While there are quests that send players to far-off areas and take a while to complete, there are puzzles that can be solved right where they are found and offer an immediate reward. Some of these puzzles are very clever and are a lot of fun to solve . . . and then some are the Hidden Palace of Guizang Formula.
Getting to the location of the Hidden Palace of Guizang Formula is a bit of a trek. It is far from where players start the game, so it may be wise to level up first. It will be needed eventually anyway once players solve the puzzle. This puzzle is in some ruins in the middle of a lake. The location where it can be found is called Luhua Pool.
When reaching the ruins, players can see a giant pit, but its entrance has been sealed off by a magical barrier. The seal is surrounded by six fire pillars arranged in a circle. Most players will probably figure out that they need a character with the pyro element to light the pillars. The trouble comes when they find that they can only activate three pillars at a time, instead of being able to light all of them. So which three are the correct ones to light?
There is a clue in the form of ruin writing. It reads: “Let anyone who follows in the footsteps of the immortals kowtow before the treasure’s gate.” It certainly is a cryptic hint. Nevertheless, the solution is simple. All that the player needs to do is to light the three fire pillars that have unbroken stone columns behind them, but good luck figuring that out with the clue presented.
In a game that has so many great puzzles and challenges, there are bound to be some flops. It’s also possible that since Genshin Impact is made by miHoYo, a Chinese Company, there is some nuance that didn’t quite translate into English.
Upon dropping down into the pit, players will get an achievement for completing the Hidden Palace of Guizang Formula. To enter the Domain, players will need to be Adventure Rank 30. The two areas that players can explore are recommended party levels of 60 and 70.