Okay, so we’ve been gathering crumbs of Genshin Impact Yaoyao for what feels like an eternity at this point, and we’re definitely not alone. This adorable little dendro wielder has been on everyone’s radar well before the element’s release, and now that we’re on our Sumeru adventure, it feels about time for her to join our party.
Having been datamined very early in the game’s lifespan (wow, 2020 feels like a century ago now, right?) Genshin’s Yaoyao has taken up residence in the back of our minds, just waiting to hop out and steal our primos. The cute, playful little girl has been mentioned a lot through our Liyuan travels, but there’s still been no solid word of a Genshin Impact Yaoyao release date. However, with more and more Genshin Impact leaks surfacing about her she might be closer than we think.
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Who is Genshin Yaoyao?
Yaoyao dates back to one of the earliest Genshin Impact leaks, and the first closed beta datamine. All of the other characters found in the datamine, including Genshin Impact’s Kokomi, Genshin Impact’s Kazuha, Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao, and more, have since been released, but Yaoyao is the last one to hop out into the world of Genshin Impact.
We’ve come a long way, travelers. From all of the Closed Beta 1 datamined characters, most of them have been or will be released soon.. pic.twitter.com/PGxTkL9ll6
— Lumie (@lumie_lumie) December 15, 2021
At the end of the above video, you can see Chinese art showing Yaoyao alongside Genshin Impact’s Qiqi, along with footage of her sitting, then running around a building. She has a similar build to other young female characters, like Genshin Impact’s Klee and Genshin Impact’s Sayu, sharing the same run animation.
Recently, she’s been popping up in conversations around Liyue, and we’ve learnt that she was Genshin Impact Xiangling’s junior disciple, learning under the same master chef, but has since been taken under the wing of Genshin Impact’s Ganyu. She loves to play, and often sneaks aboard The Crux when it comes into harbour, making a habit of tugging on Genshin Impact Beidou’s heartstrings by giving her puppy-eyes whenever it’s time to set sail.
When is Genshin Yaoyao’s release date?
Recent Genshin Impact leaks have suggested that Yaoyao is coming during version 3, with reliable leaks even suggesting she may come as soon as version 3.4. Naturally, Hoyoverse hasn’t confirmed anything yet, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we know more.
🌿 Yao Yao 🌿 pic.twitter.com/wSCI2U76lg
— Lumie (@lumie_lumie) December 29, 2020
What’s the best Genshin Yaoyao build?
Of course, until more details come out, we can’t really confirm what the best Yaoyao build will be. As stated above, we believe she will be a dendro character, and as she has learnt under Xiangling, she may wield a polearm. We’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we get more information.
Is Genshin Yaoyao a five-star?
We’re honestly not sure yet, but it would make sense as the first dendro character, to bring the element in with a big bang. We’ll just have to wait and see.
And that’s everything we know on Genshin Impact’s Yaoyao at the moment. Be sure to check back soon, as we’ll update this guide as any new information comes out. In the meantime, check out our list of the best mobile RPGs for more fun on the go.