Summertime Odyssey is the flagship event of Genshin Impact 2.8. It takes place in the limited-time summer event area Golden Apple Archipelago. Before version 2.8, the archipelago first appeared in version 1.6, which means that it is expected to be accessible again in the summer of next year.
This flagship event consists of fun and story-driven sub-events that will let you know more about characters, including Kazuha, Xinyan, Fischl, and Mona. It also offers a generous amount of rewards that players can save in preparation for the release of Sumeru.
If you’re wondering whether you can still catch up with Summertime Odyssey, you still can. As of writing, the Golden Apple Archipelago can still be explored for the next two weeks.
What are the events in Summertime Odyssey?
Summertime Odyssey is not only filled with quests but also challenging stages. Therefore, even if you’re done with the quests, you can still go back for the challenges or explore domains in search of Phantasmal Conches.
Locating a certain number of conches will reward you with the new Fischl skin, so be sure to check out the locations of the Phantasmal Conches here.
As for Summertime Odyssey‘s quests and stages, they are the following:
|STORY||QUESTS AND CHALLENGES||RELEASE DATE|
|Golden Apple Archipelago||Quest: The Golden Apple Vacation Returns!|
|July 15, 2022|
|Kazuha||Quest: As the Courtyard in Spring Once Appeared|
Challenge: Misty Hills, Foggy Vales
|July 16, 2022|
|Xinyan||Quest: Blazin’ Trails|
Challenge: The Islands’ Stirring Strings
|July 17, 2022|
|Fischl||Quest: Immernachtreich Apokalypse|
Challenge: Immernachtreich Keep
|July 18, 2022|
|Mona||Quest: The Ancient Azure Stars|
Challenge: Temple of the Star Latitudes
|July 19, 2022|
Golden Apple Archipelago
THE GOLDEN APPLE VACATION RETURNS!
Of course, you have to begin with where Summertime Odyssey takes place. If you need help in accessing the islands, check out our guide on how you can get to the Golden Apple Archipelago here. Once The Golden Apple Vacation Returns! is completed, you will be able to challenge the Surfpiercer stage.
In this stage, you will need to use the Waverider to reach a certain point within the time limit. Obstacles along the way can be destroyed using the Surfpiercer’s Surge. This can be activated by gathering energy called Piercer’s Drive.
Later, the Golden Apple Archipelago will begin producing mirages that contain each of your companions’ experiences in the past.
The first mirage in the Summertime Odyssey is Kazuha‘s. This will appear during the quest called As the Courtyard in Spring Once Appeared.
AS THE COURTYARD IN SPRING ONCE APPEARED
In the domain, the game will introduce the mechanism called Prismatic Rampart. It can be used to fire arrows of different colors. You can also change the angle of this mechanism to hit the targets in different positions.
MISTY HILLS, FOGGY VALES
After completing the quest, you will be able to challenge the Phantom Realm in Misty Hills, Foggy Vales. Here, you can use a special combat skill called the Flowing Leafslasher and deal DMG to opponents within a fixed AoE.
You can also pick up different Verdures to obtain different buffs during the challenge. Below are the Verdures and their effects:
- Wan-Blue Verdure – Greatly increases your characters’ jumping power and allows Plunging Attacks performed to decrease Flowing Leafslasher’s CD by 0.5s. This buff lasts 12s.
- Redsmoulder Verdure – DMG dealt by characters is increased by 30%. This Verdure’s effect lasts 8s.
- Goldsplinter Verdure – Characters’ Elemental Skill and Burst CDs are decreased by 20% for 8s.
The second mirage in the Summertime Odyssey is Xinyan‘s. This will appear during the quest called Blazin’ Trails.
In this domain, you will be introduced to the Melodic Harp, Melodic Bloom, and Melodic Pedals. If you wish to solve all the puzzles in this domain, be sure to check out our complete Blazin’ Trails Walkthrough and Puzzle Guide here.
THE ISLANDS’ STIRRING STRINGS
After completing the quest, you can challenge the Phantom Realm in The Islands’ Stirring Strings. Here, you can use Tremolo Florets to release sound waves that will damage opponents.
You can also glide around the battlefield by activating Allegro Blooms. With this, you can perform enhanced Plunging Attacks that unleash a shockwave and deal AoE DMG.
The third mirage in the Summertime Odyssey is Fischl‘s. This will appear during the quest called Immernachtreich Apokalypse.
In this domain, you will have to repair bridges and create pathways using the Gaze of the Deep mechanism. If you need help solving all the puzzles, check out our walkthrough and Gaze of the Deep Puzzle Guide. During this quest, you will also need to save Leon and locate the missing pieces of the toy castle.
Once the quest is completed, you can challenge the Phantom Realm in Immernachtreich Keep. During combat, the buff called Nachtraben’s Regard will randomly appear. Below are the different forms and their effects:
- Waltz – Summons a night raven to aid in battle. During this time, it will continuously fire Freikugel at nearby opponents for 10s.
- Unison – Deals AoE Electro DMG to nearby opponents every 2s for 8s.
- Reprise – The character’s Energy is restored to 100%, and the Elemental Burst CD is reset.”
The fourth and last mirage in the Summertime Odyssey is Mona‘s. This will appear during the quest called The Ancient Azure Stars.
THE ANCIENT AZURE STARS
In this domain, you will need to collect Asterism Shards and solve Astral Puzzles. If you’re having a hard time solving the Astral Puzzles, you might want to check out our guides below:
Near the end of the quest line, you might find yourself wondering how you can seize destiny. To solve that, our Seize Destiny Guide will surely help you.
TEMPLE OF THE STAR LATITUDES
After completing the quest, you will be able to challenge the Phantom Realm in Temple of the Star Latitudes. Here, astrological signs will be seen in the sky, with one star shining the brightest. you will need to find the mechanism that corresponds to the brightest star on the floor in order to activate Astral Harmonics.
The Astral Harmonics will randomly provide the following buff:
- Subduing Star – Imprisons all opponents currently on the field and increases the DMG they take by 35% for 8s.
- Collapsing Star – When a character collides with an opponent, the latter will immediately be defeated. Lasts 6s.
- Tidal Star – Applies Hydro to all characters and opponents currently on the field. All Frozen opponents will take 50% more DMG for 8s.
Completing the quests in Summertime Odyssey will reward you with awesome stuff like Primogems and Mora. As for the Phantom Realm stages, you will be rewarded with Iridescent Flotsam, a special Summertime Odyssey currency that you can exchange for a free Fischl! You can also exchange them for some Mora, Ascension Materials, and Talent Level-up Materials, including the Crown of Insight!