Genshin Impact Battle Pass Guide

Published: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 07:00 | By: Andrew Stretch
Developer
miHoYo
Publisher
miHoYo
Release Date
September 28, 2020
Genre
Action
Multiplayer modes
MMO, Online
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It Takes Some Time, But It's There

Genshin Impact is an amazing mix of a fully fleshed-out story, a beautiful open world, and fun and interesting combat. Something that's easy to forget though, as a free-to-play game, is the extra monetization. From early in the game, you're introduced to the gacha system of pulling 'wishes' for new characters and powerful weapons. The Genshin Impact Battle Pass was not expected, especially being introduced so far into the game.

When Do You Unlock the Genshin Impact Battle Pass?

In order to gain access to the Battle Pass, you need to raise your Adventure Rank to level 20. While this will take some time to do, there isn't anything inherently difficult about getting there. You'll already be working to raise your Adventure Rank just to continue story progression, so the Battle Pass is right in the way of natural progression.

 
 

After you've unlocked the Battle Pass, you can access it by selecting the Plume-looking symbol, one to the right of the compass, in the top left-hand corner of your screen. In total, there are 60 levels worth of rewards to obtain by playing Genshin Impact and leveling up your Battle Pass. As of today, there are 39 days left in the Genshin Impact Battle Pass, so there's still not only plenty of time to unlock it, but also to complete it!

How Do I Level Up My Genshin Impact Battle Pass?

There are two different ways that you can level up your Genshin Impact Battle Pass. The first is to complete the daily, weekly, and Battle Pass period missions. Starting off with the Daily Missions, the examples of these are so common that you'll likely have accidentally already done some on the day you unlock the Battle Pass.

Some of the ones for today included logging into the game, completing four Commissions (daily quests), and mining 10 items. Needless to say, these missions are set up in such an easy manner that you won't have any issue making SOME progress.

Genshin Impact Battle Pass Weekly Missions
Just when you thought the game couldn't give anymore.

Scaling up from there, the Weekly missions include cooking, forging, completing challenges, defeating elite opponents, and collecting local specialties from each of the regions. Weekly reset is every Monday at around 4 a.m. EST, so defeating 10 elite enemies in a full week shouldn't be that tough. Expect some last-minute weekend grinding though.

The current weekly Genshin Impact Battle Pass Missions are as follows:

  • Collect 100 Mondstadt local specialties
  • Collect 100 Liyuie local specialties
  • Defeat 10 elite opponents
  • Complete the Wolf of the North Challenge
  • Complete the Stormterror Domain Challenge
  • Use a total of 1,600 Original Resin
  • Complete 15 Domain Challenges
  • Complete Ley Line deposit challenges 20 times
  • Forge 20 items
  • Cook 20 Dishes

The BP Period challenges are for things that will definitely take some time. There are only three Battle Pass period level quests for this one, with no way to know if it will be more or less in future seasons.

The current BP Period challenges are as follows:

  • Make a total of 50 wishes
  • Use a total of 5,500 Original Resin
  • Clear Spiral Abyss challenge 8-3

If you're not in the mood to spend your time grinding out regional items or completing Commissions, then the other way to progress through the Battle Pass is by buying your way through. Up until now, you should have noticed yourself earning a large quantity of Primogems. By the time I got to Adventure Rank 20, I'd accrued over 4,000 of them. You can spend these Primogems to instantly advance yourself through the Battle Pass.

 

Each level costs a flat fee of 150 primo gems. To get from level 1 to level 50 of the Genshin Impact Battle Pass, you'd need to spend 7,500 Primogems in total. It's not the worst thing in the world to hear, but while you will be earning those Primogems quickly at the beginning, there's nothing to say that the well might start to run a bit dry.

What Does the Genshin Impact Battle Pass Cost?

You can make your way up the Genshin Impact Battle Pass without spending a dime and gain all kinds of rewards from Mora and Wishing Items, to experience boosting scrolls. For every level that you gain for the free Battle Pass though, there are also the Premium Battle Pass rewards, here called Ghostic Hymn. This premium Battle Pass is available to purchase for real-world money.

Genshin Impact Battle Pass Prices
20 hours in and I FINALLY found the business model.

The base premium Battle Pass costs $9.99 and includes in it the following items:

  • Select a 4-star weapon for the current period
  • A generous reward of Primogems
  • A large amount of Talent level-up materials
  • A large amount of character EXP materials

There is also a deluxe premium Battle Pass called the Gnostic Chorus. This one is available for $21.98 but has been cut down to $19.99. There's no word on how long this discount will last. The Gnostic Chorus contains in it:

 
  • All of the rewards for the Gnostic Hymn level (listed above)
  • Instant advancement to Battle Pass level 10
  • "Traveler Notes - Catch the Wind" Namecard Style for your profile
  • Fragile Resin x5

If you purchase one of the above options, Gnostic Hymn or Gnostic Chorus, and reach Battle Pass level 30, then you will be able to pick one of the following weapons:

The Black Sword (4-Star Sword)

  • Base Attack: 42
  • Crit Rate: 6%
  • Ability: Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Regenerate 60% of ATK as HP when landing a CRIT hit. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Serpent Spine (4-Star Claymore)

  • Base Attack: 42
  • Crit Rate: 6
  • Ability: Every 4 seconds a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more damage but take 3% more damage. This has a maximum 5x stack effect but will reduce by 1 stack each time the character takes damage.
Genshin Impact Battle Pass Weapon
Not only is that a really cool sword, that's a very interesting ability.

Solar Pearl (4-Star Catalyst)

  • Base Attack: 42
  • Crit Rate: 6
  • Ability: Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 20% for 6 seconds. Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 6 seconds.

The Viridescent Hunt (4-Star Bow)

  • Base Attack: 42
  • Crit Rate: 6
  • Ability: Upon hit, attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, attracting surrounding enemies while dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to those enemies every 0.5 seconds for 4 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 14 seconds.

Deathmatch (4-Star Polearm)

  • Base Attack: 42
  • Crit Rate: 6
  • Ability: If there are at least two enemies nearby, ATK and DEF is raised by 16%. If there's less than two enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.

What do you think of the Genshin Impact Battle Pass? Were you as surprised as me to find it? Do you think you'll purchase one of the Gnostic Hymns or see how far you can get with the free model?


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Andrew Stretch TechRaptor
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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.