New Genshin Impact a leak revealed that HoYoverse plans to expand the Sumeru Desert once again. Yet anime gameThe desert has mostly been a source of tragedy if you’ve done its longer world quests, so hopefully this new area brightens things up a bit and offers new perspectives and interesting gameplay. Long runs across the sand to get from place to place aren’t as magical as they used to be.

The Sumeru Desert is vast, and there’s a lot of interesting history associated with the location, which becomes apparent during long quest lines like The Golden Nap and Bilquis’ Thunder. But Sumeru’s third desert expansion without jungle growth seems a bit odd, at least to me.

If the leaks are as valid as they seem, the new desert area also adds what looks like an oasis of sorts, so the environment should change a bit visually. The most exciting parts of the existing desert are underground, so for a change it would be nice to explore the desert under the sun a bit.

Genshin Impact 3.6 adds even more desert locations, according to leak: Large stone structure in desert

The expansion will be branching out from the northwestern part of the Hadramavet Desert, and there appear to be two new statues of seven to interact with – one in an area called Lonerok Desert and the other in Waftgaol.

The unreleased map images come from a leak MemetrollsXD on Twitter and they have me feeling optimistic after the previous desert expansion.

However, we won’t see any new locations for a few weeks Genshin Impact version 3.5 just started While you wait, you can drag Dehya and Cyno – two of the community’s favorite characters born in the desert.