Genshin Impact leak showcases possible underground exploration of Sumeru’s desert area

Boundless sandy dunes may await players in Version 3.1.

Sumeru is a nation of contrasts, characterized by the stark division between its rain forest and desert regions. These regions are known to house different people, beliefs, cultures, and conflicts, resulting in various disagreements between their people. While players were able to explore the rain forest expanse that stretches from the Avidya Forest to Vanarana, the desert area has been blocked off from exploration in the meantime—save for the small desert portions around Old Vanarana and Caravan Ribat.

However, leakers believe that Version 3.1 will reveal Sumeru's desert region, which was designed with Egyptian-like architecture and motifs. A bold leak posted by ruri on YouTube showcases a tour of what is allegedly an underground ruin in the desert.

Note: The YouTube channel that showcased these leaks has been terminated.

The video introduces a massive expanse that could take hours for players to explore. Genshin Impact has been experimenting with different ways to further expand its World Map, introducing vertical exploration in The Chasm and Dragonspine, lost regions through Enkanomiya, and even underground expanses through Inazuma's Tsurumi Island and Sumeru's rainforest region.

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If the leak were to be believed, players could expect even more underground areas to explore upon the release of Sumeru's desert region. However, while players have been enjoying countless hours of gameplay with these smart map expansions, the World Map notoriously doesn't distinguish between above and underground areas, which has made getting around underground areas particularly difficult. Players have been pooling ideas on better Teleport Waypoint designs and underground maps to ease the burden of exploration, with hopes that they will be released alongside the desert expansion in Version 3.1.

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