Genshin Impact 2.2: Why Gorou May Still Be Playable

Gorou is one of the newest playable characters teased for Genshin Impact, and while no official release date has been given by developer miHoYo, it\’s still possible he\’ll be playable in Version 2.2 of the game. The newest update will be arriving soon, and although the Genshin Impact 2.2 Special Program livestream gave fans a glimpse at what to expect, miHoYo has been known to drop surprise characters before. So, just how likely is it that Gorou will get a release date during Version 2.2?

With his fox-like features and Inazuma connections, Gorou has been a highly anticipated character for some time. Many fans expected him to arrive with 2.0, but that wasn\’t the case, and after miHoYo shared early images of Raiden Shogun, Kokomi, and Sara for 2.1, it seemed like players would have to wait a little longer for Gorou to arrive. More recent leaks hinted at Gorou in Genshin Impact for Version 2.2, where he was expected to arrive along with Thoma, but that has so far turned out not to be the case.

However, it\’s still possible Gorou will be a playable character in Genshin Impact 2.2 – and that miHoYo is simply waiting to release him in the game as a surprise. Earlier this week, miHoYo shared images of additional info for Gorou alongside a surprise reveal for Arataki Itto on its official social media accounts. However, the studio didn\’t clarify when the characters would be arriving. Based on the previous character reveals for 2.1 and Thoma in 2.2, it\’s likely they\’ll both arrive in Genshin Impact 2.3, which is set for a late November release date. Still, there\’s some precedence for miHoYo to do a surprise drop of Gorou into Version 2.2 before the latest content is finished.

Gorou Release Date: Will The New Character Be In Genshin Impact 2.2 Or 2.3?

Admittedly, at this point, it seems more likely that Gorou will release alongside Itto in Genshin Impact 2.3. However, miHoYo may release Gorou as a surprise – similar to the way it dropped Hu Tao into Genshin Impact 1.3 without confirming her in the Special Program livestream for that update. This could make sense, because right now, Thoma is the only new character confirmed for 2.2 and is a 4-star character set to rerun with Hu Tao and Tartaglia.

This is somewhat underwhelming compared to typical Genshin Impact updates, so it\’s possible Gorou will get a last-minute release date for Version 2.2 like Hu Tao did for 1.3. This means if he arrives, he probably won\’t appear on a Banner until about halfway through the update, so fans will still need to wait about three weeks to see if he shows up. For now, there\’s no official word on when Gorou will come to Genshin Impact, although it\’s certainly possible he\’ll arrive late in 2.2 instead of waiting for Version 2.3 to become playable.

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