*Update – June 8th* Genshin Impact version 1.6 is now live! Players can sign into the game and take part in the new events like Midsummer Island Adventure. Additionally, players get 600 primogems as part of maintenance compensation.

*Original article* Mihoyo announced today that Genshin Impact version 1.6 pre-installation is now live! Players can pre-load the upcoming update before it releases on June 9th. Version 1.6 includes the returning Sparkling Steps summoning wish featuring Klee, the “Midsummer Island Adventure” event and much more. In addition, Genshin Impact is coming to the Epic Games Store that same day. Here are new details about the Midsummer Island Adventure event courtesy of Mihoyo:

During this event, explore the islands, complete various challenges, and collect Shiny Flotsam and Mini “Harpasta” to exchange for rewards such as Dodoco Tales (Catalyst), Northlander Billet Trove, Crown of Insight, and Furnishing Blueprints!

〓Event Duration〓

After the Version 1.6 update — 2021-06-28 03:59:59

〓Eligibility〓

Adventure Rank 21 or above

Complete the Archon Quest “Song of the Dragon and Freedom” and Trifolium Chapter: Act I “True Treasure”

※ During the event, the Adventure Rank required to unlock Klee’s Story Quest “True Treasure” will be lowered to Adventure Rank 21, and the Story Quest will not require a Story Key to unlock.

〓Act I: Main Cannon, Make Ready… Fire!〓

● During the event, complete the “Mysterious Islands: Journey to the Unknown” quest to unlock “Act I: Main Cannon, Make Ready… Fire!”

● During the event, by clearing the sea of any monster encampments, Travelers can obtain Shiny Flotsam to exchange for rewards such as the Crown of Insight, Northlander Billet Trove, Furnishing Blueprint “Pure Gorgeous Summer,” and Talent Level-Up Materials from the Event Shop! By completing specified quests, Travelers can also obtain rewards such as Primogems, the gadget Waverider Repair Toolbox, Mora, and Hero’s Wit!

● You can challenge the quest by playing in Co-Op Mode with other Travelers and all players will obtain Shiny Flotsam after completing the challenge.

〓Act II: Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead!〓

● During the event, complete the “Summer Vacation: Proceed With Caution” quest to unlock “Act II: Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead!”, and obtain the gadget Wind-Blessed Harpastum.

● During the event, Travelers can collect Wavesplitter Insignias by sailing the Waverider and flying to complete the challenge within the time limit. By reaching the target scores, Travelers can obtain rewards such as Primogems, Talent Level-Up Materials, Mora, and Hero’s Wit!

● During the event, Travelers can challenge a total of six courses and a new course will be unlocked every day. Travelers can follow the points indicated on the map to sail the Waverider and activate the mechanism to carry out the challenge. Travelers who complete the challenges will receive the corresponding rewards. New courses will not be closed after they are unlocked, so Travelers can challenge them repeatedly before the event ends.

● Only your personal best for that particular course is recorded as the challenge score.

● Travelers can only carry out the challenge in Single Player Mode.

〓Act III: Samurai Sighted… To Arms!〓

● During the event, complete the “Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait” quest to unlock “Act III: Samurai Sighted… To Arms!”

● During the event, challenge Maguu Kenki and complete specified quests to obtain rewards such as Primogems, Mora, and Hero’s Wit!

※ 2021-06-28 03:59:59 After the event is over, Travelers can continue to challenge Maguu Kenki but will no longer be able to complete the event-related challenges.

〓Act IV: Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away!〓

● During the event, complete “The Final Riddle: A Secret Uncovered” quest to unlock “Act IV: Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away!”

● During the event, Travelers can use the Harpastum Bombs to defeat monsters. Complete the challenge and obtain Mini “Harpasta” to exchange for rewards such as Dodoco Tales (Catalyst), Furnishing Blueprint “Feather-Light Praise”, Furnishing Blueprint “The Blue Ocean’s Treasure”, Furnishing Blueprint “Witch’s Chorus”, and Weapon Ascension Materials from the Event Shop! By completing specified quests, Travelers can also obtain rewards such as Primogems, Mora, and Hero’s Wit!

● During the event, Travelers can use the crafting bench to create Harpastum Bombs. Using the Harpastum Bombs in the event challenge arena will help you to defeat the monsters more easily.

● You can challenge the quest by playing in Co-Op Mode with other Travelers and all players will obtain Mini “Harpasta” after completing the challenge.

● 2021-06-28 03:59:59 Harpastum Bombs will disappear from your Inventory after the event ends.

〓Event Details〓

● During the event gameplay duration, enhancing Dodoco Tales (Catalyst) yields a Weapon Enhancement EXP Bonus.

● 2021-06-29 03:59:59 After the Event Shop closes, any remaining Shiny Flotsam and Mini “Harpasta” in your possession will disappear, so please make sure to exchange them for rewards in time!

(Above times are all displayed according to your server time.)

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