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A list of headhunting banners in Arknights.

All Operators introduced on a headhunting banner will be available from all future banners after the one they were introduced in ends, with the exception to those who are only available in limited headhunting banners. See below for more information.

List

Limited Operators as part of the limited banners are distinguished by a red name; Operators available in the Store as part of the Standard Pool banners are distinguished by a golden name.

Current

Banner Rate-Up Date
Standard Pool 65 (Global)
EN Standard Pool 65 banner.png
June 24, 2022 ~ July 8, 2022

Upcoming

Banner Rate-Up Date
Edelweiss' Vow
CN Edelweiss' Vow banner.png
CN: December 21, 2021 ~ January 4, 2022
Global: June 30, 2022 ~ July 14, 2022

Former

Newbie Pool

Newbie Pool banner.png

The Newbie Pool banner is always available and has a discounted price of only 380 Orundum icon.png per pull instead of 600 Orundum icon.png, but are limited to 20 pulls for each account; once this limit is reached, the banner can no longer be accessed from the Headhunting menu.

A 6★ and 5★ Operator is guaranteed to appear in the first ten pulls and any of the twenty pulls within the Newbie Pool banner, respectively, which makes it the best choice for new players.

The following are the Newbie Pool banner's rate-up Operators:

Overview

Limited banners

Limited headhunting banners are named such because they introduce Operators who are only available in these banners; once the banner ends, the limited Operators cannot be obtained in any other way.

Under this definition, Crossover banners, part of a collaboration event with a non-Arknights media franchise, can also be included as limited headhunting banners.

Currently limited banners are divided into four series. Note that due to scheduling issues that arose from the Global server's release date, the release of limited banners in Global follow a different schedule than the CN server.

Series CN schedule Global schedule
Celebration
  1. Half-year anniversary events (early November)
  2. Yearly anniversary events (early May)
  1. Thank-You Celebration events (late April)
  2. Gift of the Deep Ones events (late October)
Festival Chinese New Year events (late January) Half-year anniversary events (late July)
Carnival Summer events (early August) Yearly anniversary events (early January)
New Years Lookback New Years TBA

When a limited banner ends, the limited Operator introduced in that banner will be available from future limited banners of the matching series except for those on the Celebration banners who will be available from the other next Celebration banner (e.g. Rosmontis is introduced in Forget Me Not and added to Celebration banners in Path of the Radiant rather than Deep Drown Lament), with the sole exception to W.

The following are the currently available limited Operators, including from Crossover banners, and sorted by their release date:

Celebration
Festival
Carnival
Crossover
  • As mentioned above, Rosmontis is added into Celebration limited banners since Path of the Radiant (Near Light).
  • Skadi the Corrupting Heart is added into Celebration limited banners since Abyss Corrosion (Stultifera Navis).
  • Nearl the Radiant Knight will be added into Celebration limited banners from the 3.5th year anniversary (CN)/2023 Thank-You Celebration (Global) event.
  • Specter the Unchained will be added into Celebration limited banners from the 4th year anniversary (CN)/2023 Gift of the Deep Ones (Global) event.

Rate-up

Each banner have specific rate-up Operators who are more likely to appear than others.

  • When a 6★ or 5★ Operator appears in a pull, there is a 50% chance that the said Operator will be the rate-up one(s).
  • When a 4★ Operator appears in a pull, there is a 20% chance that the said Operator will be the rate-up one(s).

Changes

  • For limited banners, the pull count and increased 6★ Operator rate for the pity system from other banners are not carried over to the said banner, which tracks the pull count and increased rate separately from other banners (including other limited banners). To compensate this, the rate-up 6★ Operator(s) have a 70% chance to be the 6★ Operator that appears in a pull; this does not necessarily improve the chance of obtaining the limited Operator since it also applies to the non-limited 6★ Operator, effectively giving each rate-up 6★ Operator a 35% chance to appear in a pull.
    • For the limited banners after the one they were introduced on, all limited Operators of the corresponding limited headhunting banner's category have a 30% chance to be the 6★ Operator that appears in a pull (i.e. five times as likely to appear than other 6★ Operators).
    • For crossover limited banners, the rate-up 6★ Operator have a 50% chance to be the 6★ Operator that appears in a pull as in regular banners, but they are guaranteed to appear in any of the first 120 pulls within the said banner (i.e. if the rate-up 6★ Operator do not appear the first 119 pulls, then they will appear in the 120th pull).
      • If either of the rate-up 5★ Operators appear in a pull within the crossover limited banners, the next (and only the next) 5★ Operator that appears are guaranteed to be the other rate-up 5★ Operator.

Guarantees

  • For the Joint Operation banners, the 6★ and 5★ Operators that appear in a pull will always be the rate-up ones.
  • For the New Year Lookback limited banners, the first (and only the first) 6★ Operator that appears in a pull on the said banner will always be a non-limited 6★ that the player do not have yet in their roster up until a certain point in the event releases; if the player have all the specified 6★ in their roster, then the Operator that appears will be randomly chosen from the specified ones.

Store

Two Operators from the current Standard Pool banner, one 6★ (the one with the base artwork) and one 5★ (the one in the middle of the 5★ Operators), are available for purchase at the Distinctions Store for 180 Distinction Certificate icon.png and 45 Distinction Certificate icon.png, respectively.

It is recommended to save Distinction Certificates to buy the 6★ Operator that the player may deem useful, should they are available in the Store.

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