Genshin Impact Hidden Strife Event Guide

The Genshin Impact Hidden Strife event will run from July 27, 2022 to August 15, 2022. It introduces players to Diluc’s past and involves seven trials of combat to help the Dark Night get rid of the remnants of the Order of the Abyss caused by the Irregular Lei in Cote du Faucon.

How to unlock the Hidden Strife event in Genshin Impact

To unlock the Hidden Strife event, you must first complete the following prerequisites:

  • Reach adventurer rank 25 or higher
  • Complete the Archon: Act III – Dragonsong and Freedom quest prologue
  • Complete the Noctua chapter of Diluc’s story quest: Act I – Alibi of the Hero of the Dark Night

All players who meet the above conditions will automatically receive an event quest called Ghost of the Past. Use the quest navigator and head to the Dawn Winery to talk to Maid Adeline, then head to Falcon Coast to explore the remains of the camp. Afterwards, you must explore Ley’s Red Line and use Trial Diluc in his Red Dead of Night outfit to defeat the enemies to fully unlock the Hidden Strife event.

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Genshin Impact Hidden Strife event gameplay and mechanics

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Head to the Hidden Strife point in Falcon Coast and interact with the red ley line to find seven challenges that gradually unlock over the first seven days of the event. You need to complete all seven on the lowest or highest difficulty to get the Primogem rewards (60 per challenge, 420 total).

Vicious Battle and Dire Strait modes

Each challenge consists of two battle modes: Vicious Battle and Dire Straits. You must complete Vicious Battle once on any difficulty to unlock the corresponding Dire Straits mode, which is a much harder version of the challenge. Completing Dire Straits only gives you a small extra reward (mysterious upgrade ores), so you can ignore it altogether.

The rest of the lane line

Under each mission and game mode you will find a description of the remaining ley lines. This indicates all the combat bonuses you will receive by fulfilling certain conditions. It’s a good idea to read the leyline stubs and build teams that can use them, especially for Dire Straits mode.

Difficulty of choice

After selecting a challenge, click the “Select Difficulty” button in the lower right corner of the screen to choose between “Dangerous”, “Difficult” and “Desperate”. Completing the higher difficulty also unlocks all the rewards for the lower difficulty, so it is highly recommended to choose Desperate from the start if you want to get all the rewards. But if you only care about Primogems, go for Perilous.

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Each difficulty level will have different mission objectives and time limits, which you can see in the difficulty selection menu. To complete each task, you simply need to complete all the entire tasks within the set time.

How to claim a reward in the Hidden Strife event in Genshin Impact

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Go to the events menu and select Reward Preview. You can claim rewards for each challenge and difficulty level you complete. As mentioned earlier, completing the higher difficulty level will also reward you for all the easier levels, so you may want to switch to Desperate to save time.

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