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Genshin Impact Leak Shows Al Haitham Model

Genshin Impact Leak Shows Al Haitham Model Image
  • Posted on 15th Jul, 2022 05:42 AM

A recent Genshin Impact leak reveals more information about one of the new characters that should arrive in the Sumeru region.

p>Genshin Impact's Inazuma arc is coming to an end which means that the arrival of a new major region is just around the corner. The official live stream event for Version 2.8 has revealed a small teaser, officially confirming the Genshin Impact story is heading for Sumeru.

Sumeru's representative element is Dendro which means that the upcoming updates will introduce the game's first Dendro characters. Recent Genshin Impact leaks have already revealed several new characters that will most likely join the playable roster.

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A brand new Genshin Impact leak has revealed the model of one of the upcoming characters - Al Haitham. He will apparently be a brand-new Dendro character that should arrive in one of the upcoming updates. There is not a lot of information about him other than being a five-star DPS character who holds a high-ranking position in the new Sumeru region, similar to Yae Miko's role in Inazuma. He is most likely based on an Arab scientist named Hasan Ibn al-Haytham which makes sense considering that each major region in the game is based on a real-life location and culture. According to numerous rumors, the new Sumeru region is inspired by the culture of Southwest Asia and the Middle East.

Another interesting fact about Al Haitham is that his design is apparently based on a Honkai Impact 3rd character named Su. This would not be the first time for developer HoYoverse to take inspiration for a character design from its second most popular title. Popular Genshin Impact characters like Yae Miko, Venti, or Raiden Shogun all have their respective counterparts in the other game.

When it comes to Al Haitham's release date, there are still no credible leaks or any official information. However, with recent leaks predicting three new characters for Genshin Impact update 3.0, Tighnari, Dori, and Collei, it's highly unlikely that Al Haitham arrives in the first Sumeru update. Fans are also expecting the Dendro Archon to arrive in 3.1 which fits HoYoverse's pattern for introducing new Archons to the game, meaning that Al Haitham will probably arrive with update 3.2.

The most exciting thing about the new character is probably the fact that he might be the first Dendro DPS character in Genshin Impact. The new element has the potential to shake up the current Genshin Impact meta, especially with the arrival of two new elemental reactions - Overgrown and Intensified.

Genshin Impact is now available on Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development.

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