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Zenless Zone Zero Zhu Yuan bio and build speculation

Hoyoverse has announced Zenless Zone Zero's Zhu Yuan as a new character in the upcoming gacha ARPG, and we can't wait to find out more about her.

Zenless Zone Zero's Zhu Yuan splash art in front of a blurred screenshots of Sixth Street

Zenless Zone Zero’s Zhu Yuan is a new face on the block, but she’s certainly made an impression. From her fiery eyes and steely gaze to her intricate New Eridu Public Security uniform, she definitely has us intrigued, and we can’t wait to add her to our team. So let’s take a look at everything we know about her so far.

Of course, Zhu Yuan is just one of the many Zenless Zone Zero characters we’re set to meet come the full Zenless Zone Zero release date. For more info on the others, be sure to check out our Zenless Zone Zero tier list, and keep an eye on our Zenless Zone Zero codes for any freebies when the game launches.

Here’s everything we know about ZZZ’s Zhu Yuan.

Who is Zenless Zone Zero’s Zhu Yuan?

Zhu Yuan is a bit of a mystery to us at the moment, as we’ve yet to see her in action, and hadn’t even heard of her back when we wrote up our Zenless Zone Zero preview following the second CBT. However, Hoyoverse recently revealed her in a tweet, adding her to the list of characters on the official website shortly after.

So far, we know that Zhu Yuan is the leader of the New Eridu Public Security’s Criminal Investigation Response Team. She appears to take her job quite seriously and is always ready to offer a helping hand to New Eridu’s citizens – but, beyond that, information is very thin on the ground. Of course, as soon as we find out more, we’ll be sure to update this guide.

Promotional art from the Zenless Zone Zero Zhu Yuan reveal post showing her splash art, name, and faction

What is Zhu Yuan’s faction?

So far, all of the characters in the game have fallen under one of five factions – Cunning Hares, Belobog Industries, Victoria Housekeeping, Section 6, and OBOLS. Aside from OBOLS, which currently only houses Zenless Zone Zero’s Soldier 11, all the factions have two or more members, most of which we met during the second closed beta test.

However, from what we’ve seen in her character introduction and page, it looks like Zhu Yuan belongs to the Criminal Investigation Special Response Team faction. While we don’t know much about this faction, nor whether it will produce any other playable characters alongside Zhu Yuan, it’s clear that it’s a part of New Eridu Public Security. This suggests that the members are akin to law enforcement, ensuring that the citizens of New Eridu are safe and complying with the rules.

We don’t know for sure, but we think it’s likely that the uniformed guards patrolling Sixth Street during the second closed beta test are members of New Eridu Public Security, as they wore similar blue uniforms to Zhu Yuan. But, beyond that, details are very vague right now – so it looks like we’re gonna have to wait to find out more about both Zhu Yuan and the Criminal Investigation Response Team.

Who are Zhu Yuan’s voice actors?

Through the Zenless Zone Zero website, Hoyoverse has confirmed that Zhu Yuan’s CN voice actor is Mace, who also voices Honkai Star Rail’s Fu Xuan, and her JP voice actor is Marina Inoue, who voices a variety of characters across anime and videogames including Jujutsu Kaisen’s Mai Zen’in and Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing.

We currently don’t know who voices Zhu Yuan in English, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we find out more.

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Zhu Yuan build speculation

Currently, details are super thin on Zhu Yuan, and we know next to nothing about her weapons and playstyle, so it’s impossible to say what her best build will be. However, looking at her character art, she appears to be wielding a gun of some kind, and has a lot of tools and gadgets attached to her uniform, which makes sense considering her job.

As such, we predict that she will likely deal ranged pierce damage similar to Zenless Zone Zero’s Grace, perhaps with physical or fire damage mixed in. This is pure speculation for now, though – but we’ll be sure to update this page and turn it into a full build as soon as we get to try her out for ourselves.

That’s all we’ve got on Zenless Zone Zero’s Zhu Yuan for now. If you want to keep on top of everything happening in New Eridu, be sure to check out our Zenless Zone Zero events and Zenless Zone Zero update guides. You can also snap up a heap of Hoyo freebies with our Honkai Star Rail codes and Genshin Impact codes.