The Golden Apple Archipelago is a limited event location in Genshin Impact, initially featured in the Midsummer Island Adventure Event of July 2021. This uniquely themed island is making its return in 2.8’s Summertime Odyssey Event, which begins on the 15th of July, 2022. Unfortunately, it is unclear what the exact starting time is other than the set date. Nevertheless, fans can anticipate exploring the newly altered archipelago around this Friday or the upcoming weekend. However, there are prerequisites that players must complete in order to unlock the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact.
Unlocking the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact
To unlock the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact, players must first reach Adventure Rank 32 or above. Next, Travelers will need to complete “Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves,” the prologue act in Chapter II of the Archon Quests. Finally, Mona’s Story Quest, “Astrolabos Chapter: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars,” must also be completed.
The first requirement of reaching Adventure Rank 32 is a feat that will likely come naturally for players in Genshin Impact. While there are ways to “farm” EXP, simply completing any activity such as quests or Daily Commissions will net Travelers with Rank progression. On the other hand, finishing Kazuha’s Archon Quest, “Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves,” has its own set of prerequisites. Below are the steps to completing Kazuha’s Archon Quest in Genshin Impact:
- Step 1: Complete the entire Mondstadt and Liyue questline, ending with “A New Star Approaches.”
- Step 2: Finish “We Will Be Reunited,” an Archon Quest that also requires completion of the World Quest “Bough Keeper: Dainsleif” and Razor’s Story Quest, “Lupus Minor Chapter: Act I – The Meaning of Lupical.”
- Step 3: Speak with Atsuko to get started on “Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.”
Next, here are the steps for completing Mona’s Story Quest to unlock the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact:
- Step 1: Reach Adventure Rank 38, a somewhat odd requirement considering Adventure Rank 32 is a prerequisite mentioned above.
- Step 2: Complete Diluc’s Story Quest, “Noctua Chapter: Act I – Darknight Hero’s Alibi.”
- Step 3: Complete Klee’s Story Quest, “Noctua Chapter Act I: Darknight Hero’s Alibi.” This quest costs Story Key ×1.
- Step 4: Start “Astrolabos Chapter: Act I – Beyond This World’s Stars” by completing “Astrology and the 50-Year Pact,” which require Story Key ×1.
Once Genshin Impact fans have fulfilled the steps listed above, they should have no trouble accessing the Golden Apple Archipelago for the Summertime Odyssey Event.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.