So far, Genshin Impact 2.8 has added several new puzzles, but the Astral Puzzle section of Mona’s new quest is one of the most difficult that miHoYo has added to Genshin in quite some time. To solve it, you must recreate starry constellations by rearranging nodes in a series of rooms to form patterns.
I’ll explain how the four puzzles work and provide solutions for each in this Genshin Impact Astral Puzzle guide. If you want to get Fischl’s outfit for free, you might also be interested in where to find the Phantasmal Conches, or if you’re looking forward to Sumeru, you might be interested in learning more about its three main characters: Tighnari, Collei, and Dori.
The Ancient Azure Stars event quest
The Astral Puzzles are part of the Ancient Azure Stars event quest, which in turn is the beginning of the fifth part of the Summertime Odyssey flagship event for Genshin Impact 2.8. To take part in the Summertime Odyssey events you need to meet the following criteria:
- Adventure Rank 32 or above
- Completed Archon Quest ‘Chapter 2: Prologue – Autumn winds, Scarlet Leaves’
- Complete Mona’s ‘Astrolabos Chapter: Act 1 – Beyond This World’s Stars’ story quest
If you haven’t completed Mona’s story quest, you can also enter the event via the ‘quick start’ option on the event page. The Summertime Odyssey events run until August 24, 2022.
How to unlock Mona’s domain puzzle
You’ll find yourself inside Mona’s phantom realm shortly after starting the Ancient Azure Stars quest, in a room with four barrier-sealed entrances, each of which shows a constellation. You must collect the Asterism Shards and place two of them in the upper and lower slots to unlock the first gateway. After completing each puzzle, you’ll need to return to the island to obtain another Asterism Shard in order to unlock the next door, and so on.
Genshin Impact Astral Puzzle #1
There is a constellation in each Astral Puzzle room that you must recreate by rotating the nodes on the floor and hitting them to form patterns. In this article, I’ve labeled the screenshots with the direction that each node must face. It doesn’t matter what order you hit the nodes in once everything is in place. If you want to see the pattern form, you can hit them as you go.
Genshin Impact Astral Puzzle #2
Because you can’t see the constellation through the ceiling, this one is a little more difficult. However, if you locate and activate the star in the room, it will fly out of one of the roof cracks and show you the constellation you must recreate through it.
Genshin Impact Astral Puzzle #3
For the third puzzle, you can find the constellation by looking through the door with the barrier off to the right. There are two possible solutions.
Genshin Impact Astral Puzzle #4
After you’ve removed some Asterism Shards from the previous doors to unlock the last Astral Puzzle, head into the room and hit the switch. This will make the constellation appear above you. Refer to the image above for the solution.
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