC: Close the game, open the Genshin Impact Launcher, and click Update.
iOS: Open the App Store and tap Update.
Android: Open the game and follow the directions on-screen.
PS5™ and PS4™: Highlight Genshin Impact from the PS4 Home Screen, press the OPTIONS button and select "Check for Update."
Please do not hesitate to contact Customer Service if you encounter any issues installing the new version. We will do our very best to resolve the issue.

〓Compensation Details〓
Maintenance Compensation: Primogems ×300
(60 Primogems for every hour the servers are down. No change to compensation amount if the update is completed early.)

〓Scope of Compensation〓
Maintenance Compensation: Travelers who reach Adventure Rank 5 or above before 2022/02/16 06:00 (UTC+8).
Please claim before the end of Version 2.5.
Our developers will distribute compensation to Travelers via in-game mail within 5 hours after the update maintenance is finished. The mail will expire after 30 days, so don't forget to claim the attached compensation in time.

〓Update Details〓
I. New Character
5-Star Character "Astute Amusement" Yae Miko (Electro)
◇ Vision: Electro
◇ Weapon: Catalyst
◇ Lady Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine also serves as the editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House. Unexpected intelligence and cunning are hidden under her beautiful appearance.

II. New Equipment
Kagura's Verity (5-Star Catalyst)
Oathsworn Eye (4-Star Catalyst)

III. New Events
"Three Realms Gateway Offering" event: Take part and obtain the event-exclusive weapon "Oathsworn Eye" (Catalyst)
During the event, explore the darkness-covered Enkanomiya, using Light Realm Sigils to upgrade your Bokuso Box. Upgrade your Bokuso Box to a certain level to obtain Oathsworn Eye (Catalyst) and its refinement materials, and rewards such as Crown of Insight. Complete the Event exploration quests to obtain Primogems, Weapon Ascension Materials, and more.
▌Event Duration
2022/02/17 10:00 until the end of Version 2.5
Reach Adventure Rank 30 or above
Complete the Archon Quest: "Chapter II: Act II - Stillness, the Sublimation of Shadow"
And complete the World Quest "Erebos' Secret"

IV. New Main Story
1. New Story Quests
Raiden Shogun's Story Quest "Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II - Transient Dreams"
Yae Miko's Story Quest "Divina Vulpes Chapter: Act I - The Great Narukami Offering"

V. New Enemies
"Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto"
This is the form that the puppet that inherited the Raiden Shogun's authority takes when she is opposing those who threaten Eternity.
Shadowy Husk: Standard Bearer, Shadowy Husk: Line Breaker, and Shadowy Husk: Defender
An enigmatic warrior of darkness.

VI. Other Additions
1. New Recipes: "Sangayaki," "Udon Noodles," and "Fukuuchi Udon."
2. New Namecards: "Celebration: Binge Vessel," "Yae Miko: Kitsune Dreaming," and "Travel Notes: Awakening."
3. New Achievements added to the "Wonders of the World" category.
4. New Furnishings: "Leisure Device: On the Pulse" and "Sub-Space Cabochon: In Soaring Flight."
5. New Living Being: Coral Butterfly, which can be caught during the "Three Realms Gateway Offering" event. (In subsequent Versions, they can be redeemed through the Teapot Traveling Salesman. Please pay attention to subsequent Version details.)
6. "Wanderer's Advice" is newly added to the weekly redeemable items in the Realm Depot.
7. "Dynamic Range" and "Output Settings" newly added in Settings > Audio.
8. Newly added icon hints to the Artifacts filtering interface.
9. Adds the feature of adding Weapons at once to the Destruction System.
10. Adds some prompts for loading screens.
11. Spiral Abyss:
Floor 11 Ley Line Disorders changed to:
• All characters in the party gain a 60% Electro DMG Bonus.
• All party members gain 30% Healing Bonus.
Floor 12 Ley Line Disorders changed to:
• For this floor only, the ley line flow will be normal.
Updated the monster lineup on Floors 11 – 12 of the Spiral Abyss.
Starting from the first time that the Lunar Phase refreshes after updating to Version 2.5, the two Lunar Phases will be as follows:
Phase I:
Lightning Moon
When opponents take Electro-Charged DMG, their Electro RES decreases by 10% for 10s. Max 4 stacks. Each stack's duration is independent. Each enemy can receive this effect once every 1.2s.
Phase II:
Godcall Moon
When the active character's Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, Plunging Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts hit an opponent affected by Electro, a shockwave is created at that opponent's position, dealing True DMG. A shockwave may be produced in this manner every 2s.
※ There will be no change to the reset times of the Spiral Abyss and Blessing of the Abyssal Moon. These remain the first and sixteenth days of each month, respectively. The above Spiral Abyss update will take effect from March 1 at 04:00 (Server Time).

〓Adjustments & Optimizations〓
● System
1. Optimizes weapon crafting order. Weapon crafting list will be sorted by weapon type.
2. Optimizes the UI style of the new Books archive unlock hint.
3. The top tab in the character Artifact page now supports scrolling by using a controller.
4. Optimizes the filtering and sorting function of Artifacts.
5. Optimizes the filter function of character Artifacts: a maximum of 2 affixes can now be selected.
6. Optimizes the UI display style of the Resin replenishment pop-up window: Upon reaching the maximum number of times Original Resin can be replenished, the exchange button will turn gray (the button will disappear for controller controls).
7. Optimizes the area of effects on some enemies after they are knocked down to provide a smoother gaming experience.
8. Optimizes the guidance of some quests to reduce the difficulty of adventuring: adjusted the Adventure Rank requirement of the World Quest "When the Trail Goes Cold". After the adjustment, Travelers with an Adventure Rank of 22 or above can accept the quest.
If your Adventure Rank is below 22 before Version 2.5, the quest objective "Talk to Katheryne" will disappear from the Quest Menu after the Version 2.5 update. You can accept this quest again after reaching the corresponding Adventure Rank.
If your current quest objective is "Talk to Iris" or subsequent objectives, then your quest will not be affected after the version update.
● Audio
1. Adds option to adjust the dynamic range of audio in "Settings/Audio > Other Settings."
2. Adds option to switch between stereo or surround sound in "Settings/Audio > Other Settings." Relevant devices are required to experience stereo or surround sound effects.
3. Optimizes ambient sound and some sound effects.
4. Optimizes the frequency of voice line triggers for some characters.
5. Optimizes the Japanese and Korean voice-over for certain characters and quests.
6. Replaces Oz's Chinese voice artist and replaces Oz's related voice-over.
● Other
1. The appearances of the NPCs Jean, Amber, Rosaria, and Mona will be adjusted to the Alternate Outfits in Version 2.5 and in the quests of previous versions.
2. Removes cutscenes from previous events to reduce the size of the client.
3. Starting from Version 2.5, the bitrate for new cutscenes on mobile will be adjusted to 25,000 kbps to streamline client size.
4. Adjusts the height of the central stage disc in all levels on Floors 1 – 8 of the Spiral Abyss
5. Adds borders when moving the cursor with a controller in the Serenitea Pot editing menu.
6. Optimizes the description text of the stored set in the Serenitea Pot.
7. Optimizes some animations of the characters Ningguang and Lisa in the Character > Weapon interface.
8. Adds dialogue to the Narukami Island region's Grand Narukami Shrine NPC Inagi Hitomi: after the dialogue, Travelers who have completed the World Quest "Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual" can obtain the Furnishing "A Mask".
9. After the Version 2.5 update, the red dot of some announcements will only appear on the "Announcements" button and no longer displayed on the Paimon Menu in the top-left corner of the interface.

10. To improve account security, some Travelers who have not logged in for a long time and are using iOS devices will need to re-verify their devices.
*For details on other bug fixes, please see the Version Update Details notice to be posted at 2022/02/16 07:00.
*This is a work of fiction and is not related to any actual people, events, groups, or organizations.
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