All free Genshin Impact characters & how to get them

An image of Amber in Genshin Impact, one of the free charactersHoYoverse

Genshin Impact has plenty of characters to choose from in its ever-expanding roster, and players can add a select handful of fighters to their team in the game for free. Here’s every available free character in Genshin Impact that you can save your Primogems on. 

If you want to obtain every single character in Genshin Impact it will be incredibly expensive, especially if you’re aiming for those coveted 5-star fighters. There’s no guarantee you’ll get the characters you really want due to the game’s gacha system even if you’ve got a lot of Primogems and Wishes to use.

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Thankfully, there are a number of Genshin Impact characters that can be obtained for free so players won’t have to worry about spending all of their hard-earned Acquinted or Intertwined Fates.

If you’ve just started your journey in Teyvat and are wondering which characters you can obtain without spending any currency, here’s every free character currently available in Genshin Impact.

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

All free characters in Genshin Impact

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

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Without further ado, here are 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.
Collei in Genshin Impact


4-star Dendro Bow Complete Graven Innocence event.
Genshin Impact Prosperous Partnerships free characters event screen.HoYoverse
Events like Prosperous Partnerships offered a whole host of additional free characters.

Limited-time character events

As well as the Fleeting Colors in Flight Festival, HoYoverse also enables players to claim free 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:

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That’s everything you need to know about every free character available in the game in 2023.

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