Genshin Impact will update to version 2.6 on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, introducing the highly anticipated leader Kamisato Ayato and bringing back one of the community’s favorite characters, the bard Venti. Pending the release of the update, MiHoYo has decided to reveal the identity of the first two characters who will join the roster with update 2.7, the mysterious Yelan, an employee of the civil affairs office of Liyue, and Kuki Shinobu, Arataki Itto’s right-hand man and second in command of the Arataki Gang.
Yelan is a mysterious woman who often intervenes at major events held in Liyue, but few have had the privilege of seeing her in person. The first leaks anticipate that the character will be a 5-Star Hydro armed with a bow, the protagonist of the first banner available from May 11th. Kuki Shinobu instead is the right arm of Arataki Itto, a character introduced in version 2.3 of the game, and second in command of the Arataki Gang of Inazuma. According to rumors, he will be a sword-wielding 4-Star Electro character, available in the second banner from June 1st.
With Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, the total number of characters available in the game will rise to fifty, of which thirty-four are female, and sixteen are male. The introduction of these two characters in Update 2.7 also confirms that we will not see the new Sumeru region before Update 2.8.