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Genshin Impact guide: Watatsumi cube puzzle solution

How to solve the eight-cube ruin puzzle

Several puzzle cubes glow purple on a platform. Image: Mihoyo via Polygon

Watatsumi Island is home to many cube puzzles in Genshin Impact, but its hardest is one that requires a sudoku-like solution. Our Genshin Impact guide will walk you through how to complete this eight-cube puzzle.

This puzzle is right outside the eastern Teleport Waypoint by Bourou Village on Watatsumi Island. Once you go to that teleporter, just run north a bit to see the cubes.

A split map showing Zhongli standing in front of some puzzle cubes with the right half shows a map indicating where the puzzle is. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo

The puzzle requires you to hit the cubes a certain number of times, and you’ll receive two Exquisite Chests and one Precious Chest for your time.

Each time you complete one set, you’ll need to teleport away and return for the next puzzle to show up. If the next puzzle doesn’t show up, you can log out and log back in, and it should appear. (Our third puzzle didn’t show up until we relogged.)

We’ve listed the solutions to the three cube puzzles below. If you mess up, you can relaunch Genshin Impact to reset the puzzles back to their default positions.


Watatsumi Island cube puzzle solution 1

A graphic marking the eight cubes with numbers. The top middle cube is labeled 1, the top left cube is labeled 2, the middle cube is labeled 3, and the bottom right cube is labeled 4. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo
  1. Hit cube 1 three times.
  2. Hit cube 2 twice.
  3. Hit cube 3 three times.
  4. Hit cube 4 once.

Watatsumi Island cube puzzle solution 2

Stone puzzle cubes marked with numbers. The bottom right cube is labeled 1, the middle left cube is marked 2, the middle cube is marked 3, and the top middle cube is marked 4. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo
  1. Hit cube 1 three times.
  2. Hit cube 2 once.
  3. Hit cube 3 twice.
  4. Hit cube 4 twice.

Watatsumi Island cube puzzle solution 3

An image marking multiple stone cubes. The bottom right cube is marked 1, the bottom left cube is marked 2, the top left cube is marked 3, and the top right cube is marked 4. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo
  1. Hit cube 1 twice.
  2. Hit cube 2 twice.
  3. Hit cube 3 once.
  4. Hit cube 4 three times.

After this, you’re all done with these mind-numbing puzzles.