To remember Wikipedia Speedruns (opens in new tab)? The game I spent too many nights in lockdown playing while drinking on a Zoom call with my friends? You are given a random start page and end page to access by jumping between internal links on the site. You can’t go back, you can’t Ctrl+F to find what you’re looking for. It’s a lot more fun than it has any right to be, and if you’re a Genshin Impact (opens in new tab) fan, it’s about to get much better.
There is now a random generator you can use to extract from Genshin’s huge Fandom wiki (thanks, PCGamesN (opens in new tab)). It will give you a start page and end page similar to the original, and you need to reach that as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the real part of the speedrun doesn’t take place on a dedicated site like WikiSpeedruns, so you’ll need to keep track of time and clicks.
It’s still a lot of fun, like Genshin’s streamer Envy (opens in new tab) demonstrated. His knowledge of the game is much better than mine, and it’s pretty impressive to see how quickly he can jump from Reckless Pallad to Dream Solvent. I gave it a go myself and was mercifully given the relatively easy journey of going from the 5-star character Venti to the Staff of Homa, an in-game polearm. It took me five clicks and just under a minute. Not bad for someone who hasn’t started the game in a few months.
If you want to flex your knowledge about Genshin, you can put the randomizer on Github (opens in new tab). What else are you going to do while you wait for 2.7 to be released?