Genshin Impact: What Is Soft & Hard Pity System?

Heard about the Pity system in Genshin Impact but don't know what it means? This guide will explain to you both soft and hard pity.

If you are new to Genshin Impact the concept of banners can be confusing especially since there are things like soft and hard pity to consider. But don’t worry, Pity system is actually there to help you. It basically ensures you get the reward you are trying for after a certain number of attempts. So in this guide let us learn what soft and hard pity is in Genshin Impact.

What is Soft Pity in Genshin Impact?

how pity system works in genshin impact

Soft Pity is the number of pulls needed to get a 5-star or a 4-star character or weapon from a banner. The more you keep pulling the  better chance you have of getting that character or a weapon. In this game you get new characters through Banners, the game’s Gacha mechanic. These banners are nothing but the time period for you to unlock the character before they change. Thus it comes down to luck when you want new characters.

70 pulls is where Soft Pity starts for both 5-star Character and Weapon banners. But the actual soft Pity is 77. This means that after you make 70 pulls or attempts to get the character or weapon, the chances of you getting it will increase with each pull.

Remember soft pity is just the improved chances of you getting the weapon or character. There is still a possibility that you may not get it even after 80 pulls or more. And that is where the hard Pity comes in.

The soft pity for 4-star items is 10 pulls. So you are guaranteed to get at least 1 4-star character or weapon. And in case you don’t get a featured 4-star character in your first 10 pulls. You are guaranteed to get one in the next 10 pulls.

What is Hard Pity?

Hard Pity is the number of pulls for a banner that guarantee you the reward. Hard Pity for banners in Genshin is 90. That means you are guaranteed to get the reward on your 90th attempt.

Do remember, the Pity system works exactly as explained above and has been noticed by the community but is not official.

How to Check Pity in Genshin Impact

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You can check pity from the History button on the Wish page. You can find it at the bottom left corner of the screen, it is next to the Shop and Details button. Clicking on it opens the Wish History tab. You can change the Wish type to see the history of pulls for different banners. The history will show you the following details:

  • Item Type
  • Item Name
  • Wish Type
  • Time Received

how to check pity in genshin impact

So while there is no direct indication about when you have a chance to get a featured item. It certainly does help you plan out you pulls a bit.

That covers this guide on how soft and hard pity works in Genshin Impact. For more help on other topics of this game be sure to check our Genshin Impact Guides.