The release of Genshin Impact‘s 1.2 updates comes with many new changes, including some that may be unknown to you. Considering one of the most commonly asked questions is how to get free Wishes, you may be interested in learning about Ascension Rewards. One little hidden gem players might not be aware of is that you can get free Acquaint Fates for ascending your characters. You read that correctly: FREE currency! Here’s how to get Free Acquaint Fates for ascending your characters in Genshin Impact.

If you’re new to Genshin Impact or just need a refresher, here’s some information about Acquaint Fates. It’s one of the two currencies in the game used in the gacha system to “pull” for heroes and weapons. Acquaint Fates are used for Standard Wishes, accessible via the third banner on the Wish menu. Unlike the Character and Weapon Event Wishes, there is no time-limit on these banners, and you have an equal chance to get a random 4-star item or higher for every 10 Wishes.

How to get Free Acquaint Fates for Ascending Characters in Genshin Impact

To get your free Acquaint Fates and claim your Ascension Rewards, follow these steps:

  1. Ascend any of your characters from the Character menu.
  2. Select the character to ascend, and assuming you have all the required materials, click on Ascend.
  3. Navigate back to your hero from the Character menu.
  4. Look for the small icon to the right of the character’s name, and it should have a red exclamation point.
  5. Click on the icon and claim your rewards.
How to get Free Acquaint Fates for Ascending Characters in Genshin Impact

This icon is new as of the most recent 1.2 updates. The good news is you can do this retroactively for every character you’ve ever ascended. If you’re like me, you didn’t even know this existed until recently. You could be in for a pleasant surprise, and a ton of free Acquaint Faints to spend or save up for future character releases. 

If you want to be super-efficient about this whole process, you can level any character from 1 to 20 with about 5 Hero’s Wit, 3 Adventurer’s Experience, and 4 Wanderer’s Advice. It may differ depending on if you’re starting from the base level or not. To ascend your character, you can refer to our Genshin Impact Character Ascension Material Cheatsheet. There, you can get an overview of what each character needs. So, it may make sense for you to ascend all of your characters at least once. Doing so will net you a free Acquaint Fate, and who knows what you’ll find with it!

It is undoubtedly worth the tiny amount of materials for the free Acquaint Faint, making them the game’s cheapest currency. There you have it, that’s how to get free Acquaint Fates for Ascending Characters in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact is available on PC, mobile devices and coming soon to Nintendo Switch.