HoYoverse hosted a nearly hour-long live stream that showcased tons of details for players to look forward to on August 24 when version 3.0 was released.
In addition to the release of three new redemption codes for players to claim free Primogems, the live stream was packed with information about the new Sumeru region and its characters. The main story of this region will be divided into two acts called Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark and The Morn A Thousand Roses Brings.
Along with the new environments, many new monsters were revealed. Most notable are the new bosses called Jadeploom Terrorshroom and Electro Regisvine.
To help combat these new threats, we also saw the new Dendro item in action. They showed the main reactions this item can create, including Burning when combined with Pyro, Bloom when combined with Hydro, and Catalyze when combined with Electro. Two new reactions shown were Quicken and Burgeon.
We got a better look at all the new characters coming in 3.0, although they had already been leaked and are well known at this point. However, we saw the full details in the first two banners that we will be able to extract from.
Some new events were also announced, such as the Graven Innocence event, where players will have to take pictures of different flora and fauna as inspiration for Collei to make new toys. More was also detailed, including the return of Lost Riches and Leyline Overflow.
The last thing to note was the shortened release schedule between versions. Instead of there being six weeks between version updates, 3.0 to 3.3 will only last about a month or so. To compensate, the amount of XP required to level up each version will be reduced from 1,000 to 900.