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The Genshin Impact 2.8 reside stream held on July 2 revealed the entire new content material coming to the game in Version 2.8. But because the penultimate model earlier than Version 3.0, viewers had been additionally handled to a sneak preview of the game’s upcoming continent: Sumeru, which is closely primarily based on Middle Eastern civilizations. Sumeru is the long-awaited fourth continent of Genshin Impact, following Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma.
This trailer reveals solely somewhat little bit of Sumeru, however reveals off the entire rainforests and greenery we are able to anticipate in our travels inside this new area. All of it seems improbable, and the trailer is bolstered by a brand new soundtrack impressed by Middle Eastern music — a theme we are able to anticipate to see extra of going ahead on this new area. (There is a few controversy going round relating to the authenticity of lots of Sumeru’s additions, resembling whitewashing accusations for most of the new characters.)
Much of Sumeru’s new content material has already been leaked, together with most of the new characters coming to Sumeru in Version 3.0. Spoiler alert: this completely ruins a number of the surprises for gamers trying to be shocked. However, for those who’re one who likes to arrange your Primogems upfront and don’t thoughts the shock ruined for you, then you possibly can try the large leak right here.
As for Version 2.8, a ton of latest content material is coming to the game, together with a reworked Golden Apple Archipelago (the limited-time Summer islands featured final yr), new character Shikanoin Heizou, and skins for the favored characters Diluc and Fischl. It’s actually no filler update, so we’ll have a lot to do in 2.8 earlier than we are able to lastly enterprise to Sumeru when it goes reside in Version 3.0.