Genshin Impact's 3.5 update is getting shown off in a livestream this week

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Genshin Impact's 3.5 update will get a special showcase later this week on February 17.

Just earlier today, on February 15, HoYoverse announced on Twitter that a 'Version 3.5 Special Program Preview' would air later this week. This presentation will give Genshin Impact players a deeper dive into the forthcoming 3.5 update, which isn't due to launch until the beginning of next month on March 1.

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Right now, HoYoverse isn't teasing any details about what we can expect in this new showcase. Given that we already know which new characters will be debuting in Genshin Impact with update 3.5, it makes sense that the developers could instead use this presentation to show off storyline or gameplay details about the new update.

Last month, HoYoverse announced Mika and Dehya are coming to Genshin Impact. As you can no doubt imagine if you're familiar with Genshin Impact over the last two months, everyone lost their damn minds at Dehya's inclusion as a playable character in the new update, even if there's no guarantee they'll pull the character in the gacha game.

Typically, HoYoverse has previously announced characters for Genshin Impact's new updates, before delving into them in detail in ensuing Preview Programs. The Genshin Impact 3.3 reveal livestream back in November gave us a good look at the abilities of Scaramouche and Faruzan, for example, who had previously been unveiled as the two characters debuting in the new update.

Considering fans of Dehya have been going buck wild over the character for the last few months, it's safe to say a lot of down-bad players will be gleefully tuning into this new showcase.

Check out our Genshin Impact tier list guide for a complete look at all the best characters in the gacha game.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.