How to find hidden treasure chests in Genshin Impact

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:21 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:35

by James Busby


Genshin Impact’s stunningly beautiful open-world is absolutely begging to be explored, but some of Teyvat’s treasures prove extremely difficult to find. Fortunately, our handy guide will give you the necessary knowledge to uncover these hidden gems. 

Like all good open-world games, Genshin Impact puts a huge emphasis on exploration. Not only is the very act of adventuring through Genshin’s vast and colorful world incredibly fun, it’s also extremely rewarding. In fact, the land of Teyvat is teeming with a variety of deadly enemies, monolithic bosses, dark dungeons, and most importantly – hidden treasures for the player to uncover. 

If you’ve been busy playing through miHoYo’s popular open-world game, then there’s a good chance you’ve opened up your fair share of treasure chests. These loot-filled containers house a variety of goodies that range from powerful weapons to game-changing artifacts and character enhancing tomes. However, while the majority of Genshin Impact’s overworld treasure chests are easy to find, there are a few that require a little extra work to find.

Here are all the things you need to look out for when uncovering the game’s hidden treasure chests. 

Collect carrots for a bountiful surprise

Carrots Genshin Impact
You may want to grab more than one of your five a day when treasure hunting in Genshin Impact.

While collecting carrots in Genshin Impact won’t give your characters enhanced night vision, they can sometimes reward you with a treasure chest. You’ll need to collect these healthy veggies if you wish to use Genshin Impact’s best recipes, so picking them should be always a top priority when foraging. 

Scan your surroundings for any carrots that are clustered together in groups of three or four, as this is a telltale sign that this particular patch will yield a treasure chest. Simply pluck them up from the ground and claim your newfound prize. Not bad for consuming one of your five a day, hey? 

Light torches and campfires

Genshin Impact torches
This will feel incredibly familiar to Legend of Zelda fans.

While Genshin Impact is more than just a Breath of the Wild clone, it does heavily borrow some mechanics from Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series. One of these areas is in the way players can unearth hidden treasure chests. In most cases, simply lighting any previously lit torches, campfires, and totems will reward you with a treasure chest. 

While this method won’t always reward you with a chest, it doesn’t take very long to do. We’ve certainly been rewarded with bountiful amounts of loot when following this tip, so be sure to do it too if you want to claim some extra rewards.

Destroy stone towers

Genshin Impact stone pillars
Leave no stone pillar unturned in Genshin Impact.

These stone towers aren’t just some Hilichurl’s passion project – in fact, they can net you some quick loot if you spot them out in the open. Each pillar only takes a couple of hits before it turns into rubble, allowing you to destroy all three statues in mere seconds. Once you’ve obliterated them, you should see a treasure chest spawn where the statues once lay. 

Break Hilichurl targets and watchtowers

Hilichurl targets Genshin Impact
These wooden structures aren’t just for target practice.

Hilichurl camps can be located everywhere across Teyvat and these goblin-like creatures usually serve as punching bags for the Knights of Favonius. Genshin Impact’s daily quests often require you to mop up hordes of Hilichurls, giving you plenty of opportunities to test out your current party’s damage and elemental synergies. Wiping out the more sizable camps will also reward you with an Exquisite chest.

However, there is an area that is usually overlooked by the majority of Genshin Impact players. Some Hilichurl camps will have wooden targets that are clustered together. While these wooden structures may look like simple set dressing, they can actually be broken and will often grant you a loot-filled reward.  

Dig up mounds of earth

Genshin Impact mud mound
These small mounds of earth hold a big surprise.

These muddy mounds of dirt are a little tricky to spot, particularly if you’re not specifically looking for them. In fact, we have passed Genshin Impact’s muddy outcrops dozens of times before our curiosity finally got the better of us. There seems to be no set location for these dirt spawns, but they do appear more frequently near trees and open fields. Simply equip an Anemo character and blow away the dirt with their wind ability to claim your prize. 

Hit floating slimes

Genshin Impact slimes
You’ll need to hit all three of these balloon-like slimes to grab some free loot.

Genshin Impact wouldn’t be your typical anime ARPG without the humble slime and these gelatinous enemies come in all shapes, elements, and sizes. However, there is a particular type of slime that prefers to spend its day floating around trees and buildings. Make sure you always check the skyline whenever you go exploring through dense forests or areas with lots of foliage, as you’ll invariably find a trio of slimes floating around. Simply shoot all three to unlock a chest. 

Examine fallen statues and ancient totems

Genshin Impact ruins
Genshin Impact’s ancient statues may be old, but they do offer some great prizes.

The shining twinkle is usually a dead giveaway that an object has hidden loot for you to secure, but sometimes there will be no visual prompt at all. Certain statues and ancient ruins in Genshin Impact will feature treasure chests, so be sure to examine them carefully before moving on to your next location. After all, you’ll need as much loot as possible if you wish to enhance all your artifacts and weapons. 

If you want to level up the rest of your Genshin Impact gameplay, then be sure to check out our other tips guides.


Battlefield 6 leaks: Release date, game modes, setting, rumors

Published: 19/Jan/2021 14:20 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 14:21

by Alex Garton


There’s a lot of speculation and rumors circulating about Battlefield 6 and where the title is going to be set. This is everything we know so far about the next installment in EA and DICE’s FPS franchise.

Alongside Call of Duty, Battlefield remains one of the most popular and long-standing FPS franchises on the market. The series has garnered a dedicated fanbase that enjoys large-scale battles fought across huge and expansive maps. They didn’t release a new game in 2020, so news that DICE was working on another game in the series for 2021 has fans very excited.

As with any upcoming release, leaks and rumors have begun to circulate about the next Battlefield game. These range from the game’s setting, the different modes, and even the release date of the upcoming title. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about EA’s Battlefield 6.

Battlefield 6 release date

Battlefield 5 promo
Battlefield 5 released all the way back in November of 2018.

At the time of writing, we don’t have an official release date for Battlefield 6. However, in a statement made to IGN, EA confirmed DICE “is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.” In terms of when it will arrive this year, in the 2020 Q4 EA earnings call the publisher confirmed that Battlefield 6 will arrive in holiday 2021.

Although it’s no revelation hearing that the new Battlefield title will arrive this year, it at least confirms we shouldn’t have to wait too long before more details are revealed.

Since Battlefield 3, all mainline entries in the series have launched in either October or November. Of course, all of this information regarding a release date should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it is possible the game may be pushed back.

Where will Battlefield 6 be set?

Battlefield Desert
The last two Battlefield titles have been set in the first and second World Wars.

As of yet, EA has not confirmed where the events of Battlefield 6 will take place or the game’s overall setting. This means currently the whole theme of the title is a complete mystery and has left players scratching their heads.

There is speculation that Battlefield 6 will take place in a modern setting as the previous two installments have been based in the past. This was backed by a leak posted to Reddit revealing that Battlefield 6 will be based in a World War 3 setting. However, as with any leak posted by an unknown source, there’s a very high chance the information is incorrect.

Another leak courtesy of industry insider Tom Henderson suggests the game may be a soft reboot of Battlefield 3. Again, this aligns with the idea that DICE is looking to go back to a modern setting and leave the World War one and two themes behind.

Either way, you can guarantee that DICE is closely guarding details of the game’s setting and we’re unlikely to find out more until a teaser or announcement is made.

 Battlefield 6 maps and modes

Battlefield 5 reveal
Rumors are circulating that Battlefield 6’s maps will be huge and host more players than ever before.

Although we’re still unclear of Battlefield 6’s exact setting, there have been some leaks on what we can expect to see from the game’s maps and modes.

Back in August of 2020, leaker Tom Henderson revealed that fans can expect to see maps designed to fit more than 128 players per match and that 32 versus 32 will be part of the game’s standard playlist.

It’s safe to say we can expect huge and expansive maps in Battlefield 6 that can hold more players than ever before. This is great news for any Battlefield fans that love the large-scale and war-like game modes the series has become associated with.

We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for any more credible leaks that reveal new information on Battlefield 6’s gameplay and modes.

Battlefield 6 platforms

Battlefield 1 teaser
Battlefield 6 will be released on both next-gen consoles.

In a statement to GameSpot, EA confirmed Battlefield 6 will making the most of the new hardware and “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.”

Therefore, we can safely assume that Battlefield 6 will be releasing on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. In terms of the previous generation of consoles, rumors are circulating that a PS4 and Xbox One version of the game is being made by a separate studio. However, EA has not confirmed that this information is true.

Interestingly, EA also revealed why Battlefield 6 was not scheduled to release in 2020. According to the statement, “bringing out Battlefield [in 2020], where the new console base is fairly small, doesn’t really give justice to the potential of the title.”

This seems like a smart decision from EA and DICE as a lot of people are still struggling to buy next-gen consoles in early 2021. Waiting for the units to become more readily available will ensure they maximize sales at the game’s release.

Battlefield 6 battle royale

Battlefield 5 firestorm
DICE attempted to create a battle royale-style mode in Battlefield 5 called Firestorm.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that DICE is planning on releasing a F2P battle royale alongside Battlefield 6. The overwhelming success of Call of Duty: Warzone is unmatched by any FPS in the genre, and the game has remained popular since its release back in March of 2020.

Industry insider Tom Henderson revealed that DICE was at one point considering making a battle royale title. It’s unclear whether the studio committed to the idea or scrapped it to focus on Battlefield 6.

There’s always a chance Battlefield 6 will simply contain a Battle Royale mode, similar to Battlefield V’s Firestorm. However, it’s more likely they’ll mirror the F2P model of Warzone and develop an entirely separate title to draw players in.

So far, that’s everything we know about DICE’s upcoming FPS title. Hopefully, as the year goes on, more details will emerge from various sources and EA themselves.

We’ll make sure to keep this article updated with all the latest leaks, rumors, and news on Battlefield 6.