Genshin Impact is one of the best games to launch on mobile, thanks to its beautiful graphics, huge open world and a massive roster of characters.
It is also free to play, and unlike many mobile games (looks at Diablo Immortal) or even PC games, it is not pay-to-win. Yes, there are microtransactions, but you don’t need to buy anything if you don’t want.
Like many action role-playing games, the open world is vast. This adds to the fun, but it can get a bit confusing. Using the built-in mapping function is good for a lot of things, but it is helpful to have an external map that makes navigating around the world easier.
If you are anything like me, it can also get frustrating trying to find various things on the map or avoiding certain locations with difficult enemies.
An interactive map makes things much easier, and there are some amazing interactive Genshin maps available online.
So which ones are the best?
The developers of Genshin Impact have launched their own interactive map; therefore, I had to list this as the first option.
It is excellent as well. You have all three maps to choose from, including Teyvat, Enkanomiya and the Chasm: Underground Mines.
If you log in with your account, you can import the in-game pins, or you can create additional self-created pins.
The interactive map also has filters for just about everything you could possibly want, including all the enemies and basses. Puzzle chest locations, level-up material and world quests.
Many of the items listed are created by contributors to the map, and there is normally a screenshot to help you.
It appears that this map doesn’t always have as many items as some of the other options below.
The Genshin Map from Map Genie has most of the features that the official map has, just a different design.
When I used this map, it appeared to have some more locations than the Hoyolab map. For example, with exquisite chests, there are 967 items vs 505 that Hoyolab lists. The descriptions and screenshots are a little different too, so it may provide a little extra help if you are struggling to find something.
This is another alternative, the design is a bit more basic, and doesn’t appear to be quite as many items listed. Again, looking at the exquisite chests, this lists just 375 items. However, this has a comments system. In at least one example I tested, the comments provided a useful explanation compared to the previous two maps I listed.
This isn’t an interactive map, even though they list an interactive map (maybe I am missing something). However, there are maps, and more importantly, there are various guides for different aspects of the game. This includes things like walkthroughs, best builds, beginner tips and much more.