Here is an overview of the update, via miHoYo:
The Nation of Wisdom will soon introduce a vast desert area, and the stories and adventures in Sumeru will continue here. Three local characters, Nilou, Cyno, and Candace, will also become playable characters! Meanwhile, Weinlesefest is ready to treat players with more stories, events, mini-games, and rich rewards in the clear autumn skies of Mondstadt.
In contrast to the tropical rainforest, the harsh desert of Sumeru has a stark, dangerous beauty. In the heart of the desert stands the majestic Mausoleum of King Deshret and dungeons full of puzzles, mechanisms, and robotic guardians powered by ancient technologies of the perished god and his ancient civilization. The desert is also home to Aaru Village, the largest settlement of the desert people and a safe harbor for exiled scholars and a wealth of information. As players delve into the desert area, Sumeru’s Archon Quest continues to unfold as more factions make their appearances, including two Fatui Harbingers, Il Dottore and Scaramouche.
Powered by unknown technologies, two mechanical monstrosities will debut as new Boss Enemies. The Algorithm of Semi-Intransient Matrix of Overseer Network is the leader of the mechanics guarding the Mausoleum of King Deshret, and it can become invisible in combat. Another new Boss Enemy, Aeonblight Drake will challenge players in the rainforest with distinct attack patterns.
Meanwhile, three Sumeru characters will be available to be recruited as reliable allies in players’ teams. After her debut as a dancer, Nilou will be joining as a five-star Hydro playable character, combining her elegant dance moves with swordsmanship. The trustworthy General Mahamatra Cyno is also ready for combat as a five-star Electro polearm wielder. He’s also a fan of Genius Invokation, a brand-new Trading Card Game yet to be added with Version 3.3! Candace, the half-blood descendant of King Deshret, will debut as the guardian of the Desertfolk and Aaru Village. Wielding her Hydro Vision and a polearm, she will be available as a four-star character in the Event Wishes with Cyno and Venti’s rerun during the first half of Version 3.1. Nilou and Albedo’s rerun will follow in the latter half of the update. Nilou and Albedo’s rerun will follow in the latter half of the update.
Far from the desert, in Mondstadt, the annual Weinlesefest will be a time to brew and taste the wine of the year with the Anemo Archon. Players will have a chance to reunite with friends in Mondstadt and help Razor uncover more about his past. Weinlesefest also features a major limited-time seasonal event and four different mini-games. Players can redeem various rewards, including a new four-star weapon, Missive Windspear, along with its exclusive refinement materials, by obtaining Festive Fever through mini-games.
More challenges and rewards also await you in Version 3.1. The “Wind Chaser” event will challenge participants to manage the energy of the wind in a special Domain. In another event, “Star-Seeker’s Sojourn,” you will help a young girl fulfill her wish in searching for the Future Stars. Finally, you will be rewarded in the Spiral Abyss if you complete Floor 4, Chamber 3, with the opportunity to recruit Collei for free. Additionally, the daily login event is back, with up to Intertwined Fate ×10 and other items to be claimed. A total of Primogems ×1,600, Fragile Resin ×4, and two unique gadgets, “Jumpy Dumpty Party Popper” and “Cloud Retainer’s Damasked Device,” will be delivered to you via in-game mail.
To further enhance player experience, Version 3.1 will include a few new features, including dynamic terrain deformation, a solution to better simulate the realistic trails on the sand. In the meantime, more DualSense Controller support will be added to enable vibration feedback when characters cast their Elemental Burst.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Version 3.1 Update Trailer