Mihoyo just confirmed exactly when Zhongli will be added to Genshin Impact. Set to drop this Tuesday on 1 December, the new 5-star character’s “Gentry of Hermitage” banner will be joined by three other 4-star characters: Xinyan (who is new), Razor, and Chongyun.
As with all of Genshin Impact’s event banner, the “drop rate” of Zhongli, Xinyan, Razor, and Chongyun will be increased. In the case of Zhongli, the first 5-star character that you get will have a 50% chance to be him. If it wasn’t Zhongli, the next 5-star character you roll is guaranteed to be him.
Do note that Genshin Impact’s pity system ensures that you will get at least one 5-star item every 90 attempts, so you’ll need to roll 180 times for a guaranteed Zhongli.
Same goes for the 4-star characters, but given that there are three 4-star units featured in this event banner, it’s a little bit more random. Basically, when you’re guaranteed a 4-star character from the banner, you will get either Xinyan, Razor, or Chongyun.
Besides the new banner, the story quest for Zhongli, Historia Antiqua Chapter, will also be added on 1 December. Genshin Impact offers one the most engrossing storylines of any RPG game, so we’re confident the new story will expand the character development of Zhongli quite a bit. Plus, completing the story quest will reward players with adventure experience as well.
The new Gentry of Hermitage banner with Zhongli will go live on Genshin Impact this Tuesday on 1 December. For us here in Malaysia, the banner will be available from 6PM onwards on that day.