February is going to be a huge month for Genshin Impact simps, as Xiao (the edgelord) will finally be released after the 500 leaks of him previously. So mark your calendars for February 3, since he will only be available for two weeks unfortunately.

But Keqing’s banner will be right after Xiao’s, so maybe it isn’t so bad (because it gives us hope that Mihoyo will hopefully give already released characters a chance of the spotlight too)  

Updated Character Roadmap

Xiao February 3 [1.3 update] 


Keqing *first ever standard character on featured banner* February 17

** of course any of dates are subject to change or delayed ** 


Hu Tao *new five star* release March 3 [1.3 update]

(rumored because of April’s Fools Day and Hu Tao is known to be a prankster and ALSO The Qingming festival, also known as “Tomb-Sweeping Day” in English, is a traditional Chinese festival observed by the Han Chinese of mainland China celebrated on April 4) 

Venti *Rerun Banner* March 16 [1.4 update]


Childe/Tartaglia Rerun Banner Late March 28

With the new four star on Childe’s banner: Rosaria

type: cryo spear


Yanfei Banner Early April *new four star* on the Zhongli rerun banner [1.5 update]

type: pryo catalyst


Eula Banner * new five star * release May 19

type: cryo claymore


Klee Rerun Banner [1.6 update] June 10


Kazuha Banner *new five star* release June 29

type: anemo sword


Ayaka + Inazuma release July 21 [2.0 update] 

type: cryo sword


Yoimiya Banner *new five star* [July 2.0 update] release August 11

type: pyro bow


Sayu *four star* (featured on Yoimiya’s banner) release August 11

type: anemo claymore


Aloy *new FREE five star* check your mail! on the [2.1 Update] release October 13 for playStation players only for now. Mobile and PC players will receive in the 2.2 update!

type: cryo bow

With Genshin collaborating with Horizon Zero Dawn, I really hope to see them implement their robot dinosaur mobs into the game!


Baal *new five star* most likely released September 1

type: electro spear (dual sword)


Sara *new four star* might be featured on Baal’s banner since they are kind of a duo and would be weird if she was on Kokomi’s banner…

type: electro bow


Kokomi Banner *new five star* most likely released September 21

type: hydro catalyst


Leaked Characters

After finishing off the Liyue Story Quest, we’ve already met various characters from our journey and many already released as playable characters.

Also some characters were leaked and some were already established characters from the manga, so I will just organize these characters by region. (If you don’t already know about the seven different kingdoms of Teyvat, I highly recommend checking out my other blog where I kind of went over it: https://madmeaning.com/entertainment/genshin-impact-inazuma-theories-and-updates-2021-1-2-beyond-roadmap/ )

Mondstadt

Kate (Electro / Sword) *DISCONTINUED*

Most likely from Mondstadt but there is little to no information about her, but her outfit design does look European, so I have to assume she is from Mondstadt. 


Liyue

Baizhu (Dendro) *should be released whenever the dendro element is finalized*


Shenli (Cryo / Claymore)  *DISCONTINUED*

**also rumored to be the human form of the Cloud Retainer **


Yunjin (Geo / Spear) [rumored to be released sometime after 2.0]


Yao Yao (Dendro / Catalyst) rumored to be a FREE four star dendro character!


Inazuma 

Scaramouche (Electro?)


Thoma *new four star* allegedly he’s actually from Fontaine and not Inazuma

type: pyro spear

rumored to be Ayaka’s finance and/or servant based on her English lines from the game [EDIT: Genshin has changed the voice lines, and they are no longer engaged… but “friends”]


Yae Miko *possible five star* (Electro / Catalyst)


Gorou *new four star* (Geo / Bow)


Sumeru 

Cyno (Polearm)


Collei (Dendro)


Fontaine

Lyney & Lynette (rumored to be a two-in-one character)


Natlan 

Iansan (Pryo) 


Snezhnaya 

Signora (Cryo) *may be released sometime during the Inazuma Questline*


Dottore 


Khaenri’ah

Dainsleif


Thank you so much for reading! Remember all of these are rumors and theories (nothing set in stone) But I will try to update as new and more information comes out! Comment down below which character you are most excited for!

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