Genshin Impact Aloy – release date, banner, and build

Genshin Impact welcomes Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy to the mix

Genshin Impact's Aloy holding an item

Genshin Impact update 2.0 is finally upon us, but that doesn’t mean the game is slowing down. The official PlayStation Twitter account made a surprise announcement to let fans know that Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will soon make her way to Teyvat for a limited time only.

You can pick Aloy up alongside update 2.1 on September 1 if you play on PS4 or PS5. Genshin Impact’s Aloy will wield a bow and harness the power of cryo. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back at a later date, as we will update this guide with all the relevant information as soon as we have it.

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For those of you who are curious about how Aloy will look in Genshin Impact, you can check out her reveal Tweet below.

What is Aloy’s Genshin Impact release date?

Aloy is out now, having first become available on September 1. If you log in to Genshin Impact on any other platform, you will need to wait until update 2.2. It’s worth noting, she will only join the roster for a limited time. However, we have no idea how long exactly. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back later for more details.

How do I obtain Aloy in Genshin Impact?

All you need to do to obtain Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is log in to Genshin Impact on any platform from the dates mentioned above. You will then receive the limited-time character via in-game mail.

What are Aloy’s Skills?

Active skills

Skill Description
Rapid fire (normal) you can hit the enemy with up to four consecutive shots with your bow
Rapid fire (charged) Charging allows you to perform a more precise aimed shot that deal additional damage. Should you fully charge the arrow, you deal additional cryo damage
Rapid fire (plunging) You shoot a number of arrows in mid-air, before landing with a might strike to the ground, causing AoE damage
Frozen wilds You deal cryo damage as Aloy throws a freeze bomb, and upon exploding it splits into many smaller bombs that also cause inflict freeze upon your foes
Prophecies of dawn After throwing cyro power cell in the air, Aloy shoots it with an arrow to cause AoE cry damage

Passive skills

Skill Description
Combat override After recieving the coil effect from freezing wilds, Aloy gets a 16% increase to damage, while nearby allies recieve a boost of 8%
Strong strike When in the rushing ice state, Aloy’s cryo damage increases by 3.5% every one second up to a maximum of 35%
Easy does it Animals that drop fowl, raw meat,, or chilled meat will not startle when party members approach them

What are Aloy’s constellations?

Unlike other Genshin Impact characters, Aloy doesn’t have six different constellations. Rather, all of hers are star of another world.

What does it cost to ascend Aloy?

Ascension Cost (mora) materials
0 to 1 20,000 One shivada jade sliver, three crystal marrows, three spectral husks
1 to 2 40,000 Three shivada jade fragments, two crystalline blooms, 10 crystal marrows, 15 spectral husks
2 to 3 60,000 Six shivada jade fragments, four crystalline blooms, 20 crystal marrows, 12 spectral hearts
3 to 4 80,000 Three shivada jade chunks, eight crystalline blooms, 30 crystal marrows, 18 spectral hearts
4 to 5 100,000 Six shivada jade chunks, 12 crystalline blooms, 45 crystal marrows, 12 specteral Nucleus’
5 to 6 120,000 Six shivada jade gemstones, 20 cystalline blooms, 60 crystal marrows, 24 spectral nucleus’

You can find out more about other upcoming characters by taking a look at our Genshin Impact Yae Miko, Genshin Impact Thoma, and Genshin Impact Gorou guides.