One of the biggest draws to Genshin Impact is collecting characters for players\’ teams. While a few starter characters are acquired through Genshin Impact\’s main story, most have to be pulled from the game\’s gacha system, which is called Wishes. A few Genshin Impact characters like Fischl are available through special events, and certain characters have higher RNG rates during certain times. There are a ton of playable characters to collect, and it\’s one of the many things that makes Genshin Impact so addictive.
When the 1.1 update for Genshin Impact arrived, two new characters were initially available through the Wish system. The 5-star Tartaglia, aka Childe, is a banner character, and the 4-star Diona currently has a higher pull rate due to being on of Genshin Impact\’s newer characters. Both have been in Genshin Impact for close to a month now, with Tartaglia currently being one of the most powerful fighters in the entire game.
Starting on December 1st (depending on time zones), two new characters are also joining the game. Zhongli, another 5-star banner character, will be pulled through the Gentry of Hermitage Wish. The new Pryo rockstar, Genshin Impact\’s Xinyan, will also be a part of this event. These are the two newest characters in Genshin Impact, but more are on the way. Leaks for 1.2 have already started to surface, and players were already introduced to a new Fatui Harbinger named Scaramouche.
Because of the nature of the game, the list of playable characters in Genshin Impact will continue to grow. While Zhongli and Xinyan will be the newest characters in the game, more will come soon when Patch 1.2 arrives – although the exact number of characters in unknown. If miHoYo continues releasing new characters at this rate, though, nearly 100 playable characters will be in the game whenever Genshin Impact reaches its 1-year anniversary.