Genshin Impact “Windtrace” Event: Duration, Eligibility, and Gameplay Details

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Mihoyo

The Genshin Impact Windtrace(Hide and Seek) event is coming soon.

Genshin Impact’s next event is coming soon and it’s going to be a hide and seek event. The name of the hide and seek event is Windtrace. Recently Mihoyo released a detailed blog post giving us all the info we need about the Windtrace event.

Here I will discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming Windtrace event including its duration, eligibility, gameplay details, and more.

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Genshin Impact Windtrace Event:


The Windtrace event will run starting from 2021/05/14 10:00:002021/05/24 03:59:59 (Server Time).


Travelers will need to be Adventure Rank 20 or above to take part in the Windtrace event.

Things to do Before the Windtrace Event:

It is highly recommended to unlock all Statues of the seven in both Mondstdradt and Liyue as random zones will be chosen for each round of the Windtrace.

Travelers will only be able to play in areas they have already unlocked.

Gameplay Details:

A new NPC called Gygax will introduce travelers to the Wintrace event. The event can be played in custom co-op as well as online matchmaking. Playing in custom co-op, however, will not award any Windtrace coins. The only way to earn the Windtrace coins is by playing using online matchmaking.

Windtrace Event basics
Windtrace Event basics Credit: Mihoyo

After starting the event players will be split randomly into two teams. One team will be seekers(Hunters) and the other team will be hiders(Rebels). None of the character’s original talents will be available during this event and will be replaced with “Windtrace Arts”. Players will be able to choose their desired Windtrace Art before the start of a game.

Windtrace Event Preparation screen
Windtrace Event Preparation screen Credit: Mihoyo


At the start of the game, rebels get preparation time to pick their hiding spots and set up decoys.

Rebels will have to hide from the hunters until the game ends. The number of coins received will depend on how long a revel can successfully avoid the hunters. Rebels will win the round if one or more rebels are left hiding at the end of the round.

Windtrace Event Rebels Guide Credit: Mihoyo

Rebels can also set up clever baits to lure the hunters away from them. If a hunter tries to capture a bait then he will be momentarily stunned.

Rebels have the ability to turn invisible by pressing the left mouse button. The cooldown of the Transparency ability is 30 secs and should be used to change position or as a last resort.

There will also be some secret favors during each round and collecting these will offer game-changing buffs. Both the hunters and rebels can collect them but the abilities they grant vary. The rebels get a powerful movement increasing ability after collecting a secret favor.


Hunters have to capture the rebels before the timer runs out to be winners and it’s as simple as that. Hunters get points based on how many rebels they capture.

WIntrace Event Hunters guide Credit: Mihoyo

Hunters can also collect secret favors but they will get one of three abilities. “Sensor Aura” allows hunters to scan a fixed area. “Mysterious Hunch” briefly shows the direction of the rebels. “Capture!” as the name suggests will dispel and capture a nearby rebel.

That’s all the important things to note for the Windtrace event. If you want more in-depth details then follow the Official Windtrace Blog.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.