Game developer and publisher MiHoYo have announced that their hit game Genshin Impact will receive a 1.6 update very soon. Genshin Impact is no stranger to content updates, and for a free to play game, the amount of content each update brings to the game is outstanding.
Version 1.6 aims to carry on this pattern of incredibly large new additions by, you guessed it, adding a ton of content. Named Midsummer Island Adventure, the 1.6 update is adding something fans have been asking for since launch. What else could this mean other than alternate character outfits.
The Midsummer Island Adventure title isn’t just for show either. In this latest update, you’ll have to sail a boat named “Waverider” to explore the sea in search for the mysterious “Dodoland” area. Challenges and fierce battles await, so be cautious and use your team to overcome the trials.
On a more happy note, two new summer themed outfits will be added to the game. If you have Jean or Barbara, it’s your lucky day, as they’re the characters that will receive these new outfits. Jean’s outfit will be available in the in-game Shop, with a limited-time discount. Barbara’s outfit “Summertime Sparkle” will be free to claim once requirements have been met.
It doesn’t end there though. Most updates usually come with new playable characters, and this one is no different. The newest character to join the Genshin Impact roster is Kaedehara Kazuha, who is the first playable character from the area of Inazuma.
Kaedehara Kazuha is a 5 star character that uses the power of Anemo, whilst wielding a sword. His powers allow him to effectively control enemies, whilst also dealing additional damage if they come into contact with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo or Electro. We won’t spoil everything this character can do, so be sure to check out the update once it’s released for more on his moves.
Of course, updates don’t just mean adding new things. They also mean improving already existing mechanics. In version 1.6 players will be able to invite characters they own to reside in their realm. Characters in your realm will accumulate Character Companionship Experience over time, which is great for those wanting to level up their friendships.
The version 1.6 update will arrive for Genshin Impact on June 9th, 2021 and will be playable via PC, Android, IOS, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The game is absolutely free to play and has tons of events to help you get introduced to the game.
We reviewed Genshin Impact back in October 2020, and it got a great score then. With all the additions that have been made to the game since then, such as building your own home in the Serenitea Pot, and tons of personal character stories to explore via hangout events, it’s now better than ever.
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