Fight for the future of Sumeru and meet Nahida as a playable character, out November 2.
Hello, Travelers! Your Genshin Impact dev team is here to meet you again. After two months in the Nation of Wisdom, the next update is now confirmed to arrive on November 2. With Version 3.2 “Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises,” we will finally come to the very moment where Sumeru’s fate will be decided. Team up with Nahida, Layla, and more reliable allies to find out more!
Beyond the Archon Quest, a series of fun events will take place, including “Fabulous Fungus Frenzy” where Travelers can catch and train Fungi. Besides, we’d like also like to announce that Genshin Impact will include Italian and Turkish subtitles starting from Version 3.3! We can’t wait to see more players from diverse backgrounds joining us in the future!
The Dendro Archon and the Man-Made God
After experiencing the Sabzeruz Festival samsara and surviving the journey through the desert, we will finally reach the end of the Sumeru Archon Quest arc. Picking up right where we left off, Nahida has been confined in the Sanctuary of Surasthana by The Doctor. As the Dendro Archon, the Akademiya and the Grand Sage, two Fatui Harbingers, desert-dwellers, and all other important players enter the scene, the final chapter will push the story to the climax.
Although the Traveler will receive support from many allies, including insiders like Cyno, the General Mahamatra, and Alhaitham, the path to save Nahida and Sumeru will be fraught with difficulties, as will the epic fight against The Balladeer. Different from The Balladeer we’ve encountered before, the third Fatui Harbinger boss that we are destined to fight comes in the form of a massive mechanical-looking puppet crafted by the Akademiya and The Doctor. To defeat this boss, you will have to survive two combat phases. In the first phase, The Balladeer’s upper body will take the stage with gigantic mechanical arms, along with several types of elemental powers and abilities, including attacks that create huge Hydro tornadoes, Electro beams, and burning or freezing fields.
But you will not fight alone. A floating device will accompany you throughout the combat and help turn the tide in the second phase. After The Balladeer transformed into this massive form, your regular attacks will no longer do any damage. The floating little helper will be the only one capable of breaking through his defenses and attacking the boss’ weak points.
The end of the Archon Quest does not mean the end of our journey in Sumeru. Whether it’s the mysteries from the past or changes in the future, there are still lots to be uncovered.
More Allies From Sumeru
After accompanying the Traveler on their long journey, Nahida is finally ready to join the cast as a playable five-star Dendro catalyst user. Meanwhile, Layla, an Akademiya student with an unusual ability, will be joining as a four-star Cryo sword user.
Since her birth, Lesser Lord Kusanali, also known as Nahida, has yet to set foot in the outside world. All the knowledge she possesses is like pieces of scenery she has never seen with her own eyes. But now, we get the chance to show her around, and even spend more time with the young Archon in her Story Quest upon finishing the Sumeru Archon Quest.
In combat, Nahida can cast a unique viewfinder-ish skill by holding her Elemental Skill, dealing AoE Dendro Damage as she marks and links opponents with the Seed of Skandha. When marked opponents take damage from Dendro Cores or have Elemental Reactions triggered on themselves, Nahida will unleash a powerful Tri-Karma Purification dealing Dendro Damage. Another amazing use for her Elemental Skill is to collect harvestable items directly from a distance. With her Elemental Burst, Nahida will manifest the marvelous Court of Dreams and expands the Shrine of Maya. Within the Shrine of Maya, a Pyro member will increase the DMG of Tri-Karma Purification, an Electro member will shorten the interval between each Tri-Karma Purification, and a Hydro member will increase the duration of the field.
The second new playable character is Layla, an astrology student with the ability to sleepwalk. Looking tired and anxious most of the time, Layla suffers from severe sleep deprivation as a result of her relentless struggle with her studies and lack of confidence. However, her unique talent to sleepwalk allows her to reveal her true personality, regain her self-confidence, and complete all unfinished papers.
Layla’s sleepwalking ability also defines her combat style. When she casts her Elemental Skill, Layla appears to be asleep in a lunar shield. The shielded character can not only gain protection, but also accumulate a Night Star whenever they cast their Elemental Skill. Once four Night Stars are accumulated, they will transform into homing Shooting Stars. With her Elemental Burst, Layla will unleash a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE while also generating Night Stars for Layla’s shield. In addition, Layla has a chance to receive double the product when crafting Character Talent Materials.
Nahida and Yoimiya’s rerun will be featured in the early part of Version 3.2’s Event Wishes, and we will see Layla’s debut in both Yae Miko and Tartaglia’s reruns in the latter half. The new 5-star weapon, “A Thousand Floating Dreams” will be available in the new Weapon Event Wish.
A Fun and Frenetic Frenzy of Challenges
A series of fun events will also take place in Teyvat, though some may sound a bit strange. Have you ever thought of catching and training some Fungi? “Fabulous Fungus Frenzy” is a Fungus competition organized by certain researchers. You can catch various Fungi with a special gadget called “Wisdom Orb,” feed and train them with different abilities, and battle local competitors’ Fungi teams. The competition has even attracted Layla and a special guest from another nation. Once you reach a certain phase of the event, you can even summon the great and almighty merchant, Dori to join your team!
The Adventurers’ Guild in Mondstadt is also preparing some challenges in the upcoming “Adventurer’s Trials” event, and you can only pass those tests with provided characters. For example, you need to knock Slimes into the Vine Goal by triggering an Overloaded reaction with Yanfei’s and Klee’s attacks, or dodge Giant Pinballs with Yelan’s Elemental Skill. You can also team up with friends in Co-Op Mode to have fun together.
With Version 3.2, the last member of the Hypostasis family, Dendro Hypostasis will finally land in Sumeru. Not only does it serve as a new open-world boss, it is also a part of the challenge in the “Hypostatic Symphony” event. If you want something casual, don’t forget to visit Liben in “Marvelous Merchandise” and check out the “Outside the Canvas, Inside the Lens” events.
Last but not least, we’d like to introduce the long-awaited “Replication System” to the Serenitea Pot system! With the new function, you will be able to share the layout of your realm, and implement others’ design in your teapot! And that’s all for today’s sharing. Next time, we will bring you more information on Genshin Impact’s first-ever card game – Genius Invokation!