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Genshin Impact Gorou revealed: Abilities, release date

Published: 11/Oct/2021 11:46 Updated: 14/Oct/2021 15:42

by Andrew Amos


Gorou is an upcoming Geo Archer in Genshin Impact, and a major part of the Inazuma storyline. Get to know everything about the Resistance General here, including when he’ll become playable, his abilities, and more.

Gorou is one of the final major characters released as part of Genshin Impact’s epic Inazuma storyline covering the Raiden Archon – Ei the true rule of the region.

The upcoming Geo Archer is a part of the Resistance fighting back against her rule, partnering with the Sangonomiya clan and its leader Kokomi. Here’s what we know about his upcoming release so far.


Warning: This article contains spoilers for Genshin Impact’s Inazuma storyline.

Gorou Genshin Impact
Gorou is coming to Genshin Impact as a playable character soon.

Gorou release date in Genshin Impact

Gorou’s release date hasn’t been confirmed by miHoYo yet, with the Genshin Impact developers only teasing his imminent release in the Inazuma region launch.

However, leakers are confident Gorou will be dropping as part of Genshin Impact patch 2.3, which is expected to come near the end of November 2021 ⁠— around November 23.

Gorou abilities in Genshin Impact

Gorou’s abilities have been leaked ahead of his official release, giving players a glimpse of his playstyle. Renowned leaker, @lumie_lumie, discovered that Gorou’s Elemental Skill (Inuzuka All Round-Defense) deals AoE Geo DMG, and grants various defensive bonuses to those that stand within the ability’s radius.


Meanwhile, his Elemental Burst (Juuga: Forward Unto Victory) deals further AoE DMG, buffing fellow Geo units, and has the same effects as the war banner from his Elemental Skill.

MiHoYo has released the following description: “Born with a beast-like fighting intuition and tenacious will, he can find a way to victory even in the most critical moments. Within Gorou exists a soul as vast and reliable as the earth.”

Gorou weapon in Genshin Impact

Gorou is set to be Genshin Impact’s first Geo Archer, showcasing his abilities on the battlefield in both leaks and the Inazuma in-game story. He wields the Dreams of Dragonfell bow in his renders, which is his signature weapon.


However, whether his kit will make him a DPS carry or more of a supportive unit remains to be seen. Some Geo characters and Archers have made for great Main DPS units, and Gorou being on the frontlines of battle could make the combination a lethal mix.

Gorou Genshin Impact character trailer

Being an unreleased character, Gorou doesn’t have a character trailer just yet for Genshin Impact. However, the Resistance General does make an appearance in the Version 2.0 Trailer.

Gorou’s official gameplay reveal ⁠— and character trailer ⁠— will likely drop in the same update he does, so keep an eye out when patch 2.3 rolls around.


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Gorou story in Genshin Impact

If you’ve played through the Inazuma story in Genshin Impact, you’ll know a bit about Gorou. If you haven’t, this is your warning for just a couple of spoilers.

Gorou is the General of the Sangonomiya Resistance, fighting back against the Raiden Archon’s Vision Hunt Decree. Leading a rag-tag army based out of Watatsumi Island, he is on the front lines of battle ⁠— with his own vision ⁠— trying to stop the decline of Inazuma.

He partners with the likes of Kokomi and Kazuha in battle, and faces off against Kojou Sara on the shores of Nazuchi Beach.


Gorou Genshin Impact story
You first meet Gorou in Fort Fujitou in the Genshin Impact story.

Gorou voice actor in Genshin Impact

We’ve had a few voice lines from Gorou thanks to his part in the Inazuma storyline, but not all the voice actors have been confirmed. Those will be ticked off once he’s released, but we do know at least the Chinese and Japanese VAs for him.

  • English VA: TBC
  • Chinese VA: Yang Xinran
  • Japanese VA: Tasuku Hatanaka

That’s all we know about Gorou in Genshin Impact so far, but we’ll keep you updated with the latest information as it drops.