Wishes in Genshin Impact are a form of currency for players to unlock unique items such as weapons, gear, and more.
Despite its free-to-play (F2P) label, there are a few ways developer miHoYo has monetized its latest open-world fantasy RPG. The option to purchase Wishes is just one of those ways.
Wishes operate as the gacha currency in Genshin Impact—meaning that it mimics the loot box systems from other similar titles. Players use wishes to get weapons, characters, gear, and other items such as Starglitter and Stardust.
How to Get Wishes in Genshin Impact
The quickest way to obtain Wishes is by purchasing them using Primogems. Players can get Primogens through grinding in-game events and purchasing them using real-world currency.
The monthly card offers 90 Primogems each day over a 30 day period for a total of 2700 gems. This comes with a recurring fee of $4.99 USD at the start of every new period. The Battle Pass works in a similar way, offering more Primogems for a fee. However, players can only use the pass after reaching rank 20.
Additionally, performing Commission dailies, participating in the Spiral Abyss, and getting involved in events all offer a certain amount of Primogems depending on how well the player does.
From there, players need to purchase either Acquaint Fate or Intertwined Fate items in order to use the Wishes system. Acquaint Fate can be bought from the in-game shop for 160 Primogems each or earned via Adventure Ranks. Intertwined Fate, specifically, needs to be earned through an event.