Coming in after only five weeks from the last version 3.0 update, Genshin Impact shows off the latest 3.1 content update for the Sumeru region. Dubbed the”King Deshret and the Three Magi”, this new version will feature the next chapter in the story content as the third chapter to the Archon Quest of the Dendro Region. New to this version are exciting new additions such as three new characters as well as the unveiling of the desert regions of Sumeru.
Not only that but get ready to return to three previous regions to take on new events and rewards, as the ever-growing action RPG by Hoyoverse is set to celebrate its second year anniversary!
▍Genshin Impact 3.1 Official Trailer
▍The Arid Sumeru Desert Opens Up
Newly available for players to set foot in, is the great sandy expanse of the Sumeru Desert. This new harsh locale is home to new faunas and enemies sure to keep any hardened Traveler weary of their footsteps. Within the desert, stands the mighty Mausoleum of King Deshret, a lair chock full of traps, puzzles, and robotic guardians remaining ever resolute in protecting the treasures that lie within. Do you have what it takes to uncover the secrets of the crypt?
▍A New Threat Approaches
New locales give way to new enemies, as Genshin Impact’s next update introduces two extra bosses added to the game. Not much was revealed in terms of these guys so be sure to tune in for their next news update!
▍Candace, Cyno and Nilou Join Genshin Impact
It’s a new patch of Genshin Impact, and that means new character banners and reruns for all. Teased prior to the 3.0 special program back in August, these new characters will be added to the limited gacha pool, split into two different banners throughout the duration of the new Genshin Impact update. New to the game are 4-star Candace and the 5-star highlights of the banners Cyno and Nilou. Both phases of the gacha banners will also see a re-run of Venti and Albedo as well, so don’t miss this chance to claim these limited characters.
It should be noted, that the new 4-star unit Candace will be featured only in the Phase 1 banner for version 3.1.
▍Upcoming Events All Around Teyvat!
The new update will bring upon 6 separate events for travelers to sink their teeth to. Travel to each of the four available regions once more to participate in both old and new events to come!
■ Path of Gleaming Jade
A re-run event that simply gives an extra login bonus that can be collected via the in-game mail function. This time around the giveaway also includes a free party popper item and an all-new critter that you can bring along to your adventures. As per the last anniversary, collecting all rewards net players with enough primogems, enough for a modest 20 free wishes. Don’t miss out!
■ Of Ballads and Brews
A brand new event featuring Razor and Klee, “Of Ballads and Brews” will reward players with a new polearm weapon, along with its refinement materials among other things. In the event, the Traveler and co. return to Mondstadt to prepare for the coming festivities, clearing missions for the locals ranging from the usual monster slaying, boar hunting and even going on easter-egg hunts for treasure!
■ Wind Chaser
Participate in a test of speed and finesse by entering labyrinths lined up with wind-blowing mechanisms that can be steered to point in different directions and face combat challenges. Carve out your own path speeding through these challenges as you rack up more points according to your clear time and amount of coins collected. You can even online coop and explore this new domain together!
■ Star-Seeker’s Sojourn
Help out a Sumeru local in their search for treasure, using event-unique compass equipment that points to the goodies. The compass can be improved in accuracy by seeking out traces out in the field so get to investigating!
■ Hyakunin Ikki
The fan-favorite Hyakunin Ikki combat challenges return once more in Genshin Impact 3.1 update! Assemble six teams of two characters to take on waves of enemies using powerful Ganryuu Arts to quell the onslaught. Don’t drop your combo in the mayhem!
▍A Card Game Inside My Genshin? New TCG Game Mode Teased
Newly shown off in this special program, was the reveal that Genshin Impacts update will implement a new stay game mode where players are able to play a new card game within the world of Teyvat. Duke it out against others for a round of the new “Genius Invocation TCG” which will be available in both PvE and PvP form. The Livestream was quick to notify viewers that all cards can be obtained in-game and that PvP will not incur any rewards.
▍Genshin Impact 3.1 Special Program Codes
As per every Livestream event, Hoyoverse has also provided three separate codes for players to redeem through their official website. Redeem all three codes quickly, as they expire very soon! (valid until: September 17 12:00UTC)
■ 3B6RYY7AHX9D – 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Enhancement Ore
■ JT78YH7SGWRZ – 100 Primogems, 5 Hero’s Wit
■ 2BP9HY6BYFR5 – 100 Primogems, 50,000 Mora