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Genshin Impact's 1.6 Info and Guides

Genshin Impact 1.6 is available now, bringing with it a swathe of new content, in the form of characters, items, and the new Midsummer Island Adventure event!

Here is everything you need to know in order to jump in.


Genshin Impact's Never-Ending Battle Wraps Up 1.6

The final event of Genshin Impact 1.6 is the Never-Ending Battle, where players must stave off waves of enemies on the shores of the Golden Apple Archipeligo.

Read more about the event.

Kaboomball Kombat Details

Kaboomball Kombat is coming to the Golden Apple Archipeligo with new challenges for players and new rewards to claim, including Primogems and a new Namecard.

Read more about the event.

Chapter II Prologue Has Begun

The quest to Inazuma has finally begun with the Chapter II Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.

Talk with Beidou and Kazhua to fight in the Crux Clash in order to win passage to Inazuma, while learning a bit more about Kazuha's backstory.

Read the quest's guide now.

Midsummer Island Adventure Event Detailed

A new event called Midsummer Island Adventure is coming to Genshin Impact, and more details have been revealed by developer miHoYo.

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A NEW ADVENTURE AWAITS - The Midsummer Island Adventure will go live alongside update 1.6

The event, which you can read in-depth about here, will have players exploring islands in order to gather Shiny Flotsam and Mini "Harpasta" in order to earn various rewards!

Midsummer Island Adventure is available now.

Genshin Impact 1.6 Guides

Journey Into the Unknown Guide

Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire! Guide

Echoing Tales - Echoing Conch Locations

Summer Vacation: Proceed with Caution Guide

Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead! Guide

Genshin Impact Locked Chest Code: They Who Hear the Sea

Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait

Samurai Sighted… To Arms! Guide

Genshin Impact Marionette Core: Where to Find Them and What They Do

All Mural Locations in Dodoland

How to Get the Wind Blessed Harpastum in Genshin Impact

The Final Riddle: A Secret Uncovered

Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away! Guide

All Genshin Impact Sea Ganoderma Locations

Chapter II Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves Guide

When Is Genshin Impact Coming To Epic Games Store?

Alongside the 1.6 update, Genshin Impact is available now on the Epic Games Store.

Players will still be able to play the game via the regular Genshin Impact launcher.

Available Platforms

The update applies to PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, and Android.

There is still no official release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.

1.6 Patch Notes

The Genshin Impact 1.6 patch notes are available here.

New Characters

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Kazuha: Rumored to be included in Genshin Impact 1.6

With several rumoured characters on their way to Genshin Impact, the most likely that players will see seems to be Kazuha, a 5-Star Anemo Sword wielder.

Kazuha is a ronin from Inazuma who currently works aboard the Crux fleet under the command of Beidou.

Klee is also returning as the first Event Banner of 1.6.

New Items

A new 5-Star Sword and 5-Star Catalyst are coming with 1.6, as well a new 4-Star Bow.

Read about the new items here.

New Events and Challenges

As players explore the new archipelago released in Genshin 1.6, there will be new events and challenges to keep them busy.

These include:

  • Main Cannon, Make Ready...Fire!
  • Echoing Tales
  • Never-Ending Battle
  • Kaboomball Kombat
  • Legend of the Vagabond Sword

Read all about the new events and challenges here.

Nintendo Switch Release

Originally, a Nintendo Switch port of the game was supposed to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.

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BOTW CLONE ON SWITCH?: Genshin Impact has been announced for the system, but no release date has been given.

Unfortunately, this version was delayed and so far there has been no official release date set.

With Genshin Impact 1.5 out in the wild, there is still no word on when fans will be able to get their hands on the Switch version, but it is expected soon with a full release expected in mid-late 2021.

Honkai Impact 3rd Collaboration Revealed

If you're a fan of miHoYo, you might already know a bit about Honkai Impact 3rd. If not, well... It's basically the predecessor title to Genshin Impact and now there's going to be a Collab Event for the title.

This seems like it'll be a little one-way though, with Honkai Impact 3rd getting Genshin Impact content as opposed to the other way around.

In v4.9, Honkai Impact 3rd is due to get a new Genshin Impact boss, new outfits inspired by Genshin Impact, and a few new characters from Teyvat too.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Genshin Impact page.