Genshin Impact Thunder stay is one of the first new events in the Genshin Impact 2.0 update, which also has a free character on offer.
It’s a well-known style of event in many ways, but it’s still worth attending. In addition to the chances of earning Primogems, you will receive new materials for talent advancement and even the chance of a free Beidou.
How to start Thunder Sojourn in Genshin Impact
Thunder Sojourn starts on July 22nd at 10:00 am server time and lasts until August 9th.
You must complete the Archon quest “Autumn Winds”, “Scarlet Leaves” and the Archon quest “Ritou Escape Plan”. After that, open the Events menu and navigate to Thunder Sojourn. Follow the instructions to start the first quest.
Thunder Sojourn is divided into four acts, and like Midsummer Island Adventure before, these are unlocked at intervals.
Genshin Impact Bolt Blitz – Thunder Sojourn Act 1
Bolt Blitz starts the day Thunder Sojourn starts, and it’s a pretty straightforward series of challenges. Follow the instructions of the challenge mechanism and achieve the goal as quickly as possible.
You will be using some new objects to get there. Electrograms will turn you into a spark of electricity and move quickly between spheres of thunder, and you will find electrogranums on another new item, Thunder Sakura. If you are affected by electro, you can also use thunder balls without electro granum.
Genshin Impact Lightning Round – Thunder Sojourn Act 2
Blitzrunde will be unlocked on July 24th at 4 a.m. server time. This should be known. It is a series of challenges that require you to defeat enemies in a given amount of time, although there is one major difference. A thunder apartment sits in the middle of the challenge area and collects a charge if you:
- Are sick with electro
- Use electric attacks
- Apply an electrogranum
Once the charge reaches a certain point, the Thunder Apartment unleashes an AoE electric attack that damages nearby friends and foes.
Nobushi is one of the enemies you will encounter here, so you will also get a chance at some Ayaka Ascension materials.
Genshin Impact Weaving Lightning – Thunder Sojourn Act 3
Unlocked at 4am server time on July 27th, Weaving Lightning is another challenge where you defeat enemies in a set amount of time.
The unique feature of Weaving Lightning is the Nimbus Gem. These crystals combine with characters wearing Electrograna or are affected by Electro and improve their stats. You can and will likely have to bond with more than one Nimbus gem as Weaving Lightning’s enemies will be more of a challenge.
Genshin Impact Automaton Front – Thunder Sojourn Act 4
Automaton Front will be activated on July 30th at 4 a.m. server time. This is a new domain where you will compete against Perpetual Mechanical Array. Thunder Apartments and Nimbus Gems will appear at certain points during the battle, so plan your strategy around them.
Genshin Impact Thunder Stay Rewards
The rewards for Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn will be split between the first three acts and the fourth act.
This is what you get for the first three acts:
- Mystical Enhancement Ore
- Thunder balls
Thunder Pellets are event-exclusive items that you can exchange for these rewards in the Thunder Sojourn Event Shop:
- Heroic joke
- Vajrada amethyst fragment
- Mystical Enhancement Ore
How to get thunder crystals in Genshin Impact?
The rewards for the fourth act of thunder sojourn are a little more desirable. You will get Thunder Crystals for defeating the Perpetual Mechanical Array, which you can exchange for:
You can also spend 1,000 thunder balls and 1,000 thunder crystals on a free beidou. If Beidou is already in your Genshin Impact Party, it will convert it into your constellation material and unlock a new node on your star map.
For the other new characters in Genshin Impact, here are our recaps from Kamisato Ayaka, Yoimiya, and Sayu.
Or if you want to dig into story content, A Flower Blooms in a Prison is here.