Genshin Impact gears up for exciting 4.4 update with new leaks

The action role-playing game, Genshin Impact, is making waves in the gaming community as it prepares for its upcoming 4.4 update. As the game moves into its beta testing phase, a series of leaks have emerged, granting gamers an insight into the thrilling new characters and features set to be introduced. Here are the known details.

With the Genshin Impact community waiting with bated breath for the 4.4 update, Reddit has become a hub for leaks and conjecture. This piece delves into the latest leaks that have emerged on the Genshin Impact subreddit, providing clarity on thrilling advancements, including leaked banners, character specifics, and more.

Initial leaked banner orders for Genshin Impact suggested that Chiori would first become playable in Version 4.5. However, recent revelations indicate that Chiori may take on a major role in the Flagship Event, Roses and Muskets, alongside notable characters like Ayaka, Ayato, Yoimiya, Chevreuse, and Furina. This unexpected introduction of Chiori in the 4.4 update has stirred up intrigue and anticipation within the Genshin Impact community.

Among the most eagerly awaited developments in Genshin Impact is the introduction of the 5-star playable character, Xianyun. Slated to be a central feature in the Lantern Rite update, leaked specifics about Xianyun have given players a preview of her enchanting powers and weaponry.

Leaked details suggest Xianyun may use a Catalyst known as the “Echo of the Crane’s Call.” Images of this weapon have also leaked, revealing an emerald green colour palette that harmonises with Xianyun’s design. The weapon, resembling a traditional Chinese Fan, is adorned with striking decorations, its motifs of cranes and clouds consistent with Xianyun’s Adeptus theme.

Also recognised as Cloud Retainer, Xianyun is an Adeptus from Liyue who has been included in the game’s storyline several times. Ever since her first introduction in the official drip marketing, gamers have been keen to discover more about this fascinating character. GenshinUniverse, a well-known leaker in the Genshin Impact community, recently released a brief video showcasing Cloud Retainer with her BiS Catalyst, the Echo of the Crane’s Call.

The weapon’s design, which mirrors a traditional Chinese Fan, has intricate details and vibrant colours that tie in with the Adeptus’ thematic elements. The use of crane and cloud motifs is a nod to Cloud Retainer’s character and brings a hint of realism to the weapon’s design.

As the gaming community looks forward to the launch of the Genshin Impact 4.4 update, the leaks regarding Xianyun, Cloud Retainer, and other thrilling additions have heightened the excitement. The game continues to captivate its international player base with its continually growing universe and compelling characters.


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