Automaton Front Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn

Genshin Impact Automaton Front is a challenge in the Thunder Sojourn event that you have to complete in order to earn Thunder Crystals. These are a resource that you can spend in the event shop, and you also need a certain amount of them to get the new four-star character, Beidou, for free. So, you might be wondering where to find the Automaton Front challenge and how to play it. Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be showing you in our Automaton Front Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn guide.

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Automaton Front Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn

How to Play Genshin Impact Automaton Front in Thunder Sojourn

To play the Automaton Front challenge in the Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn event, the first step is to go to the waterfall in the southeast of Araumi, in the north of Narukami Island. If you open the map and look north of Grand Narukami Shrine, you’ll see a little sliver of water that cuts inland. That’s where you need to go; if you talk to Muzhen, she’ll tell you where it is. Consult the map below to see the exact location. Once you get there, you’ll see a blue gate. Walk through it into the arena. Interact with the giant key in the center to begin the challenge.

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Automaton Front location

This will summon a Perpetual Mechanical Array, a boss which you might have fought already. If so, then you’ll already know that it’s a formidable opponent, but on the bright side, this version of the enemy doesn’t really have any surprises up its proverbial sleeves. The aim of the the Genshin Impact Thunder Sojourn Automaton Front challenge is to defeat the Mechanical Array. To make things easier, you can use the Nimbus Gems and Electorgrams to gain buffs and make the fight easier. We explain how those work in more detail in our Thunder Sojourn Weaving Lightning Genshin Impact guide.

Each time you beat the Perpetual Mechanical Array, you’ll get a 300 Thunder Crystals. You can spend these in the event shop to get useful items, but you’ll also need a thousand of them to get Beidou for free. All in all, you’ll need to complete the challenge eleven times to get enough Crystals to acquire Beidou and purchase everything from the shop. By the way, the fight does support random matchmaking, so you don’t have to be alone.

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