Hu Tao Release Date - Moment Of Bloom Banner Characters And Everything You Should Know

The official release date for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact was finally revealed by miHoYo.

miHoYo officially revealed the release date for the Hu Tao banner, Moment of Bloom, in Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile, Switch release date TBA).

Hu Tao will be available to pull starting March 2, 2021 at 18:00 Server Time. The Hu Tao banner will last until March 16, 2021, at 14:59 Server Time. The introduction of Hu Tao will mark the beginning of the second part of the Version 1.3 All That Glitters events.

Moment of Bloom Banner Details

Besides “Fragrance in Thaw” Hu Tao as the featured five star characters, the banner will feature the following four star characters with a boosted drop rate: Xiangling, Xingqiu, and Chongyun.

Xiangling and Xingqiu have been featured in several banners so far. Moreover, Xiangling is one of the free characters of Genshin Impact. As such, many players might not find the four star characters of the Moment of Bloom banner particularly appealing. However, Hu Tao alone might be worth it, seeing what we know about her Elemental Skill and Burst. Especially if you lack a good Pyro DPS character in your team.

Pity System in Genshin Impact‘s Banners

As usual, there will be a pity system in place. Players get a guaranteed five star at 90 pulls, with a 50% chance for it to be the featured character. Which will be Hu Tao in this case. The pity counter carries over from one Limited Banner to another. Meaning it will carry over from the ongoing Keqing banner. Be sure to take a look at your Wish history before pulling to know your pity counter.

The final rule to keep in mind is, if the latest five star pull you had on the limited banner was not the featured character, then your next five star pull is guaranteed to be the featured character. This would mean Hu Tao in this case.

With the arrival of Hu Tao, the new five star Polearm weapon Staff of Homa looks particularly appealing

The Epitome Invocation banner featuring the Staff of Homa is ongoing until March 16. If you manage to pull Hu Tao, and plan to make her your main DPS, and if you can afford whaling on Genshin Impact, it’s definitely a good idea to invest in the Staff of Homa as well. Be sure to check our guide on the matter.

Hu Tao’s Story Quest Release Date

Genshin Impact will also add Papilio Charontis, the Story Quest for Hu Tao, on March 2, at 18:00 Server Time. Stay tuned as when the quest launches, we’ll publish our own guide on how to clear it as soon as possible.

If you missed that, be sure to check the details regarding Hu Tao’s English and Japanese voices. Genshin Impact is currently on its Version 1.3, launched on February 3. miHoYo launches updates around every six weeks, which means the stream to reveal Version 1.4 should be announced soon. Last but not least, Genshin Impact might also receive a native PS5 version in the future.

While leaks have been going around for a while, miHoYo only officially revealed Hu Tao on February 27, which was also the birthday of her seiyuu Rie Takahashi. Now, fans finally have an official release date for Hu Tao. Personally speaking, I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll be pulling Hu Tao or not, as I don’t need another DPS Pyro character. Especially with how much of an hassle it is to raise newly obtained characters, though the ongoing Ley Line Overflow event is here to help. I think I’ll be saving my Primogems for future new characters. What do you plan to do? Tell us in the comments.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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