KEY POINTS

  • MiHoYo revealed new characters coming to "Genshin Impact" 2.0
  • "Genshin Impact" 1.6 releases on June 9
  • MiHoYo has not yet revealed the release date of "Genshin Impact" 2.0 

Chinese gaming studio miHoYo surprised "Genshin Impact" fans when it revealed a handful of new characters coming to the hit gacha game recently. Interestingly, dataminers leaked some more and claimed that these new characters would be introduced to the game through patch 2.0. 

The info dump was shared by industry insider Project Celestia on Twitter. The leak contains different renders and information about new characters arriving in the game soon. This includes details about Gorou, an upcoming character, who might be introduced as the first Geo bow-user in the hit gacha game.

In the render, Gorou is shown as a young lad with animal ears garbed in a piece of clothing apparel, which appears like it's Japanese-inspired. Based on rumors, Gorou is a bow user from Inazuma and is believed to be the leader of the resistance against Vision confiscation. Based on Kazuha's voice lines, Gorou is behind  Kazuha's escape from the region. 

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He is also rumored to be responsible for putting Kazuha in touch with the Crux Fleet and Beidou. Apart from those, Gorou would be reportedly introduced as a 5-star character in "Genshin Impact" 2.0. Another character apparently coming to the game in patch 2.0 is Sara. So far, information about her is scarce. It appears that Sara is an Electro character working for the Raiden Shogun.

Sara is reportedly a villain and a playable character just like Tartaglia or Childe. In addition, the insider also mentioned Kokomi arriving in the upcoming patch. Because of the character's design, some fans believed that she could be a redesign of the previously leaked character Mimi. Kokomi is believed to be a Hydro Catalyst user.

Project Celestia also claimed that Yae could also arrive in "Genshin Impact" update 2.0. The said character was first spotted in the Chinese livestream of the game's version 1.5. She is the head priestess of the Grand Narukumi Shrine in Inazuma. Rumors have it that Yae is a 5-star Electro Catalyst user. 

In the leaked render, the insider also hinted at the possibility of the Electro Archon Baal to be introduced in "Genshin Impact" 2.0. She is also known as the Raiden Shogun who uses a polearm. Fans anticipate that she would be introduced as a 50star character in the game.

Finally, Tohma, one of the heavily rumored characters, also surfaced in the latest "Genshin Impact" info dump. Tohma is believed to be a Pyro polearm user, but it is not yet known if he would be launched as a 4-star or 5-star character. 

 

 

 

 

It is worth noting that these details, while discovered in the game's files, are not official. Designs, elements, weapons and other details about the leaked "Genshin Impact" characters are still subject to change.

"Genshin Impact" 1.6 is set to release on June 9.