Hello travelers! This is your Genshin Impact development team, and today we’d like to show you more about the other part of Sumeru coming with version 3.1 “King Deshret and the Three Magi” on September 28th. This time, we will head west, passing through the rain forest, into the beautiful desert. Here we will discover the legends of King Deshret and the clues of the past buried in the sand. Additionally, three characters from Sumeru: Candace, Cyno, and Nilou will join the cast of playable characters.
Far beyond the sweltering sands, Mondstadt’s Weinlesefest celebrations arrive as the cool autumn wind blows, along with more events, mini-games, and rich rewards.
The area of death, mystery and technology.
Unlike the verdant tropical jungle, the Sumeru desert appears bleak and barren at first glance. In the center of the desert is the huge mausoleum of King Deshret. Though King Deshret and his ancient civilization have perished, his legends and technologies are still told by desert dwellers, as well as by the mechanisms and robots that guard his resting place.
Beneath the scorching sand lies a host of dungeons, challenging intruders with unseen puzzles, mechanics, and robotic guardians powered by ancient technologies from King Deshret. The Overseer Network’s Semi-Intransient Matrix Algorithm is the most dangerous of all, with the ability to turn invisible during combat. Another new Boss Enemy, Aeonblight Drake is also a powerful mechanical monstrosity that can be found in the rainforest.
Not as lifeless and desolate as it seemed at first, the desert area reveals a surprising variety of landforms and living things. Dunes, grand canyons, and oases rise amid harsh arid conditions, and creatures like the Sumpter Beast, Desert Fox, Quicksand Unagi, Red Vulture, Scorpion, and Scarab call this area home. Meanwhile, Aaru Village is the largest settlement and a solid stronghold for Desertfolk. The village has also taken in many exiled scholars from the Akademiya, and has become a place where people from different walks of life and valuable intelligence converge.
Sumeru’s Archon Quest will continue as its landscape stretches out into the desert. While the Traveler is busy dealing with the Akademiya, two Fatui Harbingers, Il Dottore and Scaramouche, have been hatching a plan in the Wisdom Nation.
More allies of Sumeru
As the story progresses, more Sumeru characters are ready to become reliable allies. Candace, a half-breed descendant of King Deshret, protects Aaru Village with her shield, polearm, and hydrovision. Although Candace is gentle and kind to people, she will become a fierce and skilled fighter whenever she feels threats in the village. Holding her Elemental Ability, Candace will start charging her ability and raise her shield to block incoming attacks and absorb DMG. When she is fully charged, Candace can jump high and unleash a ferocious attack on enemies in front of her. On exploration, Candace can lower the Climbing Stamina consumption for all four party members.
Like her dance, Nilou’s presence also has a calming effect on the city of Sumeru, as her caring personality always pushes her to support the people around her. However, she may also need some help when confusion and negativity arise in her mind. In combat, her Nilou prefers Hydro’s sword and power, and her graceful dance techniques are also manifested in her attack patterns. With her elemental ability, Nilou can perform two different dance moves, Sword Dance and Whirling Step, which deal different effects and damage respectively. She can further buff her teammates if Dendro and Hydro are the only two items available on her team.
Like General Mahamatra, Cyno is quite used to fighting with his polearm and the power of Electro. With Elemental Burst from him, Cyno calls forth a divine spirit to inhabit him, transforming into the Pactsworn Pathclearer. In the Pactsworn Pathclearer state, Cyno’s normal, charged, and dive attacks will be converted to electrical damage that cannot be nullified. At the same time, Cyno will receive multiple buffs, including increased elemental mastery, resistance to interruption, and immunity to electro-charged damage. In daily life, Cyno conscientiously carries out his duties to uphold justice and the rules of the Akademiya, but he also has a firm conviction and low-key attitude towards scholars and knowledge. After work, Cyno often pursues some interesting hobbies, including telling unfunny jokes and Genius Invokation, a new collectible card game that is scheduled to be added in version 3.3!
Cyno and Candace will be available during Event Wishes in the first half of patch 3.1, coinciding with the Venti replay. Nilou and Albedo’s replay will continue in the second half of the update.
More immersive desert adventures
To better simulate realistic trails in sand, we’ve been implementing a new feature, dynamic terrain deformation. When characters and creatures step into the desert, the sand under their feet will sink in, while some of the sand will collect around the footprints, causing a slight bump. Quicksand footprints vary depending on the size and movements of different targets.
Meanwhile, we have also enriched our DualSense Controller support for version 3.1. Each playable character will have vibration feedback as they cast their Elemental Burst, and we’ve got another surprise for you to discover!
Crisp autumn days in Mondstadt
Need a break from the hot, arid weather? The people of Mondstadt are preparing for the annual Weinlesefest. In folklore, this is a time to make and taste the wine of the year with the Anemo Archon. If the Archon is satisfied with the new wine, he will send the blessing of it with the autumn breeze.
This year’s Weinlesefest is all about family and friendship with our old friends. However, the main story will shed light on Razor, and his past will be uncovered as the story unfolds. Also, festivals often come with challenges and mini-games. We have prepared four different games during the seasonal event, such as the unique Charity and Creativity game, which requires players to manage their own shops! By experiencing all four games, you can obtain Festive Fever and exchange for various rewards, including a new four-star weapon, Missive Windspear, and its exclusive refinement material.
In addition to the festival, a new “Wind Chaser” event will test your tactics and how you maneuver with the wind currents in a special domain. Another event, “Star-Seeker’s Sojourn” will require your help to fulfill a young girl’s wish to seek out future stars. Also, if you manage to clear floor 4, chamber 3 in the Spiral Abyss, you will have a chance to recruit Collei for free!
Last but not least, we are bringing more bonuses during version 3.1. The daily login event is back once again, with up to 10 intertwined fates and other items to claim. Also, remember to check your in-game mailbox for a total of Primogems ×1,600, Fragile Resin ×4, and two unique devices, Jumpy Dumpty Party Popper and Cloud Retainer’s Damasked Device. We hope you have a good time with version 3.1 and look forward to seeing you next time!
|Hire Us For website setup, design, tech support or any type of online work.||Send Email|
|Follow Us On Google News||Google News|
|Follow Us On Facebook|
|Follow Us On Pinterest|
|Follow Us On Tumblr||Tumblr|
|Follow Us On Telegram||Telegram|
|Follow Us On Linkedin|
|Download Free Games||Download Free Games|