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Genshin Impact Reveals Hu Tao Banner Start Exclusive Date

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Genshin Impact finally reveals the start and end dates for upcoming Pyro character Hu Tao’s Character Event Wish, whicthe start and end dates for upcoming Pyro character Hu Taoh will let players summon her.

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Genshin Impact players have spent the first months of 2021 getting well-acquainted with the elusive adeptus, Xiao, who was introduced to the game as part of the Version 1.3 update. Before Version 1.4 rolls around though, players will have the chance to meet another new five-star character: Hu Tao.

Travelers have been anticipating the Pyro-wielder Hu Tao for some time now, but her exact date of arrival has been entirely unknown until very recently. Now that Keqing’s own Character Event Wish is coming to a close, Game Impact has officially revealed that Hu Tao will be getting her own “Special Banner” this March.

Hu Tao will be featured as part of the “Moment of Bloom” Character Event Wish that will be starting on March 2, 2021, at 6 PM, and ending on March 16, 2021, at 2:59 PM (server time). She will be featured alongside the existing four-star characters Xiangling (Pyro – polearm), Chongyun (Cryo – claymore), and Xingqiu (Hydro – sword), and like other new five-star characters, will only be obtainable through her Character Event Wish.

Hu Tao has been known to be in the works for quite a while now, and players already have a fair- though unofficial- idea of what her playstyle will be like. The Pyro polearm character possesses a special dash that passes through enemies, and her supposed abilities indicate that she’ll function as a sort of DPS healer, like popular character Bennett.

Hu Tao

Namely, Hu Tao seems to be able to “curse” herself with an HP reduction that significantly boosts her damage output. Moreover, her Elemental Burst is reported to heal teammates based on the number of enemies hit. When observing Hu Tao’s movements in recently leaked videos, many players can’t help but feel she resembles a mixture of Qiqi, the Cryo sword user, and Tartaglia, one of the game’s Hydro characters.

Despite similarities to Qiqi, who heals via damage, and Tartaglia, who can “curse” enemies, Hu Tao seems like a wholly unique addition to the game. While there are of course characters with somewhat similar abilities, none of them are offense-leaning polearm users. Game Impact also recently introduced an incredible five-star polearm called the Staff of Homa, which would pair wonderfully with Hu Tao. Between her interesting mobility choices and her ability to hurt enemies while supporting her own team, she will likely be a welcome addition to any player’s roster of characters.

Genshin Impact is available now on the App Store, Google Play, PC, and PS4, and is currently in development for PS5 and Switch.

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