One of the world quests introduced in Update 1.2, “Into the Mountains”, requires the player to investigate the strange ice of Genshin Impact.
Located near the Dragonspine point of interest in Teyvat, players will need to talk to Iris inside the Dragonspine Adventurer camp to begin the ‘Into the Mountains’ quest.
However, it is extremely important for players to note that they cannot investigate Genshin Impact’s weird ice cream without the passive boosts received from Scarlet Quartz. Crimson Quartz is a randomly generated item in Genshin Impact that deals additional Pyro damage to enemies when struck by Basic Attacks.
This extra pyro damage bonus is extremely essential when trying to investigate the Strange Ice in Genshin Impact. The buff can be obtained by simply destroying the Scarlet Quartz with charged attacks in Genshin Impact and collecting the Red Orbs.
The following is a full look at how players can investigate Genshin Impact’s Weird Ice Cream with Scarlet Quartz’s buff.
How to investigate the strange ice of Genshin Impact
Once the player has obtained the Scarlet Quartz buff in Dragonspine, they will need to follow the quest markers and head to the strange ice. Once players reach the location, they will need to attack the Strange Ice with the Scarlet Quartz buff still active.
Players may need a few Scarlet Quartz buffs to destroy the bizarre ice structure. Destroying these blocking ice structures will allow players to investigate the strange ice of Genshin Impact. Investigating the Strange Ice will unlock the Frostbearer Tree and grant players a cure for the Sheer Cold effect in Genshin Impact.
The Frostbearer Tree is not only an extremely essential teleportation point in Dragonspine, but it also grants additional rewards whenever its rank increases. Completing this quest to Investigate the Strange Ice of Genshin Impact will also allow players to explore the ice covered regions of Dragonspine.
Additionally, completing this quest in Genshin Impact rewards players with 500 Adventure EXP, 60 Primogems, 30,000 Mora, 3 Hero’s Wit, and 3 Mystic Enhancement Ores. Considering how much a player can gain from this fairly straightforward Genshin Impact quest, everyone is advised to take some time and complete the ‘In the Mountains’ quest.