So, you’ve just arrived on Tsurumi Island. And, just like me, you probably got lost in the mists within a few seconds of exploring. Well, fear not because there are a couple of methods that would help with our exploration. Here’s our guide to help you get past the mists on Tsurumi Island in Genshin Impact.
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Genshin Impact: How to get past the mists on Tsurumi Island
Similar to when we went sailing in the Golden Apple Archipelago, the mists play a huge role when we’re trying to roam around Tsurumi Island in Genshin Impact. Once you see your HUD turning grey due to the fog, it only takes a few seconds for your screen to fade to black. A message saying that you were lost in the mists will then appear, and you’ll respawn next to a fast travel point/Statue of the Seven.
So, how exactly do we navigate this new zone? Well, first, make sure that you’re doing a world quest called Through the Mists. It actually presents a shortcut on how you can reach Tsurumi Island in the first place. The Through the Mists world quest involves presenting offerings to perches, thereby clearing entire areas and making everything visible.
Not only that, but you’ll also want to take a look at your surroundings. In most cases, the pathways on Tsurumi Island would have odd-looking stone structures (people might call them totems, but let’s just call them lanterns). The lanterns with a white glow (seen above) are permanently lit. As long as you’re within their radius, you should be safe. Just be sure to run near one if your screen turns foggy to avoid getting lost.
Conversely, the lanterns with a purple glow need to get hit with an Electro ability or attack. Personally, I recommend using Fischl if you already have her. Fischl’s charged shots can light up one lantern after the other, so you can stay on the move.
This mechanic is actually important because, once you start looking for the remaining perches and feathers as part of the Through the Mists quest, almost all the other locations are shrouded in dense fog. Still, try not to worry. Once you’re finished with that quest, Tsurumi Island should be safe to explore (for the most part).