Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream - Eula, Yanfei Banner Release Date, Serenitea Pot, New Bosses, Events Trailer, Inazuma Artwork Revealed
miHoYo held on April 16 the Genshin Impact 1.5 livestream, officially revealing the update titled Beneath The Light of Jadeite, with many details previously leaked, including the Zhongli banner rerun, Yanfei, Eula and her banner, the housing system official called Serenitea Pot, the Dead by Daylight like event, and several new updates, with a new Inazuma teaser – we detailed everything below.
Keep in mind we are writing this report simultaneously with the Chinese livestream, ongoing on Bilibili. We will be regularly updating this story so keep hitting that F5 key. Update: The Chinese stream is over. See all details below.
Genshin Impact 1.5 Beneath The Light of Jadeite trailer
Genshin Impact 1.5 Beneath The Light of Jadeite will be launching on April 27 ET / April 28 GMT.
The trailer heavily focuses on new weekly boss Azhdaha, and reveals it’s the god that Jiu is worshiping, which was sealed by Zhongli in the past. We also get to see Eula, Yanfei, and all the new events.
Eula official reveal trailer
Yanfei official reveal trailer
Similarly with all Liyue Harbor characters, her name is pronounced differently in Japanese: Enhi.
Eula is the new 5* character of the Ver 1.5 update, the Spindrift Knight and Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company. She uses Claymore weapons and a Cryo Vision. Dealing AoE damage, and increasing her resistance to interruption with her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst. See our past coverage for Eula’s stats pre-release.
Meanwhile, Yanfei is a four-star Pyro-using Catalyst wielder. Born in Liyue during peacetime, Yanfei is, according to the press release sent by miHoYo, a young half-human, half-illuminated-beast who dedicates her life to studying, interpreting, and advising her clients on Liyue’s laws. This should make Yanfei the second playable half-illuminated beast character following Ganyu. See here for Yanfei’s stats pre-release.
The Zhongli banner will be coming first, on April 28. Yanfei will be one of the 4* characters with a drop rate boost on the Zhongli banner. The Eula banner will come second, and should start 3 weeks after Zhongli’s.
Zhongli is the first character in Genshin to get the second part of his Story Quest. The first part of Eula’s Story Quest will also be added with her release.
New weapon, Song of Broken Pines, and Artifacts
Hangout Event story chapter 2 will be added for Noelle. Diona will get her first chapter.
Next, we have three new bosses coming in 1.5.
First is another Azhdaha trailer
Azdaha will be in a new Trounce Domain and is a new weekly boss. The “Lord of Vishaps” has fierce attacks, uses multiple elements, and can transform the battlefield terrain.
The Cryo Hypostasis will be a new World Boss found in Dragonspine. It’ll drop a new Character Ascension material for Eula.
Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning
Serenitea Pot – Housing system official reveal
Your home is accessible through the Serenitea Pot, created by Liyue’s adepti. We’ll obtain the pot after clearing its unlock quest. And we’ll be able to build and decorate as we wish inside it. Different types of houses and realm styles will be available.
The trailer stated that it used “Co-op to demonstrate effects” and “The interactive feature for the Serenitea Pot System in Single Player is still under development”. making it unclear how Serenitea Pot co-op works. However, the follow-up Q&A article confirmed that we will be able to visit our friends’ Realms at launch. In particular, on weekends, the Teapot Traveling Salesman will appear, and we will be able to check the Salesman at our friends’ Realm too. To see if they offer anything different than in our own World. Basically just like Liben in Marvelous Merchandise.
Moreover, in the Serenitea Pot, you can only place characters you already own. This feature will be added in 1.6. A gardening system will also be added in a future version. Overall, many features will still be in development even when Serenitea Pot launches in 1.5.
You can watch the Serenitea Pot introduction on the English stream at the 27:57 mark:
Genshin Impact 1.5 new events
Gameplay of the events:
Update: The press release stated that Ver 1.5 improvements included halving the Original Resin cost of the first three Trounce Domains / weekly bosses. However, the English livestream explained that it’s the first three you redeem rewards for in a week that will have their Resin cost halved. While the fourth Weekly Boss you do that week will still be at 60 Resin. Apologies for the confusion.
Starting 1.5, we will get double the amount of Companionship EXP in Co-Op Mode.
The end of the stream featured six concept artwork for Inazuma. The last one most notably shows the Inazuma Castle Tenshu in Inazuma City, which should be the residence of Electron Archon Baal, the Raiden Shogun.
A new character was also teased in SD, and she’s called Guuji Yae. Moreover, according to several fan translations of the Chinese stream, Zhongli called her a “fox”, and she’s a friend of Zhongli and Baal.
Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PC, and mobile. A native PS5 version is coming with the release of 1.5 on April 28. A Switch version was announced but with no release date.