Recent leaks have been surfacing about Genshin Impact\’s Version 2.4 update, including its Banner characters, new region, and returning events. The Lantern Rite event will be making a comeback, having originally been released back in February. Rumored to be making a resurgence during this new Lantern Rite is the Windtrace event, a hide-and-seek mini-game in Genshin Impact where players can use their surroundings in a fun and clever way to hide from their seekers. Players up to four would be split into Rebels, who would be given a small amount of time to find a hiding place, and a Hunter, whose goal would be to locate all the Rebels within the time limit.
Much like the popular Garry\’s Mod game Prop Hunt, the hiding players can use a special ability to turn into objects in order to hide from their opponents, such as barrels, lanterns, or other varying items strategically placed on the maps. They also had additional abilities they could use against the Hunter, such as laying bait, increasing their movement speed, and temporarily becoming transparent. Meanwhile, the Hunter could choose from a few options to help them locate and trap the Rebels: dispelling disguises, marking a random Rebel on the map, and even trapping a rebel within a barrier for an allotted amount of time. For participating in the event, players would receive a special currency called Windtrace Coins, which they could then redeem for various rewards in Genshin Impact including Primogems, Mora, Hero\’s Wit, and even a special namecard only obtainable from the event.
Windtrace will be getting more gameplay additions during its revival than its previous iteration back from earlier this year. One recently leaked image showcases several new areas being added to the game mode, from locations all over Genshin Impact\’s map, now including the most recent Inazuma region. Some of these locations include Ritou Port, the Kujou Encampment, and the Kamisato Estate. The total amount of maps will allegedly be seven, two more than Windtrace\’s debut. Originally, the Rebels only had two choices of objects per each level selected, limiting their options. It\’s highly likely that there will be more variation of items to transform into, especially keeping the game\’s balance in mind if the Hunters will also be getting more features.
Genshin Impact 2.4 Leaks: Rumored Windtrace Event Locations
The matchup of one sole Hunter versus three Rebels does not have to be the only game type. If any of the new maps are larger in size, they could add a two-Hunter mode, doubling the number of players for more fun and mayhem. They could also add special sprinting upgrades, resembling the sprint animations of characters like Ayaka and Mona. Boosts to jumping, gliding, and climbing would also be a welcome change.
The Windtrace event will most likely be added to Genshin Impact sometime in Version 2.4 along with the newly revealed playable characters Shenhe and Yunjin, both of whom are polearm users. Leaks of their kits showcasing their gameplay abilities have also been circulating online. With the return of Lantern Rite, characters like Xiao and Ganyu are also rumored to be making a dual rerun, much like the current simultaneous Banners of Eula and Albedo in Version 2.3. A tweet of the rumored Windtrace locations for Genshin Impact 2.4 can be found below:
Event: Windtrace V.2 Locations
⚬ STC#GenshinImpact #Genshin pic.twitter.com/uTtB2mRrhw— BLANK (@genshinBLANK) November 25, 2021
While the current model of cycling through events is certainly successful for miHoYo, keeping Windtrace as a permanent game mode for players to enjoy could be a huge benefit for the Genshin Impact community. More events in the future could follow this example, allowing the fanbase to enjoy all these mini-games without worrying about missing their chance to play them.