Hello travelers! Your Genshin Impact development team is back, bringing you details on version 1.6 coming on June 9th. As the world of Teyvat enters the hot summer season, in the next update we have made you some bespoke summer outfits and a brand-new series of sea and island adventures to keep everyone cool. heat. Meanwhile, Kaedehara Kazuha, Inazuma’s first new playable character, will join in and lead Archon Quest to a new chapter.
Travelers who have completed Liyue’s main storyline will be able to move on to the new Archon quest with Kazuha. You can also spend part of your wonderful summer in Teyvat in an uncharted sea area for a limited time during version 1.6.
Adventure on Saint-Jean Island
If you’re into sailing, exploring, and fighting, we might have something for you in version 1.6’s main seasonal event: Midsummer Island Adventure. The story begins when Klee receives a mysterious letter from a Dodo-King threatening to take Dodoco away from him. To aid Klee and Dodoco, the Traveler will sail on a ship called the Waverider and explore an isolated archipelago scattered in a remote sea region.
The main event of Midsummer Island Adventure will be divided into four stages, each featuring unique gameplay. In the first stage, players must navigate the Waverider and destroy floating towers and enemy encampments, either by firing your ship’s cannon or in close combat. In the next stage, players will be challenged in a race that combines both sailing and flying. The third stage will put your fighting skills to the test with the new opponent, Maguu Kenki. And finally, players will be invited to clear nearby monster encampments using three types of Harpastum bombs.
We also want to introduce you a little more to the new monster mentioned earlier, Maguu Kenki. With his unique Inazuma style aesthetic, Maguu Kenki also has his own style of attack. When Maguu Kenki’s health drops below a certain amount, he summons ghosts and can deal Anemo and Cryo damage to players. Additionally, any ranged attack will be blocked if Maguu Kenki is not engaged in a close range battle, forcing players to face him face to face.
There are also plenty of rewards waiting for you in the Event Shop. By completing the main event challenges mentioned earlier, you can get two event currencies, Shiny Flotsam and Mini Harpastum, which can be used to trade various resources and items, as well as the new Dodoco Tales four-star catalyst up to maximum refinement.
Dress for summer
No summer vacation is complete without cool summer clothes. Therefore, we have designed some summer themed outfits for Jean and Barbara, giving you the very first chance to dress them up with alternative outfits.
The Jean Sea Breeze Dandelion outfit will be available for purchase from the in-game store with a limited time discount. Barbara’s Summertime Sparkle outfit will be free to claim by participating in the Echoing Tales event.
During the Echoing Tales event, items called Echoing Conches can be found throughout the archipelago. By collecting the Echo Conches, not only can you listen to interesting stories and tales, but you can also get Barbara’s new outfit if you accumulate enough Conches.
We have also prepared other events full of fun games and challenges on the archipelago. So be sure to check out this new limited-time area during version 1.6.
One more step towards Inazuma
Kaedehara Kazuha, Inazuma’s first playable character, will officially join the game in version 1.6. Wielding an Anemo Vision and a sword, Kazuha not only possesses a versatile fighting style, but also provides buffs to his teammates under certain circumstances.
Kazuha’s Elemental Skill Chihayaburu will unleash a current of wind that pulls objects and opponents to its current location before hurling nearby opponents, dealing Anemo damage and lifting Kazuha into the air. When Kazuha is in the air due to Chihayaburu’s effects, he can unleash a special plunging attack, “Midare Ranzan,” dealing damage to Anemo and creating a miniature wind tunnel that sucks up surrounding objects and opponents. His Elemental Burst Kazuha Slash will attack enemies with Anemo AoE damage in a single strike, and will leave behind a storm field that deals Anemo AoE damage at set intervals to all opponents within. To make Kazuha even more powerful, his Elemental Skill and Elemental Shard can deal additional elemental damage if they come in contact with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro.
Kazuha also provides additional buffs to the squad, making her a great choice for your party and squad. When triggering a Swirl reaction, Kazuha can grant his teammates an elemental damage bonus for their corresponding element. One of his other passive talents can reduce sprint endurance consumption for members of your own group.
In the final Archon quest, Kazuha will also provide clues on the way to closed Inazuma. For some reason, this wandering samurai is wanted by the Inazuma shogunate and now travels with Beidou’s Crux fleet. The Crux Clash, a great martial arts tournament, will take place there.
Other improvements and more
As always, at the end we would like to share some tweaks that our team decided to improve on the current gameplay based on serious considerations and player feedback! Some of you may have already noticed a hotfix released shortly after version 1.5 went live. The fix aims to improve performance from several points of view, including a constant increase in frame rate on PS5 and PS4.
With version 1.6, if you like the Serenitea Pot that we featured earlier, you will also be able to invite characters you own to reside in your realm. Characters in your realm will gradually accumulate character buddy experience over time, and this rate of increase will increase faster with higher Adept Energy Rank.
And that’s all we’d like to share ahead of the 1.6 release on June 9! We hope you have a wonderful summer on the sea and the islands of Teyvat world!