Genshin Impact’s latest livestream event came with an exciting revelation—a new character called Charlotte, officially introduced by the game’s developer, HoYoverse.
These Special Program events, typically held just before a new update, are the platform for unveiling upcoming content.
The Anticipation of a New Major Region
For Genshin Impact enthusiasts, the introduction of a new major nation is always a monumental event. It’s synonymous with an influx of new content, keeping the game fresh and engaging.
With the release of the Hydro-rich Fontaine region imminent, HoYoverse is expected to roll out more characters hailing from this area.
Charlotte: A Fresh Addition from Fontaine
The latest Special Program event lifted the veil on Charlotte—a new character slated for the next update. Charlotte was also featured in a recent leak that suggested ten new Genshin Impact characters for the Fontaine region.
Interestingly, Charlotte’s design takes inspiration from a character in HoYoverse’s second most popular title, Honkai Impact 3rd. Given that her Honkai counterpart is a bow user, it’s possible that Genshin Impact’s Charlotte may also wield a bow.
As for her elemental affiliation—her light blue Vision suggests she could be either a Cryo or an Anemo user.
Expectations and Speculations
For more details on Charlotte, players will likely have to wait for the next update.
Some fans suggest she might play a role similar to that of the Anemo user Kaedehara Kazuha in Inazuma—an instrumental character in transitioning the storyline from the Geo nation of Liyue to the islands of Inazuma.
Kirara: A Unique Dendro User
In addition to Charlotte, the upcoming update will introduce a new Dendro user named Kirara. This unique four-star unit specializes in providing utility and inflicting AoE Dendro damage. Kirara’s Elemental Skill—curling up into a delivery box to traverse Teyvat with increased speed, even scaling walls—is one of the most distinctive in the game.
With Kirara being the only new character in the upcoming update—and a four-star at that—HoYoverse is set to introduce four reruns for Genshin Impact version 3.7. So, stay tuned as we approach an exciting new phase in the world of Genshin Impact.