Genshin Impact's 2.5 update is fast approaching its release date, and news surrounding the next update has been gaining momentum online. While nothing has been confirmed by developer miHoYo yet, these new leaks tell an exciting perspective for what the future holds in Teyvat.
Since it's apparent that the Inazuma region has yet to unlock the remaining subareas as revealed in a recent leak, Travelers may be seeing a lot more of this region in the 2.6 update. Additionally, a new leak suggests a forthcoming Festival event in Inazuma; however, the information is still questionable as of writing.
New leak hints at free Thoma event in Genshin 2.6 update
Prominent Genshin Impact source, UBatcha, posted to the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor Discord that Thoma may be a free character to Travelers for an event in the 2.6 update.
This information comes from another source, No-Lifeguard4399, who didn't reveal more about the free character; however, other leaks suggest an Inazuma Festival is possibly included in the 2.6 update.
Ubatcha later added that the next update for Genshin Impact might feature a Festival event in Inazuma. While many speculated that the event might draw parallel with a real-world Japanese festival, it depends on when the 2.6 update will release this year.
PREM, a Reddit user, may have pointed down from which Japanese festival the game could draw inspiration. Additionally, they narrowed down a possible release date for the 2.6 update for 30th March based on the information surrounding the spectacular Japanese custom.
"Hanami (花見, 'flower viewing') is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers; flowers (hana) in this case almost always refer to those of the cherry (sakura) or, less frequently, plum (ume) trees. From the end of March to early May, cherry trees bloom all over Japan and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa."
Another Reddit user explained that depending on where one may be in Japan in March; they would see the sakura blossom. "March in Tokyo, it technically depends where in Japan you are. The sakura bloom, based on the temperature."
Considering the information above, it does make sense that miHoYo could hand out Thoma for free during a Festival event.
Still, there isn't much on the rumoured Inazuma Festival event. Nevertheless, the information has yet to be verified as of writing once the 2.6 beta becomes available to players soon.
Featured image courtesy of miHoYo.