Genshin Impact 3.1: Release time, Banners

Genshin Impact 3.1 release time and date along with banner and event details have been announced for the upcoming update. During the 3.1 live stream, 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 6 am (UTC +8). Read on to find out about the Genshin Impact 3.1 release time, and banners here.

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

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

Genshin Impact 3.1 Banners

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

Phase 1 Banners

We will have the Twilight Arbiter and Ballad in Goblets Banners, with new Electro 5-Star Cyno and Anemo 5-Star Venti. New Hydro 4-Star Candance will also 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.

Phase 2 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.

New Weapons

There are 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 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)


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