Genshin Impact Chess Pieces are special collectibles required to unlock the new Hadramavet Desert quest. In this guide, we'll tell you where to find King Deshret's Pillar, Frontier Fort, Soul Boat, Haj Nisut, and Gurabad Temple and how to use them.
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Where to find chess pieces in Genshin Impact
We highly recommend that you start searching for these items after completing the quest chain “Bilcis Memorial Service” and the “Falconry” world quest. Thus, you will open access to the chessboard located in the Safkhe Shatranj location (formerly called Abandoned Temples) and shown in the screenshots below, and you will be able to go to the places where, in fact, the figures are hidden.
There are a total of 5 chess pieces scattered throughout the Hadramavet Desert. Almost all of them are underground, which complicates their search somewhat. The map below shows the approximate location of all items. Next, we will take a closer look at finding them.
Pillar of King Deshret
- Location: Safkhe Shatranj
You will most likely collect this figurine when completing the world quest “The Temple Where the Sands Flow Like Tears”, because after finding the genie Lilupar, a rich chest will appear, in which the item you need lies. If for some reason you missed this item, then go to Safkha Shatranj and enter the triangular passage north of the chessboard.
Continue going deeper into the ruins by jumping down the edge of the cliff and enter the Lilupar Dungeon, where there is a huge withered tree. Approach its hollow and you will find here a rich chest containing the figurine.
- Location: Ghoul Pass
< p>Most likely, you will be able to obtain it during the world quest “Abundance Under the Sand Dunes I”. A rich chest with the right item appears after the destruction of the sacred scorpion. If you missed this item, then below we will tell you how to get to it after completing the mission.
< p>Move to the underground teleporter in Bait al-Muazzam, and then run forward and jump off the cliff. You need to go into the passage, visible a little further. Then run past the original obelisk without turning anywhere.
Go down the stairs and turn right. You will enter a spacious area with a cube. This is where you will find the chest if you haven't looted it before.
Boat of Souls
- Location: Land of Three Channels
You can get it when completing the mission “Abundance Under the Sand Dunes II”. Open the huge triangular door and right in the corridor you will find a rich chest with a figure. If you missed this little thing, below we have indicated how you can get to this place again.
Teleport to the underground fast travel point to get to Bait al-Sukr, then run forward into the triangular passage. In the corridor you will see a chest containing the figurine you need.
- Location: Break-legs Valley
You can get it during the passage of the world quest “Abundance under the sand dunes III”. You will need to open an ancient door in the central area of the ruins to reach the required rich chest. If you missed it, then below we told how you can get to this location later.
Travel to the underground teleport near the ruin golem and climb up with the four leaf symbols. Enter the huge triangular passage. In the center of the spacious location you will see a chest with the item you need.
- Location: Ghoul Pass
Can be found after completing the Falconry mission. Head to the teleport near Unut Setekh, and then turn around and run into the cave. Start going down, constantly looking to the right – there you will have to find a breach in the wall. Enter it and look for a chest near the left wall.
How to use chess pieces
After obtaining all 5 chess pieces, return to Safkha Shatranj. Before that, we recommend that you complete the world quest “The Falcon Who Folded Its Wings”, which is also a condition for opening the quest from the “Lost Apocalypse” line. Once near the chessboard, go to all the turquoise barriers and insert figurines into them.
When you place all the pieces on the board, a cut-scene will start, in which Lilupar will announce that it's time for training – Primordial constructions will suddenly attack you. As a result, the mission “Memory of Gurabad” starts.
Activation of chess pieces
When you place the first chess piece, you will probably notice a blue light on it, when approaching it, the “Install” option will appear. It is required to activate the object. However, this can only be done with special activating devices.
In a separate guide, we will tell you , where you can find the activating mechanisms for each of the figures, and why exactly this needs to be done.