Genshin Impact Introduces Third Major Update, Sumeru; Late August Release

Today, developer HoYoverse revealed the seventeenth Version Update for Genshin Impact, The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings, which also happens to be the third major update to the game, will be available on August 24, 2022. This update not only includes Sumeru, the Nation of Wisdom, but the seventh element of Genshin Impact, Dendro, finally makes its way in.

In the Sumeru rainforest, plants and creatures with Dendro characteristics can take on various polymorphic transformations by coming into contact with the Hydro, Pyro, and Electro elements. Monsters can switch between different states or attack sequences and can produce different drops, while certain plants and mushrooms can provide beneficial effects.

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Here’s what you can expect in this Version Update:

  • Explore the Nation of Wisdom, Sumeru, and its rainforest full of plants.
  • Two new World Bosses: Jadeplume Terrorshroom and Electro Regisvine
  • Three new tools will be added: the Boon of the Elder Tree, Ultra-Hot Burner Lamp Test Model, and Fishing Line Stabilizer
  • Tighnari, Collei, and Zhongli will be available in the Event Wishes during the early half of the update, followed by Dori along with Ganyu’s and Sangonomiya Kokomi’s reruns.
  • Various new events will be added, including Graven Innocence, where players can get Collei, Tighnari’s pupil for free.
  • Two new Artifact sets: Deepwood Memories and Glided Dreams

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The new boss enemy, the Jadeplume Terrorshroom, is a type of Fungus with a strong animalistic nature and becomes quite territorial and aggressive. Another new Boss enemy is the Electro Regisvine, who also awaits Travelers in the forest depths.

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And, of course, you can’t have a brand-new element without characters. The first Dendro character Tighnari is a warm-hearted young researcher and Forest Watcher. Both his Charged Attack and Elemental Burst can deal damage over multiple phases, which allows him to trigger chain reactions based on the Dendro element.

Moreover, Collei will also be joining as the first-ever Dendro unit. It should be noted that even after his banner ends, Tighnari will be added to the pool of permanent characters from Version 3.1 and onwards and is therefore not an event-exclusive character.

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Lastly, the developer revealed on the Special Program broadcast the planned schedule for Version Updates from 3.0. Each update leading to Version 3.3 will have a five-week duration instead of a six-week duration, as it has been since release. However, the developers have reassured players that even though the Version schedule got one week shorter, there will be no change in the volume of content that is planned.

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We will be sure to keep you detailed on more details regarding Version 3.0. You can watch the official trailer for Version 3.0 below:

You can also watch the full broadcast of the Version 3.0 Special Program below:

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way.

Starting from Version 3.0, players can explore Sumeru, as well as Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover.

Genshin Impact’s Version 3.0 update will be arriving on August 24, 2022. With the cross-save and cross-play functions, players can enjoy their adventure across PlayStation, PC, Android, and iOS.

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