A long-time requested feature has finally been added to Genshin Impact during its 4.1 update. Players can finally suspend quests to proceed in others, instead of being locked due to certain characters appearing in both quests. While it’s still limited in usage, it’s already a big step in the right direction for the future of the game. Let’s learn how to Suspend Quests in Genshin Impact.
How to Temporarily Suspend Quests in Genshin Impact
If a named NPC is featured in two different quests, you’re forced to complete the first one you get before proceeding to the second. Tighnari cannot appear in the later Sumeru Archon Quests if you have his Story Quest active and haven’t completed it yet, for example. This was a questionable design choice, but Hoyoverse seems to have stepped down from it.
The feature is currently only available for quests introduced in the 4.1 update. Older quests might be included in future patches.
Whenever you reach a point in your most recent quest where you would be locked, you can choose to suspend the previous quest in order to complete the current one. A screen will pop up as soon as you reach the conflicting step talking about how it will interfere with other quests.
From here, you can choose to either suspend the conflicting quest or just leave it as it is. If you choose the latter, you’ll have to complete both of them in the required order. But the former will let you proceed in your current quest if you wish to have it done first.
While completing the main World Quests is important to unlock new areas such as Old Vanarana and the Melusine Village, it can be annoying to have your current progress halted due to quests you didn’t even want to pick at first (many of them are automatically initiated if you approach them). So this feature is great for simply keeping up with the current story content.
This is just one of the many new changes introduced in the latest Genshin patch, and with so many quality-of-life updates being introduced (better three years late than never!), the game shows it still has a lot of ways to go.