Genshin Impact Version 3.0: Sumeru region, leaked characters & everything we know

James Busby
Genshin Impact official artwork

The Genshin Impact 3.0 update will introduce some exciting new content to the game, including the Sumeru region, the new Dendro element, and plenty of new playable characters. Here’s everything you need to know about the update – including the rumored release date, character leaks, and region. 

The Genshin Impact 2.8 update is currently well underway but that hasn’t stopped a number of 3.0 leaks from cropping up online. The main highlight of this upcoming patch is the release of the Sumeru region. This vast location is known for its lush rainforest and arid desert locations, which makes it incredibly unique. 

The 3.0 update will also add the first Dendro characters to the game – an element that Al Haitham, Collei, Tighnari, and Nahida all utilize. So, if you wish to know everything that’s coming to Genshin Impact in Version 3.0, then we’ve compiled all the latest details in one place for you here.


Is there a Genshin Impact 3.0 release date?

Lumine and Xiangling
The Genshin Impact 3.0 release date is on the horizon.

The Genshin Impact 3.0 update is rumored to release on August 24, 2022. While HoYoverse has not officially revealed any information, the 2.8 update did go live on July 13, 2022.

With each update lasting six weeks, it’s likely that 3.0 will be released in late August. Of course, we’ll update this section as soon as we hear official details from the developers. 

Genshin Impact Sumeru preview

On July 29, 2022, the Prelude to Wisdom teaser was released that showcased more of the Sumeru region. During the video, Monster Design, Baiheng, introduced new enemy types that are exclusive to Sumeru, the Shroom-kin, and Fungi (who are an evolved form of the former.)

A new force called The Eremites were also detailed and described as mercenaries who are “Settlers from an ancient civilization in the desert. They are not part of any nation’s forces, but make a living with their own wisdom and strength.”

Finally, we got a brief first look at some new characters, which you can read more about down below.

On July 23, 2022, HoYoVerse released an official preview for the Sumeru 3.0 update. The video showcases multiple environments that can be found in the new region including vast desert landscapes and an immersive tropical rainforest.

Environmental artist Jax Huang discusses the region throughout the preview.

In comparison to the other regions in Genshin, he states “Sumeru is rather different from the major versions we’ve seen in the past. It is divided into two large parts: the rainforest, and the desert. The landscape of the rainforest gives the impression of endless mountains. In comparison to the pillars of Liyue and Inazuma’s rugged and strong environment, the mountains and rocks of Sumeru are more in line with the tropical and humid region.”

He went on to highlight the desert side of Sumeru, stating “The desert has desert storms, oases, and vegetation that needs water. Rocks eroded by the wind and sand, and sacred ruins with historical elements.”

Genshin Impact Sumeru release

Sumeru region screenshot
The Sumeru region will include both desert and rainforest landscapes.

The most significant addition in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update is the arrival of Sumeru – a new desert-themed region. It’s here where Travelers will be able to embark on an exciting adventure, with plenty of new characters being added to the game’s ever-growing roster. 

Sumeru has been one of the most highly anticipated expansions and will introduce the game’s first Dendro units. The region is renowned for its vast wealth of knowledge and houses the Sumeru Academia.

Genshin Impact 3.0 characters

HoYoVerse has recently confirmed a number of characters who will officially be coming to Genshin Impact in the Version 3.0 update. This information follows from a number of community leaks surrounding upcoming characters

So far, three characters have been confirmed to be making their debut in 3.0. These include the Dendro-wielding archers Collei, and Tighnari, and the Electro-using merchant Dori.

An additional four characters have been leaked, however, details on their abilities have yet to be revealed, though we do have info on their Visions and classes. 

Here’s every Sumeru character in Genshin Impact 3.0 so far: 

Of course, like all Genshin Impact leaks, the Sumeru details above could change before the official release. Because of this, it’s best to take this early information with a grain of salt. HoYoVerse will hold the official Genshin Impact 3.0 livestream in the weeks to come, so make sure you check back here for all the latest updates. 

New Sumeru boss — Jadeplume Terrorshrooms

Splash art of what appears to be a new boss monster has cropped up online. You can also find some leaked footage of the new boss below, that was recently shared by Reddit user u/fewn8.The footage features the gigantic Dendro bird boss. Jadeplume Terrorshrooms utilizes its razor-sharp beak to strike nearby foes, while its tail can send out ranged attacks which hone in on the target.

If that wasn’t scary enough, the Dendro boss can unleash deadly orbs that explode, dealing AoE damage to all foes caught within its radius. We’ll likely hear more information on this enemy once we get closer to the 3.0 release.

Sumeru map leak

While various POIs from Sumeru have appeared in the past, a recent leak has now revealed the entire map — giving Travelers a full view of how vast this region is. Sumeru is covered in huge amounts of jungle and also has plenty of waterways, which cut through the rugged landscape.

Sumeru City also appears to be near the center of the map, with the desert section being located directly to the west. The new region will likely be filled with all kinds of new treasures, enemies, and Domains for Travelers to explore.

New images of Sumeru’s open-world environments were recently shared online. You can take a look at them below:

Dendro Traveler gameplay

Renowned Genshin Impact leaker, UBatcha, and Twitter user @Genshin_Mains have both uploaded gameplay of the Dendro Traveler that has been shared on Reddit. The Elemental Skill unleashes razor-sharp leaves directly in front of Lumine/Aether, bombarding nearby enemies and inflicting them with Dendro.

Meanwhile, the Elemental Burst sees the Traveler summon a plant that continuously unleashes attacks over a set period of time. No damage numbers have currently been released, but it does look fairly potent, especially when compared to the Traveler’s other elemental attacks.

There you have it, everything we currently know about the Genshin Impact 3.0 update. Head over to our Genshin Impact page for more information on meta characters, leaks, and guides. 

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