Genshin Impact 3.6 release date, livestream, characters, and more

The Genshin Impact 3.6 release date should arrive next month, and it looks like two new highly anticipated Dendro characters are on their way.

Genshin Impact 3.6 release date: A close up of Kaveh holding his hand up in disbelief

Want to know the Genshin Impact 3.6 release date? It feels like the 3.5 release date has barely settled before we’re looking ahead to new character banners and events.

The Genshin Impact 3.5 update was a little lacklustre due to the disappointing release of Dehya’s banner, the five-star Pyro DPS character who failed to break the top ranks of our Genshin Impact tier list. With the rumour of a new map and the potential of the Fontaine region and Hydro Archon on the horizon, we might not have long to wait for the Genshin Impact 4.0 release date to one of the best free PC games.

Genshin Impact 3.6 release date

If the next update follows the usual six-week cycle, it looks like the Genshin Impact 3.6 release date is April 12.

Genshin Impact 3.6 livestream

The livestream usually occurs a week or two before the update, so we’ll keep you updated on what to expect from the latest Genshin Impact events and the next Genshin Impact banner once the livestream airs.

Genshin Impact livestreams typically begin on a Friday, but they’ve also taken place on the weekend as well. We expect the Genshin Impact 3.6 livestream to take place either at the end of March or at the beginning of April. Be sure to tune into the livestream, as that’s where new Genshin Impact codes are released.

Genshin Impact's new 3.6 weekly boss is Apep, another giant serpent: anime man with green hair holding a white snake

Genshin Impact 3.6 character banners

Hoyoverse has officially announced two new characters on their social platforms, and if these announcements follow previous patterns, these characters are making their way into the 3.6 update.

The first is a five-star Dendro character, Baizhu, owner of the Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue, as well as being Qiqi’s guardian. He owns a white talking snake called Changsheng, who sits on his shoulders and is said to make bitter medicines that make illnesses better!

Joining him is another Dendro character and “Renowned Sumeru Architect” also known as the Light of Kshahrewar, Kaveh. He’s a four-star character and will possibly appear on the second banner rollout of the update.

This Genshin Impact demake references GBA Mega Man title screens: anime girl with white hair and green eyes smiling

Genshin Impact 3.6 rerun banners

While we know Raizhu and Kaveh are definitely arriving in 3.6, there isn’t as much information on the two returning characters. 77_oat, a Twitter account that posts Genshin Impact leaks from other leakers around the world, has posted the latest information from vississ and Tao who claim Nahida and Ganyu will be returning to the game.

To add more fuel to this rumour, the 3.6 update includes Nahida’s second story quest. Though this doesn’t necessarily signal Nahida is definitely going to arrive on a banner rerun during this update, this would make the most sense for the devs to coincide a banner alongside a story quest.

Genshin Impact 3.6 Sumeru expansion

We’ve known about a potential expansion to Sumeru from the datamined leaks which we highlighted in our Genshin Impact 3.4 release date guide. According to the latest Genshin Impact desert leak, the expansion is set to occur from the northwest section of the Desert of Hadramavet.

Twitter user timing! has posted a screenshot of the in-game map in the 3.6 beta with the new names for the two desert areas: Gavireh Lajavaru and the Realm of Farakhkert. These locations contain two brand new domains, Sin-Cleansing Spring and Fragrant Inland Sea. Both domains reward players with 40 Primogems, 55000 Mora, and several talent books.

The last time Sumeru’s desert was expanded, the devs made sure to include Alhaitham’s ascension materials in this area. There’s a good chance players may have to find Kaveh or Baizhu’s ascension materials by defeating Apep, the weekly boss in the region. Apep is rumoured to be a serpent-like boss, similar to the recently released Setekh Wenut.

That’s all we have on the Genshin Impact 3.6 release date. For more on the latest update, check out our Genshin Impact 3.5 web event guide, and who could be coming to the Genshin Impact card game in future updates.