Beach holidays are a long-standing custom in anime, and Genshin Impact’s Version 1.6 replace is specializing in sandy seashores, blue skies, and pristine waters. Dubbed The Midsummer Island Adventure, developer MiHoYo has added an expansion of occasion quests, gadgets, costumes, and even a brand new character. There is lots right here for Genshin gamers to sink their tooth into like a juicy, salted watermelon. Let’s check out among the new content material that’s out there right now and the approaching weeks:
The bulk of playable content material revolves round an archipelago of islands to discover with occasions which can be solely out there for a restricted time. This new story follows Klee, a member of the Knights of Favonious, who receives a message from somebody known as “Dodo-King,” who goals to seize her prized companion, a souvenir from her mom she calls Dodoco.
Eligibility for the brand new space requires the participant be Adventure Rank 21 or above, and have accomplished Klee’s Story Quest “Trifolium Chapter: Act I – True Treasure,” in addition to the Archon Quest “Prologue: Act III – Song of the Dragon and Freedom.” Along this new four-part journey, The Traveler will sail on a cannon-armed boat often known as a Waverider and journey between a collection of islands the place hazard and enjoyable lurk.
While tackling fight and races by way of a collection of islands at sea and land, these new occasions will result in new challenges akin to an imposing enemy often known as Maguu Kenki. This opponent wields a number of swords and might summon phantom enemies to hitch the struggle. MiHoYo warns that it prefers shut fight, so be ready for an intimate melee.
Since this can be a journey to the seashore, this new replace brings alongside just a few summer-themed threads for current characters. Jean can sport her new “Sea Breeze Dandelion” outfit when bought for the discounted worth of 1,350 Genesis Crystals (common worth is 1,680). This getup is completely out there within the store. Barbara’s “Summertime Sparkle” seasonal garb, however, may be bought utilizing the Island Adventure collectible Echoing Conches. Once the 1.6 replace occasion ends, it will likely be obtainable within the store for 1,680 Genesis Crystals.
Along with the seafaring and dress-up, gamers can get their arms on the primary playable character from the Inazuma nation. The silver-haired swordsman, Kaedahara Kazuha, is wearing an intricate autumnal outfit with flowing sleeves and a darkish crimson pants ballooning on the knees. Adorned with crimson and orange leaves, it’s a bit out of sync with the summer season theme operating by way of this replace. Wielding the Ameno factor, Kazuha is described by MiHoYo as having a “versatile combat style, but also provides buffs to his teammates under certain circumstances.” He’s capable of push and pull enemies utilizing the powers of the wind, and his Elemental Burst known as “Kazuha Slash” can do preliminary harm to a number of enemies and leaves a storm behind that causes much more hurt over time. He received’t be out there straight away, however might be out there in a future Event Wish in the course of the 1.6 replace timeframe.
Also within the Midsummer Island Event are probabilities to get the unique four-star catalyst Dodoco Tales, Northlander Biller Trove, and Furnishing Blueprints. All of this stuff and extra may be obtained by buying and selling Shiny Flotsam and Mini “Harpasta” to a vendor. On top of that, Event Wish “Epitome Invocation” is going on till June 29. This consists of elevated drop charges on numerous weapons and catalysts. A small pattern of the included drops are five-star claymore Skyward Pride, four-star event-exclusive bow Mitternachts Waltz, and four-star polearm Favonius Lance.
That’s a ton of stuff, and there’s much more to stay up for down the road together with the “Legend of the Vagabond Sword” occasion operating from June 25 to July 8. You can take a look at the patch notes for Update 1.6 with much more particulars right here. Remember, quite a lot of the content material from this replace is simply out there for a restricted time, so get to adventuring as quickly as you possibly can. Good luck on your whole needs, and revel in Genshin’s model of a summer season trip.