Genshin Impact fans left confused after Albedo seen using Cryo element in trailer

How was Albedo able to use Cryo vision in the Genshin Impact 2.3 update live stream? (Image via Sportskeeda)
How was Albedo able to use Cryo vision in the Genshin Impact 2.3 update live stream? (Image via Sportskeeda)

Genshin Impact recently conducted the 2.3 update preview livestream, and, as expected, it contained several surprising announcements. From new Geo characters such as Itto and Gorou to the return of Albedo and Eula, players can expect a lot from the upcoming patch.

Interestingly, one of the biggest highlights of the livestream was the Cryo vision of Albedo. It is well known that the Alchemist holds a Geo vision, and fans were perplexed to see him perform a Cryo attack against Eula and Bennett in the trailer.

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Is the Cryo Albedo being controlled in Genshin Impact?

Fans have come up with several theories that explain the character using a Cryo vision. The most popular theory claims that the Albedo seen in the trailer is not real but an impostor.

Apparently, the original Albedo, who has a Geo vision, is right-handed. On the flip side, the Cryo Albedo in the Genshin Impact version 2.3 trailer used his left hand to perform Elemental Skills and Burst.

Accordingly, many players believe that Albedo is being controlled by the enemy Cryo Whopperflower boss that was leaked recently.


Mysterious nature of Cryo and Geo elements in Genshin Impact

Fans who've closely followed the Gesnhin Impact lore must remember several incidents that hinted towards a mysterious relationship between the Cryo and Geo elements.

During an event quest, Kaeya talked to Albedo about the incompatible nature of Pyro and Cryo. He further added that Cryo and Geo, in contrast, are much more suitable elements.

Surprisingly, some fans are assuming that Kaeya has somehow taken control of Albedo. He was always fascinated by the Geo element and is famous for the smirk that even Albedo had during the trailer.

However, the most straightforward explanation regarding Albedo's Cryo vision is his understanding of Alchemy. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most intelligent characters in the Genshin Impact universe and could've discovered a way to hold two visions at once.

All in all, players will have to wait until the release of the Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event in the Genshin Impact 2.3 update to learn more about the Cryo version of Albedo. The Dreams of Bloom event is live at the moment, and they can get a total of 420 Primogems from it.