The world of Genshin Impact is getting a familiar face soon, as MiHoYo and Guerrilla Games announced on Thursday that Aloy, the machine dinosaur hunter and main character from Horizon Zero Dawn, would be joining the game as a free playable character.
There’s no information on when Aloy will be joining the game, but she will be a five-star character, and will only be a limited-time offer, according to MiHoYo. As for how players can get her, the company has detailed how you can do that in an announcement with the news of Aloy arriving in the game:
During Version 2.1, players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above can receive Aloy via in-game mail after logging in to the game on PS5 or PS4. Meanwhile, other players can receive Aloy via in-game mail after logging in to the game on any available platform during Version 2.2.
A free four-star Bow that gives Aloy a special buff can also be obtained exclusively on PlayStation during Version 2.1 and Version 2.2 for players who reached Adventure Rank 20 or above.
The studio also explained that the event will be split into two phases:
After the Version 2.1 Update – Start of Version 2.2 Update Maintenance (October 13, 2021 05:59 UTC+8)
During the event, all Travelers who log into Genshin Impact on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 system will be able to obtain Aloy directly through in-game mail.
After the Version 2.2 Update – Start of Version 2.3 Update Maintenance (November 24, 2021, 05:59 UTC+8)
During the event, Travelers who log into Genshin Impact on any available platform, and who have yet to obtain the character during Phase I will be able to obtain Aloy directly through in-game mail.
Exclusive early access to the character will be given to PlayStation players, with Aloy also getting an exclusive, four-star Bow that gives Aloy a special buff on the PlayStation version of the game.