Genshin Impact 3.1 release date confirmed. Here’s all the information you need to know about new characters, locations, challenges, and more. Also joining the Genshin Impact roaster is Anime from Demon Slayer Studio. Are you ready to dive deeper into the Sumeru region? If yes, get prepared for the Genshin Impact version 3.1 update named “King Deshret and the Three Magi” across all supported platforms.
The next update of the popular role-playing game from HoYoverse will allow players to explore the first part of Sumeru’s desert region, including the Mausoleum of King Deshret and the Aaru Village oasis.
The three new characters include the 5-star Nilou and Cyno as well as 4-star Candace. But most of this information was already out courtesy of leakers, however, it’s always good to have an official stamp of confirmation that lends credence to rumors.
To get a preview of new attractions, check the Genshin Impact v3.1 trailer, below.
Also arriving with Genshin Impact 3.1 are some new core features, like better DualSense support and dynamic terrain deformation. Here’s a snippet of information about new challenges and locations you’ll encounter in ver. 3.1 of Genshin Impact.
“In contrast to the tropical rainforest, the harsh desert of Sumeru has a stark, dangerous beauty. In the heart of the desert stands the majestic Mausoleum of King Deshret and dungeons full of puzzles, mechanisms, and robotic guardians powered by ancient technologies of the perished god and his ancient civilization. The desert is also home to Aaru Village, the largest settlement of the desert people and a safe harbor for exiled scholars and a wealth of information. As players delve into the desert area, Sumeru’s Archon Quest continues to unfold as more factions make their appearances, including two Fatui Harbingers, Il Dottore and Scaramouche.
Powered by unknown technologies, two mechanical monstrosities will debut as new Boss Enemies. The Algorithm of Semi-Intransient Matrix of Overseer Network is the leader of the mechanics guarding the Mausoleum of King Deshret, and it can become invisible in combat. Another new Boss Enemy, Aeonblight Drake will challenge players in the rainforest with distinct attack patterns.
More challenges and rewards also await you in Version 3.1. The “Wind Chaser” event will challenge participants to manage the energy of the wind in a special Domain. In another event, “Star-Seeker’s Sojourn,” you will help a young girl fulfill her wish in searching for the Future Stars. Finally, you will be rewarded in the Spiral Abyss if you complete Floor 4, Chamber 3, with the opportunity to recruit Collei for free. Additionally, the daily login event is back, with up to Intertwined Fate ×10 and other items to be claimed. A total of Primogems ×1,600, Fragile Resin ×4, and two unique gadgets, “Jumpy Dumpty Party Popper” and “Cloud Retainer’s Damasked Device,” will be delivered to you via in-game mail.”
In the end, read more about the new characters featured in version 3.1:
“Three Sumeru characters will be available to be recruited as reliable allies in players’ teams. After her debut as a dancer, Nilou will be joining as a five-star Hydro playable character, combining her elegant dance moves with swordsmanship. The trustworthy General Mahamatra Cyno is also ready for combat as a five-star Electro polearm wielder. He’s also a fan of Genius Invokation, a brand-new Trading Card Game yet to be added with Version 3.3! Candace, the half-blood descendant of King Deshret, will debut as the guardian of the Desertfolk and Aaru Village. Wielding her Hydro Vision and a polearm, she will be available as a four-star character in the Event Wishes with Cyno and Venti’s rerun during the first half of Version 3.1. Nilou and Albedo’s rerun will follow in the latter half of the update. Nilou and Albedo’s rerun will follow in the latter half of the update.”
And one more thing! It is well known that Genshin Impact has its origin in China, but it takes inspiration from Japanese anime, and now the game title will bring actual anime, thanks to Ufotable (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fate/Zero). See a teaser trailer, below.
Genshin Impact 3.1 will land on PS5, PS4, PC, and mobile devices on 28 September 2022. That said, nothing is concrete as to when the Genshin anime will arrive. HoYoverse has termed it a “long-term project”, so it seems likely not in the immediate future.