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Genshin Impact Crystalline Core event quest locations and guide

How to find the Crystalline Cores in “Like Rhyme and Song, the Summer Reverie”

Magical blue floating cores in Genshin Impact Image: Hoyoverse via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

The final part of the Genshin Impact “Summertime Odyssey” quest line has you going back to the mysterious Fatui machine and finding Crystalline Cores. Our Crystalline Core guide details how to find the three cores and release them from the contraptions in the “Like Rhyme and Song, the Summer Reverie” quest.

The quest navigation will mark the islands you need to head to and the in-game notice will tell you which directions you need to rotate the machines to get the cores. If you’re too lazy to keep opening the image, here you go:

A map with red arrows and instructions pointing at the Crystalline Core locations Image: Hoyoverse via Polygon

And if you don’t even want to decipher the image, we list the directions below.

Northern island Crystalline Core rotation

  • Northern machine: Right, left, left
  • Southern machine: Right, right, left

Southern island Crystalline Core rotation

  • Northern machine: Right, left
  • Southwestern machine: Right, left, right
  • Eastern machine: Left, left, right

Eastern island Crystalline Core rotation

  • Northern machine: Left, left, right
  • Southern machine: Right, left, right