Genshin Impact Leak Confirms Showcase of Gaming’s Weapon in Animation Reveal

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In the upcoming Genshin Impact Version 4.4, players are eagerly anticipating the introduction of a new character from Liyue known as Gaming, formerly referred to as Lion Dance Boy in leaks. Recent revelations have confirmed Gaming’s classification as a 4-Star Pyro Claymore wielder, showcasing impressive and visually captivating animations that highlight his lion-dancing-inspired abilities.

The Lantern Rite update for 2024 promises to be a standout edition, marking the debut of Cloud Retainer and Xianyun alongside Gaming. Moreover, Version 4.4 will unveil Chenyu Vale, a new zone connecting Fontaine and Liyue, enriching the game’s world map. Players exploring this region can amass numerous wishes, offering opportunities to summon coveted characters like Xianyun, Xiao, Shenhe, or Ganyu. Notably, Gaming, or another Liyue 4-Star character, will be available to players for free as part of the Lantern Rite flagship event.

Unveiled footage of Gaming’s animations, shared by Mero on the Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit, showcases his mastery with a Claymore. Inspired by lion dancers, Gaming’s abilities and animations exhibit a striking visual identity, incorporating vibrant colors and a lion mask, symbolizing youthful and spirited lions in traditional dances.

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The animations displayed by Gaming, a 4-Star character, are remarkably detailed and vibrant, surpassing expectations and even rivaling those of some 5-Star characters. His dynamic appearance, adorned with a neon-hued lion mask against a black outfit, captivates attention. Gaming’s idle animation reportedly incorporates randomized colors, hinting at his potential significance in the forthcoming Lantern Rite event. Rumors also suggest a potential encounter between Neuvillette and Zhongli in Version 4.4.

Although some fans speculated that Gaming might use a sword instead of a claymore, it’s now confirmed that he will wield a claymore, retaining Bennett’s status as the only Pyro Sword character. As the introduction of Arlecchino as a Pyro Polearm character seems inevitable, HoYoverse might be reserving Pyro Sword users for Natlan in Version 5.0. While Gaming’s animations are vibrant, other characters like Chevreuse exhibit more subdued animations. Yet, Gaming’s dynamic animations serve as a testament to the developers’ willingness to craft visually stunning 4-Star characters when appropriate.