Wuthering Waves: All launch rewards and how to get them

Here’s how to take advantage of Wuthering Waves’ honeymoon phase
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If you’re going to get into a gacha game like Wuthering Waves, its launch period is the best time to do it – the developers are usually quite generous in their efforts to hook players and reel them into the game for the long haul. Naturally, Kuro Games has prepared a packed program of launch rewards for Wuthering Waves, its open-world RPG for PC, iOS, and Android, to motivate users to stick with their adventure.

Here are all Wuthering Waves launch rewards and how to get them.

Wuthering Waves: Guaranteed 5-Star Resonators

Resonators are what Wuthering Waves calls its characters and like in many other gacha games these come in two different rarities: 5-Star and 4-Star. Obviously, 5-Star characters are the more powerful and rare ones. 

Here’s the good news: Wuthering Waves guarantees you two 5-Star characters early on. You’ll receive one from the Novice Convene – the game’s starter banner. This banner will be available for your first 50 pulls (though these come at a 20% discount, so in effect you’ll just need to pay 40 Lustrous Tides, which are the tickets for the standard banner) and will guarantee you one random 5-Star character from the standard banner’s roster.

A second 5-Star character will be available from the Beginner’s Choice Convene, which unlocks after you’ve pulled a 5-Star character from the Novice Convene. After investing some tickets into this banner, you’ll gain access to a 5-Star Resonator selector, which will allow you to specifically choose the 5-Star character from the standard banner’s roster that you want – a nice gesture!

Unless you have two favorites you absolutely don’t want to miss out on, we’d recommend you to have Verina available to yourself at the end of this process – she’s basically the equal to Bronya in Honkai: Star Rail 1.0 as the indisputably best support character at this point in the game.

Wuthering Waves Verina artwork.
Verina is an excellent character to pick up with your 5-Star selector. / Kuro Games

Wuthering Waves: Guaranteed 5-Star weapon

The Awakening Journey event for new players will guarantee you a free 5-Star weapon of your choice once you’ve reached a certain Union Level – that’ll happen automatically as you play. In addition to a 5-Star weapon selector you’ll receive 50 Lustrous Tides, 1,600 Astrites, and six Crystal Solvents by upgrading your Union Level.

Wuthering Waves: Free 4-Star Resonators

That’s not everything Wuthering Waves has to offer to celebrate its launch. You can gain two free 4-Star characters for your roster. Sanhua, a sword-wielding Glacio Resonator, will join you during the game’s first login event – consecutively sign into the game for a week to receive Sanhua and four Lustrous Tides as well as four Radiant Tides.

Wuthering Waves free 4-Star characters Sanhua and Yuanwu.
Sanhua and Yuanwu can be obtained for free. / Kuro Games

A second 4-Star character is up for grabs in the opening stage of the game’s endgame mode – the Tower of Adversity. Completing the Stable Zone challenge will net you a free copy of Yuanwu, a gauntlet-using Electro Resonator.

Wuthering Waves: Other launch rewards

Rounding out the launch rewards for Wuthering Waves are various gifts that will land in your in-game mail over the course of the first couple of days.

Pre-registration rewards

The pre-registration rewards players earned by surpassing all milestones the developer set will be available on May 23, 2024:

  • Lustrous Tide x20
  • Astrite x200
  • Sigil: En Route (cosmetic for your profile)
  • Advanced Resonance Potion x10
  • Shell Credit x80,000

The same goes for the reward given out for cracking the social media follower milestone:

  • 4-Star weapon selector

Developer gifts

Kuro Games will send out two waves of gifts, bringing you additional pulls:

  • May 24, 2024: Lustrous Tide x10
  • May 25, 2024: Radiant Tide x10

Lustrous Tides are what you need for the starter and standard banners, while Radiant Tides are used to pull on the game’s time-limited banners.

Check out the Wuthering Waves preload and release times in order to get ready for launch.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg