Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy is heading to Genshin Impact, PlayStation announced earlier today.
A tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter account confirmed the crossover between developers Guerrilla and miHoYo, explaining Aloy will be available as part of the roster “for a limited time”. The tweet didn’t go into a huge amount of detail, but a blog post by miHoYo explained Aloy will be a free five-star character available to all players.
Those with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 accounts will be able to claim Aloy directly through in-game mail after the 2.1 update, while other platforms will be given access following the arrival of update 2.2.
Genshin Impact hasn’t held a major crossover event between franchises prior to this – aside from Genshin characters being added to another miHoYo game, Honkai Impact 3rd (via Pocket Tactics). We’ll have to see whether this is a one-off or if more crossovers will follow.
Aloy is coming to the world of Teyvat! ?
Guerrilla and miHoYo are proud to announce that everyone?s favorite machine hunter will join the Genshin Impact roster for a limited time. More info soon! https://t.co/fQCbk37VTk pic.twitter.com/w8Yt2TbwCr
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 22, 2021
Sadly, as Genshin Impact isn’t on Xbox, this means Aloy doesn’t sneak onto the console through this particular crossover – but she has already managed to make the leap through Fortnite.