Genshin Impact version 1.6 launches on June 9, adding 5-star character Kazuha, Summer Outfits, and more
Mihoyo has announced that Genshin Impact version 1.6 will launch on June 9.
Titled "Midsummer Island Adventure", this patch takes players to a secluded archipelago where they will search for the mysterious Dodoland using a Waverider boat. Jean and Barbara will get new summer outfits, and a new 5-star character Kazuha wields a sword while buffing the party.
Check out a new trailer, description, and screenshot/art set below via miHoYo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For players that miss the Livestream, there are redeemable codes for some Primogems. These codes will only work on the NA region and have a certain timeframe to redeem.