Genshin Impact 3.6 details: Release date, character banners, events, more

Genshin Impact 3.6 character preview screenHoYoverse

The Genshin Impact 3.6 update is finally here, which means Travelers can jump into lots of exciting new content. Here’s everything featured in the version 3.6, including all the new banners and events.

The Genshin Impact 3.6 update has finally been released and players can spend their Primogems on the current banner characters and take part in new events. There are some highly anticipated rerun banners available in Phase 1 of the update, and Phase 2 will see the debuts of Baizhu and Kaveh, two new Dendro wielders.

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Aside from these additions, the 3.6 update also features several new enemy types that aim to shake up combat. This is incredibly exciting for any Travelers who are looking to return to Genshin Impact before we head over to the Fontaine region.

So, if you wish to know everything that’s available in Genshin Impact’s Version 3.6 update, then we’ve compiled all the details in one place for you here.


Genshin Impact 3.6 release date

Xiangling and Lumine in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
Genshin Impact 3.6 will add plenty of exciting content.

The Genshin Impact 3.6 update was released on April 12, 2023, and is expected to end on May 24, 2023.

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This means players will have plenty of time to save up their Primogems for the rerun banners in Phase 1, and Baizhu and Kaveh in Phase 2. 

3.6 livestream

The Genshin Impact 3.6 livestream took place on the official Twitch channel on March 31, 2023, at 8AM (UTC-4). This special program featured details about new game content and developments in Version 3.6.

Several Genshin Impact codes were also featured throughout the presentations, which can be redeemed for free Primogems and other in-game items. The livestream was also uploaded to the Genshin Impact YouTube channel.

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Genshin Impact 3.6 banners

Kaveh, Baizhu, and Ganyu during the 3.6 livestreamHoYoverse
The Genshin Impact 3.6 banners feature two new characters and some returning favorites.

The 3.6 Phase 1 banner which launched on April 12, 2023, features the highly anticipated reruns of Nahida and Nilou. This is great news for any players who missed out on their initial runs. Both 5-star characters will be joined by the following 4-stars:

The biggest draw to the latest Genshin Impact update however, is that the 3.6 banners will see the release of Baizhu and Kaveh – two new Dendro users who will make their debuts in Phase 2 of the update, which is set to launch on May 2, 2023.

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Make sure you get saving those Primogems if you wish to add these characters to your team.

Genshin Impact 3.6 events

Genshin Impact 3.6 events screenHoYoverse
The Genshin Impact 3.6 event will feature six minigames.

Aside from a new story quest being added in 3.6, the main event is the Akademiya Extravaganza — an event that features six playable minigames. It’s here where Travelers will need to replicate specific astral patterns, construct roads, find hidden relic replicas, use various potions in a combat test, and more.

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The next event also requires Travelers to wipe out enemies in Sumeru’s desert to protect the Wenut Cannon, a destructive weapon that needs time to charge between attacks. Different Team combinations will be required here, so be sure to flex your best Genshin Impact team comps. 

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As always, there are plenty of free Primogems, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and Mora on offer. So, be sure to take part in the above events to claim all the in-game goodies. A free Faruzan will also be given out to those that take part in the Parade of Providence event.

Genshin Impact 3.6 locations

New Sumeru location in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
A new Sumeru location will be added in 3.6.

A new area consisting of wastelands and an oasis has been revealed deep within the desert. This area has been damaged by Gray Crystals and corruptive Purple Mists. According to the legends, this place was one of the main battlefields during the Khaenri’ah cataclysm five hundred years ago.

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Travelers will need their wits about them if they wish to survive the harsh environments and new enemies that await them. Fortunately, players will be accompanied on their visit by “Pari,” creatures that can fly.

3.6 enemies

Genshin Impact Dendro Dragon announcement HoYoverse
Genshin Impact 3.6 will add several new enemies.

Just like every new major Genshin Impact update, HoYoverse have added new enemies and variants that Travelers will need to eliminate. The 3.6 update includes the following enemies: 

  • Dragon of Verdure
  • Anemo Hilichurl Rogue
  • Hydro Hilichurl Rogue
  • Iniquitous Baptiste

New Genshin Impact 3.6 gadget

Genshin Impact 3.6 gadget flying HoYoverse
The new Genshin Impact 3.6 gadget can fly and attack enemies.

The 3.6 update will see the release of a new gadget called, Sorush. As shown from the screenshot above, Sorush looks like a Seele and can be used as a drone. This enables Travelers to scout out locations, pick up overworld items, attack enemies, and reach inaccessible areas that would be impossible to reach on foot.

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New Tighnari voice actor

A brand new English voice actor for the Dendro character Tighnari has been anticipated since original voice actor, Elliot Gindi was dropped from the game after being accused of sexual misconduct by a number of fans. Following the scandal, HoYoverse confirmed that the voice actor would be completely replaced in the future.

On April 11, 2023, Zachary Gordon was officially confirmed as the new voice actor for Tighnari.

The actor, who is best known for starring in the live-action Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, made his debut as Tighnari alongside the launch of 3.6 update where his lines were patched into the game.

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So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact 3.6 update. For more news and updates, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact page

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