Genshin Impact: City of Hidden Runes Guide

Published: 31 May 2022
Check out the City of Hidden Runes quest guide in Genshin Impact.

With the newest update that has come with Genshin Impact, a ton of new content and quests have been released. The City of Hidden Runes quest is one of those quests that will require you to enter a different dimension and solve an intense puzzle. Not to worry!

This guide will show you how to complete the City of Hidden Runes puzzle in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: City of Hidden Runes Guide

To begin your journey, you must enter the blue sacred portal that can be found in the depths of The Chasm.

Once you enter the city of hidden runes, you will set up your characters and begin the encounter.

There are a few rules for this game regarding the symbols that you see on the ground.

The key to solving this puzzle is to match the symbols on the platform with the same color and image.

If you have stepped on a correct symbol, it will be activated, but you will get damaged if you step on the wrong symbols. Make sure to search and activate the correct symbols to solve the puzzle.

Blue Symbol

The blue symbol represented on the floor should look something like this.

You need to memorize this symbol and find the same symbols in the other arena. Once you’ve pressed on all correct symbols, all of them will vanish and monsters will spawn. Defeat the monsters to be able to proceed to the next area.

Once you finish off the first monster encounter, the lightshapers will activate. These Lightshapers will shine beams of light upon the platform that is on the opposite side. You can operate these devices and control where the beam is facing.

The light beams can activate all the large symbols in the arena. Activating the large symbols will solve this puzzle.

The first set of blue light beams needs to light up the two top symbols, get the light beams that are closer to each other and rotate them.

The second pair of light beams needs to go on the two bottom symbols and activate them, rotate those to get the perfect alignment.

You know that you will complete the task perfectly when the blue symbol in the middle shines.

The same process needs to be repeated with all 4 symbols. You just need to memorize their shape and color and step on the correct ones and then use the light beams to align the correct large symbols.

Once all the symbols have been activated, you need to travel to the opposite side of the first platform that you have landed. Meaning that you need to go upside-down.

The platform that you will travel on will have a hole in the middle, once you get there, a cut-scene will begin and the puzzle will be completed.