Been playing through Genshin Impact and eager to enjoy some new content? Just in time for the turn of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, developer MiHoYo has confirmed that Genshin Impact Version 1.6: Midsummer Island Adventure will be arriving 9 June 2021 for all platforms. While we are still holding out for the next major hub world, we will get to meet a new (playable) character who hails from the region of Inazuma. Players will also be able to enjoy a series of fun adventures with the pyrotechnical Klee and other characters.
The story of Midsummer Island Adventure begins when Klee receives a mysterious letter from a “Dodo-King” threatening to take Dodoco away from her. To help Klee and Dodoco, the Traveler will sail on a boat called a “Waverider” and explore a secluded archipelago scattered over a remote sea area in search of the mysterious “Dodoland.” During the search, players’ wits will be put to the test in a series of challenges, including a tough fight with Maguu Kenki. This new opponent can summon phantoms, dealing both Anemo and Cryo damage, and can only be taken down while in close-range combat. By completing these challenges, players can obtain event currencies to redeem valuable resources and the brand-new four-star catalyst “Dodoco Tales” to full refinement from the Event Shop.
Have Jean and/or Barbara in your party? For the first time in the game’s history, you will be able to acquire two alternate, summer-themed, outfits for the pair. Jean’s outfit “Sea Breeze Dandelion” will be available for purchase in the in-game Shop at a limited-time discount (presumably the paid in-game shop). Barbara’s outfit “Summertime Sparkle” will be free to claim by completing certain requirements in the Echoing Tales event.
Kaedehara Kazuha, the first playable character from Inazuma, will also make his debut in Version 1.6. Wielding the power of Anemo and a sword, Kazuha is a powerful five-star character who can provide strong control and additional buffs to the team. His Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst can not only deal Anemo damage and effectively control enemies, but also deal additional elemental damage if they come into contact with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro. At the same time, by triggering a Swirl reaction, Kazuha can further buff his teammates with an Elemental Damage Bonus for their corresponding Element.
Kazuha will also be featured in the new Archon Quest. Traveling with Beidou and her Crux Fleet, this wandering samurai will provide clues about the way to the closed-off Inazuma. Besides, more concept art about Inazuma, the third major city in Genshin Impact, and its surrounding area have also been revealed to fans in the latest live stream.
Updates to the Serenitea Pot player housing feature introduced in Genshin Impact Version 1.5 will also be made. This includes a new feature that will allow players to invite characters they have in their party to reside in their potted-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.
Released last year, Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG developed by MiHoYo and is now available to download for free on the Windows PC, Apple iOS, Android, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way.