Genshin Impact update 2.4 characters include newcomers Shenhe and Yun Jin

Genshin Impact is getting two new characters in update 2.4: the cryo spearwoman Shenhe and the geo spearwoman Yun Jin.

As expected, the official Genshin Impact social media channels revealed these two characters ahead of the upcoming release of update 2.3. New characters have been revealed an update early for several months now, so we knew somebody was on the way, but it is a surprise to see two more never-before-seen fighters. 

Shenhe ‧ Lonesome TranscendenceEthereal Soul Amidst the Mortal RealmShenhe comes from a branch family of a clan of exorcists. Due to certain reasons, Cloud Retainer took her in as a disciple.To Shenhe, Cloud Retainer is a knowledgeable and chatty master.#GenshinImpact 22, 2021

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A lore dump on the Genshin Impact Facebook (opens in new tab) feed describes Shenhe as a pupil of the Cloud Retainer adeptus, the crane demigod players who meet in Liyue. Unlike Ganyu, another cryo user acquainted with the Cloud Retainer, Shenhe is apparently a normal human, but her “unique constitution, immensely strong will, and great talent for adepti arts” has earned her an otherworldly reputation. 

Yun Jin ‧ Stage LucidaCurrent Director of Yun-Han Opera TroupeShe is the director of the Yun-Han Opera Troupe and is also a famous figure in Liyue Harbor’s opera scene.#GenshinImpact 22, 2021

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Yun Jin, meanwhile, is the director of the Yun-Han opera troupe, well-known in Liyue’s opera industry for her acting and writing. Based on her outfit and Liyue heritage, Yun Jin is based on the Chinese Peking opera, but it seems she has a love of rock music as well. 

Shenhe seems to be holding a new spear in her reveal art, but we already have a four-star cryo polearm user in Rosaria, so we can reasonably assume that she’ll be a new five-star character. It’s possible Yun Jin is a five-star as well, but conversely, she’s pictured with the old Dragon’s Bane spear, while we already have Zhongli for a five-star geo polearm, so it’s more likely she’ll be a four-star unit. 

If she is a four-star, Yun Jin will either appear on Shenhe’s banner or the rerun banners coming in update 2.4. That would fit Genshin Impact’s recent banner pattern, at least, but that’s just speculation. We’ll learn more about these two characters in around six weeks – right before the end of Arataki Itto’s debut banner, leaving plenty of time to budget your Primogems. 

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