These four characters make up the default party of Genshin Impact and can be found very early on, but there are a few other characters that can be obtained for free much later. First, there\’s Barbara, who is a hydro-type catalyst user who is capable of healing the party. Because of this, she\’s extremely useful, and players can unlock her once they reach Adventurer Rank 20, as long as they\’ve created their accounts before patch 1.1 comes out in November. At this point Paimon will end up sending her to the player in the mail, which will add her to their list of characters. Like the rest of the characters in Genshin Impact, Barbara can also be unlocked via the wish system.
The next character, Xiangling, can also be unlocked at Adventurer Rank 20, but players will then have to prove their worth in the Spiral Abyss. Similar to the Cave of Ordeals in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, players will clear floor after floor of enemies in a dungeon setting. After beating Floor 3, Chamber 3, players will be free to test out Xiangling\’s lightning-fast polearm powered by pyro damage. She can attack very quickly and she can also summon a massive disc of fire that circles around her, dealing massive pyro damage to anything in her reach. Just like Barbara, Xiangling can be unlocked via the wish system as well.
Both Xiangling and Barbara are easily the best free characters in the game, but clever use of all 6 of these characters makes it possible to finish the game without spending a single penny. Even without spending money, Genshin Impact offers players lots of Primogems that can be used to roll for characters, so the chances of getting a new character with the free gems given out are relatively high. Noelle, in particular, is guaranteed to be given to the player after the tenth roll, so even if anyone feels they\’re prone to poor luck, Noelle should be easily obtained by everyone without having to spend money. Because of the developer\’s intelligent world, level, and enemy design, Genshin Impact is absolutely playable without spending any money on its vast selection of characters.