Latest Genshin Impact Leaks Give Us Crumbs of Xbalanque
As Genshin Impact crosses the halfway mark of the 4.x update cycle, leaks have started dripping of the next region to come. Back in Version 4.1, players were introduced to Neuvillette and his drip marketing had a small mention of a character named Xbalanque. Since then, Xbalanque has been speculated to be from Natlan. The recent leaks, while still subject to change, provide details about Xbalanque's potential role and significance in the game.
Xbalanque Leaked Details
According to leaks circulating on various forums, Xbalanque is rumored to be an adult male character with a Pyro vision, making him a potentially powerful addition to the game. Speculations suggest that he might be the strongest playable unit from Natlan, adding a new meta character to the Pyro element.
The leak also suggests that Xbalanque will have dark skin, aligning with the diversity already established in the Pyro nation. Fans draw parallels with characters like Vanessa and Iansan, who have been depicted with darker skin tones in the game's lore.
Origins and Archon Quest
The leaks further hint at Xbalanque's significance in the Natlan Archon Quest. Described as the "One Entombed With the Primal Fire," Xbalanque is expected to play a crucial role in the unfolding narrative of Natlan. The introduction of Neuvillette and the cryptic message, "Someday, when they return, their true ordeal will begin," adds an air of mystery to the character's backstory and involvement in the game's story.
Developer Affection and Beta Testing
One of the more controversial claims in the leak is that Xbalanque is liked by the Genshin Impact development team. Allegedly, he is particularly liked by the story team and higher-ups. The leak suggests that this favoritism may translate into a powerful and potentially meta character, with the possibility of extra buffs during the beta testing phase.
The Genshin Impact community has responded to the leaks with a mix of excitement and skepticism. Some players expect Xbalanque's arrival given the details of his rumored design and abilities.
Despite the information being based on leaks, the community is divided over the credibility of the details. Some players express skepticism, questioning how the leaker could have such comprehensive knowledge about various aspects of the character, including the team's sentiments and plans for potential buffs during beta testing.