The new Inazuma area of Genshin Impact is amazing: an impressive Japanese-inspired archipelago full of misty mountains and magical forests. But the area is only for high-level players and requires Adventure Rank 30 before you can get there, which would probably take a few tens of hours of casual play for a new player. If you are desperate to see Inazuma despite being below level, Redditor dezeadmf has discovered an exploit this will allow anyone to explore the area, fight monsters and even do world missions. The capture? It could take about seven hours to remove.
Since Inazuma was released a few weeks ago, the Genshin Impact subreddit he has been obsessed trying to get there by abnormal means. Normally, players must be AR 30 and complete all the main missions in the story in the Mondstadt and Liyue regions, which will unlock a new set of missions that will open Inazuma automatically and allow you to travel quickly between him and the mainland. But since Genshin Impact is an open world role-playing game with no loading screen between regions, curious players decided to try to get to Inazuma without using fast travel.
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Genshin Impact's elemental magic system allows players to affect the world in fun ways with different spells, such as using Cryo magic to freeze water. When Inazuma was launched, players teamed up and spun using Cryo spells to meticulously create an ice bridge between Liyue and Mondstadt and the three Inazuma Islands. With four players working together, the trip could be done in about 20 minutes, but the Genshin Impact developer had thought of a step forward: once the players got too close to Inazuma, they would have become the goal of rapids. (it makes sense in history, trust me) that would kill you quickly if you stood still for a second or two. Players found a way to persist and continued to make ice bridges forward, then touch a loading screen that pointed them to where they started. How cruel.
It seemed like the community’s dream of “walking” to Inazuma would never come true, until dezeadmf found a way by disconnecting their internet repeatedly while swimming the last few miles to Inazuma. They even posted a video of them exploring the first island of Inazuma, while only Adventure Rank 9 shows that it can be done.
"Ice Bridge to the (Storm)" dezeadmf explained in their message. "After this pause, play with Paimon Menu and disconnect your internet connection. Stop pausing and swim for 10-15-20 seconds (depending on your device) after this pause, restart your internet connection (connection) for 3-5 seconds, disconnect it, after that, swim again (for) a couple of seconds, etc. "
By turning off the Internet just a few seconds at a time, the Genshin Impact client supposedly thinks the players have made a comeback and doesn’t immediately disconnect them from the world. In this state, swimming doesn’t exhaust resistance, lightning doesn’t hurt, and more importantly, the loading screen doesn’t seem to activate and force players back to where they started on the continent.
It seems relatively easy, but despite being able to get to the storm surrounding Inazuma in about 20 minutes, dezeadmf says his attempt took about seven hours due to multiple failures. “Good luck to anyone who has the patience to do so,” they wrote.
What’s fascinating is that while dezeadmf couldn’t accept any of Inazuma’s main story missions, they could still complete side missions and fight monsters because everything automatically escalated to their level. And now that they have unlocked one of the fast travel points, they can teleport between Inazuma whenever they want.
So, bottom line is that we're really looking forward to the new zone. If you prefer to do things the right way, we have a guide which covers all the steps you will need to take.