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How to unlock Mona’s Story Quest in Genshin Impact

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:10 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 11:11

by James Busby


Genshin Impact has just added a new Story Quest that sees players help out Mona – the games hydro mage. However, in order to accept Mona’s magical quest, you’ll need to meet a number of requirements. 

While Genshin Impact fans will need to wait a little while for the game’s big 1.1 update, miHoYo has released a number of new events that are taking place now. Alongside the Marvellous Merchandise event, there is a new quest that promises to delve into Mona’s story. The masterful mage is renowned around Teyvat for her love of astrology – in fact, Mona is known to spend all her money on research. 

Of course, studying the constellations isn’t without its problems and Mona’s Story Quest will have you facing off against some of the game’s toughest enemies. Not only does the Astrolabos Chapter Quest allow you to claim some nice rewards, but it also gives you the opportunity to play as Mona. After all, this five-star unit can be pretty tough to get, especially since there has yet to be a Mona rate up banner. Find out how you can unlock the Mona Astrolabos Chapter Quest and play as miHoYo’s stargazing mage. 

When does Mona’s Story Quest start?

The Astrolabos Chapter Quest will be added to every Genshin Impact server after 2020-10-26 04:00:00 (Server Time). Unlike other events, there’s no time limit for both completing and accepting Mona’s Story Quest. This means players of all Adventure Rank levels can partake in this magical quest whenever they choose. Of course, there are a number of unlock requirements that need to be met. 

How to unlock Mona’s Story Quest?

Mona Story Quest
There are a number of things you’ll need to do to unlock Mona’s Story Quest.

Those who have reached Adventure Rank 26 will instantly unlock the Story Quest Page, but you’ll need to progress a lot further should you wish to actually play Mona’s mission. In order to unlock Mona’s Story Quest, you’ll first need to meet the following conditions: 

  • Reached Adventure Rank 38
  • Completed the quest “The Darknight Hero’s Alibi” of Noctua Chapter: Act I
  • Obtain a 1 Story Key 

Once you have completed the above, the Astrolabos Chapter Quest should appear under the Story Quest tab. Simply accept the quest to begin your magical adventure. 

How to get Story Quest Keys?

Commission Quests
Genshin Impact’s Commission Quests can be completed in just a few minutes.

Mona’s Story Quest isn’t unlocked via conventional means and you’ll need to use a Story Quest Key if you wish to play through it. Story Quest Keys are obtained by completing Daily Commissions. These daily quests are accepted from the Adventurer’s Guild and require the player to takedown camps of Hilichurls, running errands, cleaning up Mondstadt, and solving the various NPC problems. 

One Story Key is given for every eight Daily Commissions completed, so it shouldn’t take you too long to acquire a key. You’ll also get a few free Primogems every time you complete your Daily Commissions. Once you have completed your quests and obtained the Story Key, simply use it to unlock Mona’s Story Quest. 

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.