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Genshin Impact: Hu Tao release date and banner predictions

Published: 23:38, 17 February 2021
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Genshin Impact - Hu Tao

Hu Tao is probably one of the most anticipated characters in Genshin Impact and players and it seems like that we'll finally have the option to get him sooner than expected.

The release date of the Hu Tao banner isn't confirmed yet, since Kequing's banner is ending at the start of March and according to multiple leaks , Hu Tao should join the live servers on 2 March 2021.

One of the most frequently asked questions is, who will be the four-star characters joining the Hu Tao on the banner. Considering that she's one of the fan-favorite characters, we could expect a slightly weaker four-star lineup. Having a character on a banner will significantly increase his drop rate for its duration.

As for the prediction, there are three certain rules which four-star characters are appearing on the banner:

  • First of all, the banner cannot include the starting characters Amber, Keaya or Lisa.
  • Banner characters cannot share the same elements.
  • Characters cannot appear two patches in a row.
  • There has to be a four-star character that uses the same talent ascension books as the main five-star.

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The only two characters that share the same talent ascension materials as Hu Tao are Xiangling and Chongyun, but since Xiangling's element is Pyro, she can't be on the banner due to the second rule. The locks Chnogyun as the four-star character on the banner. Razor is another four-star that should be finding his place on the banner since he skipped four of the recent ones.

And for the last character to join the four-star lineup we predict either Fischl or Sucrose, but we will give Fischl the upper edge simply because of her popularity.

This means that the Hu Tao banner should include the following characters:

  • Hu Tao
  • Chongyun
  • Razor
  • Fischl
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