The Genshin Impact 1.6 update goes live on June 9, 2021, bringing all the fun of Midsummer Island Adventure: brand new events, mini-games, Klee-centric quests, and of course, new items! One of these items is a gadget called Wind-Blessed Harpastum. Gadgets unlock interesting features in the game, so it’s worth finding out how to obtain this specific item.
What is the Wind-Blessed Harpastum?
A “harpastum” is the name of a small, hard ball that was used by the Romans in their recreational sports. These historic balls were also filled with feathers, just like the Wind-Blessed Harpastum—though it seems likely that the Genshin Impact version of this item will do more than simply get kicked around.
Currently, there is no further information as to what function the Wind-Blessed Harpastum serves or what it will do once activated. We will update this guide once these details become available.
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How to obtain the Wind-Blessed Harpastum
Starting immediately after the Genshin Impact 1.6 update, several games will unfold throughout the duration of the Midsummer Island Adventure event. The second of these games, “Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead!” will become available on June 11, 2021. You can unlock the Wind-Blessed Harpastum by playing “Whirlpool off to Starboard.”
It’s possible that players will need to exchange Wavesplitter Insignias (which are earned by playing “Whirlpool off to Starboard”) for the gadget through the Event Shop, but we believe that the Wind-Blessed Harpastum will be automatically given to players for participating in the game.
For more information on all upcoming events in Genshin Impact 1.6, check out the Patch Notes for Midsummer Island Adventure. Don’t forget to take our What is your Genshin Impact Vision quiz to find out which Archon you’ve been blessed by.