Update March 11
MiHoYo has now changed how creating accounts works. Before you only had to create a Username only. However, upon registering you need to sign up with an Email now, this changes the effort on the user's part to reroll. However, if banning was ever a thing due to rerolling, creating a new email and account now alleviates that option. If you don't pull the characters you want, just delete both and start again.
Rinse and repeat.
If you're just starting out in Genshin Impact along with everyone else, then you are likely considering whether or not it is worth it to look for specific or high star characters. Well, if you are wanting to min-max, or you want to play the game seriously without spending too much money, it can be worth it to try to start out with the best options available to you.
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How to Reroll for Characters
Rerolling in Genshin Impact can be accomplished by creating multiple accounts with a username only. You can head to this link, and create a Mihoyo account with just a username and not an email address. You can then login to the game, head to level 5 or 7 to receive a currency that allows you to purchase characters. If you don't get the one you want, just create a new account and restart the process!
Leveling to these early milestones will take about 20 minutes for level 5 and 45 minutes for level 7. It is really up to you if you want to spend all of that time attempting to get the character you absolutely want. Once you have reached rank 5, you will get 10 Acquaint Fates in the mail. These are a currency used to purchase from the character pages under the characters tab!
For a detailed overview of what you should know about rerolling, check out this video:
What Should I Reroll to Get?
As mentioned, he requires you to reach level 7, which takes about double the amount of time to get to. If you just want a strong character, then leveling to 5 and looking to get a 5-star is going to be the best bang for your buck. Trying to get a specific 5-star will be quite difficult, so just be happy you have a 5-star at all and start using that account.
Will Rerolling Get Me Banned?
There's been different takes on this and some are saying that it's fine and others are saying you could get banned. The official word, according to Demone Kim on YouTube, is that it is discouraged and you might get banned. However, this has also been disputed by many people, saying that they were only referring to people selling accounts. So, I know this is not a great answer, but we don't know for sure. This is a do it at your own risk sort of thing, and hope that nothing happens!