Genshin Impact 3.1 release date, TIME, Cyno new banner, server downtime, patch notes

Genshin Impact celebrates its second birthday this week, and to mark the occasion HoYoverse are launching the 3.1 patch which adds in events that mark the big anniversary. The next big update for Genshin Impact is out on Tuesday September 27 or Wednesday September 28, depending on your time zone. The Genshin Impact 3.1 update will add the Cyno banner, new places to explore in Sumeru as well as an anniversary event that offers plenty of Primogems just for logging in.

Genshin Impact 3.1 will launch after five hours of server downtime, with players receiving 60 Primogems as per usual for each hour that servers are down.

Here’s the release schedule for Genshin Impact 3.1…

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Genshin Impact 3.1 UK launch: Server downtime begins at 11pm on Tuesday September 27, update playable from 4am Wednesday September 28

Genshin Impact 3.1 European launch: Server downtime begins at 12am on Wednesday September 28, update playable from 5am Wednesday September 28

Genshin Impact 3.1 US launch: Server downtime begins at 3pm pacific time or 6pm eastern time on Tuesday September 27, update playable from 8pm pacific time or 11pm eastern time on Tuesday September 27

If you’re looking for patch notes then here are details on the Genshin Impact 3.1 update…

King Deshret and the Three Magi

New area – Sumeru: In version 3.1 the areas Hypostyle Desert, Land of Lower Setekh and Land of Upper Setekh in the Sumeru region will be available.

New characters: Cyno – five star, Candace – four star (limited-time drop rate boost after update). Coming soon – Nilou – five star.

Character event wishes: Venti – five star, Albedo – five star.

New domains: Garden of Endless Pillars, Red Desert Threshold, Alter of Mirages.

New equipment: New weapons (obtained from wishes) – Polearm / Staff of the Scarlet Sands, Sword / Key of Khaj-Nisut, Claymore / Makhaira Aquamarine, Sword / Xiphos Moonlight, Catalyst / Wandering Evenstar. (Obtained from event) – Polearm / Missive Windspear.

New main story: Archon Quests – Archon Quest Chapter 3: Act 3 and Chapter 3 Act 4.

Cyno’s story quest – Sands of Solitude.

Nilou’s story quest – To the Wise.

New enemies: Aeonblight Drake, Algorithm of Semi-Intransient Matrix of Overseer Network.

Genshin Impact update 3.1 will also bring with it a number of special events.

And if you’re looking to add to your Primogems balance there’s one event that will catch your eye.

This is Path of the Gleaming Jade which will reward players 1,600 Primogems just for logging in on seven days.