Genshin Impact was just released over a week ago, and it is already shaping up to be one of the biggest games this year. Of course, some players may have first heard of Genshin Impact from the endless comparisons with Nintendo\’s Breath of the Wild. However, it is worth noting that aside from the similar design aesthetic, Genshin Impact is actually a unique game in its own way.

To the uninitiated, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG from developers miHoYo, which has received glowing reviews thanks to its vast open-world environment, exciting combat mechanics, and its conservative Gacha elements. Now, for those interested in Genshin Impact, here are some common mistakes that beginner players should avoid when starting the game.

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Not Looking At The Adventurer Handbook

One common practice that most players make when playing an open-world RPG game is to immediately set out on their own and bypassing any guidelines or beginner quests that the game offers. While Genshin Impact allows players to play as they will, beginners need to pay attention to what the Adventurer Handbook offers. This handbook contains a wealth of information that players should master before playing the game, and it also includes amazing rewards for completing tasks written on it.

The best part about the Adventurer Handbook tasks is that they are pretty much easy to do, and players will earn tons of adventurer points, which are necessary for leveling up. Now, it is also important to remember that adventurer rank and character levels are different things. Adventurer rank indicates what content players can access at any given time, while character levels revolve around the player\’s progression in the game.

Avoiding Loot

Of course, veteran RPG players would know how important it is to pick up every single piece of loot at the beginning of any game. The same is true in Genshin Impact, and the game provides players with an inventory limit of 10,000, encouraging them to pick up everything they can. Throughout the game, players will encounter flowers, food, and ingredients, and while they may seem useless at first, they will come in handy when players are ready to cook to power up their characters.

Moreover, players will also find loot when downing enemies, and these can range from accessories to weapons, which are necessary for players to find the right gear. These items can then be upgraded to even better equipment, which will help players in combat. Additionally, while it may be tempting to throw away inferior gear, it is worth knowing that the party in Genshin Impact is always expanding, and it is a good practice always to keep gear when possible to hand out to party members.

Leveling Up Too Fast

Given the competitive nature of Genshin Impact, players may be tempted to progress through the game as fast as possible. However, the only problem with this is that the game is still new, and there isn\’t much in terms of content right now. As of the moment, the only endgame content players will be able to access is the Spyral Abyss. Moreover, when players reach Adventurer Rank 20, they will unlock World Level 1.

It is important to remember that the higher the world level, the tougher the monsters are to beat, which means that if the player\’s character is underpowered or lack the right gear, it may quickly become overwhelming. Additionally, the game offers a vast open-world environment, and players should really take their time exploring the game rather than rushing through it for the sake of progressing as fast as possible.

Not Exploring The World

Speaking of exploration, it is worth remembering that Genshin Impact is an open-world game that contains a massive map for players to immerse themselves with. Of course, it is understandable that players focus most of their time grinding to level up their characters, but it would be a huge mistake not to take in the world that is in front of them. Apart from rewarding the benefits of traversing the world of Teyvat, exploration would also allow players to encounter tons of stuff that will benefit their progress in the game.

Many treasure chests may contain precious loot, such as cooking items, raw materials, and many more. Players can also encounter several NPCs who will give them random quests to get them more loot and other freebies. All in all, exploration is a huge part of Genshin Impact that is rewarding and could also speed up the player\’s progress in the game.

Genshin Impact is out now on PC, PS4, and mobile devices.