Genshin Impact new character Candace revealed

Candace has been officially announced today as one of Genshin Impact's new upcoming characters, potentially coming in patch 3.1 in five weeks' time

2D art of upcoming Genshin Impact character Candace, holding a shield and spear

Genshin Impact’s new character has officially been revealed today by developer Hoyoverse, just ahead of the upcoming version 3.0 release. Candace, the Guardian of Aaru village will be one of the next additions to the already large Genshin Impact character pool and brings with her a connection to the newest region of the gacha MMORPG, Sumeru.

Looking to take inspiration from Egyptian lore, Candace was rumoured to be a four-star hydro polearm character — a rumour that gained weight with today’s reveal from the developer.  We were given few points of information with the tweet by the Genshin Impact developer, but even they were enough to set the player base into a fervor. The solid points of interest were:

  • Candace
  • Golden Vow
  • Guardian of Aaru Village
  • Hydro
  • Sagitta Scutum

As well as Candace, we’ve also been given some additional information on the other two characters who should be coming to Genshin with update 3.1. First, we have the five-star, Electro-attuned polearm aficionado named Cyno. We also have a character named Nilou, a Hydro-attuned sword wielder who was first hinted at in the Sumeru tease video.

Three new Genshin Impact characters coming with 3.1 and the new region, Sumeru, coming with the 3.0 release ‘The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings’ should see the upcoming months filled with new content for players to get their teeth into. The 3.0 update releases on 24 August in Europe, with a pre-installation being available the night before.

That’s everything there is to know about Candace and the other new characters joining Genshin Impact in upcoming game updates. To get your hands on a free Collei check out this Genshin Impact Graven Innocence event, and I suppose once you have her on your roster, it might be worth reading the best Genshin Impact Collei build. Not much use in owning the character if you can’t use her effectively, know what I mean?