Genshin Impact – how to get to Fontaine

Genshin Impact – how to get to Fontaine
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Wondering how to get to Fontaine in Genshin Impact? Fontaine is the latest nation added to the ever-growing Genshin Impact. Following on from the previously-added area, Sumeru, which was covered in lush rainforests and sprawling deserts, Fontaine couldn’t be more different.

Taking inspiration from French culture, the region of Fontaine is bathed in water and full of clockwork, steampunk-styled machines and architecture.

For more Genshin Impact, we have guides covering how to get the Sword of Narzissenkreuz and the location of every Foggy Forest Branch. Without further ado, here’s how to reach Fontaine in Genshin Impact.

How to reach Fontaine

Genshin Impact - how to get to Fontaine: Map of Sumeru and Fontain in Genshin Impact
Map of Sumeru Desert and the entrance to Fontaine in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)

As it stands, there are technically two ways to get to Fontaine. The first way becomes available upon completing the early story quest, Act 3: Archon Quest Prologue, Song of the Dragon and Freedom. When you complete this quest, a teleport waypoint will automatically unlock in the desert of Sumeru. Use this teleport waypoint to reach Fontaine and start exploring.

✓ Jack’s Advice

Explore away!

Technically, it is better to go to Fontaine when the Archon Quest takes you there. With that in mind, feel free to take a look around, especially if you have the Stellar Reuinion returning player campaign active, since many objectives will be fulfilled there.

While you can get there in the early game, you can’t progress through the Archon quest related to Fontaine until you clear all the previous ones released throughout 3.0 in Sumeru. With that said the entire region should be fully explorable to you.

The second way to get there is once you’re all caught up with the Archon quests in Genshin Impact. When you launch the game after update 4.0 you will have a new Archon quest that begins in Caravan Ribat in Sumeru.

Genshin Impact - how to get to Fontaine: Genshin Impact - Map of Sumeru showing Caravan ribat
Map of Sumeru in Genshin Impact showing Caravan Ribat (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Head there and you will automatically travel to the first teleport waypoint outside Fontaine. The same teleport waypoint is the one that will automatically unlock, but to do the Archon quest you must begin in Caravan Ribat. The area that leads to Fontaine on foot can be found in Sumeru, just up past the Vourukasha Oasis and through the Hills of Barsom.

Unlike other areas such as Inazuma, you don’t have to worry about being unable to reach the area due to story reasons. This gives you free rein to explore the new area with everyone else, even if you’ve not done the prior Liyue, Inazuma, and Sumeru quests.

That’s all you need to know about how to get to Fontaine in Genshin Impact. For more guides, we have pages covering our ranking of the best DPS characters in Genshin, and all active Genshin Impact codes to redeem right now.

How to get to Fontaine FAQs

How do you unlock Fontaine?

Fontaine unlocks automatically after clearing Act 3 Archon Quest Prologue, Song of the Dragon and Freedom.

What is Fontaine based on?

The design of Fontaine draws heavy inspiration from French and other European cultures, specifically the Belle Époque era.