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Genshin Impact 2.2: Childe release date and four-star banner prediction

Published: 10:34, 07 October 2021
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Genshin Impact - Bennet

Tartaglia, also known as Childe is probably one of the most anticipated characters in Genshin Impact. It seems like we'll the option to have the option to get him as the first character of update 2.2 alongside three other four-star characters.

One of the most frequently asked questions is, who will be the four-star characters joining Ayaka's on the banner. Considering that he's become one of the fan-favourite characters, we could expect a slightly weaker four-star lineup. Having a character on a banner will significantly increase his drop rate for its duration.

The recent Genshin Impact Version 2.2 live stream event confirmed the banners we're going to see in the upcoming updates. One of them will feature the fan-favourite Tartaglia, also known as Childe and the second banner character will be Hu Tao. Update 2.2 will go live on October 13.

Tartaglia, better known as Childe, is one of the strongest DPS characters in the game right now and he can also be used as a sub-DPS. He's a very cool and diverse character thanks to his ability to constantly switch between melee and ranged attacks. Unlike Venti who's playstyle revolves around using his Burst and letting the DPS characters do the hard work, Childe has a much bigger learning curve.

As for the prediction, there are four rules by which four-star characters are appearing on the banner:

  • First of all, the banner cannot include the starting characters Amber, Keaya or Lisa
  • Characters cannot appear two patches in a row
  • There has to be at least one four-star character that uses the same talent ascension books as the main five-star

Based on the third rule, we could have either Barbara or Diona in the four-star squad for this update cycle. Since Diona was featured a couple of patches ago in Yoimiya's banner, we will most likely see Barbara this time around.

miHoYo A screenshot from a Genshin Impact video featuring a character named Childe Genshin Impact - Childe

The other two characters are much harder to guess. According to the number of skipped banners, one of them will most likely be Xinyan since she was mentioned in the official Version 2.2 live stream. The last character will most likely be either Fischl or Bennet based on skipped banners. Both of these characters are widely considered to be probably the best four-star characters in the game.

According to the rules, the upcoming Ayaka banner should include the following characters: 

  • Childe
  • Barbara
  • Xinyan
  • Bennet or Fischl
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