Genshin Impact: How to Unlock Altar of Mirages Estate in Sumeru

Difficult areas in Genshin Impact is a great way to acquire valuable in-game resources. While most of them are easy to locate as indicated on your map, single-use areas, such as the Mirage Altar (Behind the illusory curtain), require solving puzzles or taking quests first.

According to the game map, this domain is located near The Mausoleum of King Deshret. However, when you go there, you will find nothing but a sea of ​​sand.

The domain name is Mirage Altar, and it’s in the desert! So you might wonder if it’s not hidden in an optical illusion. Well not really. If you want to know how to unlock this domain, please read on.

How to Unlock Altar of Mirages Domain in Genshin Impact

To unlock the Mirage Altar field, you must first complete at least the third part of the golden sleep series of quests called The Secret of Al-Ahmar. If you haven’t started this questline yet, you can do so by first talking to Bonifaz in Aaru Village.

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This questline is filled with objectives that will have you solving puzzles inside mysterious ruins. These quest objectives include “proceed deeper into Temple of Khemenuand “try to unlock the rooms deep within you”. So this quest will likely take a few hours of exploration and puzzle solving.

Additionally, in the Ruins there are mechanics that will require you to “level up your clearance” in order to use them. You will get the Scarlet Sand Slate device and your first authorization once you are done The Secret of Al-Ahmar quest. This is the level of authorization required to explore the area where Mirage Altar domain is located.


If you have already finished The Secret of Al-Ahmar quest and obtained the first authorization for the Scarlet Sand Slatefollow the steps below:

STEP 1: Travel to the Teleport Waypoint shown on the map below, and follow the path we marked.

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2ND STEP: Once near the domain as indicated on your map, you should find a door with a Base of the Secret Rites. Interact with him to open the door. Again, you can only do this if you’re done The Secret of Al-Ahmar.

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STEP 3: In the next room you will find a Dendroculus and a hole in the ground. Go down into the hole. It’s going to be long, so don’t worry if it’s all black at first.

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Once on the ground, you should have arrived at the entrance of the Mirage Altar domain.


That’s all you need to know about unlocking the Mirage Altar domain. We hope we were able to help you with this one. Now take on the domain challenge and reap the rewards!

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Genshin Impact is an Action Role-Playing Game developed by miHoyo, also known as HoYoverse. The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android, while a Nintendo Switch release is currently in the works.