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Genshin Impact guide: A Trip Through Fog and Wind world quest walkthrough

Get yourself a lot of loot just by navigating foggy waters

Zhongli looks at three treasure chests in Genshin Impact Image: Mihoyo

Genshin Impact’s Golden Apple Archipelago has a special island and quest, “A Trip Through Fog and Wind”, that you can only access during a certain time. In our Genshin Impact guide, we’ll explain how to unlock this quest, make it to the island, and claim your loot.

The Golden Apple Archipelago is a limited time area for patch 1.6, and it won’t be available after July 20, according to an in-game countdown. Make sure you complete your world quests and grab your loot before then.

To unlock “A Trip Through Fog and Wind,” head to the Teleport Waypoint on Twinning Isle. To start the quest, drop into an opening on the cliffside to the south of the teleporter. Inside, there’s a note on the desk that you can interact with, which kicks off the quest.

A map showing the opening of a cave area in Genshin Impact Graphics: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo

Once you unlock the quest, head to the designated area in the northeastern area of Twinning Isle. Set the clock on the player menu to any time between 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. once you arrive. Air currents will appear in the water, leading you to an island. Follow the air currents while dodging whirlpools and rocks to make it to the island.

The Genshin Impact Waverider on the ocean with currents leading the way Image: Mihoyo via Polygon

When you land, climb to the top of the small island and observe the mural to complete the quest, earning you EXP, Mora, and Primogems. There’ll be three huge treasure chests waiting for you on the island that you can also claim for more loot.

Interacting with the mural will also trigger another world quest, “The Other Side of Isle and Sea,” if you don’t have it already. While you’re here, you should use the camera to take a photo of the mural for this quest before you leave.

The Golden Apple Archipelago has five other world quests that reward Primogems and other goodies:

  1. The Other Side of Isle and Sea
  2. From Outer Lands
  3. Who Wields the Wild Wind?
  4. The Winding Homeward Way
  5. They Who Hear the Sea