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Genshin Impact: Is the New Ayato Leak Real

Taking a look at the new leak for Ayato and Yelan in Genshin Impact.

November 4, 2021

Genshin Impact is as popular as ever, and the JRPG is regularly releasing new characters, most of which are officially teased before any leaks, with About Voicelines, such as Ayaka having lines about her brother Ayato. New release date leaks for an Ayato banner and several other characters have emerged, but are these real leaks?

If you’ve been on GenshinTwT this November 4, you’ve noticed a lot of talk about Ayato, with tweets explaining he’ll be released in Genshin Version 2.6.

It all started with a certain tweet claiming “trusted leakers” said: 2.4 banners are Shenhe, Xiao and Yun Jin – 2.5 banners are Ganyu and Yae – and 2.6 banners are Ayato and Yelan.

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Genshin Impact 2.4 to 2.6 banner leak with Ayato, Shenhe and Yelan, is it real?

At the moment, the only 100% trustful Genshin Impact leaks are the ones from the 2.3 Closed Beta. Claiming Albedo will get his first banner rerun then. Itto and Gorou have been officially confirmed for 2.3.

Next, there are reliable leakers claiming Yun Jin will be released in Version 2.4. Lastly, a reliable source said Shenhe will be coming in 2.4, and Yae in 2.5.

Besides these crumbs, all other “leaks” are speculation rather than leaks and not to be blindly trusted. The tweet claiming Ayato and Yelan are coming in 2.6 has since been deleted.

Several members of the Genshin Impact leaks community have pointed out the issues with that leak. Most notably the lack of explanations regarding who those “trusted leakers” were:

What do we know about Ayato’s kit, Vision and Weapon predictions

Most fans believe Ayato will be using Sword as his weapon. Seeing he must be using the same Kamisato style swordsmanship as Ayaka. It’s also possible Ayato will be a Polearm user as one NPC comments he is both an excellent Sword and Polearm wielder.

In particular, a leaker said a few weeks ago that Ayato is a Hydro and Sword character. However, we’ll only know for sure once Ayato is officially revealed. There have been several cases in the past when even if a leak was reliable, miHoYo simply decided in development to change a character’s kit.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action JRPG, available on PC, PS4, PS5, and Mobile. The game was also announced on Switch but has no release date on the platform yet. You can always reach me to chat about Genshin leaks @A_iyane07.

There is no Ayato 3D model leak yet (November 5, 2021 Update)

It’s also important to note there are no official visuals, 2D artwork, or 3D model featuring Ayato leaked yet.

Anything you see is fanart based on the fact that he must look similar to Ayaka. Thanks to the ‘About Voicelines’, we know a lot about Ayato’s work. As the leader of the Yashiro Commission of the Tri-Commission. He handles shrines, festivals, and cultural events affairs. However, there isn’t anything describing his physical appearance.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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