Genshin Impact 1.6 CN live stream has already aired, while the English version is yet to go live. In the official press release, miHoYo has shared a myriad of new details on the upcoming update. Not only that, but we also got five new official concept art for the upcoming Inazuma region.

The version 1.6 update features –

  • Two summer outfits for Jean & Barbara
  • The Midsummer Island Adventure Seasonal Event to explore a new remote time-limited sea area
  • First playable character from Inazuma – Kazuha
  • New Archon Quest with clues about how to get to Inazuma
  • More Concept Arts of Inazuma

Here’s the official press that shares a more in-depth look at what is coming with Genshin Impact 1.6 update.

[Press Release] Everything new coming with Genshin Impact 1.6 update

In the upcoming update, the story 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. 

New Summertime Outfits for Barbara and Jean

Two summer-themed outfits will also be added, and players may dress up Jean and Barbara with the new alternate attire in the game. Jean’s outfit “Sea Breeze Dandelion” will be available for purchase in the in-game Shop at a limited-time discount.

Barbara’s outfit “Summertime Sparkle” will be free to claim by completing certain requirements in the Echoing Tales event.

New Playable Character Kaedehara Kazuha

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.

New Archon Quest

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.

Other Improvements

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 1.6 update will officially release on June 9, 2021. Players can pre-download the update a few days before the official release to avoid any network related issue.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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