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Genshin Impact Version 1.6 Release Date: When Does the Next Update Come Out

The update arrives soon, bringing with it a new mini-area, character, and more.

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The release date for Genshin Impact Version 1.6 is right around the corner, meaning Travelers will soon be able to explore a new mysterious archipelago, participate in new events, and pull for the first playable character from the isolationist nation of Inazuma. There’s a sizeable amount of content coming in Genshin Impact Version 1.6, so when is the release date?

Genshin Impact Version 1.6 releases June 9th, 2021 at roughly 8pm PST.

Genshin Impact Version 1.6 launches June 9th, though as of publication the time has yet to be posted. I’ll be sure to update this article when miHoYo posts the time in the official patch notes, but to use previous patches for reference, the Version 1.6 update should go live between 4pm and 10pm PST in the U.S.

Update June 7th: miHoYo have announced their maintenance timings for Version 1.6. Servers will be down at 0600 UTC +8 and will return roughly five hours later. So, Version 1.6 should be live around 8pm PST.

Of course server maintenance can always last longer than expected, so plan for an hour or two of slip once we do know the official timing. The last few version updates for Genshin Impact have actually launched earlier than advertised, so here’s to hoping Version 1.6 is no different.

As for the new content, Travelers will have the new “Dodoland” archipelago to explore via the Waverider boat. While this new mini-area and vehicle feature heavily in the first Version 1.6 event – Midsummer Island Adventure – they will remain permanent additions to Genshin Impact. Update June 7th: turns out that was a mistranslation. The islands will only be available in Genshin Impact during Version 1.6.

Additionally, Kazuha will make his debut in the second banner of Version 1.6. The wandering Anemo samurai will be the first playable character from Inazuma. As for the Genshin Impact banner that’ll kick off Version 1.6, Klee will make her return in her first ever rerun banner. So, if you missed out on grabbing the diminutive explosives expert last year you’ll have another chance to pull her soon enough.

For more details be sure to check out our article here, and watch the Genshin Impact Version 1.6 Special Report before the update’s release date. Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Mobile.

- This article was updated on:June 7th, 2021

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