miHoYo gave players a brief overview of what they can expect for the next update during the Genshin Impact Version 1.6 livestream.

A new summer event, a highly-requested skins and outfits feature, a new Genshin Impact character, Kazuha, and of course more challenges with a new boss are coming soon.

The developers also threw in a new batch of Inazuma concept art to further hype players for the upcoming Japan-inspired city.

Here are five things we learned from the Genshin Impact Version 1.6 livestream.

5. Sizzling Jean and Barbara skins are here to heat up summer

Genshin Impact version 1.6, Jean skin
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Players have been wanting skins and costumes for their characters for quite some time now, and miHoYo is finally fulfilling their wishes with this new feature in Genshin Impact Version 1.6.

Mondstadt sisters Jean and Barbara will debut game’s first pair of skins during the Midsummer Island Adventure in Genshin Impact Version 1.6.

When you collect enough Echoing Conches, you will be able to unlock Barbara’s outfit called the “Summertime Sparkle”, while Jean’s skin “Sea Breeze Dandelion” will be sold at an introductory price of 1,350 Genesis Crystals.

4. The samurai boss, Maguu Kenki, is the new opponent to beat

Genshin Impact version 1.6,  Maguu Kenki
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A new boss is upon us, and it is a samurai demon called the Maguu Kenki.

It is a terrifying Anemo and Cryo sword user who can summon phantoms to deliver coordinated attacks. The Maguu Kenki’s giant, a floating oni mask (demon mask) also functions as a shield, blocking ranged attacks.

The Maguu Kenki is classified as a normal boss in Genshin Impact Version 1.6.

3. The Serenitea Pot update introduces the Companion Move-In Function

Genshin Impact, Aether, Teapot, Housing
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Feeling lonesome in your spacious Serenitea Pot home? You will soon be able to bring your characters with you inside the realm.

The Serenitea Pot Companion Move-In Function will let you invite the characters that you own inside your home.

You can place a maximum of eight characters anywhere in the realm. Just like how each playable character has their own favorite food, they will also have their own favorite furnishing set. Completing their favorite sets will unlock new character dialogues. Players will also receive surprise presents.

2. Mora Inazuma locations revealed

Genshin Impact, Kamisato Ayaka, Inazuma
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The Genshin Impact Version 1.6 livestream gave fans another sneak peek at the upcoming locations on the brand new Electro nation, Inazuma.

The most anticipated Genshin Impact character, Kamisato Ayaka, was also revealed with new concept art, and gave a tour around the Electro region.

All Inazuma locations

Here are all the confirmed locations in Inazuma, including the earlier ones from the Genshin Impact Version 1.5 livestream:

  • Watatsumi Island – an island full of breathtaking colors; houses the Sangonomiya Shrine
  • Seirai Island – this island’s unusual geography and landscape has been formed by a thunderstorm
  • Tsurumi Island – a mysterious island surrounded by a dense fog
  • Narukami Island: The Grand Narukami Shrine – the largest shrine within Inazuma’s borders; located on the summit of Mt. Yougou, surrounded by cherry blossoms
  • Tatarasuna, Kannazuka – houses the Mikage Furnace; includes a mountain nearby teeming with beautiful blossoms
  • Narukami Island – the first sight that will greet you upon entering Inazuma
  • Yashiori Island – an ominous island where the skeleton of a great snake lies
  • Tenshukaku – the Electro Archon’s home, found at the topmost of the city proper

miHoYo has not yet announced the official release date for the Inazuma patch, so players will have to wait a bit longer before they can visit the Electro nation and meet Baal, the Electro Archon.

“Travelers, I shall be awaiting the day we can meet face to face in Inazuma City with great anticipation,” said Ayaka.

1. Kazuha is coming to Genshin Impact Version 1.6

Genshin Impact, Kaedehara Kazuha
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The sixth Anemo character has officially been revealed — Sword user Kaedehara Kazuha. Kazuha will be the first playable character from the Inazuma region.

What brings him to Liyue, then?

Kazuha is currently wanted by the Inazuma shogunate, and was adopted by Beidou’s Crux Fleet. His story quest might just pave the way towards the most-awaited Genshin Impact arc since the game started.

The Genshin Impact Version 1.6 update will be released later this June.

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