The New Genshin Impact Character Childe is one of four new playable heroes arriving in the next big update. The Genshin Impact 1.1 update reveals that Childe is extraordinarily special: he will be the first character in the game who can use both hand-to-hand and ranged combat.
Genshin Impact is a very popular free-to-play title created by Mihoyo for PC, PS4 and mobile devices. Players travel to a fantasy world to fight monsters, but they won't do it alone; each player can switch to one of three different allies at any time. Each of these additional characters has their own fighting style and elemental specialization, but they typically focus on ranged or melee combat. This is about to change in Update 1.1.
How Genshin Impact Childe's new character gives players more options
A first look at the gameplay of Genshin's new Impact Childe character has been revealed by IGN's breakdown of the next big update. The Genshin Impact 1.1 update adds four characters in total. Not all four characters were detailed at length, but a small amount of Childe's gameplay was seen during the trailer.
As revealed in previous rumors, Childe primarily uses a bow in combat. However, his elemental ability allows the player to replace his weapon with Dual Water Knives or the Water Polearm during a combo. His Bow Elemental Burst can fire a shot of water to inflict a special debuff on enemies, and his Melee Elemental Burst can consume that debuff to deal massive damage to an enemy, adding another valuable tool for players to take on dangerous enemies. Elite of the game.
Childe's two Elemental Bursts are clearly intended to be used in sequence; this means that players should ideally open with a ranged attack and then close the range to follow a devastating melee finish. More importantly, however, his elemental ability allows him to easily switch between ranged and melee combat, essentially making him a jack of all trades. It will be interesting to see how players make the most of Childe. It could be a force to be reckoned with, especially if the developers manage to create a PVP mode.