Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy Is Headed to Genshin Impact | IGN

Guerrilla Games and MiHoYo have announced that Aloy, the lead character in Horizon Zero Dawn and the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West, will join the roster of open world RPG Genshin Impact.

Announced on Twitter (below), we got a look at how Aloy will be translated into Genshin Impact’s anime-inflected visual style, and learned that she will only be available in the game for “a limited time”. She will be a five-star character, with unique combo skills, cryo elemental abilities, and animations.

In a press release, MiHoYo explained that all PlayStation players will unlock Aloy simply by logging into the PS4 or PS5 version of the game once the game’s upcoming 2.1 version is unlocked. She will be availble to unlock from your in-game mailbox (and, once you’ve done so, she can be played in any version of the game thanks to cross-save). Players will also unlock a special 4-star bow for Aloy during this time, but no details have been added as to how.

When the game moves to version 2.2, all players above adventure rank 20 on any platform will be able to claim Aloy and the bow. While more details are yet to be revealed, it seems Aloy will only be available in Genshin Impact until version 2.2 comes to an end.

It’s not the first time Aloy’s made it into games other than her own – we also saw the character become a part of Monster Hunter World and its expansion, Iceborne, not to mention Fortnite.

Genshin Impact launched its huge 2.0 Inazuma update yesterday, adding a new city, cross-save, new PS5 features, and more.

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