All free Genshin Impact characters & how to get them

. 2 months ago
An image of Amber in Genshin Impact, one of the free characters

Genshin Impact features plenty of characters for players to unlock and master, but which ones can you obtain for free? Here’s everything you need to know about all the free characters in Genshin Impact.

Collecting all of Genshin Impact’s characters can be a costly quest, especially if you’re aiming to add the game’s 5-stars to your roster. In fact, even if you secure plenty of Primogems, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the characters you want. This is especially true given that Genshin Impact currently features a whopping 48 playable characters.

Fortunately, there are few free characters that you can obtain without breaking the bank or spending loads of Acquainted or Intertwined Fates. Whether you’re just starting out on your Genshin Impact adventure or just wondering who you can obtain for free, we have you covered. 


An image of some of Genshin Impact's characters
Claiming free characters in Genshin Impact is fairly simple.

All free characters in Genshin Impact

There are currently seven free Genshin Impact characters that every player can obtain without spending a thing. These 4-star characters can also be purchased from Paimon’s Bargains, but you’ll need to wait until they enter the current rotation. 

Without further ado, here’s all of the characters you can claim for free and the requirements needed to unlock them all.

Character Rarity Element Weapon Unlock Requirements 
Amber, one of Genshin Impact's free characters


4-star Pyro Bow Complete the Quest Wind-Riding Knight.


4-star Cryo Sword Complete the Quest Crash Course.


4-star Electro Catalyst Complete the Quest Sparks Amongst the Pages.
Barbara, one of Genshin Impact's free characters


4-star Hydro Catalyst Complete the Baptism of Song event.


4-star Pyro Polearm Clear Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss.


Sword None
Noelle in Genshin Impact


4-Star Geo Claymore Guaranteed pull in the ‘Beginner’s Wish’ gacha.
Aloy, one of Genshin Impact's free characters


4-star Cryo Bow Currently unavailable.
Genshin Impact Prosperous Partnerships free characters event screen
Events like Prosperous Partnerships offered a whole host of additional free characters.

Genshin Impact limited-time event character

As well as the Fleeting Colors in Flight Festival, HoYoverse also enables players to claim free Genshin Impact characters during other limited-time events, so make sure you keep an eye out for these special giveaways. The events invariably task players with completing quests and taking part in seasonal activities.

Previous limited-time events have rewarded the following 4-star characters:

So, there you have it – all you need to know about every free Genshin Impact character you can unlock.

For more tips and tricks on all things Genshin Impact, make sure to check out our guides:

How to get Mora | What is Pity in Genshin Impact? | Where to buy apples | Genshin Impact cross-save: How to link accounts | All Cryo characters | All Electro characters | All Geo characters | All Pyro characters | Is Genshin Impact on Steam? | Genshin Impact pick rates

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