Genshin Impact Sumeru Will Have Rainforests and Deserts

HoYoVerse has released another trailer for the upcoming Sumeru region in Genshin Impact. As a reminder, Sumeru will come out in Version 3.0, which is the next update after the current Version 2.8. While the first trailer focused on the concept of the Dendro element, the “Of Rain and Sand” video takes a look at the actual region players will get to explore.

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Unlike previous regions, which remains fairly consistent in biome, Sumeru will have a rainforest section and a desert one. The rainforest will have lots of mountains and tropical flora. As well, the desert will have ruins and oases, as well as caves. As Genshin Impact is a fantasy game, the team did not want the designs to look that realistic, though it did incorporate real-life designs as influence.

You can watch the full video and interview behind the design of Genshin Impact’s Sumeru region here:

Some characters who will appear in Sumeru include Collei, Tighnari, and Dori. There is no official information as of yet in regards to their rarity and whether they will be immediately available in the gacha when Version 3.0 launches.

Genshin Impact Sumeru debuts following the 2.8 update. If Version 3.0 comes out as soon as Version 2.8 ends, then it has a tentative release date of around August 24, 2022. The game is available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Collecting conches in the current Summertime Odyssey event will grant players a free costume for Fischl.


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