Genshin Impact: Go wild in a midsummer adventure with Version 1.6 update on Epic Games Store!
By miHoYo team
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious "Traveler," who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of the lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore both Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor, two of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses.
As the world of Teyvat enters the hot summer season, in this update we've prepared for you tailor-made summer outfits and a brand-new series of sea and island adventures to refresh everyone from the heat. Meanwhile, Kaedehara Kazuha, the first new playable character from Inazuma, is added to the game, leading the Archon Quest to a new chapter.
Travelers who've completed the main storyline in Liyue can now move onto the new Archon Quest with Kazuha. You may also spend some of your splendid summertime in Teyvat in an uncharted sea area for a limited time during Version 1.6.
Midsummer Island Adventure
If you're fond of sailing, exploring, and fighting, we may 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 her. To help Klee and Dodoco, the Traveler needs to sail on a boat called a "Waverider" and explore a secluded archipelago scattered over a remote sea area.
The Midsummer Island Adventure main event is divided into four stages, each featuring unique gameplay. In the first stage, players need to sail on the Waverider and destroy enemy floating towers and encampments, either through firing your boat's cannon or in close combat. In the next stage, players are challenged in a speed race that combines both sailing and flying. The third stage puts your combat skills to test with the new opponent, Maguu Kenki. And finally, players are asked to clear out nearby monster encampments with the aid of three kinds of Harpastum Bombs.
We also want to introduce a bit more about the new monster mentioned earlier, Maguu Kenki. With its unique Inazuma-style aesthetic, Maguu Kenki also has its own attack style. When Maguu Kenki's health falls below a certain amount, it will summon phantoms and can deal both Anemo and Cryo damage against players. In addition, any ranged attack will be blocked if Maguu Kenki is not engaged in close-range battle, forcing players to confront it face-to-face.
Bountiful rewards also await you in the Event Shop. By completing the main event challenges mentioned earlier, you can obtain two event currencies, Shiny Flotsam and Mini "Harpastum", which can be used to exchange for various resources and items, as well as the new four-star catalyst "Dodoco Tales" up to maximum refinement.
Dress up for the summer
No summer vacation is complete without cool summer clothes! Therefore, we've designed summer-themed outfits for Jean and Barbara, providing you the first-ever chance to dress them up with alternate outfits.
Jean's outfit "Sea Breeze Dandelion" is available for purchase in the in-game Shop at a limited-time discount. Barbara's outfit "Summertime Sparkle" can be claimed for free by participating in the Echoing Tales event.
During the Echoing Tales event, items called Echoing Conches can be found all over the archipelago. By collecting the Echoing Conches, not only can you listen to some interesting stories and tales, but you can also get Barbara's new outfit if you accumulate enough Conches.
We've also prepared other events full of fun games and challenges on the archipelago. So be sure to check out this limited-time new area during Version 1.6.
One step closer to Inazuma
Kaedehara Kazuha, the first playable character from Inazuma, officially joins the game during Version 1.6. Wielding an Anemo Vision and a sword, Kazuha not only boasts a versatile combat style, but also provides buffs to his teammates under certain circumstances.
Kazuha's Elemental Skill "Chihayaburu" releases a rushing wind current that pulls objects and opponents towards his current position before launching nearby opponents, dealing Anemo damage and lifting Kazuha into the air. When Kazuha is in mid-air from the effects of Chihayaburu, he can unleash a special Plunging Attack, "Midare Ranzan," dealing Anemo damage and creating a miniature wind tunnel that sucks in surrounding objects and opponents. His Elemental Burst "Kazuha Slash" attacks the enemies with Anemo AoE damage in a single strike, and leaves behind a storm field that deals Anemo AoE damage at set intervals to all opponents within. To make Kazuha even more powerful, both his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst can deal additional elemental damage if they come into contact with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro.
Kazuha also provides additional buffs to the team, making him a great choice for your party and team. Upon triggering a Swirl reaction, Kazuha can grant his teammates an elemental damage bonus for their corresponding element. One of his other Passive Talents can decrease sprinting stamina consumption for your own party members.
In the latest Archon Quest, Kazuha will also provide clues about the way to the closed-off Inazuma. For some reason, this wandering samurai is wanted by the Inazuma Shogunate and now traveling with Beidou's Crux Fleet. The Crux Clash, a grand martial arts tournament, will be held there.
Other improvements and more
With Version 1.6, if you're fond of the Serenitea Pot we introduced earlier, you can also invite characters you own to reside in your realm. Characters in your realm will gradually accumulate Character Companionship Experience over time, and this rate of increase will grow with a higher Adeptal Energy Rank.
And that's all we'd like to share about the Version 1.6 update! Don’t forget to redeem free bonus code GenshinEpic！We hope you have a wonderful summer on the sea and islands in the world of Teyvat on the Epic Games Store platform! Watch below for the latest trailer to catch up on all the details.