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*UPDATED* Genshin Impact 3.1 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Content, Maintenance Schedule, & Latest News

We are in the final hours before the arrival of Genshin Impact 3.1, which will kick off the second chapter of Sumeru's Saga.

We are also entering the Second Anniversary celebration with plenty of pleasant surprises in-store, including many Primogems.

With many new stories to tell, join us as we count down to the Genshin Impact 3.1 release time with all the latest news around the next update.

Latest - Second Anniversary Events

For the second anniversary of Genshin Impact, we are receiving the following events and gifts:

  • Collei for Free
    • Players that clear the Fourth Floor Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss will get for Free the Dendro 4-star Collei.
  • Path of Gleaming Jade
    • Log in to the game for seven consecutive days to obtain 10 Intertwined Fates and more Rewards.
    • The event will start on October 14, 2022 and it will be available until October 31, 2022.
  • Of Travels and Treasures
    • All players in the game will receive the following gifts in their in-game mailbox:
      • 400 Primogems & Cloud Retainer Damasked Devide, a new companion similar to an Adepti. (September 28)
      • 400 Primogems & 1 Fragile Resin (September 29)
      • 400 Primogems & 1 Fragile Resin (September 30
      • 400 Primogems & Jumpy Dumpty Party Popper, a dodoco that can trigger fireworks (October 1)
  • Top-up Bonus Refresh
    • The initial Top-Up Bonus for purchasing Genesis Crystals will be available once more.

Genshin Impact 3.1 Release Time & Date

Genshin Impact 3.1 will go live on September 28, 2022 (server time) and run until November 1, 2022.

This breaks down to the following release times in other time zones:

  • September 27, 8 pm PST
  • September 27, 11 pm EST
  • September 27, 4 am GMT

Genshin Impact 3.1 Final Countdown

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Genshin Impact 3.1 Server Downtime Schedule

Genshin Impact 3.1 Maintenance begins at 6 am Server Time on September 28, 2022.

The server's maintenance is estimated to take around five hours, with players being compensated 300 Primogems for the downtime.

Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners

The Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners will break down into two phases, with a whopping four character banners, which happened in the previous patch as well.

First Phase

Like the one in version 3.0, the first phase will feature one debut and the rerun of one Archon.

  • Twilight Arbiter, the Banner will feature Cyno, a 5-star Electro Polearm Character.
  • Ballad in Goblets is the rerun banner of the Anemo Archon, Venti, the 5-star Anemo Bow User.

The following 4-star characters complete the Banner.

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Cyno & Candace will be in together in the first phase banners of Genshin Impact 3.1

Weapon Banners

The first weapon banner will feature one returning bow and a new polearm, the signature weapon for Cyno.

Staff of the Scarlet Sands, a 5-star polearm that will provide a high Crit Rate and Elemental Mastery.

Elegy for the End is an excellent 5-star bow, used for Supports and Sub-DPS characters.

Second Phase

For the second phase of Genshin Impact 3.1, players will experience the rerun of Albedo and the debut of Nilou, a 5-star Hydro Sword Character.

The Second Weapon Banner will feature the Key of Khaj Nisut. However, we don't know yet which will be the second 5-star weapon of this Banner.

What is new in Genshin Impact 3.1?

New Region and the Return to Mondstadt

  • The battle for Sumeru continues in Genshin Impact 3.1 when the story takes travelers to explore the Desert inside the lands of King Deshret.
  • While the Archon Story moves to Sumeru's Desert, we will have time to lie back during the Weinlesefest. The wine festival in Mondstadt.
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King Deshret & the Three Magi: Genshin Impact 3.1 Cover Art

New Story Quests

Genshin Impact 3.1 will introduce two new chapters of the story of the Dendro Archon Arc. Dottore and the Balladeer will have an essential role in the events of the upcoming update.

  • Archon Quest Chapter 3, Act III: Dreams, Emptiness, Deception
  • Archon Quest Chapter 3, Act IV: King Deshrte and the Three Magi

Genshin Impact will also release two Story Quest for the new 5-star characters introduced in this patch.

  • Lotos Sonmo, Act I - Nilou Story Quest.
  • Lupus Aerus, Act I - Cyno Story Quest.

New Events

  • Main Event: Of Ballads and Brew

As the season of Harvest arrives and many citizens of Mondstadt require help, Paimon and the Traveler will be back to help.

  • Razor and Mika are the main characters in this event.
  • The main event will be divided into four mini-games:
    • Autumn Crisis
      • The traveler will help the hunters drive out the Forest Wild Boars affecting the harvesting.
    • Highwind Trail
      • Players need to destroy mob camps with the help of a powerful Anemograna.
    • Charity and Creativity
      • In this mini-game, players need to run a store, buy ingredients, sell products and manage resources.
    • Fecund Blessings
      • A treasure hunt in which players need to find unique gifts, following the clues leave in the gift messages.
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Poster of all the new events coming to Genshin Impact 3.1
  • Hyakunin Ikki rerun
    • A dungeon-like combat challenge in which travelers battle mobs with the help of Trial Characters.
  • Star Seeker Sojourn
    • Using the Pursina Spike, we will help NPC Banu from Sumeru.
    • Banu is looking for Future Stars to find the hidden treasures behind them.
  • Windfield maze event
    • After meeting an Adventurer called Hogland, travelers will explore a strange domain.
    • Parkour event in which players need to collect coins and beat time-limited challenges.

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