Leaked information has slowly trickled out about Genshin Impact 1.7, the alleged patch where we receive the new region, Inazuma. There are lots of rumors floating around the leaker community, none of which are solidly confirmed, but they are still interesting nonetheless.
In the livestream for Genshin Impact 1.6, miHoYo has confirmed that we will not be seeing Inazuma, although we'll be venturing into a new location on the way there. High-quality concept art of Inazuma has already been released, featuring chibi versions of two new Inazuma characters: Ayaka and Yoimiya. These hints, combined with recent leaks, can give us a picture of what is to come in 1.7.
A strong consensus within the leaker community is that 1.7 is the patch where Inazuma is finally released. The information released by miHoYo so far makes this likely, and there are some people participating in beta testing that have provided images of plants from Inazuma.
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With the release of Inazuma, we can also expect to see the Electro Traveler. Electro Traveler's skillset design is allegedly complete, and dataminers have been able to extract some parts of what they will look like. This further confirms the theory that we'll see Inazuma in patch 1.7.
Now, we move on to more speculative information. According to one leaker known as "Storyteller Long" in the Chinese community, 1.7 will have five new characters: 5-stars Ayaka and Yoimiya, Electro Traveler, 4-star Sayu, and another 4-star character. The original video on bilibili has since been taken down (an indication that it may be genuine), but here is a video made by a different leaker commenting on the leaks, confirming most of them and adding that the last 4-star character should be Tohma.
We already know that Ayaka is a cryo sword user, and there is plenty of footage of her from the Closed Beta Test 2. miHoYo has also released images of her in trailers and promotional artwork. Information about her skills and constellations can be found on Honey Hunter.
Yoimiya is a newer character, said to be a pyro bow user, and all we have seen of her is the chibi version released in the 1.5 livestream. The leaker said that her charged shots result in area-of-effect pyro damage, similar to Ganyu; her Elemental Skill infuses her normal attacks with pyro; and her Elemental Burst is off-field and deals damage over time.
Sayu is said to be an anemo claymore user, and has a child's model. This model was datamined by leakers long ago. Allegedly, their Elemental Skill does a small burst of anemo damage, and if you hold it, they turn into a ball that rolls around without consuming stamina. Their Elemental Burst throws out a field similar to Diona's, healing allies up to 70% HP.
Tohma is another character whose model was datamined a while ago, and he is allegedly a pyro polearm user. We also know that he's supposedly Ayaka's fiance. Information about his skills remains yet to be seen.
Amidst the many rumors floating around about Genshin Impact 1.7, it's important to remember to take all leaks with a grain of salt. This is especially true regarding character skill leaks, as these characters are not yet being tested in the 1.7 beta. It will take a few more weeks before we're able to see concrete evidence - including photo and video footage - of these new characters.
Regardless, it seems like miHoYo has a lot in store for the 1.7 patch, and there's plenty for players to look forward to. Hopefully, the traveler will be able to see the shores of Inazuma very soon!