Genshin Impact‘s 3.1 version update goes live this week, but HoYoVerse is ready to tease who’s coming next to the game’s playable roster. The next characters to potentially make the leap will be Layla and Nahida, according to the Genshin Impact official Twitter account.
Nahida should be a figure familiar to players who’ve kept up with their Archon Quests in Genshin Impact. She is the vessel of the Lesser Lord Kusanali, current Dendro Archon and ostensible ruler of Sumeru. She appeared in Chapter III of the Archon Quest, but wasn’t officially confirmed to be a playable character at the time. She is, as might be expected, a Dendro-element character, though HoYoVerse has not confirmed her weapon type or role as of yet.
The second newly teased Genshin Impact character is Layla. Also from Sumeru, Layla is a Rtawahist student, specializing in Theoretical Astrology. She’s confirmed as a Cryo-element character, but as with Nahida, her weapon type and role are unconfirmed.
Check out some artwork of Nahida and Layla from the Genshin Impact account.
HoYoVerse also took the opportunity to preview login giveaways around version 3.1’s launch and the announced Wish banners. Following the version update, and every day until October 1, 2022, players will receive Primogems and gifts like Fragile Resin and Cloud Retainer’s Damasked Device from the “A Thank-You Gift” login event. A second login event from October 14 to 31, 2022, will reward players with Mora, Intertwined Fates, Heroes’ Wits, and Mystic Ore.
Finally, Genshin Impact will host two Event Wish banners. Cyno will head the first Event Wish Banner, while Venti will head the second. Both banners feature increased drop rates for Candace, Sayu, and Shinobu.
Genshin Impact is available on mobile devices, PC, PS4, and PS5. Version 3.1 goes live on September 28, 2022.