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Summer is just around the corner and Genshin Impact is celebrating by offering players a new island to explore. The 1.6 update is called Midsummer Island Adventure and, in addition to a new island, players will also find plenty of new activities ahead of them, some of which are properly summery.
The biggest of these innovations seems to be a boat that can be sailed around the island. I also spotted new collectibles to catch and noticed that the ship also had a cannon used to bomb enemy structures scattered across the shallows.
The trailer shows a lot of other things that will come in Midsummer Island Adventure, including a new fight against the boss and dominance (taking the Genshin Impact on the dungeons). There's also a new mini-game called Kaboomball Kombat that looks a bit like an explosive version of Pong.
In addition to Midsummer Island Adventure, MiHoYo also causes the next great Genshin Impact region: Inazuma. Like each of the major continents, Inazuma has a different style – this time it’s electro – and will be the first major area added to the game since its launch (not counting smaller regions like Dragonspine and this new summer island that will come to version 1.6). In a press release, MiHoYo shared some concept art, which you can check out below.
It is worth noting, however, that we do not yet have a release date for the Inazuma region. It is not even confirmed if it will be in the next big update or something much further away.
The Genshin Impact Midsummer Island Adventure update will be released on June 9th.