Genshin Impact 4.4: Cloud Retainer and Gaming Unveiled in Drip Marketing

Genshin Impact 4.4 release date, banner and characters
In Short
  • HoYoverse has finally revealed Xianyun and Gaming in the latest drip marketing campaign.
  • Xianyun is an Anemo five-star character and Gaming is a four-star Pyro character.
  • Xianyun is the human form of Cloud Retainer. Both characters will be out in 4.4.

Genshin Impact 4.3 is about to drop and version 4.4 is still quite far away, 43 days to be exact. However, the reveals and drip marketing of upcoming “potential” 4.4 character Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) and Gaming (previously known as Lion Dance Boy) are already here. Here’s more info on Xianyun and Gaming in Genshin Impact.

From what we already know and from the looks of it, Xianyun is a five-star, Anemo character, and a Catalyst user, and as per the art, she just moved to Liyue. On the other hand, Gaming (quite an apt name, HoYoverse) is probably a four-star, Pyro character, and a Sword user. We will know more about them when Genshin Impact 4.4 release date approaches.

Framing Cloud Retainer like she just moved to Liyue is an interesting detail as, during the previous Archon quest, Madame Ping specifically asked her to come to move to the city. Thus, it’s another reason why you shouldn’t pace your way through dialogues.

Earlier leaks of Genshin Impact 4.4 suggested the probability of Madame Ping being playable first but we’ve learned in the last two months that Cloud Retainer was coming and here she is.

A few details about the rewards and 4.4’s Lantern Rite were leaked in an image of what looked like an offline promotional event banner. For those wondering, 4.4 should give you a free four-star and will bring new outfits for Ganyu and Shenhe. Both the outfits look inspired by Xianyun’s outfit, which makes sense because both the characters are Cloud Retainer’s disciples.

Genshin Impact 4.4 should arrive on January 31 if everything goes according to the plan. Meanwhile, Genshin Impact 4.3 brings Navia and Chevreuse, two new interesting characters.

What are your thoughts about the designs of Xianyun and Gaming in Genshin Impact? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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