Genshin Impact’s latest Version 1.6 update will be available June 9. This update will introduce players to the new Midsummer Island adventure. This event will have players joining Klee and other characters as they sail away to a remote island with a series of fun events. This update will also bring new alternate character costumes and the very first character from Inazuma, Kazhua, will make his debut in Teyvat with his Anemo elemental power and unique combat style.
The new story begins when Klee receives a mysterious letter from a Dodo-King threatening to take Dodoco away. The Traveler decides to assist by setting out a boat called Waverider to explore a remote archipelago. This journey will not be as they will face a powerful foe, Maguu Kenki, who can summon phantoms that deal both Anemo and Cryo damage and is impervious to ranged attacks.
Jean and Barbara will both receive summer themed outfits. Jean’s outfit is the Sea Breeze Dandelion and will be available for purchase from the in-game shop for a limited time discount. Barbara’s Summertime Sparkle outfit will be free by completed certain requirements in the Echoing Tales event. Kaedehara Kazhua is the first playable character from Inazuma and will make his debut in this update. Wielding the power of Anemo and a sword he is a powerful five-star character that can provide strong control and additional buffs to his team, and his Elemental Burst attack can deal additional damage when combined with other elements. Kazuha will also be featured on the Archon Quest, where a wandering samurai will provide clues about how to get to the closed off Inazuma, the third major city in Genshin Impact.
To further improve current gameplay, new features and optimizations will be added in Version 1.6, including a new feature of the Serenitea Pot that allows players to invite characters they own to reside in their realm. Characters in the player’s realm will gradually accumulate Character Companionship Experience over time, and this rate of increase will be affected by the Adeptal Energy Rank. Genshin Impact can be downloaded for free on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 from the PlayStation Store, on Android from Google Play, on iOS from the App Store, and on PC only from the Genshin Impact official website (genshin.mihoyo.com).