How To Glide with Glider in Genshin Impact

September 17, 2021
Gliding in Genshin Impact is a well-known mechanic, but we all know the struggles at the beginning of our journeys in this game.

Genshin Impact’s pace wasn’t for me even shortly after its release. The game felt really slow to me, even the gliders and the whole gliding mechanic is not a great method of transport if I’m honest, especially with how big the Genshin world is. It is unique though, unique to this RPG. But new players will be faced with certain troubles about gliding. Read on to learn more about how to glide in Genshin Impact.

How To Glide – Genshin Impact

Even though it seems like it shouldn’t be that complicated, it is. Genshin Impact has its own way of making things difficult, but make no mistake, this is a serious MMORPG.

Basically, before you even get to gliding, there is a slight chance you’re a new player, if you are, then you might not have a glider yet. Don’t worry though, you’ll get one by following the main story line in the game.

You will have to get to Mondstadt and get the City of Freedom quest by Amber. After initiating it, Amber will go through all the lore about the city, its mysterious attacks, and you’ll soon get to the highest point in the city.

Once you get there, you’ll obtain a glider from Amber. Then, she’ll kindly ask you to glide. To do so, get to the ledge, and jump off. While in mid-air, press the glide button. The default key should be the same as your jump in which case, it is Spacebar.

So, all you need to do to glide is be in mid-air. Genshin Impact’s gliders don’t really work like wings, you cannot just fly off from the ground. Instead, you’ll need to get to somewhere on high-ground, jump off, and then activate your glider to fly.

The overall movement in the game, despite it being unique, ultimately broke the experience of so many players. For example, why shouldn’t these wings be able to take off from the ground, and players can fly with them? It’s a bummer it isn’t that way.

To recap, to glide, you’ll need to jump from a high spot, and hit jump in mid-air, which should open your wings.