HoYoverse has announced that Genshin Impact‘s massive 3.0 update will be launching on August 24, 2022.
Titled “The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings,” the 3.0 update will introduce players to the fourth nation of the game, Sumeru, along with a new element in Dendro, the last piece of Genshin Impact’s seven-element system.
When the Genshin Impact Version 3.0 update goes live, players will be able to explore the dense rainforests and the settlements within, including Sumeru City and Port Ormos.
In the Sumeru rainforest, plants and creatures with Dendro characteristics can take on various polymorphic transformations by coming into contact with the Hydro, Pyro, and Electro elements. Monsters can switch between different states or attack sequences and can produce different drops, while certain plants and mushrooms can provide useful effects.
The new boss enemy, the Jadeplume Terrorshroom is a type of Fungus with a strong animalistic nature and becomes quite territorial and aggressive. Another new Boss enemy is the Electro Regisvine, who also awaits Travelers in the depths of the forest.
The Dendro Element will also bring a whole new dimension to gameplay by triggering three different basic reactions: Burning, Bloom, and Catalyze, if used with the Pyro, Hydro, and Electro element respectively.
Dendro characters will also be added to the roster of playable ones – The five-star character Tighnari is a warm-hearted young researcher and Forest Watcher, and Tighnari’s pupil Collei will be joining as a four-star, and for a limited time, players can recruit her for free by completing 3.0’s main seasonal event, the Graven Innocence.
In addition to Dendro characters, the four-star Electro support character Dori will also join the game. Dori is an elusive merchant in Sumeru and wields a claymore. She can help restore HP and energy for nearby team members with her Elemental Burst.
Tighnari, Collei, and Zhongli will be available in the Event Wishes during the early half of the update, followed by Dori along with Ganyu’s and Sangonomiya Kokomi’s reruns.
Genshin Impact Version 3.0 will be available on August 24 for the PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, and Android devices.