A short video featuring Ayaka's gacha wish animation went viral on Youtube and Genshin Impact communities on other platforms recently.
Genshin Impact is weeks away from revealing its super-hyped character Hu Tao. The only other upcoming character that has earned the same kind of buzz is Ayaka.
The truth behind Ayaka's viral wish animation in Genshin Impact
The wish animation was not a leak. It was uploaded by a Youtuber named "TurN" as fan-art. His video description credited the original artist Patata-Tan for the fan-art. The video also credited the wish animation template for creating such fan-made animations.
The video was shared by fans on Reddit and Facebook without any context. Players didn't initially question the authenticity, and some considered it a leak due to the same. This sent the Genshin Impact community into a frenzy.
The original video has over 700,000 views on YouTube and thousands of views on other social media.
The resources used to create the fan-made wish animation can be found in the video description.
Ayaka is an upcoming sword-wielding 5-star character who deals cryo elemental damage. She is described as the princess of the renowned house Kamisato, in Inazuma. Ayaka's release is expected to come with V1.5 of Genshin Impact.
She can be a main DPS and sub-DPS in Genshin Impact if the leaked stats, gameplay, and talents are to be believed.
Her elemental skill, burst, and other gameplay mechanisms have already been leaked online during beta testing. This has stirred a lot of hype around her character.