3.4, the Lantern Rite update in Genshin Impact, is winding down, and it’s time for you to look forward to the following patch. As with Hoyoverse tradition, upcoming submissions are showcased via a live stream that previews the update. 3.5’s livestream aired on February 17, 2023, and here’s everything they showed.

New Characters, Weapons, and Rerun Banners

Dehya continues to be an instrumental character throughout the Sumeru Archon Quests, and today she’s becoming playable within this update! Many players happen to be excitedly anticipating her, causing this to be wait worthwhile. She’s a 5-star Pyro Claymore user with abilities like other characters’ however with her unique spin.

Dehya’s E works like Albedo’s, leaving Fiery Sanctum, where enemies get extra Pyro damage when hit there. It has additional functionality that lets her undertake a portion of the lost HP whenever your on-field character requires a hit. That has a specified limit, and Dehya stops redirecting damage past it.

Her Burst puts her within the Blazing Lioness state. While under its effects, Dehya will unleash a combo of Pyro-infused punches, ending having a spectacular kick. She’ll leave a Fiery Sanctum instance where she's when the state ends.

Her skills scale together with her HP as her abilities draw on damage mitigation.

The second new character in 3.5 is Mika, the surveyor from the Knights of Favonius. He’s a 4-star Cryo Polearm user, though the younger crowd uses a crossbow in the standard combo and E skill. His abilities tend toward support and healing, buffing the ATK SPD of allies when utilizing his E and granting them healing together with his Q.

Specifically, when tapping, Mika shoots an ice projectile together with his E, or you can aim it by holding the button. His Burst comes with an activation heal according to his HP and puts allies within the Eagleplume state. Under its effects, friends that hit enemies recover health.

Dehya is featured within the first half of the patch, together with Cyno’s rerun. The second half features Ayaka and Shenhe, with Mika being an accompanying 4-star on both banners.

The Beacon of Reed Sea is Dehya’s signature 5-star weapon, featured using the Staff from the Scarlet Sands within the first half of the update. After that, the Weapon Banner will change to Mistsplitter Reforged and Calamity Queller as Ayaka’s and Shenhe’s signatures.

New Archon Quest

The ‘Caribert’ chapter continues to be announced as the following step for that Traveler’s journey. Here, their paths cross with Dainsleif again. The livestream hosts hint that Kaeya may also be somehow involved in this, and wouldn’t that be a thrilling encounter? Dainsleif, the cursed knight from centuries ago, meets Kaeya, a descendant of Khaenri’ah. What secrets are we able to glean using their conversation? Hopefully, there's.

The quests also introduce new enemies: a Cryo Abyss Herald along with a Geo Shadowy Husk. Nothing else is famous about them, however, you can expect to come across them often within this patch. Spiral Abyss enthusiasts must determine the best counters for these enemies.

New Hangouts

Learn much more about Faruzan, the woman thrown forward over time. Update 3.5 gives her a hangout event that you can do at your leisure. Primogems, her food specialty, and much more are available if you do this activity. Find all of the endings and revel in them!

New Events

The Windblume Festival is back again, this time around with visitors from Sumeru. Collie finally receives a chance to spend time together with her Mondstadt friends, especially Amber. Accompanied by Tighnari and Cyno, they can enjoy the city’s hospitality and celebrations.

During the Festival, players can

Collect balloons in Floral Pursuit

Play music in Ballads of Breeze

Take pictures in Breezy Snapshots

Rewards include Crowns of Insight, Primogems, talent level-up and weapon ascension materials, enhancement stones, Mora, and EXP Books. Other information on the note is:

You can pick which instrument to experience in Ballads of Breeze (Lyre, Zither, or Drum).

Breezy Snapshots works like the past snapshot event. You can fix a camera angle, freeing you to move around while taking photos.

Floral Pursuit will take you to definitely different locales. You must avoid getting caught by some specific balloons. Otherwise, you’ll have to start your collection again.

However, the most significant reward may be the Mailed Flower, a free 4-star claymore obtainable by participating in the event.

Aside from the Windblume Festival, there are more events to anticipate.

Fungus Mechanicus

It’s a brand new event that mixes the mechanics from the Fungi Capture event and also the Theatre Mechanicus. You’ll control mini fungi being attacked by mechanics, and also you must protect your little mushrooms in the latter. They have elemental abilities to protect themselves but need your guidance to do this successfully.

Vibro-Crystal Verification

Some players might don't forget this event. A researcher from Fontaine was researching this back once the Chasm reopened. He had submitted his findings, however, the court ruled it was falsified and needed verification. Another researcher has had his spot to ensure the experiments are valid, which means this event has returned.

It’s a battling trial event. The gimmick is you can set specific buffs to trigger when conditions are met. Taking advantage of these buffs means creating a team that easily fulfills those.

Spices in the West: Northerly Search

In this returning event, one from the Gourmet Supremos continues to be trying to make a spice that works for every meal. Help her out by looking into making delicious spices. Add the components (so as) to make it. Then, sprinkle it over delicious food, and also you can create it for your friends within the teapot.

This tests your understanding of your companions because they have their preferences.

All these events will reward various things, from Primogems to Mora along with other enhancement materials (whether for level-up, talents, or weapons). Have fun with each one of these events!

What’s Beyond 3.5?

Rumors and leaks happen to be saying that in 3.6, we can get Baizhu to be sold. He’s the first-ever Dendro character shown within the game, and it'll only be then that he’ll be playable. Leaks of the 5-star Geo character from Inazuma will also be heavily hinted at.

If HYV works on the same schedule, we can get the Sumeru cycle to finish in 3.7 or 3.8 followings a summer event. This is anytime from June to August, after which we can get Fontaine to be the following nation within the 4.0 update.

The summer event may also mean the return from the Golden Apple Archipelago, now with new mechanics!

That’s just a few months away!

Genshin Impact Version 3.5 is Coming!

It goes live on March 1, 2023. Ensure you’ve completed all of the events beforehand and also the Battle Pass. Also, there’s a monthly refresh for that Fates within the Stardust portion of Paimon’s Bargains. Get them before they disappear forever!

There’s still the Almighty Arataki Extraordinary and Exhilarating Extreme Beetle Brawl to accomplish. Winning the simple or hard difficulty fights provides you with 80 Primogems, and it’s not a challenging event to complete. With 6 rounds, that’s 480 Primos to seize! Granted, that’s only 2 1/3rd fates, but any amount is important for players attempting to save for any specific character.

Have fun, and don’t let your beetles down!