Genshin Impact Introduces Version 3.5 Update, March 1 Launch; New Characters & Hangout Events
During the Version 3.5 Special Program, developer HoYoverse revealed the details of the twenty-second Version Update for Genshin Impact, titled Windblume’s Breath, arriving soon on March 1, 2023. The Windblume Festival is back in Mondstadt with more challenges, rewards, and reunions for people to rejoice with the spirit of love and freedom.
This time, the festival will also welcome foreign guests from faraway Sumeru. As Collei revisits Mondstadt with Tighnari and Cyno, an adventure surrounding a mysterious prophecy will begin. Various minigames will also be available, such as the rhythm game Ballads of Breeze, the maze chase game Floral Pursuit, and the photo-touring mode Breezy Snapshots, where players can earn Primogems and other rewards.
Meanwhile, two characters with different combat styles will join the playable roster. The legendary Eremite Dehya wields her giant claymore and the power of Pyro in combat. With her Elemental Skill, Dehya can create a fiery field that not only deals Pyro damage to enemies within it but also transfers part of the damage taken by her teammates to herself. With her Elemental Burst, Dehya casts aside her claymore and strikes her enemies with fists and a stylish kick.
Furthermore, another new character, Mika, is the most active cartographer at the Knights of Favonius. Not only can he wield his polearm and the vision of Cryo in combat, but he can also target enemies with a crossbow and increase attack speed and physical damage to his teammates while using his Elemental Skill.
Also, this four-star character can further help teammates regain HP constantly with his Elemental Burst. Cyno will have his rerun in the first half of Version 3.5’s Event Wishes, and the latter half will feature Mika’s debut and Kamisayo Ayaka and Shenhe’s rerun. Dehya will debut in the Event Wish during the first half of the update and will join the Standard Wish after the end of Version 3.6.
Continuing on, Travelers will be able to enjoy a brand-new Archon Quest Intermission, and meet Dainsleif and Kaeya in Sumeru. In order to learn more about the tragedy of Khaenri’ah and the Abyss Order. Furthermore, a special story quest featuring Dehya and a new Hangout Event with Faruzan will give players a glance at those characters’ backstories.
Lastly, more add-on functions and optimizations will follow as the game is updated. Players will soon get an extra Intertwined Fate for each Archon Quest completed. The newly added Genius Invokation TCG will also see updates, including three new Character Cards featuring Eula, Sangonomiya Kokomi, and Kujou Sara, as well as another limited run of “Heated Battle Mode,” where Elemental Dice required for playing cards and casting Character Skills will be reduced, allowing for a more fast paced-gameplay.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world adventure 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. Version 3.5 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via the Epic Games Store or Genshin Impact’s official website and mobile via the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android on March 1, 2023.
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