Hey there, Genshin Impact enthusiasts! If you’ve been keeping up with the game’s updates, you’ve probably heard the buzz about Fontaine—the latest region to grace Teyvat. As your go-to game expert, I’m here to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about this aquatic paradise. 🌊
First off, let’s set the stage. Fontaine is the nation of Hydro, which means you’re going to be dealing with a lot of water-based gameplay, characters, and quests. It’s the fifth major region to be introduced in Genshin Impact, following Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, and Sumeru. But here’s the kicker: you don’t have to complete all the Archon Quests to set foot in this watery wonderland. That’s right, even if you’re lagging behind in the main storyline, Fontaine is accessible to you. Intrigued? Let’s dive right in!
Here are Ways On How to Get to Fontaine
Hey, Travelers! So you’ve heard the siren call of Fontaine and you’re just itching to dive into its watery wonders, huh? But wait—how do you even get there? Strap in, because I’ve got the ultimate travel guide to Fontaine that’ll have you splashing around in no time!
Method 1: Follow Archon Quest Chapter IV
Alright, story lovers, this one’s for you. The easiest, most straightforward way to get to Fontaine is by following the Archon Quest Chapter IV. This isn’t just a ticket to Fontaine; it’s a full-blown VIP experience. You’ll get to meet new characters, unlock special cutscenes, and even get a taste of Fontaine’s unique gameplay mechanics.
This method is the red carpet to Fontaine just rolled itself out for you. So if you’re all about that narrative immersion, don’t even think twice—this is your path.
Method 2: Teleport Waypoint in Sumeru
But hey, maybe you’re the adventurous type, the one who likes to wander off the beaten path. I get it; not everyone wants to follow the script. If that’s you, then listen up! You can actually get to Fontaine without even touching the Archon Quests. Yep, you heard me right!
First, you’ll need to head to Sumeru, specifically to a Teleport Waypoint in the Realm of Farakhkert. It’s a desert area, so pack some sunscreen. This waypoint unlocks after you’ve completed the Prologue story in Mondstadt up to Act III, known as ‘Song of the Dragon and Freedom.’ So if you haven’t done that yet, what are you waiting for? Go finish it, ASAP!
Once you’re at the waypoint, you’ll notice a Waverider docked nearby. This is your ride to Fontaine, baby! Hop on that bad boy and sail across the open sea. Feel the wind in your hair and the salt on your skin as you make your way to Fontaine’s shores. It’s a mini-adventure before the actual adventure!
Before you set sail, just a quick note: make sure you’ve at least wrapped up the essential quests in Mondstadt. Fontaine is no joke, and you’ll want to be prepared for what it has to offer. Trust me, you don’t want to be that Traveler who gets to Fontaine and realizes they can’t do anything because they skipped the basics. Don’t be that guy.
And there you have it, folks! Your one-way ticket to Fontaine, whether you’re a story junkie or a free spirit. So what are you waiting for? Fontaine’s not going to explore itself!
Things to Do in Fontaine
So you’ve made it to Fontaine—congratulations! But what now? Well, let me tell you, this region is teeming with activities, quests, and collectibles that will keep you busy for hours on end. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:
Unlocking Waypoints & Statue of Seven
First things first, make your life easier by unlocking all the Waypoints and Statues of Seven scattered around Fontaine. These will serve as your fast-travel points, making it a breeze to navigate the expansive region. Plus, unlocking the first Statue of Seven allows you to explore the underwater depths of Fontaine. Yes, you read that right—underwater exploration!
Hydro Traveler Build & Weapon
While you’re at it, don’t forget to try out the Hydro version of the Traveler. You can unlock this by resonating with Fontaine’s Statue of Seven. This opens up a whole new set of abilities and gameplay mechanics that are unique to the Hydro element.
Collecting Hydroculus for Rewards
As with other regions, Fontaine has its own set of elemental oculi—Hydroculus. Collect these to earn various rewards like Primogems and Constellations for your Hydro Traveler. They’re scattered all over the place, so keep an eye out!
Using Shrine Keys for Luxurious Chests
Who doesn’t love treasure? Use the Shrine Keys you collect to unlock Luxurious Chests filled with valuable items. These shrines are hidden throughout Fontaine, so happy hunting!
Completing Archon Quests & Story Quests
For the lore enthusiasts out there, completing the Archon Quests and Story Quests in Fontaine is a must. Not only do they offer a deep dive into the region’s history and characters, but they also provide generous rewards.
Fountain of Lucine & How to Level It Up
The Fountain of Lucine is a unique feature in Fontaine where you can offer Hydro Sigils for rewards. Leveling up this fountain should be on your to-do list as it offers some of the best rewards in the game.
Finding and Activating Aircrafts
One of the unique features of Fontaine is the presence of mysterious aircrafts floating around. To activate these, you’ll need to find a violet light and shine it on the aircraft. Once activated, you’ll either have to solve a gimmick or defeat enemies that appear. Successfully completing these challenges clears the aircraft activity and often yields valuable rewards. It’s a fun and engaging way to explore Fontaine, so don’t miss out!
Collecting Mysterious Cores
Mysterious Cores are another intriguing element in Fontaine. These can be activated by attacking machines with either Pneuma or Ousia, two new gameplay elements introduced in this region. Once activated, you’ll have to defeat a series of enemies. Complete these steps, and a treasure chest will appear, granting you a Mysterious Core. These cores are essential for various quests and crafting, so make sure to collect them.
Collecting Strange Parts for Quests
Strange Parts are quest items that you can collect from World Quests, helping NPCs in Merusea Village, and finding treasure chests. Once collected, these parts can be exchanged for specialties and materials from Xana, leading to various Fontaine quests. It’s a multi-step process that adds depth to your Fontaine adventure.
Collecting Enigmatic Pages for Luxurious Chests
Enigmatic Pages are collectible items scattered throughout Fontaine. These pages can be submitted at the “Book of Revealing,” located in a hidden cave. Once you’ve gathered enough pages, you’ll be rewarded with a Luxurious Chest filled with valuable items. It’s like a scavenger hunt with a rewarding end, so keep your eyes peeled for these elusive pages.
Drained Conch Cup Quest Item
The Drained Conch Cup is a unique quest item that can be obtained from the precious chest in the Institute of Natural Philosophy and the Narzissenkreuz Ordo. This item is crucial for specific quests and offers a deeper insight into Fontaine’s lore. Make sure to grab it when you see it!
Fontaine Hot Spring Puzzles
Ah, the Hot Springs of Fontaine—a place of relaxation and, you guessed it, puzzles! Completing these puzzles will not only grant you a luxurious chest but also unlock a couple of hidden achievements. It’s a fun and rewarding way to unwind in Fontaine, so don’t skip this one.
Fontaine Local Legends (Mini Bosses)
Last but not least, let’s talk about the Local Legends. These are mini-bosses scattered around Fontaine, each offering a unique challenge. Defeating them will grant you rewards like Precious Chests and hidden achievements. They’re a bit tougher than your average foes, so make sure you’re well-equipped before taking them on.
More Pro Tips:
Fontaine is a beautiful but challenging region, and you’ll want to be prepared for what lies ahead. Here are some quick tips:
Beware of New Enemies
Fontaine introduces new foes that can be quite challenging. Make sure you’re adequately leveled and geared before taking them on.
Adventure Rank Requirements
Certain events and quests in Fontaine require you to have a high enough Adventure Rank. Keep this in mind as you explore, so you don’t find yourself locked out of content.
Fontaine offers endless hours of exploration and adventure with enemies even tougher than in any areas of the map. Between uncovering its natural and architectural beauty, meeting intriguing new characters, completing engaging story quests and puzzles, and enjoying its unique hydro-themed gameplay – there is truly something for every type of Genshin Impact player.
While the vast amount of content might seem overwhelming at first because trust me like any other map in Genshin impact this one is my favorite one. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and follow your curiosities as they lead you. Fontaine rewards both meticulous completionists and more free-spirited explorers.
Happy exploring, and don’t forget to share your Fontaine adventures with friends. Bon voyage to a new chapter in Teyvat!