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MiHoYo's Genshin Impact has gone from strength to strength, regularly attracting new players with fresh characters and events. No matter if you're new to the game, or have been playing for a while, you'll definitely want to check out our Genshin Impact complete guide and walkthrough, which will help make your adventures across Teyvat as breezy as they come with a range of tips, tricks, tutorials, and guides.

So, if all the fuss has you tempted to give it a go - or if you're already playing and need a bit of a helping hand - our Genshin Impact complete guide and walkthrough will make sure you traverse the lands of Teyvat without ever having any trouble. Here's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact.

Getting Started In Genshin Impact

Aether overlooking the mountains of Teyvat

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action RPG that's set in the world of Teyvat, home to seven different nations. Mondstadt and Liyue were first to be unlocked, and now, thanks to Version 2.0, you can also explore Inazuma, once you've completed the requirements.

You'll take on the role of either Lumine or Aether, separated twins who are both referred to as Traveler. As they explore Teyvat, searching for information about their twin, Traveler soon becomes embroiled in the affairs of both mortals and Gods, along with their newfound companion, Paimon.

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While the game is free to download and play, weapons and characters are acquired using a Gacha system. Since your desired characters can be difficult to acquire, we also have a guide about re-rolling to get better starter characters, as well as information about a Summon Simulator, which gives you an insight into your chances of pulling the characters and weapons you want without the monetary commitment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Genshin Impact

Here we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Genshin Impact; including details of the available platforms, system requirements, and where to download it from.

What Platforms Is Genshin Impact Available On?

Genshin Impact was originally released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS back in September 2020. This was followed by a PlayStation 5 release in April, 2021. A Switch release is planned but there is currently no release date for this.

What Are The Minimum Specs To Play Genshin Impact On PC?

If you want to play on PC it's worth checking out the Genshin Impact PC Requirements to see if you meet the minimum or recommended specs - if not, you can always play on console or mobile. We also have a quick guide about if you can play Genshin Impact Offline.

Where Do I Download Genshin Impact?

You can download Genshin Impact from miHoYo's official website. Here you'll find links to download and install the game for your preferred platform. You can also create a free account on the website, which you'll need in order to play. This account will be protected by two-factor authentication.

Alternatively, console players can access the download via the PlayStation Store and mobile players can use Apple's App Store or Google Play. Since June 9, 2021, PC Gamers who prefer to use a storefront can now choose to download Genshin Impact from the Epic Games store.

If you want to change platforms we also have a guide on how to transfer Genshin Impact saves between platforms.

Genshin Impact Walkthrough

Jean using her abilities to defeat slimes

When you first begin to explore Teyvat it can feel very overwhelming. However, this isn't really the type of game you can find a traditional walkthrough for, so knowing where to start can be a challenge.

With this in mind, we've created our own walkthrough - a list of curated guides and articles, that will show you everything you need to thrive in Genshin Impact. We've also split them up into sections which you can also jump to by using the quick links at the top of this page.

Genshin Impact Beginner Guides

Dvalin turning on Venti, Traveler and friends in the story quest

The first thing we recommend is taking a look at our Beginner's Guide. This will help you get to grips with some of the basics and avoid those mistakes newcomers often make. We also have a few guides about fast travel, waypoints, and the Statues of Seven which will help you navigate the world more easily.

As you explore Teyvat you'll also come across some very specific challenges. The following guides will help you find important locations and people.

Once you have a handle on getting around, it's time to look at what there is to do on your travels. These guides will walk you through playing with friends, and everything you need to know about Adventure Ranks.

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Genshin Impact Multiplayer Guides

You can open up your world to friends and enjoy co-op domains, team up to defeat difficult world bosses, or just chill out. However, there are a few restrictions, so check out these guides for details.

Genshin Impact Adventure Rank Guides

Whatever you decide to do, you'll be earning exp that advances your Adventure Rank. The higher this is the more story quests will unlock. You'll also need to reach specific Adventure Ranks to participate in world events. Here are some guides to help you increase your Adventure Rank.

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Genshin Impact Unique Feature Guides

The above guides cover the very basics of exploring, teaming up, and earning exp, but you'll also notice some very specific features that are unique to Genshin Impact. This last selection of guides covers a few things you may need to know along the way, some now and some further along in your adventures.

Genshin Impact Serenitea Pot Guides

Aether and the serenitea pot

The Serenitea Pot offers you a chance to have a piece of Teyvat all to yourself. There are three different realm designs to choose from which you can decorate to your taste using furniture you've crafted. Even if you don't want to particularly spend time there, you can still build up realm currency to exchange for other rewards. More recently gardening has also been added, allowing you to grow rare flowers over a few days.

Here are some guides to help you understand and get the most out of the Serenitea Pot.

We also have some lists of the furniture and decor items you can craft for inside and outside your new home.

Genshin Impact Bosses, Puzzles, And Quest Guides

Diluc fighting with his flame abilities

While most of your objectives in Genshin Impact are quite straightforward, some are significantly tougher than others. As a result, we've taken the liberty of collecting detailed walkthroughs covering the ones we struggled with most. If you're stuck and don't see the quest you're currently stumped on here, be sure to let us know so we can add it to the list.

For all our boss, domain, and quest guides, as well as information about environmental puzzles, check out our quest and boss walkthrough guides

Related: All Genshin Impact Quest And Boss Guides And Walkthroughs

Genshin Impact Cooking And Fishing Guides

Genshin Impact Cooking Mini-game

The next thing you'll need to understand about Genshin Impact is how its systems work. Like many traditional RPGs, Genshin Impact includes crafting, fishing, and trading, but it puts its own unique spin on each of them.

You'll need to find ingredients and cook food to restore health and complete quests. You'll also regularly chat with merchants in order to get important items. Here's everything you need to know about cooking, fishing, processing, and trading for ingredients in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Character Tier Lists And Best Team Composition Guides

Razor using his morph to fight hilichurls

Once you've got the tips and tricks ingrained in your brain, and have successfully mastered all of the microsystems tied to crafting, cooking, and fishing, it's time to focus on maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your party.

To do this, you'll need to know who the strongest characters in the game are, as well as which ones go well with one another. Everything you need to know about who the most powerful characters are has been collected into one handy hub. We've even put together some specific guides for individual fighters, too. For all of the character tips, ascension materials and build guides you need in Genshin Impact, just check our character hub.

Related: Genshin Impact Tips And Build Guides For Every Character

Genshin Impact Inazuma Guides

Genshin Impact Inazuma Suburbs

As the latest area to be unlocked, many players are simply looking to find out more about the electro-based region of Inazuma. So if you want to know more about where to go, what to see, the regions collectables, and more then check out these Inazuma-specific guides.

Inazuma has a huge amount to explore and more specific guides for quests, weapons and characters can be found in our other Genshin Impact hubs.

Genshin Impact Elements, Weapons, And Artifact Guides

Traveler during the story quest battle.

Below is everything you need to know about using elemental versatility to your advantage, which should make most combat encounters a total breeze. Combine your elements with your weapons and artifacts, and you're sure to succeed.

Yes, this is a game with a lot to think about, but you can think an awful lot less once you've read through our collection of elements, weapons, and artifacts guides.

Related: All Genshin Impact Weapons, Artifacts, And Elements Guides

That's pretty much all you need to know to get the most out of Teyvat. As new updates and content is launched we will continue to update these guides and hubs, so make sure to bookmark this page.

Next: Genshin Impact: Expert Tips For Free Players

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