Genshin Impact: Windtrace Event Complete Guide

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  • Windtrace – Event Overview and Rules
  • Windtrace – Rewards, And Titles
  • Windtrace – Challenges And Bonuses

Genshin Impact has different in-game events that you can play to obtain different rewards. These show up from time to time, happening in different parts of the world of Teyvat, sometimes more than once a year. Such is the case of the Windtrace Event, a hide-and-seek game that makes its return on Update 2.4.

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This event will see you teaming up and also competing against other players to obtain the prized Windtrace Coins. These coins, once accumulated, will reward you with different items, such as Primogems, Mora, and more.

Windtrace – Event Overview and Rules

Genshin Impact's Windtrace event will run from January 13 to January 27, 2022, and to be able to participate you must be Adventure Rank 20 or above. To play this event, you must go to Mondstadt and talk to Gygax to begin a match of Windtrace.

This mini-game is an asymmetric match of "hide-and-seek" with a few twists that will put you in the role of an elusive Rebel, having to hide or use necessary camouflage to successfully escape, or a Hunter, in charge of chasing the Rebels and uncovering their locations before time expires and the match ends. After the match finishes, you will receive various rewards depending on your level of success at playing your role.

Windtrace Zones

There are eight playable zones in this event, each one portraying a specific area of the three available regions in Teyvat. These mini maps will have a different territory display and will be filled with objects you can imitate with the Disguise ability, as well as many possible places to hide.

Name of the MapModeled After
Central Hall Shadow-ChasersKamisato Estate, Inazuma
Amidst Autumn TreesHigi Village, Inazuma
The Hidden TrialsKujou Encampment, Inazuma
Ritou RunaroundRitou, Inazuma
Terrace PatrolQingce Village, Liyue
Searching the Silent WoodsStarfell Valley, Mondstadt
In a City of Yore ConcealedSea of Clouds, Liyue
Winery ClashDawn Winery, Mondstadt

Windward Arts

Depending on the role you play you will have access to different abilities, called Windward Arts, skills that will replace your usual Normal Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst. These abilities will give you different appropriate advantages in a match that can help you turn the tables in almost any situation, proving them useful whether you're playing as a Rebel or a Hunter. The list goes as follows:

Rebel

NameCategoryEffect
Lay BaitReplaces Normal Attack
  • Place a suitable piece of Bait in the area ahead to confuse the Hunter.
  • If the Hunter attempts to capture the Bait, their vision will be obscured for a short time.
  • If you are in a disguise, the Bait will take on the same guise as you.
TransparencyReplaces Normal Attack
  • Enter hidden mode temporarily.
  • During this time, you cannot be seen by the Hunter.
  • Entering this mode will dispel your current disguise.
  • The Hunter's Windward Arts "Capture!," "Mysterious Hunch," and "Sensor Aura" will all still take effect against a hidden Rebel.
DisguiseReplaces Elemental Skill
  • Press: Randomly disguise as one of the specialized objects in the area.
  • Hold: Remove the disguise.
StarstepReplaces Elemental Burst
  • Movement Speed is greatly increased for the next 30 seconds.

Hunter

NameCategoryEffect
Sensor AuraReplaces Normal Attack
  • Scout a fixed area around yourself.
  • You will be notified if the area contains a Rebel.
  • If a scouted Rebel moves, sprints, jumps, or glides within the next 5 seconds, a marking pillar of light will be left at their current position for 5 seconds.
Mysterious HunchReplaces Normal Attack
  • Briefly shows the direction in which all the Rebels can be found.
Capture!Replaces Elemental Skill
  • Dispel the disguise of a nearby Rebel and capture them.
Imprisoning CurseReplaces Elemental Burst
  • Randomly dispels the disguise of one Rebel and restrains them for a time.
  • During this time, the target will be unable to leave the restraining area.
  • The Rebels will be warned of this action.
InsightReplaces Elemental Burst
  • Dispels the disguises of all Rebels and briefly marks their location on the minimap while showing the position of nearby Rebels on the scene with a pillar of light.
  • During this time, the Rebels will be unable to disguise themselves.
  • The Rebels will be warned of this action.
Hunter's IntuitionReplaces Elemental Burst
  • Randomly dispels the disguise of one Rebel and marks their location on the minimap for a long period.
  • If the target is nearby, their location will be marked by a pillar of light.
  • The target cannot Disguise themselves for the duration of this effect.
  • The Rebels will be warned of this action.

Windtrace – Rewards, And Titles

You will receive several rewards for playing Windtrace in the form of Primogems, Mora, EXP materials, and Character Development Items. The way to do this is by playing games and earning Windtrace Coins, up to a maximum of 6,000, to receive rewards on every milestone you reach during the event. On top of that, after each match you'll receive a Title depending on different feats you can accomplish in a match. These go as follows:

Rewards

Windtrace Coins AccumulatedRewards
300
  • 60 Primogems
  • Guide to Freedom x3
  • 30,000 Mora
600
  • 60 Primogems
  • Guide to Resistance x3
  • 30,000 Mora
900
  • 60 Primogems
  • Guide to Ballad x3
  • 30,000 Mora
1,200
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Prosperity x3
  • 30,000 Mora
1,500
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Diligence x3
  • 30,000 Mora
1,800
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Gold x3
  • 30,000 Mora
2,100
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Transience x3
  • 30,000 Mora
2,400
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Elegance x3
  • 30,000 Mora
2,700
  • 40 Primogems
  • Guide to Light x3
  • 30,000 Mora
3,000
  • Hero's Wit x3
  • 30,000 Mora
3,400
  • Hero's Wit x3
  • 30,000 Mora
4,200
  • Hero's Wit x3
  • 30,000 Mora
4,600
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x4
5,000
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x4
5,500
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x4
6,000
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x4

Titles

As a Hunter

No ReturnFail to capture any Rebels.
The Hunter's Error2 Rebels escape capture.
The Hunter's Defeat1 Rebel escapes capture.
The ProfessionalCaught multiple disguised Rebels.
Cleanup TimeCapture all Rebels before this round ends.
Final CountdownCapture all Rebels within 120 seconds.
Here goes NothingCaught a Rebel who was using Transparency.

As a Rebel

Last SparkBe the solo escapee.
Recon in ForceBe the first Rebel to get captured in this match.
Utter ChaosBe the second Rebel captured in this losing match.
So Close, but So FarBe the last rebel to get captured.
Tacit UnderstandingAchieve victory in this match by relying on teammates after getting captured.
Fight to the FinishAchieve victory in this match without being captured.
Faint PresenceWon without using Disguise.
Safe WithdrawalWin without being captured despite being marked by Mysterious Hunch three times.
No Capture, No DiceWon and escaped capture even though marked by Insight.
Master MolterEscaped capture and won despite being sealed by Imprisoning Curse.
Master BaiterObscured the Hunter's vision at least 3 times using Lay Bait.
Tailwind AssaultObtained the favor and claimed victory with a single living rebel.

Windtrace – Challenges And Bonuses

You can also complete Windtrace Challenges and get Windtrace Coin Bonuses depending on the different objectives you can achieve in each game. Fulfilling these will give you extra Mora and Windtrace Coins, making it easier for you to reach the reward milestones.

Challenges

ChallengeReward
Capture a Rebel within 10 seconds of using Mysterious Hunch.30,000 Mora
Detect a total of 3 Rebels using the Sensor Aura.30,000 Mora
Win once as a Rebel while in Disguise.30,000 Mora
Use Lay Bait to obscure a Hunter's vision a total of 3 times.30,000 Mora
Obtain one Favor during a single match.30,000 Mora

Coin Bonuses

ObjectiveReward
For each victory.150 Windtrace Coins
For each Rebel captured while playing as the Hunter.100 Windtrace Coins
For each "Favor" gained.100 Windtrace Coins
For each second the match is won ahead of time while playing as the Hunter.1 Windtrace Coins
For each second you remain free while playing as a Rebel.1 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Rapid Offensive" while playing as the Hunter: achieve victory within 30 seconds of using a "Secret Favor".50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Final Countdown" while playing as the Hunter: capture all the Rebels within 120 seconds.150 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Cleanup Time" while playing as the Hunter: capture all Rebels before this round ends.100 Windtrace Coins
Attain "The Hunter's Defeat" while playing as the Hunter: 1 Rebel escapes capture.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "The Hunter's Error" while playing as the Hunter: 2 Rebels escape capture.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "No Return" while playing as the Hunter: fail to capture any Rebels.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Last Spark" while playing as a Rebel: be the sole escapee.100 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Safe Withdrawal" while playing as a Rebel: be marked by Mysterious Hunch 3 times but still achieve victory without getting captured.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "In Broad Daylight" while playing as a Rebel: be marked by the Sensor Aura 3 times but still achieve victory without getting captured.100 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Fight to the Finish" while playing as a Rebel: achieve victory without being captured.100 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Tacit Understanding" while playing as a Rebel: achieve victory thanks to your teammates after getting captured.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "So Close, but So Far" while playing as a Rebel: be the last Rebel to get captured.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Recon in Force" while playing as a Rebel: be the first Rebel to get captured in this round.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Utter Chaos" while playing as a Rebel: be the second Rebel to get captured in this round.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Faint Presence" as a Rebel: win without using a Disguise.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Here Goes Nothing" as a Hunter: capture a Rebel who is using Transparency.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Lightspeed Tackle" as a Hunter: capture a Rebel who is using Starstep.150 Windtrace Coins
Attain "The Professional" as a Hunter: capture multiple Rebels in disguise.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "The Mocking Way" as a Rebel: escape capture and win after being marked by Hunter's Intuition.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "No Capture, No Dice" as a Rebel: win without being captured while marked by Insight.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Master Molter" as a Rebel: escape capture and win after being sealed by Imprisoning Curse.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Master Baiter" as a Rebel: use "Lay Bait" to obscure the Hunter at least 3 times.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "I'll Give You 2.5 Minutes" as the Hunter: catch 2 Rebels in the last 60 seconds and win.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Reverse Sweep" as a Rebel: Obtain the Favor and claim victory with a single living rebel.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "Tailwind Assault" as a Rebel: claim the Favor and survive.50 Windtrace Coins
Attain "So Close" as a Rebel: claim the Favor, but still get caught.50 Windtrace Coins

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