Recently, Genshin Impact announced its upcoming playable characters, Shenhe and Yun Jin, on official social media accounts. Finally, miHoYo has confirmed the two characters\’ appearance in future updates, putting an end to speculations that had been circulating online since last year. Although no release date has been confirmed yet, the recent announcement may indicate that Shenhe and Yun Jin will be included in Genshin Impact\’s Version 2.4. As usual, newly released characters will take part in the storyline of Genshin Impact as it unfolds. Apart from the gameplay Shenhe and Yun Jin offer, it will be fascinating to discover their significance in story quests.
Part of the aspects contributing to the popularity of Genshin Impact is its characters. Players have been on the lookout for new characters since they often provide unique gameplay. Additionally, it\’s exciting to see fresh character designs and their roles in Genshin Impact\’s awaited story quests. Various social media platforms have already been flooded with fans expressing their excitement for Shenhe and Yun Jin. Since Genshin Impact\’s Shadows Amidst Snowstorms update is scheduled to be released on November 24, it might take a while before the new characters arrive as the Version 2.3 will be around for the next six weeks.
Shenhe and Yun Jin have already been part of Genshin Impact\’s leaked content last year. miHoYo has been monitoring leakers, but information regarding unreleased characters from Genshin Impact spread rapidly online. For the most part, leaked materials have been accurate for quite some time now, leading curious fans to become reliant on them. Regardless, the official announcement of Genshin Impact is always the most significant factor to consider. Moreover, Genshin Impact often teases future playable characters in some story quests before releasing them. In Shenhe and Yun Jin\’s case, neither of the two characters have appeared in any of the prior story quests. Even so, Shenhe and Yun Jin in Genshin Impact have already been mentioned by several NPCs and character voice lines providing details to their personality and possible role in the story.
Genshin Impact 2.4: Who New Character Shenhe Is
Genshin Impact\’s Shenhe, known as Ethereal Soul Amidst the Mortal Realm, is a Cryo vision holder and a polearm user who possesses the Crista Doloris Constellation. She is a white-haired character that has some resemblance with the previously introduced character Ningguang. Shenhe is a Liyue resident known to be part of a branch family of a clan of exorcists. Although Shenhe might be related to Chongyun as they are both exorcists, no evidence found supports this claim thus far.
Nonetheless, a few characters in Genshin Impact have already mentioned Shenhe in their voice lines. According to Hu Tao, Shenhe is a fascinating character as she looks pristine and pure, unlike any other individual she has met. Meanwhile, Ganyu in Genshin Impact has heard from Cloud Retainer that Shenhe can be rather ferocious at times.
In Genshin Impact\’s announcement, it was revealed that one of the adepti, Cloud Retainer, took Shenhe, along with other mortals, as a disciple. Shenhe has trained under the guidance of Cloud Retainer for a very long time, making her unfamiliar with earthly lifestyle and regarded by Liyue citizens as a mysterious white-haired adeptus. Moreover, Shenhe is said to have a great talent for adepti arts, implying that her Talents might involve an adepti type of skills. Although Shenhe\’s rarity is not yet confirmed, her expertise in adepti arts may qualify her as a 5-star character in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact 2.4: Who New Character Yun Jin Is
Yun Jin\’s is the newest addition to Genshin Impact\’s Geo character roster. She wields a polearm and has the Opera Grandis Constellation. Yun Jin is a well-known character as she is the current director of the Yun-Han Opera Troupe in Liyue. Apart from being a talented director, singer, and dancer, Yun Jin works at the Heyu Tea House as a brewer. Yun Jin has been mentioned in the voice lines of characters such as Xingqui, Ningguang, Keqing, Hu Tao, and Xinyan in Genshin Impact.
According to Xingqui, Yun Jin\’s motivation to write a new play comes from drinking her favorite beverage. Yun Jin is also described as an elegant and graceful figure, as reflected in her art and plays. Although, Xinyan also revealed that Yun Jin is secretly fond of rock \’n roll music. When Yun Jin performs on a stage, crowds from Liyue would immediately flock around spending their Mora to watch her perform.
As of now, Yun Jin\’s rarity and Talents are still unknown, though her singing and dancing abilities may provide hints to her gameplay. For instance, Xinyan\’s Talent in Genshin Impact includes rock \’n roll themes since she is a performer of this type of music. Likewise, Yun Jin\’s Talent could be related to her skill in dynamic performances. Yun Jin\’s unique character design and personality with similarities to Genshin Impact\’s Kamisato Ayaka may also imply that she will be available as a 5-star character in future character Banners.
Even though Shenhe and Yun Jin are confirmed to be playable characters, no further information on their Ascension materials and ideal Artifacts have been released. Nonetheless, these additional details are certain to be disclosed in the future. With several claims stating that Genshin Impact Version 2.4 will involve The Chasm, a currently unexplorable region part of Liyue, it might be possible that Shenhe and Yun Jin will be involved in exploring the region if the speculations are confirmed. Though there have been several speculations on Shenhe and Yun Jin\’s roles in the main storyline, some of them have not been officially confirmed as of now.
Overall, Shenhe and Yun Jin add to Genshin Impact\’s list of characters to look forward to. The Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event will take over Genshin Impact for a few weeks. If Genshin Impact maintains its six-week update schedule, Version 2.4 will likely be released in early January. In addition, with the story of Genshin Impact Version 2.3 returning to Dragonspine while still involving Inazuma, the succeeding story quests may take place in Genshin Impact\’s Liyue afterward.