Genshin Impact\’s 1.1 update is getting at least four new playable characters, including characters already seen in the main story: Zhongli and Childe. While some of these characters were leaked, it was still nice seeing official confirmation during the livestream. Both Zhognli and Childe have been fan favorites from the Liyue portion of Genshin Impact\’s main story.
As a member of the Fatui Harbingers, Childe already had to prove himself to players in the main story of Genshin Impact. However, it seemed like he was a good guy who actually wanted to aid the Traveler in their journey. When the character was a part of the Genshin Impact 1.1 leaks, it just made sense. Fans love him, and he\’s an important character, so of course he would be a new 5-star character for players to try to acquire. However, the new boss fight with Childe also brings up a possibility: how players will get him to join their party.
For the most part, the many playable characters in Genshin Impact have to be acquired through the gacha pull Wish system. 5-star characters are especially rare, with a pull rate somewhere around 0.6%. However, it\’s possible that Childe could be obtained through the main story. Lisa, Amber, and Kaeya are already acquired this way early on in Genshin Impact, so it\’s possible Childe will be a story reward character as well. Perhaps after players defeat him in battle, he will join their party for good.
So far, it\’s unclear how miHoYo expects players to obtain the new 1.1 characters, but most will undoubtedly have to be acquired through the Wish system. It\’s also unclear why players are fighting Childe, but it could be an interesting way to get him to join their party. Fans probably won\’t know for sure until the Genshin Impact 1.1 update arrives on November 11th.