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Upcoming Patches Shortened in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact 3.0 Leak Reveals 15 Sumeru Characters, Dendro Archon

Genshin Impact Version 2.8 was late to arrive. Genshin Impact’s updates are scheduled every six weeks or 42 days. Version 2.8 Summer Fantasia however was delayed by 3 weeks due to unknown circumstances. Recent leaks confirm that the upcoming patches will be shortened by one week to get back on track to Genshin’s pre-delay timeline. 

Upcoming Patches that will be Shortened in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Versions 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 will all be shortened by one week. These patches will thus likely last 5 weeks or 35 days. Many speculate that Hoyoverse is so strict about their timelines because they want their anniversaries to line up with new updates. Honkai Impact who’s managed by Hoyoverse’s partner company and Genshin Impact’s previous managing company- Mihoyo also did the same with Honkai updates.

Reducing the length of Patches will disturb a lot of things. The first thing it will mess with is the character and weapon banners which will have shorter durations. Reduced patches also mean reduced events which translates to reduced Primogem rewards. If Genshin wants to make up for lost events and event rewards then they can increase the rewards on their early events and compensate for the early updates.

Many players are also concerned about how it’s too short a time to explore and experience all the new content- especially since 3.0 opens up the new region of Sumeru and introduces the Dendro element. With a new region comes important and lengthy Archon Quests and region-specific exploration and combat events. A month and 5 days may not be enough for casual players of the game to comfortably explore and enjoy all the new content. 

Players will have to wait and see how to rerun banners and character banners are handled in these shortened patches. Depending on the player feedback from 3.0, Hoyoverse may even need to rethink its timeline and version update strategies going forward. 

Amay De
As an English Masters graduate, I always dreamt of becoming a writer as a profession. Alas! I was led astray by anime and gaming. I enjoy open-world RPGs that encourage exploration with easy but flashy combat along the way. Art and aesthetics also matter immensely to me so even in games my characters tend to stare off into space. If I’m not gaming or watching anime I’m probably just asleep and dreaming.

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