Genshin Impact 4.4 leaks: Upcoming playable character, plus Ganyu and Xingqiu skins in Fontaine

These two units will supposedly get new costumes in Genshin Impact 4.4
These two units will supposedly get new costumes in Genshin Impact 4.4 (Image via HoYoverse)

Several Genshin Impact 4.4 leaks suggest that one of the new playable characters is Cloud Retainer. Not only that, but Ganyu, Xingqiu, Zhongli, Amber, and Qiqi were all rumored to get skins. Current leaks point to Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu being the trio, yet it's still worth looking at what the older leaks say. Given how far away this update is from now and how Version 4.0 didn't even come out by this point, Travelers should take the following information with some skepticism.

This article will cover the latest leaks surrounding Genshin Impact 4.4. Let's start with information about Cloud Retainer before diving into the characters who will supposedly get a costume in this Fontaine patch.

Note: This doesn't mean the skin is Fontaine-themed. It's just that the 4.X updates are known as Fontaine patches.


Genshin Impact 4.4 leaks: Cloud Retainer might be playable

Team China and HoYoverse Japan, both initially leaked that Xianyun aka Cloud Retainer will be playable in Genshin Impact 4.4. Apparently, this update will feature the Lantern Rite Festival. Past precedence shows that this event has historically occurred around January or February.

Version Updates tend to last for 42 days. If the current schedule holds up, that means Genshin Impact 4.4 should launch around January 31, 2023. That means the Lantern Rite Festival is expected to occur during that patch.

As per Full Stop Chan, the banner schedule for version 4.4 is the following:

  • 1st Half: Xianyun and Nahida
  • 2nd Half: Xiao and Yae Miko

New skins

There are a few very different skin leaks for Genshin Impact 4.4. The image which seems to be the main event artwork suggests that Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu could be receiving new outfits.

While previous leaks suggested that either Zhongli or Qiqi would be the 5-star characters having a costume alongside Amber, this doesn't appear to be the case anymore.

Renowned leaker, FouL, recently leaked the skin names of Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xingqiu that will be arriving during Lantern Rite. The names of the outfits are as follows:

  • Shenhe: Cold Flower, Secret Dew
  • Ganyu: Mysterious Jade Fragrance
  • Xingqiu: Rain Transforms the Bamboo

Travelers can only wait for new updates on these skin leaks. The Genshin Impact 4.4 beta has now started and details are soon expected to emerge.