Genshin Impact's Zhongli Is Available As A Playable Character This Week

Lucky players have the chance to score polearm-wielding Geo character soon.

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With the Unreconciled Stars event finished and Tartaglia's event banner drawing to a close, Genshin Impact is about to drop the remainder of the new content that was patched in with Update 1.1--including a new quest and two new characters. Zhongli, a five-star character who players will know as a big part of the game's major storyline in Chapter 1, will now get his own featured event banner called "Gentry of Hermitage".

The new banner features Zhongli as its main 5-star character, meaning players will have an increased chance to add him to their rosters. Unlucky players will have to make at least 180 wishes before they're guaranteed to pull Zhongli, however. Like other 5-star banners, players could spend hundreds of dollars trying to obtain the character through Genshin Impact's gacha system.

The banner also adds 4-star Pyro character Xinyan, a Liyue rock star who wields a claymore. As well as the new characters, players will also have an increased chance to pull Razor and Chongyun.

The new update will also add Zhongli's story quest, the Historia Antiqua chapter. The quest will be unlockable with a story key for players over AR 40 who have completed the Chapter 1: Act 3 main questline. The new banner event will also add a new daily login event for added rewards, as well as character trial challenges for each of the featured characters.

Zhongli has been a highly anticipated addition to the character roster, as the game's first 5-star Geo user, and the second polearm-wielding character to be added after Xiangling. His attacks include a unique "petrification" ability that freezes enemies in stone, making them vulnerable to additional damage.

The new event wish will begin on December 1 and run until December 22, the day before Genshin Impact's Update 1.2 is set to add additional content and the mountainous Dragonspine area.

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