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Genshin Impact Getting Aloy From Horizon Zero Dawn as a Free Character

Genshin Impact Aloy Horizon Zero Dawn

Aloy, the lead character from the Horizon Zero Dawn games, will show up in Genshin Impact. MiHoYo shared details about her in both a tweet and post on the official website. The images accompanying her announcement also only share images of the PS4 and PS5 logo, as she will initially only be available for those platforms in Genshin Impact when 2.1 releases. She will come to all versions when 2.2 debuts.

Here’s the tweet announcing her. It notes that The Nora Huntress and Savior from Another World will be a Cryo-type character. The art also shows her wielding her trademark bow, suggesting she will be an archer. There’s no footage of her in action yet, but there is official art showing how she will look in Genshin Impact. MiHoYo also separately announced that she will be a five-star character.

The website’s details offered a synopsis of the adventures Aloy experienced in Horizon Zero Dawn before heading to Genshin Impact. There are spoilers there, for people who haven’t played the original game. However, at the end the description noted, “[Aloy] has now come to Teyvat in search of a new challenges.”

As for how to get Aloy, she will be free for everyone. People playing on a PS4 or PS5 will get her for free after the 2.1 update. People playing on other devices who are over AR 20 will get her in 2.2.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and Aloy is eventually headed to the game. Horizon Zero Dawn is available for the PS4 and PC.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.