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Aloy in Genshin Impact: Release date, how to get, character details and more

The protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to Genshin Impact. Here's what we know so far, including the release date, character details and more.

Since the Genshin Impact 2.0 update was only released on 21st July 2021, and travellers are enjoying the Inazuma region, cooking pizza for the new character, Kamisato Ayaka, and much, much more, there's now more to look forward to. This is especially true if you are a fan of Horizon Zero Dawn, and its protagonist, Aloy. Yes, Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact as a character, and we've got the first details to share, including the release date of Alloy on different platforms, the first details about the character, and more.

Genshin Impact Aloy release date

Aloy will release first for those who enjoy Genshin Impact on PS4 or PS5. This means that technically, there are two release dates for Aloy in Genshin Impact.

First off, PS4 and PS5 owners will see her join the game's roster of characters with the release of the Genshin Impact 2.2 update. Find the schedule below:

  • 13th October 2021 - PS4 and PS5
  • 24th November 2021 - All other Genshin Impact platforms

Now, let's dive into some gameplay and character details for Aloy in Genshin Impact!

Aloy Genshin Impact gameplay and story details

Developer miHoYo has shared the first details of the Aloy character coming to Genshin Impact.

Aloy is a special five-star event character. Specifically, she is a five-star Cryo archer, and her abilities revolve around using Coils, as inspired by Horizon Zero Dawn. She will also have a special, four-star bow which you can use with any character in Genshin Impact. However, the bow will only give Aloy a "special buff" and it is unclear what this buff might be.

Aloy Genshin Impact how to get release date platforms character details story
(Picture: Sony / miHoYo)

Developer miHoYo provides some more story details: "An outcast since birth, Aloy grew up in a harsh mountain wilderness near the tribe that shunned her. Fostered by an expert hunter, she trained to hunt with cat-like grace and deadly accuracy - but the things she most wanted to learn, he could not teach her. Most of all, she burned to know the circumstances of her birth - who her parents were, and why she was shunned by the tribe.

"Her quest for answers swept her into a wider and more dangerous world than she ever could have imagined. She encountered strange and powerful new tribes, ancient ruins rife with mysteries, and dangerous enemies, both human and machine. Eventually, she learned that her origins and destiny were deeply tied to the fate of the world itself, and fought an epic battle to save it against the evil forces of artificial intelligence from the ancient past."

How to get Aloy in Genshin Impact

Aloy Genshin Impact release date platforms gameplay details character how to get
(Picture: Sony / miHoYo)

It will be very easy to get Aloy in Genshin Impact. All you need to do is log into the game on or after the dates in the first section of this article, and obtain her directly through your in-game mail.

The only caveat is that you will have to reach Adventure Rank 20 to get Aloy in Genshin Impact. 

In the meantime, don’t forget to join our community of travellers on our Genshin Impact Twitter account, where you will find tips, tricks, guides, and more.