Apparently, the main city of Fontaine has always been a part of Genshin Impact, ever since the first beta. A recently leaked video has shown an interesting city model that might be part of the upcoming Fontaine region.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything available so far about Fontaine's Steampunk city, scheduled for Genshin Impact 4.0 update. It is likely to arrive in about 10 months.

Fontaine characters
Fontaine characters Lyney and Lynette, who are favored by the Hydro Archon.

About Fontaine City

After Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma, the most recent Genshin Impact major update introduced another nation to the game named Sumeru. Even though players are yet to experience all of Sumeru's parts, more information about the upcoming Fontaine region has just been revealed.

As every region in the game represents a real-life place, rumors have been hinting that Fontaine is based on France.

The leaked video above reveals a rough model of a Fontaine city, likely to be the main one. The most interesting about it is that the whole city is attached to a vertical surface, which means it could be sticking out of a waterfall. This is a highly illogical design for a real life city, but since Genshin Impact is a world of magic, pretty much anything goes.

Some fans have started theorizing that the city could be separated into an upper part where the nobles would live and an underground level where the rest would be located. Below are some of the most notable details of the leaked city:

  • A lot of blue textures
  • Many buildings are clustered together
  • There could be some steampunk elements when it comes to architecture
  • The city seems to be built in a way that favors vertical travel
  • The region appears to be surrounded by a waterfall

About Fontaine's location and size

Thanks to new leaks from genshinBLANK, it is revealed that Fontaine lies to the north of Sumeru, where it connects to Liyue's Qiaoying Village. Ruled by the yet unnamed Hydro Archon, Fontaine values justice above all else. The Hydro Archon enforces its laws strictly, making this region one with some very harsh punishments for rulebreakers.

Nahida revealed a bit about the Hydro archon

However, the nation also seems to prize technology and the arts. It even has a newspaper publication read all across Teyvat known as “The Steambird.” Most of the information surrounding Fontaine, however, comes from its NPCs. The country seems to be fairly advanced, with a high level of technology development compared to the rest of the Teyvat nations.

Speculative map about the location of Fontaine.

Given the size of the missing area between Liyue, Sumeru, and Mondstadt, Fontaine might be a very sizable nation. It is likely inspired by real-world France in the 1900s, based on the NPC's attire. The name of the nation is also “fountain” in French, which is fitting since it’s governed by the Hydro Archon.

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