Genshin Impact 2.5 update to bring Yae Miko character, Release date leaked

The character that many Travelers have been eagerly awaiting will finally be playable in Genshin Impact 2.5, and it is none other than Yae Miko.

Multiple Genshin Impact 2.5 leaks have stated that Yae Miko will be playable in update 2.5. Some of those leaks even touched on his moveset and other minor elements, like his character icon. It looks like Yae Miko is finally coming soon as a playable character.

Genshin Impact’s official Twitter account recently posted a tweet showing Yae Miko’s official artwork. Unsurprisingly, the tweet went viral in no time. If the various Genshin Impact 2.5 leaks are correct, then February 16, 2022 is its likely release date.

Genshin Impact 2.5 To Feature Yae Miko (Leaked Release Date)

Yae Miko ‧ Astute Amusement Guuji of the Narukami Grand Shrine The head maiden of the Narukami Grand Shrine and a descendant of the Kitsune lineage, servant and friend of Eternity … and the intimidating editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House, a light novel publisher.

Players can finally see Yae Miko’s official artwork. Their model has been in the game for several months, but miHoYo never released any artwork depicting Yae Miko alone like they do with other playable characters. Many gamers assumed that it would become playable based on its unique model, and it seems they were right.

The tweet does not indicate a release date per se, but implies that it will be released soon. Travelers already know the Genshin Impact 2.4 programming:

  1. Shenhe’s Banner + Xiao’s Replay
  2. Ganyu and Zhongli reruns

Therefore, it is unlikely that Yae Miko will come out. However, it has been leaked to appear in Genshin Impact 2.5.

Yae Miko, as she appeared in-game during Archon Quests in Inazuma (Image via Genshin Impact)
Yae Miko, as she appeared in-game during Archon Quests in Inazuma (Image via Genshin Impact)

Players should remember that any character revealed on Genshin Impact’s official Twitter handle is always posted soon. The most recent examples are Shenhe and Yun Jin, who were unveiled prior to update 2.4. And lo and behold, it was finally confirmed that they would appear in that update.

There were several leaks involving those two characters along the same lines as the Yae Miko leaks in Genshin Impact 2.5. All signs point to being playable in that update.

Genshin Impact 2.5 Leaks Involving Yae Miko

Before the official Genshin Impact Twitter account posted that photo of Yae Miko, some other leaks hinted that it was playable on Genshin Impact 2.5. The one pictured above appears to be true, and it happened a few days before Yae Miko’s new artwork appeared.

Other leaks indicated that it would appear in Genshin Impact 2.5, but this leak points to its possible release date. The “Y” is largely believed to represent Yae Miko (“R” and “K” represent reruns of Raiden Shogun and Kazuha).

If that’s the case, then Yae Miko will appear in the first Genshin Impact 2.5 banner.

Possible release date of Yae Miko in Genshin Impact 2.5

Another look at Yae Miko's game model (Image via Genshin Impact)
Another look at Yae Miko’s game model (Image via Genshin Impact)

Each Genshin Impact patch lately is separated by 42 days. Naturally, banners last 21 days on their own. For example:

  • 2.0 -> 2.1: July 21 – September 1, 2021
  • 2.1 -> 2.2: September 1 – October 13, 2021
  • 2.2 -> 2.3: October 13 – November 24, 2021
  • 2.3 -> 2.4: November 24, 2021 – January 5, 2022

All those dates are 42 days apart. If Yae Miko is in the first wave of banners in Genshin Impact 2.5, then he would be there when the update is first released. Ergo, one should look at the date that is 42 days after January 5, 2022.

That would mean February 16, 2022 is the Yae Miko release date (and the Genshin Impact 2.5 release date by association).

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