There's no slowing down Genshin Impact. The popular free-to-play title, available on Android, PS4, and PS5 through backward compatibility, is easily one of the best PS5 games and best Android games right now, or at the very least, one of the most popular. It's holding a limited-time event in the city of Mondstadt right now, giving players the opportunity to go through a few new mini-games and even spend some special time with another character. We'll run through everything you can expect from the Windblume Festival including when it starts, what it is, and how players can join.
Genshin Impact What is the Windblume Festival?
In the Genshin Impact universe, Mondstadt's Windblume Festival can be traced back to 2,600 years ago when the town was liberated. Over the generations, it's come to signify a celebration of romance and passion within the community. During this time players are able to partake in special mini-games and earn rewards.
Because it's a festival of love, players will also have the chance to spend some time with Barbara, Noelle, Bennett, and Chongyun in Hangout events to get to know them more closely. While Genshin Impact doesn't have proper romance options, this looks to be the next best thing. Your choices with certain characters may lead to different endings, with each awarding players with a Hangout Memory illustration.
Genshin Impact Windblume Festival mini-games, events, and items
Three primary mini-games have been set up by the Knights of Favonius to test your skills in archery, gliding, and ballads. Each will have four difficulties and reward players with Festive Tour Tickets that can be exchanged at the Event Shop for level-up materials, the Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon, and the Windsong Lyre.
- Bullseye Balloons: Pop as many balloons as possible in the time limit provided.
- Floral Freefall: Glide and collect floating flowers.
- Ballads of Breeze: Play your lyre to a particular beat.
Peculiar Wonderland event
Anybody looking for a bit more combat should head to the Peculiar Wonderland event. This is a special domain that's been recently discovered and renovated by the Adventurers' Guild. It tasks players with accomplishing three random challenges before finally participating in a boss fight. Depending on how well you performed during those challenges you'll earn buffs to use in the final battle. To complement the level-up material you get for completing the mini-games, completing the Peculiar Wonderland event rewards players with Peculiar Collab Coupons that can be redeemed for weapon ascension materials and a new four-star bow, the Windblume Ode.
Windblume Festival items and rewards
Between the rewards you get from completing mini-games and the Peculiar Wonderland event, there are several new items you can earn and unlock along with previous materials like Mora and Hero's Wit.
- Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon
- Windsong Lyre
- Windblume Ode (four-star bow)
- Wine and Song (four-star catalyst)
- Elegy for the End (five-star bow)
- Alley Hunter (four-star bow)
- The Alley Flash (four-star sword)
- Talent level-up materials
- Weapon ascension materials
- Hero's Wit
- Mystic Enhancement Ore
Genshin Impact When is the Windblume Festival?
The Windblume Festival begins on March 19, 2021, shortly after the game's 1.4 update, which adds Rosaria, the four-star Thorny Benevolence, as a playable character. It looks like the event will last until April 5, 2021, but it's probably best to join as soon as possible so you don't miss out on any mini-games and rewards.
The festival will be comprised of four acts:
- Act I: Ode to Flower and Cloud, begins March 19 at 1pm ET
- Act II: Missive of Cloud and Fog, begins March 22
- Act III: Realm of Fog and Wind, begins March 25
- Act IV: Dream of Wind and Flowers, begins March 28
Genshin Impact How to join the Windblume Festival
As fun as this all may sound, not everyone will be able to join in on the festivities. Only those who are Adventure Rank 20 or above and have completed the Archon Quest "Song of the Dragon and Freedom" will be invited to join the Windblume Festival through the Events Overview tab. "Song of the Dragon and Freedom" is the final quest in the third act of the Archon Quests prologue chapter where you must purge Stormterror (Dvalin) of the corrupted energy placed by the Abyss Order.
Getting to Adventure Rank 20 and completing this quest can take well over a dozen hours, but luckily almost everything you do in the game rewards you with experience. Just keep completing new missions and exploring the world and you should reach Rank 20 in no time.