The sprawling open-world of Teyvat hides plenty of secret quests for players to discover. And in the case of some, even once found aren’t especially easy to solve. Here’s a quest guide for Uncover the Secret of the Uninhabited Island in Genshin Impact, a somewhat obtuse quest that’s likely to have you scratching your head.
Uncover the Secret of the Uninhabited Island Genshin Impact Quest Guide
First things first, don’t attempt this quest without A) someone with Anemo in your party (The Adventurer, Jean, etc), and B) a party level of at least 40.
Now, how does one actually get to the secret island? Well, there are two ways, but unless you have your stamina maxed out and Amber in your party you’ll be restricted to one unorthodox and absurdly long-winded method.
So what are we talking about? Well, as you can see above, the secret island is quite a way off-shore. So far, in fact, that even gliding from the top of the Starsnatch cliff won’t get you there unless you’ve got a lot of stamina.
Instead, you’ll need to switch in Kaeya to your party if he isn’t already and rely on his charged ice elemental attack to freeze small sections of water so you can create a platform all the way there. It takes about 10 minutes.
Once you’re there, your first port of call should be to explore the island for loot. There are four precious chests here, as well as a bunch of scattered loot to find by examining various areas.
Now it’s now time to kick off the quest. Read the sundial in the center of the ruin to initiate it. From there, you’ll need to locate a pile of rocks to the side of the ruined center of the island. If you’re looking at the sundial from the front it would be to the right. You can see it pictured above. Destroy the pile of rocks and read the Ragged Notebook.
As explained in the Notebook, the sundial only kicks into action between certain hours of the day. Basically, you want to access the time skip function (Options button or equivalent, then cycle to the clock symbol) and skip to 2AM.
With the time set to 2AM there will now be three clusters of wind to disperse, which requires the use of an Anemo attack. To find the three clusters of wind, use your hidden sight ability (press L1 or equivalent, then left on the d-pad). There are two on the beach, either side of the island, and one a short jump over the water on top of some ruins.
Once those are done, go do the same to the large wind cluster that’s now in the center of the ruins. Prepare for combat. Electro elemental is recommended, or at least someone with ranged attacks.
You’ll have to defeat this boss twice. The first time is fairly easy. Just learn its attack patterns and try not to get hit since it’s capable of inflicting big damage.
With the boss now fleeing, you’ll have to follow the wind hoops and chase it back to the mainland before confronting it again. It’s now called the Eye of the Storm, and this second battle is much harder since there are a bunch of minions that join in the attack.
With that over, speak to Henry and explain what’s happened to complete the quest.
That should be everything you need to know to complete the Uncover the Secret of the Uninhabited Island quest in Genshin Impact. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to check out Twinfinite’s guide wiki.
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