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How to increase Adventure Rank fast in Genshin Impact

Published: 8/Oct/2020 15:59

by Georgina Smith

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RPG gacha game Genshin Impact has surged in popularity after its release on September 28, but new players will be finding that particular features and story branches are locked until you reach a certain Adventure Rank. Here’s how to farm those points as fast as possible.

Genshin Impact’s stunning visuals, engaging gameplay, and fascinating story have all been instrumental to the huge success of the game since its recent launch.

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The free-to-play gacha game has already been downloaded over 17 million times, and with its comparability to industry smash hits such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s no wonder the game has received such positive feedback.

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The game has been a smash hit globally, with plans for release on the Nintendo Switch.

However, as new players dash their way through the addictive story, they may find that they reach a wall when they find out that the progression of the main story, and certain features like daily commissions, are locked until your Adventure Rank increases to a certain level.

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How to farm Adventure Rank EXP in Genshin Impact

There are multiple ways to farm Adventure Rank points, and if you’ve been playing along with the main story then it is likely that you will have accumulated a fair amount of points without knowing. But here are some bonus methods to give you that extra boost.

Adventurer’s Handbook

When you speak to Katheryne at the Adventurer’s Guild, she will give you an Adventurer’s Handbook, which is a handy guide to finding tasks you can do that will get you rewards, as well as that all important Adventure Rank EXP.

While the “commissions” tab can’t be unlocked until level 12, the “experience” tab is available, and will offer you tasks like opening a certain number of chests or activating waypoints in exchange for points and rewards. Blasting through these missions will ensure you a boost in your Adventure Rank.

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Screenshot of the Adventurer Handbook from Genshin impact
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The Adventurers Handbook is the perfect place to go to farm points

Worship at Statues of the Seven

The Statues of the Seven are found dotted around Teyvat and serve as waypoints, restoring your party’s health and increasing your maximum stamina in return for a certain number of Anemoculus.

Anemoculus appear as floating green objects, and are usually placed in slightly hard to reach places. Collect as many of them as you can and offer them to the statues, as this will give you some great bonuses, as well as Adventure Rank points.

Teleport Waypoints

Waypoints are tremendously useful for navigating Treyvat’s map at speed and ease, and each time you unlock one you will receive a dose of Adventure Rank points, so make sure to keep an eye out every time you find yourself in a new part of the map.

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A teleport waypoint in the game Genshin Impact
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Seeking out Teleport Waypoints will offer you a boost in points.

Treasure Chests

There’s nothing more exciting than finding a hidden chest, or cracking one open after you clear a Hilichurl camp, and it’s even more great when you remember the extra points you get for opening one. Check in every nook and cranny you can as there is a good chance you’ll find a few chests.

Using these tips you’ll be able to rise through the ranks of the Adventurer’s Guild and unlock even more features of the game, including the daily commissions at level 12 which will help you pinch even more points.

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Overwatch

Overwatch 2 beta rumors sparked by Battle.net game files

Published: 11/Oct/2020 20:58

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard hasn’t said a word about Overwatch 2 since its big debut at BlizzCon 2019, but a new Battle.net launcher update could be a sign that something is about to happen.

The upcoming sequel seems like it was all a dream at this point for many Overwatch fans, with no word or news given by developers, and nothing more than the brief preview from last year to give us any indication that it actually exists, at all.

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Despite Jeff going into full lockdown mode, one clue that things are still chugging away behind the scenes has popped up in the Battle.net launcher.

It’s not new hero models or anything as juicy as that, unfortunately. Instead, it’s just the name of some CDN files reading ‘prov2,’ a designation we haven’t seen before, which people think is in reference to Overwatch 2. CDN stands for “content distribution network,” and they’re used by publishers to pre-allocate game data so players can download patches and updates quickly from the nearest available server.

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OW 2 code in Battle.netIt’s speculated ‘prov2’ has something to do with Overwatch 2.

Some enthusiastic Overwatch fans out there have already hypothesized this could be a sign that playtesting is getting underway, and some kind of beta might be coming up next.

Of course, Blizzard has not indicated in any way whatsoever that an Overwatch 2 beta will be coming soon, or that we’ll even get one at all before the full release. So, it might be best to take any speculation on this with a grain of salt.

Others suggested that this CDN update could indicate Blizzard is now shipping a version of the game to start the localization process, and could be sending parts out in order to record voice acting in a bunch of different languages.

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At this point, we can’t really say what exactly this new Battle.net update actually means for Overwatch 2, but it certainly seems to indicate something is going down. What else could a file named ‘ov2’ in the Blizzard launcher be referencing?

We were expecting and hoping to see the sequel come out in time for the 2020 holiday season, but with complete radio silence from Jeff and the gang, our optimism has definitely dwindled. Still, this latest shred of an update – even though it isn’t much – is the best sign we’ve seen in months that Overwatch 2 will actually be here eventually.