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Horizon’s machine-murdering hero Aloy is Genshin’s latest 5-star character

The Genshin Impact crossovers begin

promotional material featuring Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn done in the art style of Genshin Impact Image: miHoYo/Guerrilla Games

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to Genshin Impact. MiHoYo and Guerrilla Games announced Thursday that the machine hunter would be joining the game as a free playable character.

Aloy is the protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn and its upcoming sequel, Horizon Forbidden West. In Horizon Zero Dawn, she seeks answers from a lost civilization to save her own post-apocalyptic world. Now, she’ll take her talents to Genshin and the land of Teyvat.

The “Savior From Another World” will free to Genshin Impact players, with exclusive early access for players on PlayStation. The collaboration between the two games will unroll as part of Version 2.1 and 2.2 updates of the game. MiHoYo did not announce a release date for Aloy, but said her appearance would be a limited-time offer.

In Genshin Impact, as is fitting for Aloy’s previous heroics, she’ll be a five-star character, the game’s strongest rating. On the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, she’ll also come with a special bow. Developer miHoYo shared these details on how to get her in a news release:

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 announcement comes just after the release of Genshin Impact’s much-anticipated 2.0 Inazuma update, which added a new region and will bring new characters to the game.

Aloy has traversed more than one world. In April, she joined Fortnite as a playable character. More details on her Genshin Impact crossover will be disclosed at a later date, according to miHoYo’s news release.

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