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Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 release date, new characters, and events

The next Zenless Zone Zero update marks the gacha game’s official launch, so here’s all the new characters, events, and story content.

When is the Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 release date? The official launch of ZZZ is right around the corner, and we’re already drawing up a list of everything we want to see and do once we’re finally let loose in New Eridu. If you’re unsure where get started in 1.0, we’ve got a full itinerary of everything coming to HoYoverse’s urban fantasy in the next update.

The next ZZZ update coincides with the Zenless Zone Zero release date, so there’s plenty to get stuck into once the servers go live. During the official Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 livestream, HoYoverse confirmed that the beta build was “only about half the size of the official release.” The new maps in the 1.0 update include Lumina Square, a busy downtown area with plenty to discover. Aside from new locations, the livestream confirmed brand-new characters for our Zenless Zone tier list, events, banners, and more.

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 release date

The Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 release date is Thursday, July 4, 2024. This coincides with ZZZ’s official launch, as confirmed by HoYoverse in the release date trailer and pre-release special program.

Eager players can start the pre-download on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 via HoYoPlay, HoYoverse’s dedicated PC launcher. The 1.0 update will go live on July 4 at 10am UTC+8 / 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT / 3am BST / 4am CEST / 12am AEST.

HoYoverse’s gacha games run on a six-week rotation, so we expect the 1.0 update to conclude on Thursday, August 15, 2024. It’ll be followed by scheduled maintenance lasting several hours before the next update. HoYovese usually compensates players for server downtime with free banner currency, so remember to check your mailbox for Zenless Zone Zero Film once the 1.1 update goes live.

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Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 livestream

The Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 livestream aired on Friday, June 28, 2024. This pre-release special program included the first Zenless Zone Zero code for players to redeem at launch. Producer Zhenyu Li also confirmed that players can obtain up to 100 free pulls and Boopons, so you can get a head start on picking up new Agents and Bangboo without opening your wallet.

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 banners

ZZZ banners are split into two phases, and we’ve included a list of all the S-Ranks available to pull in version 1.0 below. For a full breakdown of all the A-Rank characters, Bangboo, and W-Engines with increased drop rates, our Zenless Zone Zero banners guide should be your next stop.

The Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 banners include:

  • Ellen (Ice, Attack)
  • Zhu Yuan (Ether, Attack)
  • Deep Sea Visitor (W-Engine)
  • Resonaboo (Bangboo)

If you’re unsure which characters to pull with your hard-earned Polychrome, we’ve got the best Zenless Zone Zero team comps to help you decide.

HoYoverse has also confirmed some major changes to the Zenless Zone Zero Bangboo banner in the 1.0 update. Not only is there a higher chance to earn Boopon banner currency, but you’ll also be able to select which S-Rank Bangboo you’re pulling for rather than leaving it entirely up to chance.

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 characters

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 is set to debut two playable characters from the Sons of Calydon, a new faction that embraces a Mad Max-style life of anarchy and mayhem on the Outer Ring of New Eridu.

The Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 characters are:

  • Lucy (Fire, Support)
  • Piper (Physical, Anomaly)


Lucy is a teamwide buffer that can summon a team of guard boars into the thick of battle, which should offer some helpful crowd control unique to her. She’s also the first Support character with the Fire attribute, which opens up a new world of mono-Fire team comp varieties, and her faction synergy with Piper should also make her a good fit for Physical attribute support.


Piper joins Grace as the second character in ZZZ with the Anomaly attribute available at launch. She swings her hammer like a spinning top, dishing out constant damage and anomaly buildup. This close-range AoE culminates in a burst of damage as she brings her hammer down upon a single target, inflicting Physical-based attribute anomalies that leave her foes susceptible to Daze application while interrupting their attacks.

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 story

The 1.0 update establishes dual protagonists Belle and Wise as famed Proxy Phaethon, assisting the various factions as they delve into Hollows.

Zenless Zone Zero beta participants will already be familiar with Chapter One and Chapter Two of the anime game, which introduces the Cunning Hares and the Belobog Heavy Industries. The 1.0 update includes both of these chapters and more. A Chapter Two interlude brings Belle and Wise into the blue lights of New Eridu’s Public Security, while Chapter Three marks the debut of the Victoria Housekeeping Co. If you’re a fan of Lycaon, Ellen, or Rina, you shouldn’t miss out on the story developments in version 1.0.

Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 events

Zenless Zone Zero events are limited-time commissions, scenarios, and alternate game modes that offer rare and unique rewards. Some events have been announced in name only, so watch out for them as and when they appear in the RPG game.

The Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 events are:

  • Stock Up (web event)
  • Friendship Supervision
  • Watch Your Step

Stock Up

Stock Up is a pre-release web event that consists of a match-3 card-flip minigame to earn Zenless Zone Zero Drive Discs, W-Engines, and Boopons. Several physical prizes are also up for grabs via the Lucky Prize draw, which you can enter by inviting friends to participate.

Now you’re all prepped for the Zenless Zone Zero 1.0 release date, catch up on the Zenless Zone Zero Hollow rework, as well as the free pre-registration rewards up for grabs. We’ve also got a handy list of all the upcoming PC games to check out between ZZZ updates.