The new Genshin Impact Version 1.1 is live, and it brings with it some character banners fans have been excited for, adding Zhongli, Childe, Xinyan, and Diona to the game\’s roster of playable characters. Genshin Impact, from develop miHoYo, took the gaming world by storm earlier this year with a sparkling release on mobile, PC, and PS4, successfully mixing the exploration elements that made The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so popular with Fate/Grand Order\’s anime aesthetic gacha gameplay loop.

For those unfamiliar with what gacha elements actually are, Genshin Impact features a rolling system that sees players spend rare currency in an attempt to \”pull\” a character out of a randomized system. The odds of pulling desired characters is fairly low, but Genshin Impact also doesn\’t charge much for its premium currency and is fairly generous in giving it out by just playing the game, so it hasn\’t been the barrier to entry that gacha systems often are for interested mobile players. That, combined with how effective many free-to-play Genshin Impact units are, makes for a gameplay experience that\’s both compelling and avoids punishing players who don\’t have hundreds of dollars to sink into each new powerful character – though the game has plenty of those, and more have arrived in Genshin Impact update 1.1.