A recent Genshin Impact livestream detailed the upcoming 2.6 Update, which will officially add Kamisato Ayato as a playable character. The beloved action role-playing game launched in 2020, and since then developer HoYoverse has supported the game through a regular schedule of updates. While February saw an official Genshin Impact character reveal of Kamisato Ayato, the Hydro user will finally make his in-game debut in Version 2.6.
Genshin Impact boasts a large roster of unique characters, which players can acquire through the game\’s gacha gambling mechanic. Gamers are able to purchase Pulls, which function like a slot machine by giving them a random chance to successfully receive their desired character. This makes brand-new Genshin Impact characters extremely valuable, since players are not guaranteed to get their hands on the new hero before they disappear. The action RPG\’s popularity and closed testing beta lead to frequent leaks, which tease players with a new character\’s skill and style ahead of an official announcement. A large number of Genshin Impact leaks involving Ayato have been revealed in recent months, but soon the highly-anticipated hero will finally arrive.
An announcement trailer from Genshin Impact (via YouTube) officially confirms that Kamisato Ayato will be included in Version 2.6. The 5-star Hydro warrior, who uses a sword in combat, is the head of the Kamisato Clan and the brother of current playable hero Ayaka. The regal warrior seems to focus on speed and precision in battle, with powerful abilities summoning the power of water and rain. Alongside Ayato, Version 2.6 will also see a rerun of the banner for free-spirited Anemo character Venti. This will give fans a second chance to obtain the elusive bard when Version 2.6 arrives on March 30.
While new and returning characters are an exciting part of any Genshin Impact update, Version 2.6 will include even more engaging new content. Genshin Impact 2.6\’s Chasm is a large rocky valley in Liyue, and players will soon be able to explore both above-ground and underground sections of the location. Different areas within The Chasm include the Dunyu Ruins, Fuao Vale, and Glaze Cliff, and there is also a network of mines which stretch deep underground. Leaked achievements have also detailed several Chasm mechanics, like Teleport Waypoints and the Lumenstone Adjuvant.
Kamisato Ayato has been teased by HoYoverse for quite some time, but the Hydro user will finally make his grand debut in Version 2.6. A quick glimpse at his gameplay reveals that he wields a one-handed sword with incredible skill, no doubt making the 5-star warrior a huge asset to any player. Version 2.6 launches on March 30, so fans should start saving up their resources for a chance to pull the Kamisato Clan\’s brave leader.