The version 3.5 update for Genshin effectcalled “Windblume’s Breath,” will launch on March 1, developer miHoYo announced.
Here’s an overview of the update, via miHoYo:
As spring approaches the city of Mondstadt, the Windblume Festival returns with more challenges, rewards and reunions for people to rejoice in the spirit of love and freedom. Mini-games, including the rhythm game ‘Ballads of Breeze’, the maze chase game ‘Floral Pursuit’ and the photo tour mode ‘Breezy Snapshots’, will be available for a limited time. The festival will also welcome foreign guests from as far away as Sumeru. When Collei revisits Mondstadt with Tighnari and Cyno, an adventure surrounding a mysterious prophecy begins.
Meanwhile, two characters with different fighting styles will join the playable roster. The legendary Eremite Dehya uses his giant clay and the power of Pyro in battle. With her elemental skill, Dehya can create a fiery field that not only deals Pyro damage to enemies within it, but also transfers some of the damage taken by her teammates to herself. With her Elemental Burst, Dehya tosses her camp aside and pummels her foes with fists and a stylish kick. Another new character, Mika, is the most active cartographer at the Knights of Favonius. Not only can he use the polar arm and vision of Cryo in battle, he can also target enemies with his crossbow and increase the attack speed and physical damage of his teammates while using his elemental skills. Also, this four-star character can help teammates regain HP constantly with his Elemental Burst. Cyno will have her reprise 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 reprise. Dehya will debut in Event Wish during the first half of the update, and will join Standard Wish after the end of version 3.6.
Version 3.5 will also offer a great chance to know more about the new characters, old companions, as well as travelers themselves in Sumeru. Dehya’s Story Quest and Faruzan’s Hangout Event will reveal the hidden pasts of the two respective characters, and the traveler will team up with Dainsleif and Kaeya to find out more about their lost siblings and the Abyss Order.
More additional features and optimizations will follow as the game is updated. Players will soon receive an additional Intertwined Fate for each completed Archon Quest. The recently 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 are required to play cards and cast character skills will be reduced.
Genshin effect is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via client and Epic Games Store, iOS via App Store and Android via Google Play. A Switch version is also planned.
Watch a new trailer below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.
Version 3.5 Update Trailer