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Genshin Impact - List of New and Upcoming Playable Characters in 2022

Genshin Impact's newest character in 2.8 is Heizou while Tighnari, Collei, and Dori are Version 3.0's upcoming characters. Read on to know the list of current, new, and upcoming playable characters as of August 2022, so you can plan and save your Primogems!

New Character Release Updates

Newest Character Releases

Character Element Weapon
Heizou Image Heizou (4★)

Heizou is the newest playable 4-star character released on Kazuha and Klee's joint Rerun Banners! Kazuha and Klee's banners ran from July 13, 2022 to August 2, 2022 for the first phase of Version 2.8.

Heizou will become available at a normal rate in all active banners, except for the Beginner's Wish, after Version 2.8 ends.

Version 2.8 Phase 1 Rerun Banners
Genshin - How to Get Kazuha IconKazuha Banner Genshin - Klee BannerKlee Banner

Upcoming Character Releases

Upcoming Characters Releasing in 3.0

Character Element Weapon
Collei Image Collei (4★)
Dori Image Dori (4★)
Tighnari Image Tighnari (5★)

It was confirmed in the Version 3.0 Livestream that Tighnari, Collei, and Dori will officially be released in Version 3.0 once Sumeru is here! The Dendro Traveler was also shown in a Sumeru Teaser Video.

Character Reruns in 3.0

Character Element Weapon
Zhongli Image Zhongli (5★)
Ganyu Image Ganyu (5★)
Kokomi Image Kokomi (5★)

Zhongli, Ganyu, and Kokomi were also confirmed to have reruns in Version 3.0! Zhongli's rerun will be in the first phase alongside Tighnari, while Ganyu and Kokomi will have simultaneous reruns during Phase 2 of Version 3.0.

Version 3.0 Release Date and Patch Notes

Upcoming Characters in Sumeru

Character Element Weapon
Cyno Image Cyno (TBD)
Dehya Image Dehya (TBD)
Nahida Image Nahida (TBD)
Nilou Image Nilou (TBD)

Characters from the Sumeru Preview Teaser

Genshin Impact released Part 3 of the Sumeru Preview Teaser videos on youtube on July 29, 2022! The video featured several Sumeru characters that the Traveler will encounter and may become playable in future versions!

Sumeru Region Guide

Character Release Dates

List of Playable Characters

Release Date Character Rarity Element
07/13/2022 Genshin - Heizou Icon Heizou ★ 4 Genshin - AnemoAnemo
06/21/2022 Genshin - Shinobu Icon Shinobu ★ 4 Genshin - ElectroElectro
05/31/2022 Genshin - Yelan Icon Yelan ★ 5 Genshin - HydroHydro
03/30/2022 Genshin - Ayato Icon Ayato ★ 5 Genshin - HydroHydro
02/16/2022 Genshin - Yae Miko Icon Yae Miko ★ 5 Genshin - ElectroElectro
01/05/2022 Genshin - Yun Jin Icon Yun Jin ★ 4 Genshin - GeoGeo
01/05/2022 Genshin - Shenhe Icon Shenhe ★ 5 Genshin - CryoCryo
12/14/2021 Genshin - Gorou Icon Gorou ★ 4 Genshin - GeoGeo
12/14/2021 Genshin - Itto Icon Itto ★ 5 Genshin - GeoGeo
11/02/2021 Genshin - Thoma Icon Thoma ★ 4 Genshin - PyroPyro
09/21/2021 Genshin - Kokomi Icon Kokomi ★ 5 Genshin - HydroHydro
09/01/2021 (PlayStation)
10/13/2021 (All)
Genshin - Aloy Icon Aloy ★ 5 Genshin - CryoCryo
09/01/2021 Genshin - Raiden Icon Raiden ★ 5 Genshin - ElectroElectro
09/01/2021 Genshin - Sara Icon Sara ★ 4 Genshin - ElectroElectro
08/10/2021 Genshin - Yoimiya Icon Yoimiya ★ 5 Genshin - PyroPyro
08/10/2021 Genshin - Sayu Icon Sayu ★ 4 Genshin - AnemoAnemo
07/01/2021 Genshin - Ayaka Icon Ayaka ★ 5 Genshin - CryoCryo
6/29/2021 Genshin - Kazuha Icon Kazuha ★ 5 Genshin - AnemoAnemo
5/18/2021 Genshin - Eula Icon Eula ★ 5 Genshin - CryoCryo
4/28/2021 Genshin - Yanfei Icon Yanfei ★ 4 Genshin - PyroPyro
4/7/2021 Genshin - Rosaria Icon Rosaria ★ 4 Genshin - CryoCryo
3/2/2021 Genshin - Hu Tao Icon Hu Tao ★ 5 Genshin - PyroPyro
2/3/2021 Genshin - Xiao Icon Xiao ★ 5 Genshin - AnemoAnemo
1/12/2021 Genshin - Ganyu Icon Ganyu ★ 5 Genshin - CryoCryo
12/23/2020 Genshin - Albedo Icon Albedo ★ 5 Genshin - GeoGeo
12/01/2020 Genshin - Zhongli Icon Zhongli ★ 5 Genshin - GeoGeo
12/01/2020 Genshin - Xinyan Icon Xinyan ★ 4 Genshin - PyroPyro
11/11/2020 Genshin - Tartaglia Icon Tartaglia ★ 5 Genshin - HydroHydro
11/11/2020 Genshin - Diona Icon Diona ★ 4 Genshin - CryoCryo
10/20/2020 Genshin - Klee Icon Klee ★ 5 Genshin - PyroPyro
9/27/2020 Genshin - Venti Icon Venti ★ 5 Genshin - AnemoAnemo

Future Characters

Characters That Appear in the Story

Release Date Character Rarity Element
TBA Baizhu Icon Baizhu TBA Genshin - DendroDendro
TBA Genshin - Scaramouche Icon Scaramouche TBA Unknown
TBA Genshin - Dainsleif Icon Dainsleif TBA Unknown

Characters from Official Channels

These characters have been shown in different media such as either YouTube, Twitter, or HoYoVerse's official website.

Release Date Character Rarity Element
TBA Genshin - Tighnari Icon Tighnari TBA Genshin - DendroDendro
TBA Genshin - Collei Icon Collei TBA Genshin - DendroDendro
TBA Genshin - Dori Icon Dori TBA Genshin - ElectroElectro
TBA Genshin - Cyno Icon Cyno TBA Genshin - ElectroElectro
TBA Genshin - Alhaitham Icon Alhaitham TBA Genshin - DendroDendro
TBA Genshin - Dehya Icon Dehya TBA Genshin - PyroPyro
TBA Genshin - Nilou Icon Nilou TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Nahida Icon Nahida TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Lyney Icon Lyney TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Lynette Icon Lynette TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Iansan Icon Iansan TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Pulcinella Icon Pulcinella TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Pierro Icon Pierro TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Columbina Icon Columbina TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Pantalone Icon Pantalone TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Dottore Icon Dottore TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Arlecchino Icon Arlecchino TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Sandrone Icon Sandrone TBA TBA
TBA Genshin - Capitano Icon Capitano TBA TBA

Characters Mentioned In-Game

Release Date Character Rarity Element
TBA Kusanali TBA Genshin - DendroDendro
TBA Tsaritsa TBA Genshin - CryoCryo

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Dainsleif 1960
Yaoyao 495
Varka 199
Signora 565
Cyno 436
Baizhu 993
Skirk 57
Tighnari 7
Collei 5
Dori 1
Pierro 1
Columbina 12
Pulcinella 1
Pantalone 5
Dottore 2
Arlecchino 14
Sandrone 0
Capitano 3

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Traveler (Anemo) ImageTraveler (Anemo) Jean ImageJean Venti ImageVenti
Xiao ImageXiao Kazuha ImageKazuha Heizou ImageHeizou
Sucrose ImageSucrose Sayu ImageSayu Eula ImageEula
Aloy ImageAloy Ayaka ImageAyaka Qiqi ImageQiqi
Shenhe ImageShenhe Ganyu ImageGanyu Rosaria ImageRosaria
Kaeya ImageKaeya Chongyun ImageChongyun Diona ImageDiona
Yae Miko ImageYae Miko Raiden ImageRaiden Traveler (Electro) ImageTraveler (Electro)
Keqing ImageKeqing Lisa ImageLisa Razor ImageRazor
Fischl ImageFischl Beidou ImageBeidou Sara ImageSara
Shinobu ImageShinobu Albedo ImageAlbedo Itto ImageItto
Traveler (Geo) ImageTraveler (Geo) Zhongli ImageZhongli Noelle ImageNoelle
Ningguang ImageNingguang Gorou ImageGorou Yun Jin ImageYun Jin
Ayato ImageAyato Kokomi ImageKokomi Mona ImageMona
Yelan ImageYelan Tartaglia ImageTartaglia Barbara ImageBarbara
Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Hu Tao ImageHu Tao Diluc ImageDiluc
Klee ImageKlee Yoimiya ImageYoimiya Yanfei ImageYanfei
Thoma ImageThoma Amber ImageAmber Bennett ImageBennett
Xiangling ImageXiangling Xinyan ImageXinyan

Upcoming Characters

All Characters
Scaramouche ImageScaramouche Pulcinella ImagePulcinella Iansan ImageIansan
Lynette ImageLynette Lyney ImageLyney Dainsleif ImageDainsleif
Skirk ImageSkirk Capitano ImageCapitano Nahida ImageNahida
Varka ImageVarka Alice ImageAlice Tsaritsa ImageTsaritsa
Tighnari ImageTighnari Collei ImageCollei Baizhu ImageBaizhu
Traveler (Dendro) ImageTraveler (Dendro) Alhaitham ImageAlhaitham Dori ImageDori
Cyno ImageCyno Nilou ImageNilou Dehya ImageDehya

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