HoYoVerse offered some details on things that will change in the 3.5 Genshin Impact update ahead of its release, and it seems a lot will be happening in the Serenitea Pot. After the update, it will be easier to get around it. People will also apparently have an easier time of creating Replicas in the future. There is also news about the Festive Drum and Genius Invokation TCG.
First, there are two Serenitea Pot Genshin Impact changes. The headliner for the whole announcement is that the Mansion itself will essentially become a Waypoint. When you’re in overworld map for this area, you can select your home to directly teleport to it. That is a confirmed 3.5 addition.
The Serenitea Pot Genshin Impact Replica system adjustments aren’t confirmed for 3.5, though. The developer notes people said they missed chances to create Replicas, because the ID was gone by the time they accumulated the parts. There’s no exact solution yet, but HoYoVerse promised one.
As for the other two 3.5 additions, those are the Arataki’s Great and Glorious Drum event Festival Drum gadget and Genius Invokation TCG mode. With the former, Netsuke no Gen Crafts will sell it in-game after 3.5. That’s also when Heated Battles will return to the TCG with some changes
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The 3.5 Special Program will air on February 17, 2023.