The next Genshin Impact character has been announced

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Since its release late last year, Genshin Impact has become one of the top games in the world, generating approximately $800 million in 2020.

The 1.4 update is right around the corner, but before that, we will be getting a brand new character.

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Hu Tao Announced

It has been announced that Hu Tao will be the next character to come to Genshin Impact, and will also be coming before the end of the 1.3 update.


Hu Tao was announced alongside Xiao, who was released at the start of the 1.3 update.

They will be releasing during the All That Glitters Phase 2 event, which will also feature other 4-star characters such as Chongyun and Xiangling.


Release Date

Hu Tao will be released on March 2nd and will remain in the game until March 16th when the 1.4 update goes live.

About Hu Tao

Hu Tao is a 5 star Pyro character and uses a Polearm as a weapon.


Secret Spear of Wangsheng: Performs up to 6 rapid strikes

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.


Afterlife: Hu Tao consumes a part of her HP, knocking nearby enemies back and entering the Paramita Papilio State.

Paramita Papilio State: Increases Hu Tao's ATK based on her Max HP at the time of entering this state. ATK Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao's Base ATK. Hu Tao's attack DMG is converted to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion. Increases Hu Tao's resistance to interruption. Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or when Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen. In the Paramita Papilio state, Hu Tao's Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies it hits. Blood Blossom Effect: Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG every 4s. This DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG. Each enemy can be affected by only one Blood Blossom effect at a time, and its duration may only be refreshed by Hu Tao herself.

Spirit Soother Elemental Burst:: Hu Tao commands a blazing spirit to deal Pyro DMG in a large AoE. Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao's Max HP. This effect can be triggered up to 5 times based on the number of enemies hit.

If Hu Tao's HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.