Mihoyo has just recently broadcasted a live stream for Genshin Impact 2.1 Update, sharing further information about the next character banners and events that would be released during the update. The live stream confirmed that the upcoming banners will feature Raiden Shogun or Baal, Sangonomiya Kokomi, and Kujou Sara as the new characters.
Genshin Impact 2.1 Trailer:
Baal will appear on the first banner as the feature 5* character alongside Sara as the 4* with 2 additional previously appeared characters. Kokomi will appear in the second banner with 3 different 4* star characters who have not been revealed yet. There were mere speculations and leaks about these characters appearing in the banners but now Mihoyo has officially confirmed it.
As previously stated, Baal and Sara’s banner would be the first to appear. It will be released on September 1, 2021, the same day as the update. The Kokomi banner is expected to debut on September 21, 2021, as the initial banner that features the two new characters and will therefore linger longer than usual.
About Raiden Shogun Baal:
Baal is a 5* electro polearm user. She is the current electro archon and one of The Seven, who rules over the region of Inazuma. She made her debut in the Archon Quest in the current 2.0 update of Inazuma. Baal is said to be one of the most awaited characters since she had been leaked for so long and the community was drawn towards her. She could be one of the characters to make Mihoyo a lot of money. Her gameplay trailer has not been released yet but the leaks say otherwise. Baal will be extremely good at regenerating energy for her allies. To read more about Baal and to prep for her, you can read this article to know more.
About Kujou Sara:
Kujou Sara is a 4* electro bow user. Sara will be familiar to Genshin Impact players who have completed Inazuma’s main storyline. She is a “tengu warrior” who supports the Inazuma Vision Hunt Decree and serves as an adviser and bodyguard to Baal. Kujou Sara is merciless and efficient in her responsibilities. She is said to be more of a sub-DPS character, also depends upon how you build her. Kujou Sara is comparable to Bennett in that she is a powerful support character for Electro characters like Beidou. You can easily get her since she’s a 4* character and even collects multiple of her constellations.
About Sangonomiya Kokomi:
Sangonomiya Kokomi is a 5* hydro catalyst user. She also made an appearance in the Inazuma main storyline. From the Sangonomiya Shrine on Watatsumi Island, Sangonomiya Kokomi leads the Sangonomiya Resistance. She is a strategic mastermind, and her foresight has guided the resistance to victory on numerous occasions. She would mostly be a healing character, just like the other hydro catalyst healer, Barbara. Kokomi’s base CRIT Rate is -100 percent (negative) according to the Version 2.1 Special Program, although she has enhanced her Healing Bonus. If you plan to pull Kokomi, we have a detailed article about her which you can read by clicking here.
Overall, the 2.1 update seems an extremely fun-filled one, with the addition of new characters making it even better. Alongside the new characters, the storyline is going to go further and it’s already looking very promising through the trailer. There’s no new information about the new characters introduced with Inazuma like Gorou, Thoma, and Yae. But according to the leaks, they will appear in 2.2 or further updates. We just have to wait and see until it’s all officially announced. I’m most definitely looking forward to playing with the new characters and I hope you pull the character want!
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