With the announced arrival of the 5-star Pyro character Dehya and the 4-star Cryo character Mika, Genshin Impact Version 3.5 is quite exciting for those who want an off-field Pyro unit and a healing Physical Support Cryo unit.
Dehya may not necessarily have the best kit per her leaked talents, but her design is pretty cool. Lore-wise, she’s one of the important characters in Sumeru, and we’ve seen that in Chapter 3 of the Archon Quests.
Although Dehya was announced to be part of the Standard Banner after Genshin Impact 3.5, this doesn’t make her debut less exciting. So, when exactly can you expect her to become available? When will Version 3.5 be released?
Genshin Impact Version 3.5 Release Time and Date
Genshin Impact Version 3.5 is expected to be live on March 1, 2023. However, it will only be live after the maintenance, which will take about five (5) hours long. This maintenance will begin on the same date, March 1, 2023, at 6:00 AM (UTC + 8 or Beijing Time).
It is important to note that, unlike in-version updates, the update for Version 3.5 will be released simultaneously across all servers. To know what time the maintenance starts in your region, check out the table below:
|TIME ZONE||Maintenance TIME and DATE|
|US Pacific Time (PST)||2:00 PM, February 28|
|US Eastern Time (EST)||5:00 PM, February 28|
|Central European Time (CET)||11:00 PM, February 28|
|China Standard Time (CST)||6:00 AM, March 1|
|Australian Eastern Time (AEST)||8:00 AM, March 1|
Again, the times and dates on the table mark only the beginning of the maintenance of Genshin Impact Version 3.5. The version will be available approximately five (5) hours later.
Genshin Impact Version 3.5 Banners
As previously mentioned, the 5-star Pyro character Dehya and the 4-star Cryo character Mika will make their debut in Genshin Impact Version 3.5. However, they will not be available in the same phase.
Dehya will be featured in the first phase of Version 3.5 alongside the first rerun of the 5-star Electro character Cyno. Moreover, HoYoverse recently announced the featured 4-star characters, including Barbara, Bennett, and Collei.
|1st Phase Limited 5-star Characters||4-star Characters with Increased Drop Rate|
|– Dehya (debut)||– Barbara|
|– Cyno (rerun)||– Barbara|
As for the second phase, the 4-star Cryo character Mika will have an increased drop rate. On the other hand, the 5-star Cryo character Shenhe will finally have her long-awaited rerun since her release over a year ago. The 5-star Cryo character Kamisato Ayaka will also be returning during this time.
|2nd Phase Limited 5-star Characters||4-star Characters with Increased Drop Rate|
|– Kamisato Ayaka (rerun)||– Mika|
|– Shenhe (rerun)||– Mika|
This means that the Epitome Invocation Weapon Banner will feature Dehya’s signature claymore, Beacon of the Reed Sea, and Cyno’s Staff of the Scarlet Sands in the first phase. During the second phase, Ayaka’s Mistsplitter Reforged and Shenhe’s Calamity Queller are to be expected.
Unfortunately, fans of the 5-star Cryo character Eula will have to wait for further announcements as the Captain of the Reconnaissance Company still won’t have a rerun in Version 3.5.
Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed by miHoyo, also known as HoYoverse. The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, iOS, and Android, while a release on Nintendo Switch is currently in the works.