While Genshin Impact Version 2.6 just arrived, developer Hoyoverse has already confirmed the two new characters that will arrive in the upcoming update. A couple of interesting beta leaks have already revealed a lot of information about the mysterious member of the Arataki Gang.
An interesting post on the Genshin Impact leaks subreddit shows a video featuring the gameplay animations for one of the upcoming characters, Kuki Shinobu. The community seem very happy with her animations as the thread has gathered almost 8k upvotes. What attracted the most attention is her third Normal Attack in which Kuki flips in the air, throwing five shuriken in the process. The video has been taken from the current Genshin Impact update 2.7 beta phase and while Hoyoverse could still make some small adjustment, most of her kit will probably still remain the same.
This leaks further confirm that Kuki will be another Genshin Impact support character, despite being rumored to be a new DPS. Even though there is no official confirmation, the current beta has confirmed that she will have lower rarity. This means that her potential is slightly lower compared to five-star characters, which wasn't well received in the community. Multiple replies in the comment section claim that it's shame for such a well-designed character to be a four-star.
Kuki's Elemental Burst, Goei Narukami Kariyama Rite stabs her sword in the ground creating a damage barrier for a short period of time. This ability is useful in fights against group of opponents which seems to be her specialty. Her Elemental Skill, Sanctifying Ring, allows her to create a ring around her that expands every second dealing Electro damage in the process. Both her skills will scale with HP which means that players can already start grinding for the right weapon and artifact.
Hoyoverse's official announcements only revealed Yelan and Kuki Shinobu as the new characters which means that there won't be any additional introductions to the playable roster. Both of these characters will have support or sub-DPS potential which means that players who lack a real DPS character in their team composition should probably try their luck on the current double banner which features a new character Kamisato Ayato.
Genshin Impact is now available on Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development.