Genshin Impact: All Upcoming Characters

See which characters are coming to Genshin Impact in the 1.6 update and beyond.

MiHoYo works hard, but its fans work even harder—especially when it comes to uncovering every last scrap of information they can obtain on Genshin Impact character and content leaks. We've created a list of the new characters rumored to appear, many of which will likely be available in the 1.6 or 1.7/2.0 Genshin Impact updates. Keep in mind that most of these details are based on speculation and lore. As miHoYo provides more information on upcoming characters, we'll be sure to update this article.

All Upcoming Characters in Genshin Impact: v1.6 and Beyond

Ayaka

 
  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Cryo
  • Weapon: Sword

Ayaka, the princess of Inazuma, was a playable character in Genshin Impact's closed beta and has since been featured in multiple gameplay videos and artwork provided by miHoYo. With all this exposure—along with her prominent role in Inazuma, the next region to become available—Ayaka is one of the most highly anticipated characters to arrive soon.

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Yoimiya

 
  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: Bow

Everyone in Inazuma has heard of Yoimiya, who owns Naganohara Fireworks and is referred to as the "Queen of the Summer Festival." Childlike and social, Yoimiya is meant to be appearing in the Banner of update 1.7/2.0.

Kazuha

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Anemo
  • Weapon: Sword

Kazuha is a Five-Star Anemo Sword user who will be introduced in the second Event Wish banner of update 1.6. Despite his elegant attire and poetic way of speaking, Kazuha shares a strange trait with Razor—an incredible nose, which he uses to evaluate people by their scent. We sure hope Traveler bathed recently...

Gorou

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Geo
  • Weapon: Bow

According to Kazuha, Gorou is "part of the resistance." There is currently no further information we have on Gorou beyond his character render and attributes like Vision and weapon type. 

Kokomi

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Hydro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

Kokomi is, in theory, the newly designed Mimi—a character leak that made a splash in the Genshin Impact community when initially released. Fans fell in love with Mimi's original design, but Kokomi's current appearance is also quite beautiful. Keep in mind that any connections made between unreleased characters like Kokomi and Mimi are based entirely upon speculation.

Tohma

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: Polearm

From the way Tohma (or Tohama) is described in Ayaka's leaked voice lines, we can expect him to be some sort of royal attendant or officer with an earnest, yet clumsy demeanor. There were early rumors pinning Tohma as Ayaka's fiance, but these claims have since been labeled as false by Genshin Impact fans.

Yae

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Electro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

After appearing as a surprise guest in the Genshin Impact Chinese 1.5 update livestream, Yae caused a minor uproar in the community with her similarities to Honkai Impact 3rd's Yae Sakura. This version of Yae, also known as Guuji Yae, oversees a major shrine in Inazuma and has ties to Princess Ayaka.

Yaoyao

Yaoyao poster for genshin impact

  • Region: Liyue
  • Vision: Dendro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

Based on what we know from Ganyu's dialogue about Yaoyao, we can surmise that Yaoyao is a young troublemaker who needs a little disciplining to stay in line. Given the official artwork in which she appears, Yaoyao is probably around Qiqi's age.

Baizhu

  • Region: Liyue
  • Vision: Dendro
  • Weapon: N/A

Baizhu has already appeared in-game during a story quest called Quizhong, albeit briefly. Along with Yaoyao, Baizhu is rumored to introduce the new element Dendro to our cast of playable characters.

Sara

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Electro
  • Weapon: Bow

There is currently no further information on the upcoming character Sara, but it is worth noting that she is one of the few Inazuma-specific characters who blatantly bears the mark of her Vision (most others from this region have hidden theirs due to the current circumstances surrounding the Electro Archon).

Yunjin

  • Region: Liyue
  • Vision: Geo
  • Weapon: Polearm

Yunjin works at the Heyu Tea House in Liyue, where she draws large crowds with her dancing and singing. Since her portrait was included in the data mined photo of upcoming Genshin Impact playable characters, we can expect the dancer to transcend her current status as an NPC.

Shenhe

  • Region: Liyue
  • Vision: Cryo
  • Weapon: Claymore

Shenhe, which literally translates to "Divine Crane," or "Crane God," indicates that this character may in fact be the human form of Cloud Retainer (one of the proud adepti residing in Liyue). Her leaked character design corresponds with Cloud Retainer's current appearance, so this theory might be proven true!

Sayu

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Anemo
  • Weapon: Claymore

Sayu is a small, pint-sized ninja associated with the Shiyuumatsu-Ban. She is the master of disguise and cat naps, and her current greatest aspiration is to someday grow taller. 

Scaramouche

Genshin Impact Scaramouche character

  • Region: Inazuma
  • Vision: Electro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

Scaramouche appeared in The Crisis Deepens event quest as a supposedly friendly character—that is, until he attempted to kill Traveler. After Mona thwarted his attack, Scaramouche revealed himself to be the sixth member of the dangerous Fatui Harbingers. Despite his authoritative (and by that, we mean downright scary) personality, players are excited at the chance to play as this intriguing character.

Dainsleif

Dainsleif

  • Region: Khaenri'ah
  • Vision: N/A
  • Weapon: N/A

Dainsleif was confirmed as an upcoming playable character by miHoYo in September 2020, but we won't have access to the self-proclaimed prophet for a very long time. Khaenri'ah, the region from which Dainsleif comes from, is located outside of Teyvat and likely won't be available until every other continent in Teyvat has been unlocked.

Kate

  • Region: Mondstadt
  • Vision: Electro
  • Weapon: Sword

Due to rumors that Kate is involved with new character Rosaria, Genshin Impact players are hoping to see Kate in-game relatively soon. Since she's stationed in Mondstadt and most likely a Knight of Favonius, we might be meeting Kate before most of the other upcoming characters.

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Cyno

Genshin Impact Cyno

  • Region: Sumeru
  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: Polearm

Teased in miHoYo's trailer for the "Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail," Cyno—whose appearance is already being compared to Razor's—is expected to enter the game once the region of Sumeru becomes available.

Lyney and Lynette

Genshin Impact Lyney Lynette

  • Region: Fontaine
  • Vision: N/A
  • Weapon: N/A

Little is known about Lyney and Lynette other than the fact that they are twins from Fontaine, a region inspired by France—and even these details are pure speculation. Their Vision(s) and weapons of choice have yet to be announced, but we hope we'll be able to play as both characters once they're finally available!

Iansan

Genshin Impact Iansan

  • Region: Natlan
  • Vision: Pyro
  • Weapon: N/A

Like Cyno and the twins Lyney and Lynette, Iansan was also included in the "Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail" trailer. However, since the unlocking of Natlan is still far away, we likely won't see Iansan in Genshin Impact for quite some time.

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