Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is joining Genshin Impact as a playable character, in an unlikely collaboration between the two games.
As the main protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, Aloy is a young huntress in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machines. miHoYo announced her arrival in the world of Teyvat on Thursday, when they revealed her splash art and explained how players can obtain her in a blog post.
Aloy will be joining Genshin Impact as a free 5-star Cryo Bow character. PlayStation players will have early access to her during the 2.1 patch, while all other players can obtain her in the following 2.2 patch.
“All Travelers who have reached Adventure Rank 20 or above will be able to obtain the event-exclusive 5-star character “Savior From Another World” Aloy (Cryo) directly through in-game mail,” states miHoYo.
The collaboration comes following the recent addition of cross-save between PlayStation and PC/mobile for Genshin, so players who have their account on PC can link their PlayStation account and obtain Aloy early if they wish.
Aloy will also come with her own exclusive weapon, “Predator”. Predator is a 4-star bow with Base ATK and ATK%, and the following passive ability: “Effective for players on ‘PlayStation Network’ only. Dealing Cryo DMG to opponents increases this character’s Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 10% for 6s. This effect can have a maximum of 2 stacks. Additionally, when Aloy equips Predator, ATK is increased by 66.”
Predator will be given out for free during patches 2.1 and 2.2 on the PlayStation platform only. Players can use it on other platforms, but its passive ability will only activate when playing on PlayStation.
Aloy has appeared in multiple collaborations, and has previously made an appearance in Monster Hunter: World and Fortnite. For Genshin, Aloy is the first collaboration character to join the roster. Her arrival indicates an exciting prospect of more characters from other worlds appearing in the future.