Genshin Impact update 1.6 is almost upon us. The new update for miHoYo's open-world gacha RPG will come complete with lots of brand new content including a new character, a time-limited area to explore, and a new Archon Quest.
What's coming in Genshin Impact update 1.6?
Since we're almost at summer, Genshin Impact update 1.6 will bring some summer-themed content with it. Midsummer Island is a new time-limited sea area you'll be able to explore as you help Klee and Dodoco search for the mysterious Dodoland. As you search, you'll be able to engage in plenty of fun new minigames and take on tough new enemies like Maguu Kenki, who must be battled at close range. By taking on the Midsummer Island challenges, you can earn event currency, which you can then swap for resources and a new four-star Dodoco Tales catalyst.
What new characters and quests are in Genshin Impact update 1.6?
As well as the new Midsummer Island area, you're also getting a brand new character in the form of Kaedehara Kazuha. He's an Anemo-aspected character who wields a sword, and he's the first playable character from the Japanese-themed Inazuma area. Kazuha's attacks revolve around controlling enemies, and he'll be able to buff his teammates with damage that corresponds to their element. Update 1.6 will also add a brand new Archon Quest which will contain clues on how to get to Inazuma, and Kazuha will play a pivotal role in that quest along with Beidou and the Crux Fleet.
There are also a range of gameplay improvements and tweaks on the way in Genshin Impact update 1.6. The Serenitea Pot now allows you to invite your characters to your realm, which will allow them to gather Character Companionship Experience. You can also look forward to two new summer outfits. The Sea Breeze Dandelion outfit for Jean can be bought via the in-game store, while the Summertime Sparkle outfit for Barbara can be obtained for free if you complete certain conditions for the Echoing Tales event.
You'll be able to grab Genshin Impact update 1.6 when it launches on June 9th across all platforms. It's available on PC, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.