It\’s been just over a week since Genshin Impact, the fantasy open-world RPG from miHoYO, launched on PC, PS4, and mobile. Already the game has proved to be a big success with both players and critics, despite the controversy surrounding its \”gacha game\” mechanics. Ultimately, Genshin Impact is a game of combat, random loot, and exploration.

The last of these key pillars of gameplay is perhaps the most important, and players can expect to spend a lot of time out in the sprawling world. Filling the void are numerous quests, some obvious, others well hidden. Perhaps one of the most challenging of Genshin Impact\’s quests requires players to open the Nine Pillars of Peace. Although time-consuming to complete, the rewards for doing so are worth the effort.

The Nine Pillars

To begin the Nine Pillars of Peace quest, players will first need to find the pillars themselves in the center of Genshin Impact\’s Cuijue Slope region. The nine pillars form a rough circle, with an inscribed stone in the middle of them. Activating this stone will start the quest to enter the nearby temple.

To get inside, players must activate the nine pillars. However, this can\’t be done until they\’ve collected nine Stones of Remembrance, which can require quite a lot of leg-work. The only way to get Stones of Remembrance is to upgrade enough Statues of the Seven, which is done using Geolocus items. Once players have upgraded enough Statues to get nine Stones of Remembrance, they should head back to the pillars.

Into the Temple

The next step to entering the temple and completing the quest is to activate each pillar. This is done by climbing up to the orange glowing panel which can be found on each one, and interacting with it. Doing this will consume a Stone of Remembrance, and activate the pillar for the quest. Once all nine have been completed, the gates of the temple will open.

Inside, players will find several tough encounters waiting for them, so they should make sure to bring some of the best Genshin Impact characters. Anyone who successfully fights their way through the Ruin Guard, Geovishap Hatchlings, and Ruin Hunter will be rewarded. The chests at the end of the temple contain a Royal Flora Legendary Artifact, as well as a valuable ring that can be sold at Xigu Antiques. In addition, the quest will complete, awarding the player with a good chunk of Adventure Rank XP.

Genshin Impact is available now on Mobile, PC, and PS4, and later on Switch.