Genshin Impact Ultimate Guide By: Lyralei13

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Before I start dropping the materials created and data that I’ve been logging for days now, I would like to highlight the following subjects where it peaked my uttermost interest to do the testing myself.

13 days ago, a reddit post which talks about the “truth about genshin’s chests” (https://www.reddit.com/r/Genshin_Impact/comments/jeov1j/the_truth_about_genshins_chests/), that has become very controversial and brought confusion and skepticism for the players (even I included) who were certain that chests do “respawn”. Initially, we do know that Common Chest Tiers do “respawn”, with the given respawn time of 2 days maximum. However, due to multiple postings that we have seen on reddit that not only Common Chest tiers “respawn”, but also Luxurious Chest tiers. (one of the reddit posts regarding – https://www.reddit.com/r/Genshin_Impact/comments/ja6j3j/i_too_can_also_confirm_lux_chest_respawns_saw_the/)

As you may have noticed so far, I’ve been highlighting the word “respawn” right from the begin. From what I think, players were torn between using the terms “respawn” and “spawn”. Before I continue, let me give you my own understanding and definition between these two words:

  • Respawn signifies that the item/content appears right on the same exact spot every single time at a known rate.

  • Spawn, on the other hand, is more on the item/content’s random rate of going online.

Hence, respawn is best used for Elite Bosses, mini-bosses, plant/ore materials, which has a fixed location on the map each time to want to go back to them; and spawn is best use for common mobs, in general. In the simplest of terms, respawn has a fixed or respective cycle while spawn is a one-time occurrence.

To top all of those points above, there are conditions and specifications that I, too, have also taken into consideration when conducting the tests myself – namely: world level and chest type. I’ve taken this into consideration to be in-line with the test that has been conducted by the reddit posts that I have mentioned above. It was stated there that “…chests don’t “respawn”, but they “spawn” for every time you hit the next world level…”

Now that I have given you the idea behind this test, let’s now proceed with the structure and materials that I used during the time period. The tests conducted were divided by which I call “cycles”. This means a series of counter-checks and monitoring were done under the exact same test conditions. For every end of the test cycles after the first, I will be formulating my hypothesis and conclusion for that particular cycle. To further give you an idea with the technical terms that I have used, please refer to the legend below:

[ID | CHEST TIER | SEALED?]
 CC |   Common   |    N
SCC |   Common   |    Y
 EC |  Exquisite |    N
SEC |  Exquisite |    Y
 PC |  Precious  |    N
SPC |  Precious  |    Y
 LC |  Luxurious |    N
SLC |  Luxurious |    Y

Note: Cycle 0 shall be the baseline of the succeeding cycles to have a concrete comparison in-between the test cycle’s output.

====== START OF TEST CYCLE 0 ======

COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Common Chest
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:54PM
Location: Above the cliff near Temple of Falcon domain.
Chest ID: CC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

CC-00

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SEALED COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Common Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:43PM
Location: Southern West of Whispering Woods. Near Klee’s “treasure” unlocked at AR32.
Chest ID: SCC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SCC-00

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EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 21, 2020 @ 11:16PM
Location: Inside a Hilichurl’s Camp. Southern part of Starfell Valley, Mondstadt (Teleport Waypoint)
Chest ID: EC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

EC-00

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SEALED EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 23, 2020 @ 8:12PM
Location: Southern part of Wolvendom. Near Andrius Boreas’ pit.
Chest ID: SEC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SEC – 00

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PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Precious Chest
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 22, 2020 @ 12:04AM
Location: South tower found at the dock of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: PC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

PC – 00

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SEALED PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 34/3
Chest Tier: Precious Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 25, 2020 @ 1:54AM
Location: Outside the skirts of Sea of Clouds, Northern-East of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: SPC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SPC – 00

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LUXURIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 33/3
Chest Tier: Luxurious Chest
Date/Time Opened: Oct. 21, 2020 @ 9:32PM
Location: At the bottom of the falls Northern Stormbearer Mountains. Near Anemo Hypostasis Boss.
Chest ID: LC-00

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

LC – 00

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I was not able to find a sealed counter-part for a Luxurious Chest tier. So I decided to let it pass since I still had the sealed counter-parts for the 3 other chest tiers. 3/4 equates to 75% of all the test subjects are under the same test conditions. Should there be any difference between the spawn time of a normal and sealed chests, it would be safe to assume that the sealed Luxurious Chest’s spawn timer differs also from its normal variant.

====== END OF TEST CYCLE 0 ======

Take note I will be testing the conditions of hitting the next world level before proceeding to the next cycle. Testing on either chests do re/spawn or not under the same world level will be considered upon reaching the next world level.

Change in the condition: Date and time hitting the next WL (3->4) was on Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:33PM

====== START OF TEST CYCLE 1 ======

COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:38PM
Location: Above the cliff near Temple of Falcon domain.
Chest ID: CC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

CC – 01

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SEALED COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:43PM
Location: Southern West of Whispering Woods. Near Klee’s “treasure” unlocked at AR32.
Chest ID: SCC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SCC – 01

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EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:24PM
Location: Inside a Hilichurl’s Camp. Southern part of Starfell Valley, Mondstadt (Teleport Waypoint)
Chest ID: EC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

EC – 01

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SEALED EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:31PM Location: Southern part of Wolvendom. Near Andrius Boreas’ pit.
Chest ID: SEC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SEC – 01

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PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:10PM
Location: South tower found at the dock of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: PC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

PC – 01

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SEALED PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:16PM
Location: Outside the skirts of Sea of Clouds, Northern-East of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: SPC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SPC – 01

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LUXURIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 35/4
Chest Tier: Luxurious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:04PM
Location: At the bottom of the falls Northern Stormbearer Mountains. Near Anemo Hypostasis Boss.
Chest ID: LC-01

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

LC – 01

====== END OF TEST CYCLE 1 ======

As we now have the sufficient data to formulate a comparison between the baseline and the changes with the conditions. Let us break down each chest tier’s with their respective types on the gaps in between.

VARIABLES

X = Date and Time from WL3 -> WL4
Y = Date and Time of Cycle 0
Z = Date and Time of Cycle 1

FORMULA

A = Y ~ Z; Gap between Cycle 0 and Cycle 1
B = X ~ Z; Gap between WL4 and Cycle 1

RESULTS OF CYCLE 0 ~ 1

X = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:33PM

Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:54PM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:38PM
A = 151 hours or 6 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes
B = 5 minutes

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Sealed Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:43PM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:43PM
A = 164 hours or 6 days, 20 hours
B = 10 minutes

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Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 11:16PM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:24PM
A = 165 hours or 6 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes
B = 1 hour, 51 minutes

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Sealed Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 23, 2020 @ 8:12PM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:31PM
A = 120 hours or 5 days, 19 minutes
B = 1 hour, 58 minutes

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Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 22, 2020 @ 12:04AM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:10PM
A = 164 hours or 6 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes
B = 1 hour, 37 minutes

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Sealed Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 25, 2020 @ 1:54AM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:16PM
A = 90 hours or 3 days, 18 hours, 22 minutes
B = 1 hour, 43 minutes

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Luxurious Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 9:32PM
Z = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 8:04PM
A = 166 hours or 6 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes
B = 1 hour, 31 minutes

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SUMMARY
A) Gaps between date and time the chests were opened and checked (Cycle 0 ~ 1):

• CC: 6 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes
• SCC: 6 days, 20 hours
• EC: 6 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes
• SEC: 5 days, 19 minutes
• PC: 6 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes
• SPC: 3 days, 18 hours, 22 minutes
• LC: 6 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes

B) Gaps between date and time hitting the next WL and chest spawn checks (WL ~ Cycle 1):

• CC: 5 minutes
• SCC: 10 minutes
• EC: 1 hour, 51 minutes
• SEC: 1 hour, 58 minutes
• PC: 1 hour, 37 minutes
• SPC: 1 hour, 43 minutes
• LC: 1 hour, 31 minutes

CONCLUSION OF CYCLE 0 ~ 1

Upon hitting the next World Level (WL 3 -> WL4), I immediately relogged in and checked the spots where I initially found the chests unopened. Based on the summary above, the gaps between the Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, chests do not re/spawn within the span of 3 days as minimum. This means, the information speculating around the different platforms that Common Chests re/spawn in 2 days time IS NOT TRUE. This applies to players who are at WL3/AR30 and above, considering that most of the progression for AR EXP will mostly depend on treasure chests since the main/archon quest line should be completed by this point.

Even though we have proven one point already, this doesn’t mean that we should assume that they do not re/spawn at all. And the gap between the date and time hitting the next WL and chest spawn checks, based from the summary above, isquite short and I, myself, expected that the chests will not re/spawn right away. Not even in a day’s time, at the least. So, I continued to monitor and record the same spots for the following days.

I will not dive deep into the wordy details of my succeeding tests. To give you guys an idea, I will be trimming down the format as same as what I have done from the start the of test Cycle 0 up until to the conclusion above.

====== START OF TEST CYCLE 2 ======

COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:11PM
Location: Above the cliff near Temple of Falcon domain.
Chest ID: CC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

CC – 02

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SEALED COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:15PM
Location: Southern West of Whispering Woods. Near Klee’s “treasure” unlocked at AR32.
Chest ID: SCC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SCC – 02

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EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:27PM
Location: Inside a Hilichurl’s Camp. Southern part of Starfell Valley, Mondstadt (Teleport Waypoint)
Chest ID: EC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

EC – 02

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SEALED EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:30PM
Location: Southern part of Wolvendom. Near Andrius Boreas’ pit.
Chest ID: SEC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SEC – 02

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PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:19PM
Location: South tower found at the dock of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: PC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

PC – 02

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SEALED PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:22PM
Location: Outside the skirts of Sea of Clouds, Northern-East of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: SPC-02

r/Genshin_Impact - Genshin Impact's Treasure Chest Re/Spawn Test (WARNING: This submission consists of in-depth testing and monitoring which lasted for days. If you do not wish to know the possible logics behind the game's treasure chests, please scroll your way through. Thank you)

SPC – 02

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LUXURIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 36/4
Chest Tier: Luxurious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:33PM
Location: At the bottom of the falls Northern Stormbearer Mountains. Near Anemo Hypostasis Boss.
Chest ID: LC-02
Photo: Image of LC-02

====== END OF TEST CYCLE 2 ======

VARIABLES

X = Date and Time from WL3 -> WL4
Y = Date and Time of Cycle 0
Z = Date and Time of Cycle 2

FORMULA

A = Y ~ Z; Gap between Cycle 0 and Cycle 2
B = X ~ Z; Gap between WL4 and Cycle 2

RESULTS OF CYCLE 0 ~ 2

X = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:33PM

Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:54PM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:11PM
A = 215 hours or 8 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes
B = 51 hours or 2 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes

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Sealed Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:43PM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:15PM
A = 216 hours or 9 days
B = 51 hours or 2 days, 3 hours, 42 minutes

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Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 11:16PM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:27PM
A = 215 hours or 8 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes
B = 2 days, 3 hours, 54 minutes

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Sealed Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 23, 2020 @ 8:12PM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:30PM
A = 170 hours or 7 days, 2 hours, 18 minutes
B = 51 hours or 2 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes

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Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 22, 2020 @ 12:04AM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:19PM
A = 214 hours or 8 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes
B = 51 hours or 2 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes

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Sealed Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 25, 2020 @ 1:54AM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:22PM
A = 140 hours or 5 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes
B = 51 hours or 2 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes

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Luxurious Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 9:32PM
Z = Oct. 30, 2020 @ 10:33PM
A = 217 hours or 9 days, 1 hour, 1 minutes
B = 52 hours or 2 days, 4 hours

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SUMMARY
A) Gaps between date and time the chests were opened and checked (Cycle 0 ~ 2):

• CC: 8 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes
• SCC: 9 days
• EC: 8 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes
• SEC: 7 days, 2 hours, 18 minutes
• PC: 8 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes
• SPC: 5 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes
• LC: 9 days, 1 hour, 1 minutes

B) Gaps between date and time hitting the next WL and chest spawn checks (WL ~ Cycle 2):

• CC: 2 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes

SCC: 2 days, 3 hours, 42 minutes
• EC: 2 days, 3 hours, 54 minutes
• SEC: 2 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes
• PC: 2 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes
• SPC: 2 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes
• LC: 2 days, 4 hours

CONCLUSION OF CYCLE 0 ~ 2

It has been more than a week since these chests were opened. Not a single one of them re/spawned on the spots where I first found them unclaimed. I can also approve that hitting the next world level DOES NOT enable for chests to re/spawn (well, at least not within a 2-day period). The only question that is left with us now is “When will they ever re/spawn?” I now find the reddit users/postings, who were declaring that the chests did re/spawn on the spots which they are sure they have already claimed, suspicious. Regardless, I cannot blame them nor firmly suspect them. Besides, we all have a common goal of cracking the codes of the chests. If we ever get the answers, there’s no point in keeping it to ourselves since there isn’t much (or totally) of a competition between the players themselves. I would greatly describe it as “Player versus The System”.

====== START OF TEST CYCLE 3 ======

COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:33PM
Location: Above the cliff near Temple of Falcon domain.
Chest ID: CC-03
Photo: Image of CC-03

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SEALED COMMON CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Common Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:39PM
Location: Southern West of Whispering Woods. Near Klee’s “treasure” unlocked at AR32.
Chest ID: SCC-03
Photo: Image of SCC-03

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EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:47PM
Location: Inside a Hilichurl’s Camp. Southern part of Starfell Valley, Mondstadt (Teleport Waypoint)
Chest ID: EC-03
Photo: Image of EC-03

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SEALED EXQUISITE CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Exquisite Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:51PM
Location: Southern part of Wolvendom. Near Andrius Boreas’ pit.
Chest ID: SEC-03
Photo: Image of SEC-03

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PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:42PM
Location: South tower found at the dock of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: PC-03
Photo: Image of PC-03

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SEALED PRECIOUS CHEST

AR/WL: 37/4
Chest Tier: Precious Chest (Sealed)
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:45PM
Location: Outside the skirts of Sea of Clouds, Northern-East of Liyue Harbor.
Chest ID: SPC-03
Photo: Image of SPC-03

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LUXURIOUS CHEST

**AR/WL:**37/4
Chest Tier: Luxurious Chest
Date/Time Checked: Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:55PM
Location: At the bottom of the falls Northern Stormbearer Mountains. Near Anemo Hypostasis Boss.
Chest ID: LC-03
Photo: Image of LC-03

====== END OF TEST CYCLE 3 ======

VARIABLES

X = Date and Time from WL3 -> WL4
Y = Date and Time of Cycle 0
Z = Date and Time of Cycle 3

FORMULA

A = Y ~ Z; Gap between Cycle 0 and Cycle 3
B = X ~ Z; Gap between WL4 and Cycle 3

RESULTS OF CYCLE 0 ~ 3

X = Oct. 28, 2020 @ 6:33PM

Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:54PM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:33PM
A = 263 hours or 10 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours

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Sealed Common Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 10:43PM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:39PM
A = 263 hours or 10 days, 23 hours, 56 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 6 minutes

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Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 11:16PM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:47PM
A = 263 hours or 10 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes

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Sealed Exquisite Chests
Y = Oct. 23, 2020 @ 8:12PM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:51PM
A = 218 hours or 9 days, 2 hours, 39 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 18 minutes

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Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 22, 2020 @ 12:04AM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:42PM
A = 262 hours or 10 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes

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Sealed Precious Chests
Y = Oct. 25, 2020 @ 1:54AM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:45PM
A = 188 hours or 7 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes

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Luxurious Chests
Y = Oct. 21, 2020 @ 9:32PM
Z = Nov. 1, 2020 @ 10:55PM
A = 265 hours or 11 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes
B = 100 hours or 4 days, 4 hours, 22 minutes

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SUMMARY
A) Gaps between date and time the chests were opened and checked (Cycle 0 ~ 3):

• CC: 10 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes
• SCC: 10 days, 23 hours, 56 minutes
• EC: 10 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes
• SEC: 9 days, 2 hours, 39 minutes
• PC: 10 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes
• SPC: 7 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes
• LC: 11 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes

B) Gaps between date and time hitting the next WL and chest spawn checks (WL ~ Cycle 3):

• CC: 4 days, 4 hours
• SCC: 4 days, 4 hours, 6 minutes
• EC: 4 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes
• SEC: 4 days, 4 hours, 18 minutes
• PC: 4 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes
• SPC: 4 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes
• LC: 4 days, 4 hours, 22 minutes

CONCLUSION OF CYCLE 0 ~ 3

We have reached the 10-day marks for most of the chests, but the outcome are still the same with the previous test cycle comparisons. No chests. Not even a single one nearby the spots where I found them first. As I explore around my world, I do notice that there are several spots (which I either passed by or claimed a chest nearby) had a new spawn of chest. I don’t want to take this into the equation since I was not really able to claim all chests before doing this test (I don’t believe in chest farming routes either). Though I used the interactive map myself when I was first doing chest hunts upon reaching the AR EXP slope (AR30) of the game, but only to give myself a guide on where to find them at first interaction.

OVERALL CONCLUSION

Although we have only answered (well, that’s what I believe) some of the most common questions regarding the controversial “Do chests respawn?” dilemma, this doesn’t mean that I’m firm to say that they do not re/spawn at all. I believe that they do, it’s just hard to hit the sweet spot of “They re/spawn at the rate of [insert fixed rate here] for [insert chest tier here] chests.” kind of answer. Needless to say, I will also include here my theories which one of them may hold the true answer to this question:

  1. As your Adventure Rank and World Level increases, the re/spawn rate of the chests is inversely proportionate. In English, the higher the AR levels, the lower the chest re/spawn rates;

  2. In-game time activity and intensity. This may have a factor on the intensity of your game activity. Since you have the longer the hours you take in the game, means you have activities to do aside from chest farming;

  3. Common spots do not re/spawn chests. Like I’ve mentioned with the duration of my testing on Cycle 3, there are some spots that I have already passed by or more certain that I did open the chest on those spots, which had an unclaimed/closed chest. The less frequent you go into a certain area means there’s nothing much to do there. It will only matter if you find something around that area, which makes it notable and easier to remember.

  4. This is my least suspected case but I would like to add it, still. Constantly monitoring the same chest spots most likely lessen the chances of it to re/spawn. Pinning the location may have a small impact into the equation. Very illogical but not impossible, I daresay; and

  5. Last but not the least, it is all RNG. There’s no consistent calculations nor logics behind the rate of chest re/spawns.

FINAL WORDS FROM THE SOLE AND LONE TESTER

If you ever reach this section of the post, congratulations. You’re hungry for definitive answers regarding this topic. But thank you as well for reading a long-ass scribbles and logs which I have put my effort into it. I know what I have gotten myself into, even before committing into this tedious task day-in-day-out. Lastly, I would really like to take this opportunity to commend the team’s support on this – The Genshin Helper Team. You may not hear this from me everyday, but I do love you guys, to the point that I have developed an emotional attachment. I felt like the tremors of this pandemic has been suppressed the help of our virtual hang-outs and meaningful conversations.

I may or may not continue the test after this post. Then again, I do not wish to claim that my statements and findings above were all true. The best thing we can have after all is a confirmed statement from the developers themselves.

Again, thank you for joining me up until to the very end. I hope everyone is well. Ad Astra Abyssosque. May the God of RNG bless y’all with your pulls.

Humbly conducted by yours truly,
Lyralei

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