Upcoming Genshin Impact character, Shikanoin Heizhou, reveals off kicks and punches in new leak

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The new Genshin Impact character Shikanoin Heizhou was simply formally revealed, giving us a quick glimpse into the brand new detective character who is aware of how one can pack a punch. Now that Version 2.8 of Genshin Impact has entered closed beta testing, leaks are popping out of the woodwork about this new character, and now we have an thought of how precisely he’ll play.

While we initially predicted Shikanoin Heizhou would operate as a assist character as a result of his Anemo-typing and Catalyst weapon sort, in a shock twist, the character will truly operate as a most important DPS carry. In-game, Shikanoin Heizhou is a detective, however gameplay-wise, Heizhou is placing up his deuces as a martial artist extraordinaire. His punches and kicks are all elevated with the Anemo ingredient, permitting him to punch and kick the enemy with relative ease and charm.

Footage of his new Normal Attacks comes straight from the /r/Genshin_Impact_Leaks subreddit, which is slowly posting leaks concerning the upcoming model. This video additionally provides gamers a take a look at Shikanoin Heizhou’s character mannequin because it pertains to the artwork. Another put up additionally revealed animations of his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.

However, Shikanoin Heizhou’s full equipment has already been revealed on the time of this put up, because it totally leans into this melee gameplay model that’s fairly uncommon in Genshin Impact. We assume it’s a pleasant shock that Shikanoin Heizhou is a DPS character. He would even be the primary 4-star most important carry character since Yanfei’s launch, and it’s all the time good to present gamers extra choices for individuals who can’t chase that elusive 5-star possibility.

Shikanoin Heizhou will launch in Genshin Impact Version 2.8 — he’s included as part of the two.8 beta check. However, do notice that Version 2.7 of the game has been delayed, making the precise launch date of this new model up within the air.