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Genshin Impact 3.1 Banner and event details

The full Banner and event schedule for King Deshret and the Three Magi.

Genshin Impact 3.1 banner and event details have been announced for the upcoming update, titled King Deshret and the Three Magi.

As always, there are two Banner phases and new time-limited events in the latest patch, with the Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners featuring three new Sumeru characters and two reruns. There was also some information revealed about the second year anniversary plans, a new card game that will be introduced during the 3.3 update, and a Genshin Impact animation in the works!

Below, you can find out who the new and returning characters are, and what new events are getting added with the upcoming 3.1 patch.

Be sure to check out our Genshin Impact codes page to get free Primogems that can be used towards unlocking new characters and weapons.

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Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners

There are three new playable characters making their debut in the 3.1 update: Cyno, Candace and Nilou.

Phase 1 begins with the Twilight Arbiter and Ballad in Goblets Banners, with new Electro 5-Star Cyno featured in Twilight Arbiter, and returning (S-tier) fan-favourite Anemo 5-Star Venti featured in Ballad in Goblets. Additionally, new Hydro 4-Star Candance will be the featured boosted 4-Star in both Cyno and Venti's Banners.

As usual, the Phase 1 banners will run alongside each other and be available from Wednesday, 28th September. The 3.1 Phase 1 Banners then end on Friday, 14th October.

In Phase 2 of the 3.1 Banners, we have Twirling Lotus and Secretum Secretorum, with Twirling Lotus featuring new character Hydro 5-Star Nilou, and Secretum Secretorum featuring returning Geo 5-Star Albedo.

All the new 4-Star and featured 5-Star characters you can Wish on during the 3.1 update are:

  • Cyno (Twilight Arbiter Banner - Phase 1): New 5-Star Electro character who uses a polearm.
  • Candace (Twilight Arbiter and Ballad in Goblets Banner - Phase 1): New 4-Star Hydro character who also uses a polearm.
  • Venti (Ballad in Goblets Banner - Phase 1): Returning 5-Star Anemo character who uses a bow, and is best used in a support and sub DPS role.
  • Nilou (Twirling Lotus - Phase 2): New 5-Star Hydro character who uses a sword.
  • Albedo (Secretum Secretorum Banner - Phase 2): Returning 5-Star Geo character who uses a sword, and is best used in a sub DPS role.

For a full list, check out our next and current Banners page!

There are also five new weapons coming to Genshin Impact in 3.1, with the new 5-Star Staff of the Scarlet Sands polearm and 5-Star Key of Khaj-Nisut sword to be featured in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the next Epitome Invocation weapon Banners, respectively.

In addition to the 5-Star weapons, there are three 4-Star weapons being added to the Epitome Invocation pool in the Genshin Impact 3.1 update. The new 4-Star weapons in 3.1 are:

  • Xiphos' Moonlight (sword)
  • Makhaira Aquamarine (claymore)
  • Wandering Evenstar (catalyst)

As a reminder, all the Phase 1 Banners will be available from Wednesday, 28th September, then will be switched out for the Phase 2 Banners on Friday, 14th October. Phase 2 is expected to end on Tuesday, 1st November, when the time will then come the day after to prepare for the 3.2 update and a new set of Banners in version 3.2.

Version 4.4 with Xianyun and Nahida is here! You can unlock the Rainjade Oblation for rewards, but if you're still exploring the Hydro nation, our Fontaine guide can help with Fontaine's Reputation and the Fountain of Lucine, and you can also redeem new codes for Primogems, and check out our regularly updated tier list. You need luck from the Pity and 50/50 systems to Wish with Fate for characters on Banners, and you always need the right Adventure Rank for events. Elsewhere, we have tips and tricks for beginners, and Dendroculus locations.

Genshin Impact 3.1 events

In addition to Act 3 and 4 of the Chapter 3 Archon Quest and Story Quests for Cyno and Nilou, we're getting five limited-time events during the 3.1 update to Genshin Impact.

Here's details on what you'll be doing for each of the five events in 3.1:

Genshin Impact Of Ballads and Brews event

(For a full guide to it, check out our Of Ballads and Brews, Charity and Creativity, and Fecund Blessings event pages)

The Of Ballads and Brews event during 3.1 starts on Thursday, 29th September, and ends on Monday, 17th October. You must be at least Adventure Rank 21 and have completed Razor's 'Lupus Minor Chapter: Act I - The Meaning of Lupical' Story Quest to take part.

As well as learning the origins of Razor, the Of Ballads and Brews event sees you unlocking four different gameplay modes: Autumn Crisis, Highwind Trial, Charity and Creativity, and Fecund Blessings.

Autumn Crisis is a combat challenge in which you are only able to use your normal attacks in - but you can pick up helpful bonus around the area to help get rid of the boars and complete stages of this task. Highwind Trial is another combat challenge, only this time you have to use a special 'Sublime Anemograna' to get buffs in order to defeat the tough enemies.

Autumn Crisis combat.

Charity and Creativity is a completely different experience, tasking you with running a shop! You'll have to complete some small quests to actually get the shop up and running, then when your shop is open, you'll have to manage your funds into three different priorities: product quality, business efficiency, and holistic service. Adjusting these three sliders until they're just right will result in you earning more 'Business Earnings'. You'll also be able to hire assistants to help you out.

Fecund Blessings is another sort of treasure-hunt challenge where you have to follow clues in order to locate 'Fecund Hampers' (chests) scattered about Teyvat. These hampers contain lots of different types of rewards, including decorations you can actually use to fulfil commissions for your shop in Charity and Creativity.

The rewards you can receive from Of Ballads and Brews include:

  • 4-Star Missive Windspear polearm
  • Plume of the Changing Winds weapon refinement material (for Missive Windspear)
  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Crown of Insight
  • Character Ascension Materials
  • Weapon Ascension Materials
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Talent Level-Up Materials

Genshin Impact Hyakunin Ikki event

The Hyakunin Ikki event during 3.1 starts on Monday, 10th October, and ends on Monday, 24th October. You must be at least Adventure Rank 30 and have completed the 'Ritou Escape Plan' to take part, which is part of the Chapter 2, Act 1 Archon quest 'The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia'.

The Hyakunin Ikki is a returning event, taking place in Inazuma. These six combat challenges release one a day for six days, and divide twelve of your characters (or trial characters) into teams of two, for six teams in total. You can switch between characters and teams during the combat challenges, which you are encouraged to take advantage of, as a team's combat ability will decrease the longer they're on the field.

Each team can also have up to two Secret Arts, which can provide special buffs.

The rewards you can earn from the Hyakunin Ikki event include:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Weapon Ascension Materials
  • Talent Level-Up Materials

Genshin Impact Path of the Gleaming Jade sign-in event

Path of the Gleaming Jade starts on Friday, 14th October and ends on Monday, 31st October. You need to be Adventure Rank 5 in order to take part.

This is the easiest event to complete in Genshin Impact 3.1, as you only need to sign-in for a total of seven days in order to get ten Intertwined Fate! There are also other rewards as part of the Path of the Gleaming Jade event, like Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ore, and Hero's Wit.

You should also check your mailbox regularly during 3.1, as you'll receive an impressive 1,600 Primogems, x4 Fragile Resin, and two commemorative gadgets in honour of Genshin Impact's second anniversary.

Genshin Impact Wind Chaser event

Wind Chaser starts on Monday, 17th October and ends on Monday, 31st October. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 20 in order to take part.

The Wind Chaser event in Genshin Impact 3.1 is a domain challenge, where you'll need to create wind currents to navigate through its floating platforms in 'Galezones', similar to the character domains in the Summertime Odyssey event, only this time you need to collect 'Wind Coins' amongst other tasks. Wind Chaser can also be experienced with a friend in co-op.

The rewards you can receive from Wind Chaser include:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Talent Level-Up Materials

Genshin Impact Star-Seeker's Sojourn event

Star-Seeker's Sojourn starts on Friday, 21st October and ends on Monday, 31st October. You need to be at least Adventure Rank 30 in order to take part. It's also recommended to have completed Chapter 3, Act 1 'Through the Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark' Archon Quest to appreciate the story - but is not required, as you can 'Quick Start' it from the 'Events' menu.

In Star Seeker's Sojourn, you need to equip an event-exclusive gadget to search for 'Future Stars' and help out a child called Banu. It's another type of treasure-hunt challenge, as your gadget will indicate if a Future Star is nearby when you get closer to one, helping you to narrow down the search area.

The rewards you can earn from the Star-Seeker's Sojourn event include:

  • Primogems
  • Mora
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore
  • Character EXP Materials
  • Talet level-up materials
  • Weapon Ascension Materials

Genshin Impact 3.1 release time in UK, CEST, EDT and PDT

Re-confirmed during the 3.1 livestream, developer miHoYo revealed that Genshin Impact 3.1 will release on Wednesday, 28th September. It follows the usual maintenance schedule for new updates, with 3.1 releasing approximately five hours after server downtime starting at 6am (UTC +8).

As this is only an approximate time for how long the servers are down, you might be able to play the 3.1 patch a little before or after the times below - although previous update estimates have been fairly accurate.

Keeping this in mind, the Genshin Impact 3.1 release time for other time zones are as follows:

  • UK: Wednesday, 28th September, 4am (BST)
  • Europe: Wednesday, 28th September, 5am (CEST)
  • East Coast US: Tuesday 27th September, 11pm (EDT)
  • Central US: Tuesday 27th September, 10pm (CDT)
  • West Coast US:Tuesday 27th September, 8pm (PDT)
  • Australia: Wednesday, 28th September, 1pm (AEST)
  • New Zealand: Wednesday, 28th September, 3pm (NZST)
  • Japan: Wednesday, 28th September, 12pm (JST)

As detailed in the Genshin Impact 3.0 livestream, barring any changes, the update schedule for future Genshin Impact patches are as follows:

  • Version 3.2 - Wednesday, 2nd November
  • Version 3.3 - Wednesday, 7th December

Keep in mind that these dates may change.

There will be more anniversary announcements from the developers in the future, but for now, we hope you have fun during The King Deshret and the Three Magi update!

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