Another day and another rumor about Genshin Impact. Genshin Impact is truly all over the place now. There are rumors, leaks, and news about the game every other day. Recently we saw all the leaks of the Wishful Drop event, then the rumors about the update 1.5, and now we have another report/rumor about a brand new character that is going to be dropped in the game by miHoYo.
Genshin is a fairly new game. It was launched in September 2020, and it has got very popular in recent times. Its size of the download is a bit bigger for android and iOS, but on PC and consoles, you won’t find any problem with storage whatsoever. So without wasting any time, let us jump into the new character leaks which are floating around.
Who is Baizhu
Baizhu is the name of the new character who is coming to the game. We have already seen him as an NPC, but the rumors are that he may be available to play as a character. miHoYo has already done the same thing before. They launched Rosaria as an NPC, but soon she became playable after her banner in 1.4.
There haven’t been many leaks regarding Baizhu’s skills and abilities for now except his potion ability of Forest Essential Oil. It is a potion with a 3-star rarity.
This is the biggest question. We may see Baizhu in update 1.5, or we may not see him till the 2.0 update. We saw the leaks and rumors of the next update, i.e., 1.5, and there were reports of 2-3 new characters. Eula and Yanfei are pretty much confirmed, so only one slot remains. So maybe that can be Baizhu.
Another leak suggests that the Baizhu banner is nowhere near for now. We may have to wait till update 2.0 to get a playable Baizhu. The delay is because of the delay in the release of the Inazuma region. According to the leak, Baizhu will only come in the game after the Inazuma region is launched. So two completely mismatched leaks here. There is one common aspect, though, that is that Baizhu is closer than you think.
Baizhu has been confirmed by multiple dataminers that he is a Catalyst User. His frail body would not have been able to wield a sword. Here is his possible signature weapon~ the beautiful Jade Catalyst. I've included his model as well. pic.twitter.com/Y4AUBpugrU
— manifesting baizhu crumbs 1.6 (@BaizhuMains) February 25, 2021
A Twitter user has reportedly leaked some screenshots of Baizhu’s 3d model and some of the insider images which mention that Baizhu may be a catalyst user. The above potion leak syncs with this one. His signature weapon is rumored to be the Jade Catalyst.
Exact Release Date?
So, to be honest, you can get a playable Baizhu anywhere near April 28th to November 28th. April 28th is the rumored date for the beginning of update 1.5, and if you do some basic maths, the update 2.0 will come out in late November. Update 1.5 and update 2.0 are the two most focused updates for Baizhu, but he can come in any update between them. If we go by the second rumor of the Inazuma region, then keep an eye on the launch of Inazuma rather than Baizhu. If the character’s launch is not related to the Inazuma region, then update 1.5 or 1.6 looks more likely for launch.
The rumor with the Inazuma relation sounds more believable because Baizhu is a Dendro character, and all the Dendro characters are reported to be launched with or after the Inzauma region. Dendro would be an element in the game if you didn’t know about it. There are a total of 7 elements, namely Pyro, Hydro, Dendro, Electro, Anemo, Cryo, and Geo.
More on the Game
Talking about the Inazuma region, the Inazuma region update has been delayed before due to some reasons. In the first Inazuma region launch, we will see two islands of that region, and in the next update, we will see the Inazuma city.
Apart from Baizhu, Yaoyao is another character that is tipped to be launched. They both are tipped to be the first Dendro characters to be launched in the game. All these rumors and leaks are far away from launch for now. The leaks and rumors, which are much more closer, are the ones related to the upcoming update 1.5. The most awaited feature has to be the housing system update, where players can build their own houses and design them according to their creativity.
There is only one conclusion to all the rumors. Baizhu will come as a playable character for sure. The only question is when and that question is not answered officially yet. But 95% chances are he will be playable in the game before the year ends.