Seaside holidays are a long-standing custom in anime, and Genshin Impression’s Model 1.6 replace is specializing in sandy seashores, blue skies, and pristine waters. Dubbed The Midsummer Island Journey, developer MiHoYo has added a variety of occasion quests, gadgets, costumes, and even a brand new character. There may be a lot right here for Genshin gamers to sink their tooth into like a juicy, salted watermelon. Let’s check out a few of the new content material that’s accessible at present and the approaching weeks:
The majority of playable content material revolves round an archipelago of islands to discover with occasions which are solely accessible for a restricted time. This new story follows Klee, a member of the Knights of Favonious, who receives a message from somebody referred to 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 Journey 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 – Music of the Dragon and Freedom.” Alongside this new four-part journey, The Traveler will sail on a cannon-armed boat referred to as a Waverider and journey between a collection of islands the place hazard and enjoyable lurk.
Whereas tackling fight and races by a collection of islands at sea and land, these new occasions will result in new challenges equivalent to an imposing enemy referred to as Maguu Kenki. This opponent wields a number of swords and may summon phantom enemies to hitch the battle. MiHoYo warns that it prefers shut fight, so be ready for an intimate melee.
Since this can be a journey to the seaside, 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 value of 1,350 Genesis Crystals (common value is 1,680). This getup is completely accessible within the store. Barbara’s “Summertime Sparkle” seasonal garb, alternatively, could be bought utilizing the Island Journey collectible Echoing Conches. As soon as the 1.6 replace occasion ends, it will likely be obtainable within the store for 1,680 Genesis Crystals.
Together with the seafaring and dress-up, gamers can get their palms 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 purple pants ballooning on the knees. Adorned with purple and orange leaves, it’s a bit out of sync with the summer time theme working by this replace. Wielding the Ameno factor, Kazuha is described by MiHoYo as having a “versatile fight type, but in addition gives buffs to his teammates beneath sure circumstances.” He’s in a position to push and pull enemies utilizing the powers of the wind, and his Elemental Burst referred to as “Kazuha Slash” can do preliminary injury to a number of enemies and leaves a storm behind that causes much more hurt over time. He received’t be accessible immediately, however will likely be accessible in a future Occasion Want throughout the 1.6 replace timeframe.
Additionally within the Midsummer Island Occasion are possibilities to get the unique four-star catalyst Dodoco Tales, Northlander Biller Trove, and Furnishing Blueprints. All of this stuff and extra could be obtained by buying and selling Shiny Flotsam and Mini “Harpasta” to a vendor. On prime of that, Occasion Want “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 Pleasure, 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 look ahead to down the road together with the “Legend of the Vagabond Sword” occasion working from June 25 to July 8. You may take a look at the patch notes for Replace 1.6 with much more particulars right here. Bear in mind, a variety of the content material from this replace is barely accessible for a restricted time, so get to adventuring as quickly as you may. Good luck on your whole needs, and revel in Genshin’s model of a summer time trip.