Genshin Impact Chapter II Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves Guide

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The moment many Genshin Impact fans have been waiting for is finally here, the introduction to Chapter II of the main story.

Chapter II's prelude, "Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves," lays the groundwork for the next leg of the Traveler's quest, the closed realm of Inazuma.

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Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves Guide

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ALCOR: Beidou's ship

The prologue for Chapter II begins at the waypoint just outside of Liyue Harbor's entrance.

From there, players will need to follow their map marker to find Atsuko on the docks further within the city.


After speaking with Atsuko players must make their way to Gunyun Stone Forest where Beidou's Alcor is anchored to the southeast.

Once there, they need to glide to the Alcor from the tallest peak of the southeast island.

Aboard the Alcor there will be several side quests available from members of the crew, but talking to Beidou and Kazhua will move the main story along.

The marked location on their map will lead players to the Crux Clash arena on the western side of Gunyun Stone Forest.

There are three different competitors players must talk to before they are able to speak with Zhuhan to register for the tournament.

The Crux Clash

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The first opponent players face is Jinyou.


This battle is impossible to lose, and will be very short in most cases.

After this, players face off against a level 90 Rongshi, though this battle is also impossible to lose.

Once complete, players must talk to the other competitors to find out more information about their final battle before returning to talk with Beidou and Kazuha.

In a brief interlude, players battle slimes to show Kazuha their true potential

The Masterless Vision

Check the prize box.

With the prize gone, players must follow the marked locations on the map, riding the wind to get to each next location.

In one last battle, players fight the treasure hoarder before heading back to the arena to close out the quest.


Kaedehara Kazuha

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Chapter II's prologue arrives just a few hours before the second Event Banner of Genshin Impact 1.6 featuring Kazuha appears.


There is no trial for Kazuha during the quest, but Genshin Impact players will be able to trial all four main characters of the new Event Banner once it launches.

As usual, trialing the 5-Star character of the banner, Kazuha, will earn players 20 Primogems as a reward.

Various smaller rewards are available for trialing Bennet, Rosaria, and Razor.

A Fan Favorite

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Beidou, a fan-favorite character who has been playable since Genshin Impact's launch, finally makes her way into the Genshin Impact storyline in the prologue for Chapter II.


This finally gives players a more in-depth look into her personality outside of the in-game voice lines for her character.

Thankfully, both Beidou and Kazuha will be a main focus for at least of portion of the Traveler's journey into Inazuma.

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