Genshin Impact 4.4 Leaks: Latest Leaks Tease Lion Dance Boy in Lantern Rite and a Leaked Image of Ganyu and Shenhe’s Skins

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Genshin Impact 4.4 Leaks: Latest Leaks Tease Lion Dance Boy in Lantern Rite and a Leaked Image of Ganyu and Shenhe’s Skins

Daniel Royte
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Genshin Impact is preparing to enter Version 4.3 of the game on 20th December.
As the release of version 4.3 draws close, the beta for version 4.4 is also approaching and there have already been leaks regarding what 4.4 will bring.
The leaks feature designs for the rumored Lion-dance Boy and Cloud Retainer, along with a sneak peek at the skins for Ganyu and Shenhe.

Genshin Impact is preparing to enter Version 4.3 of the game on 20th December. But it would appear there is a greater hype for Version 4.4, which is rumored to bring back the annual Lantern Rite festival. As the release of version 4.3 draws close, the beta for version 4.4 is also approaching and there have already been leaks regarding what 4.4 will bring. The leaks feature designs for the rumored Lion-dance Boy and Cloud Retainer, along with a sneak peek at the skins for Ganyu and Shenhe.

Leaks of The Lion-dance Boy and Cloud Retainer

GenshinMeow has provided a possible banner image for Genshin Impact 4.4's main event, the Lantern Rite Festival, which will include four characters. The long-rumored Lion-dance Boy, whose design has finally been revealed, is one of them. He could be a playable Pyro Catalyst character with a Pyro Vision on his waist, according to the leaked image.

The leak also shows Cloud Retainer in her human form, maintaining her appearance from the previous Lantern Rite. The leaks also anticipate that she will be the new playable 5-star Anemo character in version 4.4.

Leaked Image of Ganyu and Shenhe's Skins

The leaks for Version 4.4 also include a leaked image of Ganyu and Shenhe’s skins. Provided by Blednaya, the image while a bit blurry showcases both characters in formal black dresses with blue accents and leg rings. Foul, another reliable leaker, supports this leak, speculating that the skins could be 4-star in rarity.

This leak provides the assumption both Ganyu and Shenhe, both 5-star characters, will receive skins at the same time. During previous skin releases, Hoyoverse has maintained the trend of releasing skins for a 5-star character and a 4-star character with the latter being a free item for players. But if these leaks of two 5-star characters getting a skin hold true, it would not only be a departure from the trend but also imply that there is a chance that both of the skins will be paid.

As the Genshin Impact 4.4 beta approaches, players may expect additional leaks regarding the future update. However, it is advised to take these leaked details with a grain of salt because things could change before the official release. The idea of Ganyu and Shenhe getting paid skins goes against the established trends by Hoyoverse, so it is important to stay updated on the latest official news.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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