Genshin Impact‘s hack and slash RPG gameplay is quite refreshing against the backdrop of diluted free-to-play gacha clones that flood the mobile marketplace. As players progress through Genshin Impact‘s story, they will unlock the ability to play with others in a unique co-op experience. The co-op mode requires a significant portion of the main Genshin Impact story to be completed before it is available – it takes reaching Adventure Rank 16. This is separate from the levels specific to each hero, and the item levels.
It took me around 13 hours to get to Adventure Rank 16, but you can do it much quicker by following a few easy tips.
Do the main story quests
Do all the quests that you have access to early on in the game. It is difficult not wanting to go out and spend time exploring the bright and lively world of Genshin Impact, but focusing on the quests will give you the most experience and help you unlock co-op faster. The main story will take you through a majority of the world and open up side quests that will offer better rewards.
The missions leading up to Adventure Rank 10 are geared towards teaching the basics of Genshin Impact and explaining the mechanics of the world. After Adventure Rank 10 and unlocking Lepus Chapter: Act 1, hunt the quests that offer the highest Adventure EXP.
The Adventurer Guild commissions and rewards are two of the best ways to gain Adventurer EXP. In the Quests section, select the Commissions tab, and there will be several optional timed quests that offer low rewards and require minimal effort. When four of these quests are completed, the player can claim the Daily Adventurer Reward for 500 Adventure EXP.
Turn in Oculi
Early in the game, the Traveller is introduced to Statues of the Seven, which provide power and a teleport location when activated. More than that, they are the place to turn in the Oculi that you find around the world.
In Mondstadt, the Oculi are called Anemoculus and are blue, whereas in Liyue the Oculi are called Geoculus and have a brownish-yellow tint. Worshipping these statues provides players with Adventurer EXP and other bonuses.
By following these steps, you should be able to quickly reach Adventure rank 16 and unlock the co-op mode so you can play Genshin Impact with your friends.