Lantern Rite Free Character – Genshin Impact

The Lantern Rite that is currently happening in Genshin Impact features a number of activities for players to complete. These activities range from simple tasks to more complex Xiao storyline missions. While you are completing these tasks you want to keep in mind that there is an end goal you should be working towards. This end goal allows you to unlock a free 4* character from a pool of characters. To learn more see our how to get the Lantern Rite free character guide below.

Stand by Me Guide

Image showing the Stand by Me character unlock screen in Genshin Impact.

During the Lantern Rite in Genshin Impact there is something called Stand by Me. Stand by Me is an overarching event quest players can complete to unlock one character from a selection of characters using the Peace Talisman currency. This quest can be viewed via the Events Overview > Lantern Rite > Stand by Me page. The characters you can choose from are:

  • Xiangling.
  • Xinyan.
  • Beidou.
  • Ningguang.
  • Xingqiu.
  • Chongyun.

Once you reach the requirement of unlocking Glow of a Thousand Lanterns you can acquire one of the characters listed above for free. To help you do this see what this task consists of in the different steps below.

Complete the All That Glitters Quest Line

Image showing the All That Glitters quest screen in Genshin Impact.

There is a main quest line during the Lantern Rite called All That Glitters. This quest line features Xiao and revolves around the Lantern Rite. As a quest line there are a number of quests within that you need to complete. These quests are: The Origin of the Lanterns, Currents Deep Beneath the Lanterns, and Light Upon the Sea.

Now the reason you need to complete these story quests is to unlock access to the different tiers of the Lantern Rite Tales. These event requests are a very important part of getting the Stand by Me character unlock.

Complete Lantern Rite Tales to Reach Glow of a Thousand Lanterns Level

Image showing the Lantern Rite Tales I screen in Genshin Impact.

Lantern Rite Tales are side mission requests that can be completed to earn event XP called Festive Fever. Festive Fever contributes to leveling up the Lantern Rite event. There are three levels you can level up the event to:

  • We’ve Only Just Begun (0-1000).
  • Guests Flock From Afar (1000-2000).
  • Glow of a Thousand Lanterns (2000+).

Each time you complete a Lantern Rite Tale you will earn Festive Fever. There are a total of 27 Lantern Rite Tales to complete across the three Lantern Rite Tales tiers. By completing the main event quests you unlock the new tiers and new requests (allowing you to earn more Festive Fever).

Each day the event runs you should be logging into the game and completing the Lantern Rite Tales available to you. The goal is to reach the Glow of a Thousand Lanterns event level so complete ~20 requests.

Bank 1000 Peace Talisman Currency

Image showing the Peace Talisman currency in Genshin Impact.

There is one final step to ensure you can acquire the character you want from the Stand by Me unlock. This final requirement is to acquire 1000 of the Peace Talisman currency. This currency is earned by completing Theater Mechanicus runs. This tower defense game mode payouts the PT currency when you complete various challenges. You will need to complete these challenges, which you can find on the Theater Mechanicus event screen, to earn enough currency to buy the character you want. Make sure you have the 1k Peace Talisman available to spend for the next step.

Purchase the Character You Want

If you’ve followed the guide up to this point you will have completed the All That Glitters Quest line, reached Glow of a Thousand Lanterns event level, and banked 1000x Peace Talisman. Having hit these requirements you will be able to purchase the character you want from the list.

That’s all you need to know about the Stand by Me free character Lantern Rite unlock. Getting the free character is not hard, but it does require putting in the time. If you are a fan of the game this should be no problem.

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