Publisher and developer miHoYo has announced Genshin Impact update 3.8 is launching next month.
The new update, “Secret Summer Paradise”, is launching on July 5th and will add new open-world gameplay, summer attractions and events, lots of rewards, and more.
Here’s a rundown on the new update, plus a new trailer:
Genshin Impact update 3.8 invites players to join Klee and Kaeya, both with new outfits available, and discover a limited-time area full of new open-world gameplay, summer attractions, and bountiful rewards.
Consisting of high hills, forested valleys, dark caves, and a myriad of amusement facilities, a brand-new area called the Veluriyam Mirage awaits visitors this summer in Teyvat. Players may fully explore the Mirage with two open-world game modes: the Choo-Choo Cart that ferries passengers throughout the area with exciting roller-coastering experiences, or the Preprint mode that teleports people into a two-dimensional world to unlock hidden puzzles and treasures. As players explore this area, they can collect Joyeux Vouchers to redeem various rewards, including Kaeya’s new outfit.
Four summer special events and attractions can also be found across the Veluriyam Mirage. These amusements offer more bonuses, which include the chance to recruit Layla for free. “Spino Blaster” features a water cannon shooting game, and “Dance of Flashing Thought” provides more combat challenges with different features. Participants can control a little Barking Fox and take part in an aerial speed race in the “Sojourns of the Barking Fox” event, or try their hand at a revamped shuffle-board game in the “Bing-Bang Finchball” event.
Meanwhile, Version 3.8 will reunite old friends with their reruns and showcase some new outfits. Event Wishes will see the return of Klee and Eula in the first half of the update, and bring back Sangonomiya Kokomi and Wanderer in the latter half. Furthermore, Klee and Kaeya will receive their new outfits, and Kaeya will finally have his Hangout Event in the new version.
Genius Invokation TCG also embraces more content, including a new PvE mode “The Forge Realm’s Temper: Endless Swarm” that features endless waves of enemies within a limited number of rounds, and three new Character Cards: Candace, Yanfei, and Kaedehara Kazuha.
In addition to Version 3.8 content, a one-minute footage was shown at today’s Genshin Impact Special Program, revealing parts of the urban and underwater view of Fontaine, the Nation of Justice coming later this year. The footage captured the unique street views above the water, the Fleuve Cendre and the sewers, as well as the ecology and aquatic creatures underwater.
Genshin Impact is available and free-to-play on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store and official website), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Android, iOS, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our Genshin Impact review here (we recommend it!).