Act I of the event requires players to sail the Waverider around the archipelago and clear out floating enemy encampments using the ship's cannons, and their characters' skills.
Midsummer Island Adventure
Midsummer Island Adventure consists of four acts that unlock over the course of seven days from the launch of Genshin Impact 1.6.
Genshin Impact players must be Adventure Rank 21 and have completed the Archon Quest "Song of the Dragon, Freedom” and Trifolium Chapter: Act I “True Treasure."
Act I (Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire!)
Players must use the Waverider to destroy floating structures.
This act is available from the start of the event, and players must complete the Mysterious Islands: Journey to the Unknown quest to unlock it.
Act II (Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead!)
Race the Waverider on timed courses.
This act is available beginning on June 11, 2021, and players need to complete the Summer Vacation: Proceed with Caution quest to unlock it.
Act III (Samurai Sighted… To Arms!)
Fight the new Maguu Kenki boss.
This act is available beginning on June 14, 2021, and players need to complete the Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait quest to unlock it.
Read the Samurai Sighted...To Arms! Guide.
Act IV (Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away!)
Use Harpastum Bombs to destroy enemies.
This act is available beginning on June 17, 2021, and players need to complete The Final Riddle: A Secret Uncovered quest to unlock it.
Collect Echoing Conch shells scattered throughout the archipelago to hear their tales and piece together a story that may lead to a wondrous treasure.
Completing this event will earn players the Summertime Sparkle outfit for Barbara.
Read the Echoing Tales Guide.
Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire!
Once players have completed the Mysterious Islands: Journey to the Unknown quest they will be able to enter Act I of the Midsummer Island Adventure.
From the Midsummer Island Adventure event, players will be given locations on the open water where they must clear out groups of enemies on floating platforms.
They can do this by using the Waverider's main attack, which fires a low-damage projectile, or its special attack which fires a high-damage charged shot that has a cooldown.
Players can also disembark the Waverider to climb the structures and deal with foes the old-fashioned way.
Keep in mind that the Waverider has 40,000 HP, and it is destroyed players will need to teleport back to one of the islands and recall the ship from a Waverider point.
When not taking damage, the Waverider will slowly recover HP.
The best way to tackle each enemy grouping is the use the Waverider to destroy and platforms that can be destroyed, then disembark to handle the rest of the enemies using your favorite characters.
The Waverider's two attacks do a good amount of damage to structures, but it weak against most enemies, taking way too long to take them down.
Once an enemy encampment is taken down, players will earn 200 Shiny Flotsam that can be spent in the Event Shop.
There are also different objectives to meet to earn extra rewards.
Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire! Rewards
Act I rewards purchasable with Shiny Flotsam are as follows:
- x1 Crown of Insight - 500 Shiny Flotsam
- x1 Northlander Billet Trove - 500 Shiny Flotsam
- x1 "Guide in the Summer Woods" Blueprint - 100 Shiny Flotsam
- x1 "Messenger in the Summer Woods" Blueprint - 100 Shiny Flotsam
- x1 "Pure Gorgeous Summer" Blueprint - 200 Shiny Flotsam
- x2 of each Purple Talent Books - 50 Shiny Flotsam each
Alongside the Event Shop, there are also rewards for meeting certain criteria in the event:
- Collect 200/1,000/2,000 Shiny Flotsam
- 30 Primogems
- 20,000 Mora
- Waverider Repair Toolbox.
- Defeat 30/60 enemies on Floating Towers
- 2 Hero’s Wit
- 20,000 Mora.
- Use the Waverider’s heavy cannon or explosive barrels to destroy five Violent Wind Barriers
- 2 Hero’s Wit
- 20,000 Mora.
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