Since the Inazuma region arrived as part of Genshin Impact’s 2.0 update, developer miHoYo has mostly chosen to focus on making Inazuma characters playable. The first batch of characters featured Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu – and Version 2.1 currently has Kujou Sara and Raiden Shogun (Baal) on a Banner, with a Kokomi Event Wish expected in the upcoming weeks. Leakers pointed toward Yunjin becoming playable earlier in the summer, but so far a concrete release date is elusive.
Character leaks are a regular occurrence in the Genshin Impact fanbase, with new ones appearing every few weeks. While most of the upcoming update to the free-to-play RPG remains a secret for the time being, Version 2.2 may include some recognisable faces as playable characters. According to the latest rumours, Yunjin from Liyue’s Heyu Tea House would be receiving her own Banner shortly.
Outside of speculation and these leaks, there’s not much else known about Yunjin right now. She’s currently an NPC in Liyue, but her standout design from other NPCs certainly makes it look as if she’ll become playable in the future. This is nothing really new for Genshin Impact, as many other characters – like Tartaglia/Childe and Rosaria – were featured as NPCs before becoming playable in the game. So while it certainly seems like Yunjin will be featured on a Banner eventually, the biggest question is when players can expect her to arrive.
Fans will likely have to wait for official confirmation during the 2.2 Special Program to know for sure. Right now, though, it seems entirely possible (if somewhat unlikely) Yunjin will be playable in the next update for Genshin Impact. If that’s the case, miHoYo may even show her off on its social media accounts
The possibility that Yunjin will be playable in Genshin Impact 2.2 is still considerably high since the only new playable character seemingly confirmed for that update is Thoma. Typically, miHoYo releases more than a single new character over the course of a major content update, so it’s likely someone other than Thoma will be playable. While it’s entirely possible miHoYo will continue focusing on Inazuma characters in the next few updates, this would mean Yunjin (a Liyue character) may not be playable until much further in the future.