A new wave of leaks that surfaced on Wednesday evening revealed information about the upcoming 3.0 update, which will bring the Dendro-inspired Sumeru region to the game. The patch is out of reach – it doesn’t have a release date yet, but the usual release schedule suggests it could be around August 24. However, fans are already reacting to new content leaks with criticism that the developers have whitewashed new characters.
Jinshin effect It has a strong leak community that shares details about the updates before they are rolled out. (for example, the latest set of new characters, Yilan and Kookie Shinobu, neatly leaked by multiple accounts before it was officially released.) Several characters have been leaked from this upcoming 3.0 patch, with varying credibility. These include a copy of Dendro archon, Kusanali, who serves as the leader of the new area. Twitter user Sagiri who leaked the photo, He said it was “not the final version”.
Fans have already responded critically to the leaked images, with some saying that the fair-skinned models suggest designers are bleaching characters from this region. Hoyoverse has not confirmed that Sumeru is based on any specific region in the real world. characters in Jinshin effect They described it in the game as a land of scholars with both deserts and rainforests, so some fans assumed it could be based on Middle East and South Asia cultures.
As previously criticized by fans Jinshin effect There are only two distinctly dark-skinned characters: Zinyan and Kaya. Wednesday’s leak raised similar concerns. In a response to the leaked tweet, one user wrote, “Really… all my hopes of getting a brown milf went to a pale baby.” Other responses are just slapstick on the designs, or do they include funny images like a Screenshot of the Beatles White Album.
Polygon has reached out to Hoyoverse to confirm the leaks and for comment. We will update the article if we receive feedback.
Some fans have also responded by sharing their own drawings of the characters that make their skin tone darker.
This is not so Jinshin effect The first brush of fandom with sparring. In 2021, fans started a hashtag with the title “# Hahaha‘, which led community members to criticize the company for its alleged use of Aboriginal people as models for Hellishurl grunts.
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