Do You Need to Complete Sumeru to Unlock Fontaine in Genshin Impact?

Check out how to reach Fontaine if you haven't completed or unlocked Sumeru in Genshin Impact.

by Franklin Bellone Borges
Image: Hoyoverse

The Nation of Justice presided by the Archon Focalors, Fontaine can be considered the most unique of all the regions currently featured in Genshin Impact. But given the way that the nation is the overall fifth to make its way into HoYoverse’s megahit, will you need to complete all of the Sumeru Archon Quests in order to unlock it? Here’s whether or not you will need to complete Sumeru to unlock Fontaine in Genshin Impact.

Do You Need to Complete Sumeru to Unlock Fontaine in Genshin Impact?

Rvealed by HoYoverse in the Special Program focused on Genshin Impact 4.0, As Light Rain Falls Without Reason, it is recommended that you complete the Sumeru storyline in order to be able to both reach Fontaine and unlock its storyline. But, you will only need to have completed the game’s Prologue Act III: Song of the Dragon and Freedom in order to unlock the region.

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How to Reach Fontaine

Both those who have completed as well as those who have not completed the Archon Quests leading to Fontaine will be able to reach the nation by heading to the Realm of Farakhkert Waypoint, which will become automatically available after completing the game’s Prologue Act III: Song of the Dragon.

Once there, you will be able to either sail or glide to the Ramaritime Harbor (the first area part of the Fontaine map), where you will then be able to take the Aquabus. The Aquabus will then follow a long trail and take you directly to the Court of Fontaine, the nation’s capital.

Given the way that having at least one Pneuma and one Ousia-type character in your team can make exploration way easier in Fontaine, don’t forget that if you reached AR level 25 or above, you can claim a free Lynette by heading to the game’s event hub.

This guide was made while playing Genshin Impact on PC and PS5.

- This article was updated on August 16th, 2023

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