Genshin Impact has officially confirmed the two five-star characters that will arrive as part of the first double banner for Genshin Impact Version 2.7.
It seems as though that Genshin Impact developer Hoyoverse started combining new characters with two banner re-runs for each new Genshin Impact update.
The official Genshin Impact livestream has confirmed the re-run for two characters - Itto and Xiao. Genshin Impact has officially confirmed that Genshin Impact update 2.7 will get delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in China. However, a new announcement has revealed that for each week of the delay, players will get precious rewards.
The first part of the update will bring Xiao and Yelan as part of the first banner cycle. Yelan will be a new Hydro bow character with strong supportive capabilities. Her greatest strength lies in providing her teammates with various damage buffs.
Itto is a unique character that thrives on having a good team composition around him. It's safe to say that he is the character who introduced the famous trend of having four Geo characters in the same party.
He has been a part of the game since Genshin Impact update 2.3 when he was introduced alongside another Geo character named Gorou. Even though Genshin Impact usually tends to introduce re-runs after five updates pass, it seems like Itto could arrive a bit sooner than expected.