Genshin Impact's 2.0 release is right around the corner, and many players are excited for the new cast of characters getting added to the game.
MiHoYo broadcasted Genshin Impact's Version 2.0 livestream on Friday, giving players a first glance at the island nation Inazuma and the characters they can meet there. Inazuma features a captivating ensemble of friends and foes, from pyrotechnicians to pint-sized ninjas, and three of these characters will be playable in the new patch.
Genshin Impact 2.0 Characters: Who's Getting Added?
During the livestream, miHoYo announced the three playable characters joining the game in Version 2.0: 5-star cryo sword user Ayaka, 5-star pyro bow user Yoimiya, and 4-star anemo claymore user Sayu.
Kamisato Ayaka is a graceful swordswoman opposing the Vision Hunt Decree in Inazuma. Many players have known her for some time already, because she was present in the game's closed beta test phase, where she gathered lots of fans. It's exciting that we get to see her added to the game at last.
Yoimiya is the owner of a fireworks shop and Inazuma's best pyrotechnician. As a pyro archer, she fills a niche that was previously only occupied by Amber, so she'd likely be a strong addition to players' rosters.
Sayu is a young girl who is a master of stealth and ninjutsu. She's the first character with a child's model who wields a claymore, which has left many players curious as to how she performs. Her English voice actor is none other than Twitch streamer LilyPichu.
MiHoYo has not yet officially announced these characters' abilities, but data miners have leaked their abilities on sites such as Honey Hunter.
In addition to these three playable characters, the Version 2.0 trailer also revealed several Inazuman characters who will be coming soon: Kujo Sara, an electro bow user; Gorou, a geo bow user; Sangonomiya Kokomi, a hydro character; Tohma, a pyro character; Yae Miko, an electro character; and of course, the electro archon Raiden Shogun.
These characters are not yet playable, but they will likely be added in future versions, and they'll play a role in Inazuma's Archon Quest. There are still lots more characters to come as Genshin Impact continues its journey.