Just over a week ago, miHoYo revealed Genshin Impact (Free) version 1.6 details in addition to confirming the release date for all platforms. As with prior updates, pre-installation goes live a few days before the update arrives and it has just gone live on iOS, Android, and PC platforms. Just like prior updates, there is no pre-installation for PS5 and PS4. Pre-downloading this update will let you save time when the actual update arrives in a few days with a much smaller in-game download needed. Genshin Impact version 1.6 ‘Midsummer Island Adventure’ brings a new limited-time area. This area is only available during Genshin Impact version 1.6 and begins with Klee showing up with a letter to set off to uncharted islands in the sea. The islands will not be available at the end of version 1.6 which means you will no longer be able to open treasure chests, gather rewards, earn quest rewards, and more there. Watch the version 1.6 trailer below:
Genshin Impact version 1.6 launches on all platforms beginning June 9th. To pre-download this update on iOS and Android, you can either tap the pre-install icon on the bottom left of the login screen or from the other settings screen in the Paimon menu in-game. The download size is about 1.25GB on iOS. On PC, once you update the client, you can click the pre-installation button after launching Genshin Impact. If you’re interested in checking Genshin Impact out, you can download Genshin Impact on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here for free. The PC version is available on the official website here and it is coming to the Epic Games Store alongside the 1.6 update on June 9th. If you play on iOS, with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, you can now use PS5 and Xbox Series X|S controllers to play Genshin Impact. If you want to play across different platforms, read this. We featured Genshin Impact as our Game of the Week when it released and awarded it our 2020 Game of the Year. Have you been playing Genshin Impact often and what would you like to see come to the game on mobile in 2021?