November 11 is shaping up to be an important day in the Genshin Impact community. This date marks the release of the highly anticipated 1.1 update, which will bring a wealth of new content such as quality of life improvements and the continuation of the game\’s Liyue story arc. In addition to these sought after updates, players will have their shot at pulling four new characters through the game\’s gach system.
Genshin Impact\’s 1.1 update will feature four new characters (2 four stars and 2 five stars) of various backgrounds and abilities. In regards to weapon choice, these characters can be broken down into two bow users, a great sword wielder, and one fighter that utilizes a polearm. And when it comes to Elemental type, these characters all fall into different categories with Hydro, Cryo, Pyro, and Geo.
Tartaglia Childe – 5 Star
Players that have progressed far into the Liyue story arc are likely already familiar with the shifty Snezhnayan Tartaglia, better known as Childe. Childe will be Genshin Impact\’s first character that utilizes both a bow and the Hydro Element. While players can expect his normal and charged attacks to be the standard combo string that bow wielders utilize, Childe\’s strength will come from his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst, which will allow him to switch between ranged attacks and melee attacks. This will likely cause many players to set him as one of their team DPS roles.
Zhongli – 5 Star
The other five star character players can expect in Genshin Impact\’s 1.1 update is the seeming head of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, Zhongli. Wielding both a polearm and the Geo Element, Zhongli, like Childe, has played a fairly prominent role in the Liyue story arc. While not much is known officially as to what Zhongli will be capable of, a rumored video recently leaked showcasing what appears to be Zhongli\’s Elemental Burst: a meteor being called from the sky that seems to buff Zhongli as well as deal massive AoE damage.
Diona – 4 Star
Diona is one of Genshin Impact\’s new four star characters. Diona is a bartender at The Cat\’s Tail in Monstadt and is proud of her Kätzlein heritage. Diona is the 1.1 update\’s other bow user, however, she will join the likes of Kaeya, Chongyun, and Qiqi as an additional Cryo unit. Playing off her cat-like heritage and mixologist background, Diona\’s abilities seem as if they will lend themselves extremely well to any team\’s Support role.
Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, and mobile devices.