Can You Explore Fontaine Without Completing Sumeru Region in Genshin Impact?

This guide answers whether you can explore the new region, Fontaine, in Genshin Impact without clearing Sumeru and its Archon quests.

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Here's a guide that answers whether you can explore Fontaine without completing the Sumeru region. | © HoYoverse

Genshin Impact 4.0 "As Light Rain Falls Without Reason" update is approaching. The new update will introduce the most awaited Fontaine region, three new playable characters, new weapon series, two new Archon Quests, many world quests, and other contents in different shapes and forms.

While players are excited and eagerly awaiting the new region's arrival, many in the Genshin Impact community who are new to the game or had quit long ago wonder whether they need to complete Sumeru's Archon Quests to explore the Fontaine region.

Seeing that, we are here with a handy guide that answers the question of whether you can explore Fontaine without completing Sumeru region Archon Quests in Genshin Impact. So keep reading!

Can You Explore Fontaine Without Completing Sumeru Region in Genshin Impact?

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You can explore Fontaine by completing Genshin Impact's prologue. | © HoYoverse

The short answer is yes, you can explore the Fontaine region in Genshin Impact without completing Sumeru or even the Inazuma region Archon Quests.

You can explore the Fontaine region by simply completing Mondstadt's Archon Quest Prologue Act III: Song of the Dragon and Freedom.

It is one of the early game quests you can reach and complete in around one or two hours, even if you start a new game.

This makes the Fontaine region and version 4.0 update an excellent entry point for new players who have always wanted to play Genshin Impact.

Or returning players who have yet to return to the game, fearing they might have to complete a backlog of quests to experience Fontaine.

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Here's a look at Fontaine. | © HoYoverse

That being said, while you can explore the Fontaine region by just completing Genshin Impact's prologue, to experience Fontaine's story, which is Chapter IV Archon Quests, you must complete Chapter 3 last quest, "Caribert," in Sumeru.

Meanwhile, suppose you want to tackle the challenges, activities, world quests, and other things in the Fontaine region in Genshin Impact. In that case, you don't need to complete the Sumeru region Archon Quests.

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Here's a look at Fontaine's Aqua Rail. | © HoYoverse

So if you want to experience the Fontaine region and everything it offers fully, we recommend you clear all backlog Archon Quests before the arrival of the version 4.0 update.

On the other hand, if you just want to explore the scenic landscapes and the underwater biome that the Fontaine region will bring to the table with Genshin Impact 4.0 update, there's no need for clearing the Archon Quests, may it be Sumeru's or Inazuma's.

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