Genshin Impact, with its vast landscapes and intricate quests, often leaves players scratching their heads. One such quest is ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ a multi-layered mission that promises not only a fascinating storyline but also some valuable rewards. ‘In Search of Lost Time’ is a complicated quest centered around assisting Broglie, a Hydrology Researcher. Your mission? Retrieve crucial monitoring data from hydrology research stations that have unfortunately sunk. If you’re looking to navigate this quest smoothly, you’ve come to the right place. Here is how you can complete ‘In Search of Lost Time’ in Genshin Impact.
How Do You Finish the ‘In Search Of Lost Time’ Quest in Genshin Impact?
Before diving into this quest, ensure you’ve completed three preliminary quests: North, West, and South. The silver lining? Even if the Archon Quest remains incomplete, you can still embark on ‘In Search of Lost Time.’
In Search of Lost Time: South Quest
Your first destination is the New Fontaine Research Institute Waypoint. From there, head southwest until you spot a broken bridge near the water. Here, you’ll find Broglie, visibly upset. Lend him an ear, and he’ll fill you in on the situation.
Upon following the quest marker, you’ll discover a sunken research station. Inside, a deactivated console awaits in the control room. But before you can activate it, you’ll need to interact with floating books that reveal the location of a vital energy storage device.
But it’s not all smooth sailing. An enemy lurks nearby, and you’ll need to harness the power of nearby Jellyfish to defeat it. Once vanquished, activate the Crystal Mechanism, swim inside swiftly, and use the console. This part can be tricky, as you’ll need to transfer energy between devices. But with focus and patience, you’ll manage to retrieve the monitoring data. Return to Broglie on the shore to complete this leg of the quest.
- Reward: Monitoring Data
In Search of Lost Time: West Quest
Your next stop is a tower north of Mont Esus East. Climbing to the top might seem straightforward, but a couple of Fatui Skirmishers stand in your way. Once you’ve dealt with them, you’ll find the final floor blocked. The only way to access it? Complete the quest.
A paper on the table below provides clues to two Fatui camps. While the first camp, west of the tower, might not offer much, the second camp southeast holds the key. Here, you’ll need to outsmart some hidden Fatui Skirmishers. Once they’re out of the picture, return to the tower, activate the Stabilizer, and claim your Precious Chest. Don’t forget to activate the console to secure the monitoring data.
- Reward: Precious Chest and Monitoring Data
In Search of Lost Time: North Quest
Your final destination is a tower northwest of the New Fontaine Research Institute. Climbing this tower presents its own set of challenges, especially when voices from below hint at more mysteries. An energy transfer terminal provides the solution, but it’s a game of transferring energy between devices. Successfully navigating this puzzle not only grants you access to a Common Chest but also pits you against a few enemies. Once they’re defeated, the monitoring data from the console is yours for the taking.
- Reward: Common Chest and Monitoring Data
The Final Quest: In Search of Lost Time
With the three quests behind you, ‘In Search of Lost Time’ is automatically triggered. Meeting Broglie at the New Fontaine Research Institute sets the stage for the final act. As you follow the quest marker to the central processing station, a Luxurious Chest in Genshin Impact awaits. But just as Broglie is about to access the console, Malinovskyi, a member of the Fatui, interrupts.
A chase follows, leading to a confrontation with Malinovskyi. After a series of energy transfers and strategic moves, you’ll corner Malinovskyi and retrieve the stolen monitoring data. Handing this over to Broglie not only completes the quest but also earns players ‘The Forgotten Realm’ Achievement in Genshin Impact.
- Reward: Luxurious Chest in Genshin Impact and The Forgotten Realm Achievement.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, Playstation, Android and iOS.