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How to Solve the Primal Sandglass Puzzle in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact released a 3.1 update called the “King Deshret and the Three Magi”.

You can gain Primogems as compensation rewards for the maintenance time.

The update includes new characters, domains, equipment, and more.

There are also new Archon and story quests that you can complete for rewards.

This includes new Archon Quest Chapter III acts and Cyno’s Story Quest.

An objective in the game is to solve the Primal Sandglass puzzle.

You need to hit a certain requirement to unlock those quests.

For instance, you may need an adventure rank of 40 and above.

Some quests are difficult to complete because of certain objectives.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to solve the Primal Sandglass puzzle (time trial challenge) in Genshin Impact.

How to solve the Primal Sandglass puzzle in Genshin Impact

Primal Sandglass Genshin Impact

To solve the Primal Sandglass puzzle in Genshin Impact, you need to find the first Sandglass and flip it.

Next, flip the remaining Sandglasses before the time runs out to complete the challenge.

Here are 2 steps to do this:

  1. Find the first Primal Sandglass and flip it to start the challenge.
  2. Find the remaining Primal Sandglasses and flip them before the time runs out.

Here’s the puzzle’s description, “A giant hourglass. No one knows why it was built and then left here. When touched, it will start to flip and mark time”.

Followed by, “Rotate all the nearby Primal Sandglasses before this giant hourglass’ sands run out, and you may gain some unexpected boon…”.

If you’re doing the “Try to unlock the rooms located deep within” objective, you need to flip 3 Primal Sandglasses.

The Primal Sandglasses can be reached by using the four-leaf sigils.

You need to flip all 3 Sandglasses in 30 seconds or you’ll fail the challenge.

Further reading

How to Do “Try to unlock the rooms located deep within” in Genshin Impact

How to “Proceed deeper within Khemenu Temple” in Genshin Impact

How to Solve “You do not have enough clearance” in Genshin Impact


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