Aloy is going to be given away as a free character in Genshin Impact, and the 2.1 update announcement showed off her gameplay. The announcement also confirmed that Ayahi Takagaki, the Japanese voice actress for Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, will return to reprise her role. She will arrive for PS4 and PS5 owners on September 1, 2021.
Here’s the Genshin Impact Aloy gameplay footage. As a reminder, she is going to be a five-star Cryo archer. People will also get her five-star Predator Bow as a free weapon. You can also see her Frozen Wilds Elemental Skill and Prophecies of Dawn Elemental Burst.
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As a reminder, everyone will eventually get Aloy for free in Genshin Impact. She will be doled out in waves, however. People playing on a PlayStation platform, for example either the PS4 or the PS5, will get her first. After the 2.1 update, she will be sent out to people playing on those systems. However, eventually everyone will get her. After the 2.2 Genshin Impact update drops, people who are playing the game on PCs and mobile devices will get a chance to claim her. Be advised though that the Predator Bow is a PlayStation-exclusive weapon and, even if you use cross-play to use it on another platform, Sony says its Strong Strike won’t work on other systems.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also eventually come to the Nintendo Switch. Aloy will be given to PS4 and PS5 Genshin Impact players after version 2.1 releases, with others getting her after 2.2.