Genshin Impact was one of the best games of 2020 be it on mobile, PC, or console, and right now there is a Lost Riches event available for fans to enjoy. However, in addition to the aforementioned event, miHoYo have also released a trailer for the upcoming Ganyu. This has resulted in people asking when is the Ganyu banner coming out, and here you’ll find what we know about the upcoming playable character’s banner release date and skills.
While update 1.2 arrived as a premature Christmas gift and will welcome the arrival of the blue-haired combatant, miHoYo’s roadmap for 2020 implies that update 1.3 will arrive sometime in February. We don’t know a lot official information about the update, but leaks suggest that new playable characters will be Xiao and Hu Tao.
Xiao and Hu Tao would be both fun additions if true, but below you’ll find the release date for when the Ganyu banner is coming out in Genshin Impact, and you’ll also find the character’s skills.
Genshin Impact Ganyu skills
Ganyu is a Cryo character in Genshin Impact with plenty of skills at her disposal.
As another Cryo character in Genshin Impact, Ganyu wields a bow and has plenty of skills up her sleeve that can be useful.
Her normal attack fires up to six quick arrows, and her charged attack fires a single precise arrow that is more powerful. This deals Cryo damage at level 1, meanwhile it will become a Frostflake arrow at level 2 to deal even more Cryo damage.
As for a plunging attack, she fires a flurry of arrows into mid-air so they strike the ground below and deal AoE damage.
In addition to the above, she also has the Trial of the Qiln as an Elemental Skill. This sees Ganyu dash backwards which results in AoE Cryo damage plus an Ice Lotus.
This Ice Lotus attracts the attention of enemies, and it will bloom and deal more Cryo AoE damage when destroyed.
Another skill of Ganyu is Celestial Shower as an Elemental Burst. This sees Ganyu summon frost to the area which brings about the emergence of an Ice Soul Gem.
This Gem will make it rain with shards of ice, and this will deal heavy Cryo damage during the Elemental Burst’s duration.
You can check out Ganyu’s skills in action on miHoYo’s character overivew which also discusses her hobbies and story.
Genshin Impact Ganyu banner release date
The release date for when the Ganyu banner is coming out in Genshin Impact is expected to be January 12th.
MiHoYo’s version 1.2 special program said the Ganyu banner would come out mid-January, but she’s expected to arrive on the 12th at this date marks the end of the Albedo banner for Genshin Impact.
MiHoYo’s 1.2 patch notes show that Albedo is leaving on the above date, so the arrival of the blue-haired Liyue Qixing emissary should be on the same day.
Once she does become available as a playable character, fans will then have update 1.3 to look forward to as its February release will be ever closer.