What is the pity system in Genshin Impact? Hard-Pity and Soft-Pity explained

This article explains the pity system in Genshin Impact which explains when players are guaranteed to get a 5-star character.

What is the pity system in Genshin Impact? Hard-Pity and Soft-Pity explained
Genshin Impact pity system

Genshin Impact has something to offer to every kind of player. Whether you wish to stay F2P or you change your mind to spend real world currency, the developers try to make the game more interesting by adding new characters, weapons and lately new skins as well.

While some characters are given for free after completing the required challenges in different events, players can own some exclusive and powerful characters and weapons through banners which work on a pity system. This article focuses on explaining the system in Genshin Impact.

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Genshin Impact pity system explained

The term ‘pity’ is of course different in the world of this anime-styled role-playing game. It basically lets the players know when they are guaranteed to get the 5-star characters which are otherwise rare to obtain the game. First of players, players should have a look at the banners present in the game-

  • Character Event Wishes
  • Standard Banner
  • Weapon banner (Epitome Invocation)

Hard Pity

While 4-star characters are guaranteed after players pull 10 wishes on different banners, the guaranteed 5-star pull can only be claimed after spending a number of wishes in the banner. Under the Hard Pity system in Genshin Impact, players are guaranteed to get their preferred character after reaching 90 wishes in the character event wish.

What is the pity system in Genshin Impact? Hard-Pity and Soft-Pity explained
Hard Pity

It is important to note that character event wishes are time-limited and are rest after every 21 days. Standard banners are permanent and characters are obtained in random. In weapon banner, players are guaranteed to get 5-star weapon after 80 wishes.

Soft Pity

The soft pity system in Genshin Impact is however, uncertain as it is fan made and the developers are yet to confirm it official. Under this pity system, players can get their desired character after 70-79 wishes. On the other hand, players are more or less guaranteed to get a special weapon 60-69 wishes.

What is the pity system in Genshin Impact? Hard-Pity and Soft-Pity explained
Soft pity

The pity system in Genshin Impact is quite beneficial for the players who do not wish to spend money in the game. The number of wishes left for the guaranteed character will help the players to know the number of primogems they need to save.

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