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Genshin Impact 2.3 leaks: Release date, new character banners, more

Published: 26/Oct/2021 13:17

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact’s 2.3 leaks continue to pour in, revealing a number of new characters, locations, release dates, and events that will soon be added to the game. 

Genshin Impact 2.3 may not be live just yet, but that hasn’t stopped a number of reliable leaks from pouring in. Currently, players are getting ready to dive into the 2.2 update, which will include Thoma and the new Tsurumi Island – the game’s final Inazuma island.

While the Anniversary Event is wrapping up and Inazuma content is coming to a close, many Genshin Impact fans will be looking ahead to the 2.3 update. 

The 2.3 patch will include plenty of new characters, deadly enemies, and fresh locations for fans to get stuck into. Details have been rather scarce, but a number of new Genshin Impact 2.3 leaks have been uncovered, giving players a sneak peek into the latest content. 

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Genshin Impact 2.3 release date

Genshin Impact 2.3 update release date
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The Genshin Impact 2.3 release date is right around the corner.

Genshin Impact’s Version 2.3 update will release in late November. This follows directly after the release of Version 2.2, “Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog”, which will be arriving on October 13, 2021.

Genshin Impact 2.3 live stream

The Genshin Impact 2.3 livestream has yet to be announced by miHoYo, but we’ll likely hear an official announcement closer to the 2.3 release date. MiHoYo will likely host the 2.3 livestream on Twitch. We can expect the usual promo code giveaways and character demonstrations. 

Genshin Impact 2.3 character banners and reruns

Genshin Impact 2.3 banners
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Genshin Impact 2.3 will include plenty of new and returning character banners.

Arataki Itto

Genshin Impact 2.3 will introduce a number of new and returning characters. According to renowned leaker, @Ubatcha1, 2.3 will see the release of Arataki Itto – a mysterious character dominates the battlefield with powerful Geo attacks. 

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Genshin Intel recently leaked Itto’s gameplay, giving fans a glimpse of his charged attacks, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst. Itto appears to be wielding a Claymore and has a four-hit basic attack combo, which gains increased power.  

His Elemental Skill (Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!) hurls out a raging bull that deals Geo damage to enemies hit. Once the bull has finished charging, it will stay on the battlefield and taunt nearby enemies. Itto also gains one stack of Superlative Superstrenght – a passive that enables him to unleash empowered attacks.

Lastly, Itto’s Elemental Burst (Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!) unleashes a flurry of devastating Geo hits that deal damage based off of his DEF. During this state, Itto also gains increased ATK SPD and resistances.

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Itto is described as “fast as the wind and mighty as thunder” and is an “intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins.” Despite his demonic looks, Itto is known for his kindness and competitive nature. In fact, the Arataki Gang helps rid Inazuma of any troublemakers.

Gorou

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Gorou is a general in the Sangonomiya resistance.

Gorou is another character that is rumored to be released in Genshin Impact’s 2.3 update. The Inazuman resistance fighter is known for his courage and loyalty, stopping at nothing to fight Baal’s Vision Hunt Decree.

As a general in Sangonomiya Kokomi’s army, Gorou is no stranger to the hardships of battle. While miHoYo has yet to reveal official info on Gorou’s abilities, Zethra has showcased early beta footage of the Geo bow user.

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Gorou’s Elemental Skill (Inuzuka All Round-Defense) deals AoE Geo DMG and grants various defensive bonuses to those that stand within the ability’s radius. His Elemental Burst (Juuga: Forward Unto Victory) deals further AoE DMG, buffing fellow Geo units and has the same effects as the war banner from his Elemental Skill.

Gorou is officially described as having a “beast-like fighting intuition and tenacious will,” which enables him to “find a way to victory even in the most critical moments.” It’s this reliability that makes Gorou such a strong fighter in the Sangonomiya Resistance.

Albedo

Albedo banner rerun
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Albedo first appeared back in version 1.2.

Albedo could be getting a rerun in Version 2.3 and will be the second 5-star character alongside Arataki Itto. This inquisitive knight is the Captain of the Favonious Knights Investigation Team, which pioneers the research of Teyvat.

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Using Geo-based skills and deadly sword swings, Albedo can quickly crush his foes, dealing huge amounts of AoE damage to those that dare get in his way. The Albedo rerun is just one of the many returning 5-star characters that will be making a reappearance

Genshin Impact patch 2.3 map update

Sumeru region Genshin Impact
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Sumeru is said to have vast deserts and lush forests.

Genshin Impact 2.3 will likely include new locations, especially since Version 2.2 will finally see the introduction of Tsurumi Island – the final Inazuma Island. After defeating Baal (Raiden Shogun), and relinquishing her Vision Hunt Decree, Yae Miko tells the Traveller that they should head to Sumeru in search of their sibling. 

Whether 2.3 will see the release of this region remains to be seen, but we do know that this will likely be the next location we travel to next. Sumeru is known as the center of knowledge, where wisdom and intelligence are held in high regard. 

Genshin Impact’s traveling merchant, Liben states that “Sumeru is all rainforest and desert”. This means they’ll be plenty of new enemies and bosses that will likely inhabit this ancient area. 

Genshin Impact leaked Artifact sets

Divine Chorus

The Divine Chorus Artifact set looks to be the best build for Sangonomiya Kokomi, so travelers who were lucky enough to get the 5-star support will want to get their hands on this. After all, the added damage from the Healing Bubble will greatly increase Kokomi’s DPS potential.

Husk of Opulent Dreams

As 2.3 will introduce a number of new Geo characters to the game, miHoYo will be adding a new Artifact set that is tailor-made for these tanky heroes. Husk of Opulent Dreams enhances added DEF and ATK, making it particularly useful for Zhongli/Arataki Itto.

Genshin Impact leaked boss fight

Genshin Impact’s 2.3 update will also bring a new boss fight to the game. The Planelurker is a gigantic Geo enemy that resembles a spectral wolf that teleports into the arena from a far-off plane. Once summoned, the Planelurker will fly around the arena, bombarding the player with Geo-based projectiles and huge tornados.

As the Planelurker floats above the ground, it looks like players will have an easier time using ranged DPS units like Ganyu to hit its weak points. Early gameplay suggests that the Planelurker boss fight could potentially be the toughest foe in the game, so travelers will need to come prepared.


So, there you have it, everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.3. We’ll update this piece as more details and leaks drop ahead of Genshin Impact Version 2.3. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Genshin Impact guides:

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